2020

Threefer Thanksgiving: The Sweet

November 29, 2020 by

The Sweet (known in the States as, Sweet), were the bad boys of English pop in the ’70s. The band had an impressive run in the British charts as a big singles group and then, for several records anyway, their hit-making talents rubbed off in the States as well. Sporting coiffed shoulder-length hair and flamboyant […]

Top 10 Soul Asylum Songs

November 28, 2020 by

At the Minnesota Music Awards in 1986, Soul Asylum front man Dave Pirner accepted the award for Best Garage Band saying “We are here tonight to celebrate music, and music is not something that can be judged.” Well Dave, my apologies for not only judging your music, but for ranking your songs as well. I […]

Author Interview – Sittin’ In: Jazz Clubs of the 1940s and 1950s

November 28, 2020 by

In this 360°Sound exclusive, music historian, memorabilia dealer, and former music executive Jeff Gold discusses his new coffee-table book Sittin’ In: Jazz Clubs of the 1940s and 1950s (out now on Harper Design). The 256-page book consists of over 200 rare souvenir photos and memorabilia from American jazz clubs like Village Vanguard, Cotton Club, and […]

3 for Thanksgiving: Tinashe

November 27, 2020 by

by Kelly Kling I was a junior in college when Tinashe’s best-known radio hit, “2 On” ft. SchoolBoy Q, was released. This classically upbeat and catchy club tune quickly became a regular in my music rotations, whether I was pumping myself up for an early morning test or getting ready for a late night of […]

‘Be Thankful For What You Got’ This Thanksgiving

November 26, 2020 by

Though you may not drive a great big Cadillac Gangsta whitewalls TV antennas in the back You may not have a car at all But remember, brothers and sisters You can still stand tall Just be thankful for what you got Way back in the 1970s, William DeVaughn, a Washington D.C. government worker and aspiring […]

Q&A: Nick Taylor – Emerging Austin Americana Artist

November 25, 2020 by

by Kelly Kling Nick Taylor wasn’t always cool, calm and collected in front of crowds. In fact, when his music journey began in high school, he often auditioned for solos in his musical theater class sitting under a desk facing the wall. But his rich voice couldn’t stay hidden for long. He was accepted into […]

Springsteen Podcaster Reviews ‘Letter To You’

November 24, 2020 by

In this 360°Sound exclusive, JB Clark, co-host of the popular podcast Bruce Springsteen Sings the Alphabet, shares his review of the new Springsteen record, Letter To You. Since 2016, Clark and Rob Carmack have been releasing episodes on every officially released Springsteen song in alphabetical order, amassing nearly 400 episodes. (Click here to read our […]

The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” in Dark Times

November 23, 2020 by

by Alex Beene (Alex also writes children’s literature. His latest is called Dreams We Share.) 2020 clearly wasn’t the year The Weeknd was expecting – it was better. One year ago, as Americans prepared their families and their plates for the Thanksgiving holiday, Canadian singer The Weeknd (aka Abel Tesfaye) debuted a new single, “Heartless.” […]

Bobby Keys: 10 Choice Tracks featuring Rock’s Greatest Sax Player

November 21, 2020 by

Bobby Keys is the greatest rock saxophone player of all time. My source on this is Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones. Charlie ought to know – he was there. I’m glad I was there too on 18 October 2012 when Bobby and his band, The Suffering Bastards, played the Magic Bag theater in Ferndale, […]

Photographer Eilon Paz on his new guitar pedal book ‘Stompbox’

November 20, 2020 by

Brooklyn-based photographer Eilon Paz spoke with 360°Sound about his two new books on guitar effects pedals, Stompbox: 100 Pedals of the World’s Greatest Guitarists and Vintage & Rarities: 333 Cool, Crazy and Hard to Find Guitar Pedals (both are available now). Paz’s photography work has appeared in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Observer, […]