BrownMark Part 2 – The Revolution reunion, music industry & new music

August 13, 2020 by

This is part two of 360°Sound’s exclusive interview with Mark Brown (aka BrownMark), bassist in Prince’s backing band The Revolution from 1981 to 1986. Brown joined The Revolution when he was just 19 years old. In one of his very first gigs, he opened for the Rolling Stones in front of 90,000 people. While the […]

Bassist BrownMark talks new book, Prince – Part 1

August 12, 2020 by

360°Sound spoke with Mark Brown (aka BrownMark), bassist in Prince’s band, The Revolution, from 1981 to 1986, about his new memoir My Life In The Purple Kingdom (out Sept. 22). Brown played on several classic Prince albums, including Purple Rain. Speaking to us from his home in Atlanta, the 58-year-old Minneapolis native made clear that […]

The Timeless Joe Jackson

August 11, 2020 by

August 11 was an important day in history. Not because it was the day on which the last U.S. ground combat battalion departed South Viet Nam in 1972. And not because Ronald Reagan notoriously joked about bombing the Soviet Union on this day in 1984. No, this is the day on which, in 1954, Joe […]

Q&A: singer-songwriter Fader Lima

August 10, 2020 by

360°Sound caught up with singer-songwriter Fader Lima. Born in St. Louis, Missouri and raised in Haiti, the 37-year-old has lived in Miami since 2005. An Army veteran, Fader has been writing and recording dance music professionally for over for a decade. In 2012, her cover of The Cranberries’ “Zombie” was featured in VIBE magazine’s 5 […]

Drake – Homecoming King of Pop

August 8, 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.) There was a big story in the music world last week. Aubrey Drake Graham, the Canadian rapper who began his ascent just a decade ago, now has the most top-10 entries on […]

12 Pack of Beer Songs

August 7, 2020 by

Happy International Beer Day! Since its founding in 2008, beer has been honored on the first Friday in August in more than 200 cities around the world. The IBD founders declared the day a time “for beer lovers everywhere to raise a toast to our brewers and bartenders and rejoice in the greatness of beer!” […]

Greatest One-Hit Wonders: 1960

August 3, 2020 by

One-hit wonders – You can’t blame them just because people didn’t like their other stuff. Let 360°Sound take you back in time to 1960. We’ll hit the highlights as we hear youth-oriented pop culture begin to take hold in America. Rock ‘n’ roll had emerged in the ‘50s, but by 1960 Elvis was in the […]

Workingman’s Dead – 50th Anniversary Reissue

August 1, 2020 by

As a rock music fan I’ve always felt it necessary to reckon with the Grateful Dead. I wasn’t around at the very beginning, but in my lifetime they became a cultural institution. My time came in 1988. I was living in my father’s basement in the far-north suburbs of Detroit, trying to figure my way […]

Collin Shook Trio featuring Aubrey Logan live stream from Austin

July 29, 2020 by

Singer/trombonist Aubrey Logan joined the Collin Shook Trio as part of the Monks Jazz concert series on Thursday, July 30. The trio donned masks and streamed live from East Austin Piano Shop on YouTube and Facebook. Logan, who gave an exclusive interview to 360°Sound last week, announced that she was invited to sit in with […]

Ben Sisto Knows ‘Who Let The Dogs Out’

July 27, 2020 by

July 26th is the 20th anniversary of the release of Baha Men’s “Who Let The Dogs Out.” To mark the occasion, 360°Sound spoke with Ben Sisto, the world’s foremost expert on the song. Sisto began researching “Who Let The Dogs Out” 10 years ago, when he stumbled upon the song’s Wikipedia page. He was intrigued […]