Saturday, March 6, 2021

Music

Oakland’s Brijean on effervescent new LP ‘Feelings’—and music’s essential conviviality

"It was like sampling ourselves or our group of friends," say duo, whose technique included hours of improvisation.

New Music: ‘Brighter Days Ahead’ comp shines with classic soul uplift

Colemine Records issues a 22-song collection highlighting deep grooves—and a little optimism.

Everything played: Cue the 20th anniversary re-release of J Dilla’s ‘Welcome 2 Detroit’

The wizard producer changed hip-hop several times over before his early death, and we're all still catching up.

Good Things: STR4TA drops ‘Aspects’—plus 4 more new reasons to groove

JWORDS with a much-needed sonic cleanse, a pair of releases by Mark de Clive-Lowe, and new Gilles Peterson

Unsung women of music? Not if this online course has a say

Mark Montgomery French offers a sneak peek of his essential class on the musical greats the industry tends to forget

New Music: Behold the curious power of ’80s Japanese mutant pop

'Somewhere Between' comp highlights moment when minimal electronic gestures seemed like big experiments.

Love in a to-go cup: An off-beat quar-times Valentine’s playlist

Full-tilt covers, bizarre takes, choice oddities—what to listen to when you can't really date.

Now Watch This: Four recent videos (metaphysical space queens included)

Drink in delights from Kalbells, Daedalus, and Pearl Charles—plus a "no video needed" from Rochelle Jordan.

Tony Bennett is battling Alzheimer’s—here’s a quick story about his greatness

17 years ago, the big band legend unexpectedly rocked the house at the Bridge School benefit.

New Music: Support these excellent artists directly this week

Sitka Sun, BĂ©zier, Juju, Danielle de Picciotto, Terry Gross (not that one), and more for Bandcamp Friday