Q&A: Jazz drummer Daniel Dufour

June 24, 2020 by

360°Sound caught up with drummer Daniel Dufour, a fixture on the jazz scene in Austin, Texas. Dufour released his third studio album, Standards, in May. Recorded in a day at Orb Studios in Austin with guitarist Jordan Burchill and bassist Sam Pankey, the album features six standards, among them “All The Things You Are” and […]

Closing Time: 10 Covers of Songs from the Tom Waits Classic

June 15, 2020 by

The time’s gone so quickly. Almost 50 years have gone lickety splickly since Tom Waits released his landmark debut album, Closing Time, in 1973. Tom has had an exemplary career and should be commended for all his fine works of fiction, but Closing Time… that was a heckuva start. And believe you me, I am […]

Rocktology! Top Singles of 1968 Tourney Results

June 14, 2020 by

There’s a quote often attributed to Mark Twain, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.” 1968 sets the bar pretty high for social upheaval, but 2020 could be its new rhyming couplet. 2020’s comparisons to 1968 seem to grow stronger every day. In 1968, there were mounting casualties in a war that few understood […]

Filmmaker Reveals Truth Behind ‘Ice Ice Baby’

June 7, 2020 by

Actor/writer/producer/director Frank Licari returned to 360°Sound to talk about his documentary on rapper Vanilla Ice entitled Ice Ice Baby: The Truth. Licari spoke with us back in April about his other new documentary film, José Feliciano: Behind This Guitar. Ice Ice Baby: The Truth will not be a puff piece about Vanilla Ice (real name: Rob […]

Rocktology! Essential Roxy Music Tourney Results

June 3, 2020 by

Eight classic albums. Therefore this, a perfect opportunity for the odd bit of Rocktology! Our Essential Roxy Music tourney — 2 tunes each from each of their 8 albums. Roxy Music has always been a part of my rock music landscape. When I started listening to the FM radio in Detroit in the late 70s, “Love is […]

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 and online on Radio Free America, Baker takes listeners on a journey through the history of Jamaican music from roughly 1960 to 1980. Baker is in his 21st year […]

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 […]