Friday, July 09, 2010
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Harlan Ellison is a lot like the stories he writes: intense, ingenious, and slightly deranged. Ellison has made a career writing “speculative fiction” (a title he prefers to the more mainstream 'sci-fi'). He's also had a prolific career in Hollywood, working on groundbreaking TV shows like 'Star Trek', 'The Twilight Zone', and 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.'.
Tuesday, July 06, 2010
Hurricanes and oil spills won't stop this New Orleans band. They embrace city's gumbo-like spirit layering each tune with a jillion textures and the odd horn riff. Through it all, they never lose their rock n'roll cred. Take 'Montrez-Vous:' it's got a seriously danceable hard-driving percussion but also includes xylophone, cowbell, maracas, bongos, organ, and a chorus in French. The final track 'Indian Summer' makes time for trumpets, gorgeous vocal harmonies, whimsical lyrics, and messy jam-bandy moments. Worth putting on repeat in any season.
Friday, July 02, 2010
This Sunday is the 234th birthday of the United States of America, and across the nation people will be watching baseball, illegally shooting off fireworks, eating apple pie, and generally swelling with patriotic pride. And on radio stations across the land, Studio 360 will modestly proffer a new national anthem ...
Thursday, July 01, 2010
Serbian director Emir Kusturica’s black comedy Underground follows a group of Yugoslavians who flee to their cellar at the outbreak of WWII. The surreal storyline mixes black humor, unique characters, a raucous soundtrack and stunning imagery. Coming on the heels of the modern Balkan War, the film won ...
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Oh, say can you compose a new anthem?
Well, the jury's still out on that. A few weeks ago we began our listener challenge to create a new national anthem with the hopes that people would write new lyrics and music for song that could take the place of the ...
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
It's hard to imagine a band getting more exposure than by playing at the opening ceremony of the World Cup. With the eyes of the world on South Africa last Thursday, the nation's own BLK JKS delivered what was arguably the best performance of the night.
At the ...
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
With perfect BBQ weather already here, it's an ideal time to dig out your kaftan and get some world music tunes pumping on your stereo. And there’s no one better at making you want to groove and grill than 'Sir' Victor Uwaifo. The 'Sir' is entirely unofficial, but ...