Marc Broussard: S.O.S. 2 Save Our Soul

A few years back, Marc Broussard put out a covers album to raise money for charity. On September 30th of this year, he’s doing it again. S.O.S. 2 features Marc covering some classic soul songs that are sure to make you smile. Half of the profits from the record will go to City Of Refuge, an Atlanta-based group that helps with all kinds of issues. … Continue reading Marc Broussard: S.O.S. 2 Save Our Soul

Booker T-Keepin’ It Cool At CIMM Fest

Last night I had the honor of hearing one of the greatest musical innovators of the past half-century live for the first time. Booker T Jones is a brilliant musician, and at City Winery, playing as part of the Chicago International Movies and Music Festival, we got a glimpse at some of that magic he’s been making on the organ since the 60’s. Earlier in … Continue reading Booker T-Keepin’ It Cool At CIMM Fest

Top Ten Music-Related Movies

  Originally I thought that I would put up that Rachael Yamagata single in lieu of a list. Then something was nagging in the back of my mind: “What’s next, no Christmas? Are we going to stop putting Fritos on our ham sandwiches?” The answer: Of course not. It’s Friday, and that means we’re putting up a list, dammit! The criteria for this one is … Continue reading Top Ten Music-Related Movies

Watch The Throne: Jay-Z and Kanye West

 If there’s one thing I love more than music, it’s the unbelievable amount of hype some people put behind music they haven’t heard. Before a couple months ago, I would have said that the ultimate example of this was the first Arctic Monkeys record, which NME voted the fifth greatest British album of all-time the week before it was released (ahead of Revolver??). Thank goodness someone … Continue reading Watch The Throne: Jay-Z and Kanye West