Rosie Gaines I Am My Sister's Keeper Flyer

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 a couple years prior had officially dissolved The Revolution.  His new backing band, The New […]

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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

3rdEyeGirl Plectrumelectrum

Album Review: Prince & 3rdEyeGirl’s ‘PLECTRUMELECTRUM’

3rdEyeGirl, the rock-tastic trio featuring guitarist Donna Grantis, drummer Hannah Ford, and bassist Ida Nielsen that has been backing Prince for the past two years,


Album Review: Prince’s ‘Art Official Age’

For the past year or so, Prince and his all-woman collective, 3rdEyeGirl, have been teasing us mercilessly with one-off singles, live video clips, and promises


Album Review: Lenny Kravitz ‘Strut’

2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the release of rock n soul god Lenny Kravitz’s debut album, Let Love Rule (Virgin)Buoyed by sounds evocative

fDeluxe Show Poster

Concert Review: fDeluxe at The Dakota Jazz Club, Minneapolis

When the Prince-produced outfit The Family debuted in 1985 with their first single “The Screams of Passion,” all signs pointed to a potentially long-term and

Prince courtesy NPG Records

The 2014 Essence Festival: 20 Years of Entertainment & Empowerment

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The 2014 Essence Festival, presented by Coca-Cola, came to a close in the wee hours of

ASCAP Pres. Paul Williams courtesy PictureGroup

Recap: ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

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Awards season is, undoubtedly, one of the most exciting times of the year.  From


Q&A: Mathew Knowles

It isn’t everyday that young, aspiring, up and coming artists have the opportunity to engage in face to face mentoring with some of the biggest

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