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TL Talks The Death & Revival of Soul With Lee Fields
BUY HERE Lee Fields was cutting records before I was born, yet here I am sitting with the soul singer recounting decades of his musical career over a glass of whiskey backstage at Los Angeles’ Echoplex.

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KCRW’s Berkeley Street Sessions ft. Regina Spektor
BUY HERE Photos by Larry Hirshowitz Hidden in Apogee’s small, yet spacious private recording studio in Santa Monica, California, KCRW held an intimate, invitation-only performance and recording of Regina Spektor following her sold out show at the Greek Theater the evening before.

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Thursday Throwback: Annie Lennox
    BUY HERE   Annie Lennox pushes the envelope. Male backup singers in ballet outfits and bear suits: that’s Annie. A lifetime achievement award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to the British Music Industry:’ that’s Annie too. She was “the white Grace Jones,” and a style icon for the androgynous fashion outbreak of the 80’s–a style […]

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Boys Noize and Skrillex Present Dog Blood
BUY HERE If you’re not sure what could be better than one of the biggest electronic producers out there releasing new material, perhaps I can recommend to you ‘Dog Blood’, a collaborative music project comprised of not one but two of EDM’s finest, Sonny Moore aka Skrillex and Boys Noize (German electronic producer Alex Ridha). […]

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TL Talks Suits and Swagger With Third Man Records’ Willy Moon
With the confidence of a matador, Willy Moon is sharp as a tack, barely legal to enjoy alcohol in the States, and the next big thing to come out of Jack White’s elitist Third Man Records since Alabama Shakes. 

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Kid Cudi: Just What I Am
BUY HERE   Kid Cudi has unveiled “Just What I Am,” the first release off his upcoming double-disc album, Indicud.

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Sarah Jaffe: The Body Wins
BUY HERE Maxing out the cool factor, a very seductive Sarah Jaffe delivered her second album earlier this year, The Body Wins (Kirtland Records). With it, came her signature vocals and experimental electro-jazz beats on two fresh track releases–just enough sound to sweat palms and spark discovery.

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Thursday Throwback: Roy Orbison
BUY HERE Elvis Presley called him “The greatest singer in the world.” Paul McCartney said, “He was and always will be one of the greats of rock ‘n roll.” And, Dolly Parton admitted, “[She'd] never been more moved by a voice.” Roy Orbison was without a doubt one of the most respected and influential artists […]

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Diamond Rings: I’m Just Me
BUY HERE   Bjork, Austra, and Prodigy addicts, gear up for a new dose of electronic emotions with Diamond Rings, as John-O and hot shot producer, Damian Taylor drop a fresh line of tracks with Free Dimensional (out 10/23 on Astralwerks). The album featuring its first single, “I’m Just Me,” enters nomad’s land as lyrics […]

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Raphael Saadiq and Band of Skulls Live at The Annenberg
Photos by Michael Gabel–Click For More   Raphael Saadiq: Veteran enough to have produced some of TLC hits, yet still sexy enough to turn women’s legs to jelly. Band of Skulls: Putting the “rock” in the final installment of KCRW‘s ‘Who Shot Rock and Roll’ concert series in Los Angeles.