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  • 8 years ago

    DJ Shadow was like the Mozart of sampling," Mute Math's keyboardist/singer Paul Meany says earnestly. The New Orleans musician says Shadow sparked his musical interest as a teen and continues to influence Mute Math's experimental rock sound. "Ther...

  • 8 years ago

    Don't let the fact that you don't speak Spanish keep you away from Grupo Fantasma's show. The Austin-based group's Latin/dance/funk/rock/reggae/R&B/Afro-Cuban style translates really well. (If only they could think of a short name for it.) The 11-...

  • 8 years ago

    Jana Hunter isn't in a talkative mood. She picks her words slowly and gives brief, sometimes ambiguous answers punctuated with odd pauses. "So, do you see any difference between American and European audiences?" I ask. (An extremely long pause) "I...

  • 8 years ago

    Born in the Honey chronicles the life of piano legend Pinetop Perkins, who has been playing the Mississippi Delta blues for 80-plus years. Called the greatest living blues pianist, Perkins was born in 1913 and learned to play piano from his stepfa...

  • 8 years ago

    We had a few questions for Future Clouds and Radar's founder Robert Harrison. First, a couple of questions about Tippy Feldman, the group's number one fan. Here's a little backstory from the band's Web site: "Once there was an intrepid motel night...

  • 8 years ago

    Funk master George Clinton started off in the 1950s singing doo-wop. A couple of months ago, he was in the studio with rapper Scarface. Fifty-something years is a long time to stay relevant in the music business, but that's what Clinton has done. ...