September 2020

Forget-Her-Not: A Tribute to Patrice Rushen

September 30, 2020 by

Happy Birthday, Patrice Rushen! The incredibly talented singer/songwriter/producer turns 66 today. Best known for her string of R&B and dance hits in the late 70s and 80s, Rushen broke down barriers as one of the first women to write, arrange, produce and perform her own work. Although she is technically a one-hit wonder, as “Forget […]

Rust In Peace: 30th Anniversary of the Megadeth Classic

September 29, 2020 by

Thirty years ago, arguably the greatest thrash metal record of all-time was released – Megadeth’s Rust in Peace. The band’s fourth album, released Sept. 24, 1990, peaked at #23 on the Billboard charts, went gold in early 1991, and was certified platinum in 1994. The singles, “Holy Wars…The Punishment Due” and “Hangar 18,” received heavy […]

Remembering Toots Hibbert

September 28, 2020 by

Reggae legend Frederick “Toots” Hibbert died Sept. 11, 2020 at the age of 77. The soulful frontman of Toots & the Maytals wrote and recorded numerous ska and reggae classics, including “Pressure Drop,” “54-46 Was My Number,” and “Monkey Man.” Hibbert is even credited with coining the term reggae with the 1968 single “Do The […]

Xavier Joseph’s Unique Path To Country Music

September 21, 2020 by

360°Sound has recently featured a number of talented up-and-coming Texas country artists, including The Powell Brothers, Savanna Chestnut and Lindsey Lane. All have their own unique sound and story. However, it’s hard to imagine a more unlikely background than that of Xavier Joseph. For years, Joseph was a professional dancer. And not a Texas two-step […]

Greatest One-Hit Wonders: 1970

September 19, 2020 by

(Editor’s Note: Please scroll to the end of the list to view the tournament bracket) What a difference 10 years makes. The music of 1970 bears little resemblance to 1960, our last Greatest One-Hit Wonders entry. In 1960, the Beatles were a few years from forever changing popular music, and by April 1970, the Fab […]

Q&A: Texas country singer Lindsey Lane

September 13, 2020 by

360°Sound caught up with Amarillo, Texas-based country singer Lindsey Lane. Born and raised in Lubbock, the 29-year-old was voted Amarillo’s Best Female Vocalist last year. This year she’s been nominated for Best Female Vocalist, Best Local Band, and Best Live Band. Lane left a career as a third-grade math teacher to pursue her dream of […]

Q&A: Country singer-songwriter Savanna Chestnut

September 10, 2020 by

360°Sound spoke with up-and-coming country singer-songwriter Savanna Chestnut. The 25-year-old Kansas native released her second full-length album, Prairie Fire, in October of last year. Chestnut, who writes all of her own songs, was nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year at the Rocky Mountain Country Music Awards in 2017 and 2018. She began writing and […]

Author Ayanna Dozier on Janet Jackson’s The Velvet Rope

September 6, 2020 by

360°Sound caught up with writer, artist, lecturer and curator Ayanna Dozier about her new 33 1/3 book on Janet Jackson’s classic 1997 album The Velvet Rope, which spawned the hits “Together Again,” “I Get Lonely” and “Got ’til It’s Gone.” Dozier is a PhD candidate at McGill University in Montreal. Her dissertation, Mnemonic Aberrations, traces the […]

Breathe – 360° Mask Giveaway

September 3, 2020 by

The air is purple. I think that’s a line from “Werewolves of London.” Excuse me? I’m being told the line is “His hair was perfect.” Oh well, no matter. The air is indeed purple. Therefore, we here at 360°Sound hope that you’re breathing through a mask when you’re inside a public place or in a […]

Remembering Chadwick Boseman

September 1, 2020 by

by Alex Beene (Alex is a music industry investor & enthusiast. He’s spent more on concert tickets than most have on their education.) Actor Chadwick Boseman passed on 28 August as a result of complications related to colon cancer. Boseman was 43 and, to the surprise of most, had been privately battling cancer for four […]