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The Band: American Song

The Band (Self Titled – 1969) With the recent passing of Levon Helm, it’s only right to pay tribute to The Band and their 1969 self-titled release. It was The Bandthat bridged the gap between traditional Americana roots music (Appalachia, … Continue reading

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Soul Sister: Gonna Take a Miracle

Gonna Take a Miracle by Laura Nyro and Labelle (1971) Laura Nyro is on the Mount Rushmore of female singer/songwriters to emerge from the mid-/late-60’s folk era. While she may remain lesser known than fellow contemporaries Joni Mitchell or Carole … Continue reading

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Rap Marathon: Fresh Mode by Ugly Duckling

“Dope beats/Dope rhymes/What more do ya’ll want!” – “Not Enough” by Little Brother from the album “The Minstrel Show” Conscious rap. Coke rap. Underground rap. Political rap. Weird rap. Indie rap. Swag Rap. Mainstream rap. Retro rap. etc. etc. All … Continue reading

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Classics Party #2 Wrap: Take Me Home

Photography: Shannon Sturgis (link)  Thanks to everyone that braved the cold winter night to come and rock out with us in honor of No Jacket Required. Much props to Obey City who absolutely KILLED it. He went from Valerie to … Continue reading

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Classics Party #2: No Jacket Required Mix

(Artwork: Kenji Enos) In preparation for Classics Party #2 No Jacket Required by Phil Collins I put together a mix. The mix takes us from Collins prog/pop transition with Genesis to perfecting his sound to a chorus of hundreds of … Continue reading

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Classics Party #2: No Jacket Required

Classics Party Presents: A Celebration of No Jacket Required By Phil Collins DJ Set by Obey City 12/9/10 | Thursday | 8pm – 11pm  The Woods 48 South 4th Street Brooklyn, NY Featuring songs from No Jacket Required along with … Continue reading

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Editorial: Why Collins Matters

I Know what you’re thinking… Phil Collins???!!! Yes, Phil Collins. Phil Collins is corny! Yes this seems to be opinion of most people these days, but this was through no fault of Collins. Understand the context from which your perception … Continue reading

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