Friday, January 15, 2021

Tag: Detroit

Albums of the Year 2020: Wild spirits helped us hold tightly onto humanity

From police brutality call-outs to a new century gospel, artists still wrung beauty and inspiration from a hard year

New Music: Yeah, we know it’s Christmas鈥攈ere’s 4 new sounds to carry you through the schmaltz

The latest project from SF's own Bezier, Bahamadia takes instrumental hip-hop to its limits, and Jessy Lanza's new remix release packs a surprising punch.

Out of the Crate: Deluxe reissues offer fond looks back

Staple Singers, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, J Dilla, Paul Weller, more slide into holiday season with big-time packages

An Oakland Black Jazz reissue is a revelation鈥攁nd comes with questions

A Black-empowering label's catalog from the 1970s is re-released. Should Black people helm its return?

Divine intervention: Reconfiguring monumental art project ‘The Black Woman is God’

My experience as part of the ongoing SOMArts exhibit, now entering a new phase, pushed me to return to what matters.

Dougie Stu’s ‘Familiar Future’ shows how California is updating astral jazz alchemy

The Oakland artist's album brings visions of Alice Coltrane's peace and tranquility, while performing its own type of spiritual utility

R贸is铆n Murphy buffs her disco-house crown on gliding ‘R贸is铆n Machine’

The Irish diva showed us who she was through momentously silly quar performances. Her latest album affirms her mastery of the nocturnal club beat.

‘Because Horror’! Read an exclusive excerpt from new fright flick anthology

Here, slide into 1979's surreal, bloody 'Tourist Trap' in all its Panavision powers and doomed nostalgia

Why the super deluxe re-release of Prince’s ‘Sign o’ the Times’ matters

The genius of The Revolution, the perfect career alchemy of a prolific legend rising from the ashes鈥攁 comprehensive look at why we hail 'SOTT.'

Screen Grabs: Heavy themes for heavy times

New movies: Social media manipulation, voter suppression, deportation, white nationalism... Oh, and Suzi Quatro!