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Music Feature
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
You can call Sharon Jones the hardest-working woman in show business. You can call her a stage sensation. Just don’t call her “retro.” Jones and her band the Dap-Kings make fine ’60s/’70s-rooted soul music, blending the sounds of Motown, Stax and Philly soul into an irresistible, timeless mix. For some that makes Jones retro. “People keep saying that,” she says. “I’m telling you what I keep telling everyone...
Music Feature
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Manchester Orchestra isn’t from Manchester, nor is it an orchestra. It’s a rock band from Atlanta with some strong opinions on the state of commercial rock. “I think there’s definitely something lacking in popular rock music today, especially what gets played on the radio,” keyboardist Chris Freeman says. “You get Nickelback and Creed. We need something a lot more daring and challenging...

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