November 2020

Puma Blue on debut LP ‘In Praise of Shadows’

November 30, 2020 by

360°Sound spoke with singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jacob Allen, aka Puma Blue. Allen’s first full-length album, In Praise of Shadows, arrives Feb. 5 on the London indie label Blue Flowers. Two singles, “Velvet Leaves” and “Opiate,” as well as B-side “Snowflower,” were released this fall. The 25-year-old London native first attracted attention in 2014 when […]

Threefer Thanksgiving: Glen Campbell

November 29, 2020 by

Glen Travis Campbell passed away in August of 2017, and do you know I have still not properly said goodbye to him? I grew up on AM radio in Detroit and Florida, and Glen tunes were on the pop dial at CKLW out of Windsor (Ontario), and on the country & western stations in northern […]

Threefer Thanksgiving: Meat Puppets

November 29, 2020 by

The Meat Puppets changed my life. The year was 1985 and I was beginning to lose my grip in Ronald Reagan’s America. I was a kid from the suburbs floundering at a big state university and living in a hate/hate relationship with my father during the summer. The present was emotionally weird, and the future […]

Threefer Thanksgiving: Dr. Feelgood

November 29, 2020 by

Not to be confused with the Mötley Crüe hit, Dr. Feelgood were one of the greatest and most popular acts from the UK’s pub rock scene in the ‘70s. Pub rock was essentially back-to-basics roots music that stood in stark contrast to the popular glam and prog rock of the time. A forerunner to punk […]

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 Talk – 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 […]

Threefer Thanksgiving: The Sweet

November 28, 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 […]

Threefer 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 […]