Q&A: singer/trombonist Aubrey Logan

July 25, 2020 by

In this 360°Sound exclusive, we spoke with jazz and pop singer/trombonist Aubrey Logan about her music and career. Logan, 32, recently moved to Austin, Texas from Los Angeles. She grew up in the Seattle area and attended Berklee College of Music on a full scholarship. In 2009, she won awards at the Montreux Jazz Festival […]

Rocktology! No Rush – Best Other Canadian Bands tourney results

July 25, 2020 by

I think we can all agree that Rush is one of the biggest bands to come out of Canada. Many would also contend Rush are the best Canadian band; others would disagree. No matter. We decided to give those New World men a breather and consider 16 other bands cultivated in Canada. There are so […]

Fall release for ‘Ice Ice Baby’ doc

July 24, 2020 by

Rob Van Winkle (aka Vanilla Ice) announced on his Instagram account yesterday that the documentary Ice Ice Baby: The Truth will be released this fall. Last month, 360°Sound interviewed Frank Licari, who directed the film. Licari told us the film will “tell the truth on all sides” about Van Winkle’s meteoric rise, sudden fall and current resurgence. According […]

Ice Cream Songs You Need To Hear

July 19, 2020 by

I scream. You scream. We all have good reason to scream these days. Today, let’s hear it for 360°Sound’s best ice cream songs. Today is National Ice Cream Day (the third Sunday of every July since President Ronald Reagan made it so in 1984). We offer our picks for the best songs about ice cream. […]

Jamtology! Grateful Dead v Phish tourney results

July 18, 2020 by

A classic album shakedown! With the 50th anniversary of The Grateful Dead’s Workingman’s Dead upon us, we thought it would be fun to see how that classic stacked up against something from the second greatest jam band of all time – Phish. I recruited local Phisherman Michael Turner as guest chooser to select the most […]

James Brown and the Birth of Funk

July 17, 2020 by

Come here, sister Papa’s in the swing He ain’t too hip ‘Bout that new breed thing He ain’t no drag — Papa’s got a brand new bag Funk music (arguably) began on this day, July 17, in 1965 when James Brown’s “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag (Part 1)” debuted on the Billboard Hot 100. […]

Daniel Dufour – Standards

July 17, 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.) “You need to take risks, you never know if the end results will be beautiful or strange, you need to be instantaneous, listening to every moment, without missing a scrap of […]

The Church of Jazz – an interview with author Vaughn Booker

July 16, 2020 by

360°Sound spoke with Vaughn A. Booker, assistant professor in the Department of Religion, including the Program in African and African American Studies, at Dartmouth College about his new book Lift Every Voice and Swing: Black Musicians and Religious Culture in the Jazz Century. The book discusses how jazz greats Ella Fitzgerald, Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington […]

Author Maria Sherman Wrote the Book on Boy Bands

July 14, 2020 by

In this 360°Sound exclusive, author Maria Sherman discusses her new book Larger Than Life: A History of Boy Bands from NKOTB to BTS. The 28-year-old Brooklyn resident has written extensively about music and popular culture for many publications, including Rolling Stone, SPIN, Billboard and Entertainment Weekly. Sherman is currently a senior staff writer for the […]

Consider This – REM’s Out of Time

July 13, 2020 by

I recently had occasion to interact with REM bassist Mike Mills on social media about his old band’s classic album and commercial breakthrough, Out of Time. I had @ed Mike as part of my reply to a tweet, in order to compliment him on his lead-vocal turn on “Texarkana,” one of my favorite tracks on […]