Percy Sledge

In Memoriam: Percy Sledge

Beloved singer and songwriter, Percy Sledge, passed away on April 14, 2015, at the age of 73 in Baton Rouge, LA. Best known for his 1966 hit “When a Man Loves a Woman,” Sledge’s music career was launched on the […]

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A Week Down Under: The 2015 Byron Bay Bluesfest

Festival season has officially arrived, with SXSW dominating the month of March, Coachella on tap this weekend, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival coming

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Artist to Artist: Jeff Bradshaw

Jeff Bradshaw is a revolutionary. The North Philadelphia-born, self-taught trombonist’s name may be unfamiliar to some, but if you’re a fan of

Andy Allo 'Hello'

Artist to Artist: Andy Allo

The first time I heard Andy Allo’s “People Pleaser,” my face contorted into an undeniable funk face.

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Artist to Artist: Yvonne McNair

One of the greatest joys I experience as curator of’s Artist to Artist column is the opportunity to talk shop with some

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Artist to Artist: Curly Fryz

In 2013, I had the opportunity to interview a young up and coming choreographer and dancer named


Album Review: ‘Ibeyi’

It was only months ago, in late summer, that Afropunk introduced me and thousands of others to the thrilling sounds of French-Cuban twins Naomi

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Come Together: Bay Area Artists Unite for Rosie Gaines

When Prince’s Graffiti Bridge movie and soundtrack hit in 1990, it ushered in a new era for the Grammy and Academy Award-winning superstar, who just


Event Recap: SF Music Tech Summit XVI

The San Francisco Bay Area has long been lauded as one of the most fertile and vibrant music communities in the world, spawning some of


Love & WAR: A Journey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

When chatted with Lonnie Jordan, original member and front man for the ionic collective  WAR earlier this

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