May 2020

TT The Artist’s Doc to Make World Premiere

May 28, 2020 by

The musical documentary Dark City Beneath the Beat will make its world premiere as part of Toronto’s Hot Docs online festival, which runs from May 28 to June 6. Singer/rapper/producer TT The Artist, the director of the film, spoke with 360°Sound last month about her 65-minute film, which spotlights the music genre and dance culture […]

Jamaican Gold: DJ Art Baker Talks Reggae

May 20, 2020 by

360°Sound caught up with Art Baker, host of the popular Austin-based community radio show Jamaican Gold. Every Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. on 91.7 FM KOOP, Baker takes listeners on a journey through the history of Jamaican music from roughly 1960 to 1980. Baker is in his 21st year of hosting Jamaican Gold, which is […]

In Memory of Little Richard

May 16, 2020 by

Richard Wayne Penniman passed into the great rock ‘n’ roll beyond on 9 May 2020 at the age of 87. Born in Macon, Georgia on 5 December 1932, we all know the man as Little Richard. I wasn’t around when Richard was blazing his musical trail. For better or worse, my memories of him center […]

Rocktology! 80s New Wave #1 Hits tourney

May 14, 2020 by

I want my MTV! You’re damn right I did. We finally got cable at my house in like 1983 and the first thing I did was boot up that rocket ship to new-wave heaven. It was awesome to learn that other people were stoked about some of the same sounds my friends and I were […]

Stevie Wonder’s Top 70s Deep Cuts

May 13, 2020 by

Happy Birthday, Stevie Wonder! The legendary singer/songwriter/musician turns 70 today. It is truly remarkable that Wonder has been in the limelight for nearly 60 years since he burst onto the scene through the Motown hit factory as Little Stevie Wonder. He notched his first No. 1 in 1963 at age 12 with “Fingertips” and went […]

Rocktology! Rush Epics Tourney Results

May 10, 2020 by

The recent passing of Rush percussionist and lyricist Neil Peart inspired me to revisit the early Rush albums. As I listened to records like Caress of Steel and Hemispheres, I was astounded all over again by the amazing epic tunes on the early records. Now, there is certainly no shortage of long songs and multi-movement […]

Remembering Lee Konitz

May 9, 2020 by

by Leo Cahalan (Leo is a jazz head, an audiophile and a vinyl maven. If it’s on Blue Note, he probably has a copy.) Sadly, alto saxophonist Lee Konitz passed on 17 April 2020 at the age of 92 of COVID-19 complications. On the scene for eight decades, he debuted with the Teddy Powell band […]

Kid’s Picks: Sharing Music At Home

May 6, 2020 by

When people find out that I have two young kids, they invariably say, “Well, they’ll keep you young.” To which I reply, “Yup, if they don’t kill me first.” Both of these sentiments have held true during our coronavirus/COVID-19 quarantine here in southeast Michigan. But as we shelter in place, I’m reminded what a thrill […]