Thievery Corporation Go Symphonik

In May 2017, Thievery Corporation played a concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in their hometown of Washington, DC, accompanied by an orchestra. Inspired by the results, Eric Hilton, Rob Garza and their ever-shifting crew have enlisted the talents of Prague’s FILMharmonic Orchestra for a full album. Out on April… Continue reading Thievery Corporation Go Symphonik

UNKLE Heads Out to the Highway

Although UNKLE has been whittled down to the sole constant of founding member James Lavelle, its albums still always boast a colorful cross-section of guest vocalists and musicians. And the latest, The Road: Part II/Lost Highway (March 29 via Songs for the Deaf), is no exception. Frequent collaborators Leila Moss (The Duke Spirit), Mark Lanegan… Continue reading UNKLE Heads Out to the Highway

I Am a Rocketship Take a Night Flight

While most current bands’ nods to the ’90s involve copping the sounds of Brit pop, indie rock, or grunge, Atlanta-based duo I Am a Rocketship want to warm the cockles of our hearts with a cover of Rammstein’s angst-riddled signature tune “Du Hast.” It’s not what you might suspect, as the electronic pop duo recreate… Continue reading I Am a Rocketship Take a Night Flight

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November 18, 2016 - New York, NY Portrait shoot with Thievery Corporation's Rob Garza and Eric Hilton credit Jen Maler

Treasure Chest: Thievery Corporation Open Up a World of Love Rob Garza can’t recall ever seeing a fight break out in the audience during a Thievery Corporation performance. On the other hand, their shows have been the setting for onstage marriage proposals, and in fact near the end of the group’s October 2017 concert at… Continue reading Thievery Corporation

Neneh Cherry – Broken Politics

To first-time listeners, Neneh Cherry’s Broken Politics might be just another angry, left-leaning take on society.  For longtime fans, there’s a different trend at play with these occasionally aggressive and often socially-aware songs. Influences surrounding Cherry for 54 years – from the creative defiance of her jazz musician father Don Cherry to decades around the underground –… Continue reading Neneh Cherry – Broken Politics

Wearing an Ununiform? It’s Tricky

Tricky has another album ready to roll, his thirteenth overall. The influential British musician/producer will unveil ununiform to the world on September 22nd via False Idols/!K7. Conceived in Moscow and completed in Berlin, where Tricky has been living for the past three years, ununiform finds him enlisting an intriguing array of vocalists, including his first… Continue reading Wearing an Ununiform? It’s Tricky