59 min ago
Rock Hall Anniversary: Issac Hayes' Hot Buttered Soul
AUGUST 5: Isaac Hayes performs on the Open Air stage during the third day of the Big Chill music festival at Eastnor Castle Deer Park in the Malvern Hills on August 5, 2007 in Herefordshire, England. In the 1960s, R&B and soul music was defined by labels such as Motown and Stax, as well as artists including Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding and the Temptations.
5 hrs ago
Slam X Hype
The Motown Records X Black Scale capsule collection should satisfy your old soul.
In a move that surely few saw coming, the usually dark and trendy Black Scale has paired up with legendary record label Motown for a small capsule collection consisting of tees and hoodies. Although it's a bit of a stretch , we can't really be mad at anything related to Motown music.
16 hrs ago
Competition! Win tickets for Magic of Motown
Celebrating 50 years of UK number one hit singles, the Magic of Motown brings its brand-new 2014 REACH OUT Tour to Southport Theatre on Saturday, September 27. Songs like Dancing in the Street, My Girl, Where Did Our Love Go, My Guy and Baby Love rocketed Motown to the top of the singles charts in 1964. Show producer Michael Taylor commented: "Incredibly, 100 more Motown number ones followed worldwide.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Cambridge Corn Exchange plays host to Frank Turner, Martha Reeves and Chas & Dave
The folk/punk singer-songwriter visit comes on the back of an appearance on the main stage at Sonisphere, held at Knebworth Park in July. Performing alongside his backing band Sleeping Souls, Frank will be playing songs from his iTunes chart number one album Tape Deck Heart.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
West Hawaii Today
John Cruz bringing cowboy soul music to Waimea
John Cruz will play an evening of "Waimea Cowboy Soul Music" at 7 p.m. Sept. 20 in the heart of paniolo country at the Kahilu Theatre, opening the Kahilu 2014-15 season.
Colorado Springs Independent
Cinefiles: The latest TV on DVD releases
For music fans, StarVista's six-disc collection is an absolute must-own, featuring classic performances from acts as diverse as John Denver and Linda Ronstadt to Alice Cooper and Janis Ian. Every performance is a true miracle of music, hearkening back to a time when showmanship was an earned incentive, not a hallow add-on.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Sabrina Sloan to Lead Concert Presentation of WHISKEYLAND! at Cutting Room, 9/15
Sabrina Sloan will lead the charge as disgraced angel-turned-preacher Peerless Jones in the September 15th concert presentation of Whiskeyland!, the epic new Boston rock fantasy created by Motown the Musical's Nik Walker and produced by Richard H. Blake , Michael Balderrama and Sean Frank Sullivan of Last Call Theatricals, LLC. "Peerless is an incredibly complex and dynamic lead character," says Walker. "We've had some awesome talents take her on in the past, and we are so blessed to add a powerhouse like Sabrina to that roster."
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas to perform at Cambridge Corn Exchange next week
Calling out around the world...Martha Reeves & The Vandellas are just a week away from perfoming at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. The First Lady of Motown and bona fide soul diva will give a powerful performance as part of a tour to mark 50 years since the group's era-defining hit Dancing in the Street .
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Magic of Motown comes to town
CELEBRATING 50 years of UK number one hit singles, the Magic of Motown brings its brand-new tour to Ilkley next month. Songs like Dancing in the Street, My Girl, Where Did Our Love Go, My Guy and Baby Love rocketed Motown to the top of the singles charts in 1964, says Michael Taylor, show producer of The Magic of Motown 2014 Reach Out Tour.
SFBG Politics Blog
The funkmaestro of Vulfpeck on gaming Spotify, German pronunciation...
Members of the band Vulfpeck describe themselves as a "half-Jewish German-American rhythm section." Creators of severely catchy, mostly-instrumental grooves, the four-piece - who first met in a German literature class at the University of Michigan - have built a following with their quirky YouTube videos: Each album track is accompanied by a cleverly shot and edited video of its recording.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Festival No.6: 10 must-see acts to watch in Portmeirion this weekend
Few songwriters have remained at the peak of their powers while straddling so many musical styles over the last three decades.
Current in Carmel
Carmel Palladium marks 1,000th show with Martina McBride Performance
On her latest hit album, "Everlasting," Martina McBride sings, "If you don't know me by now, you will never ever know me."
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Morgan James Set for Special SubCulture Show Tonight
THE ADDAMS FAMILY star and rising Broadway player Morgan James is set for a special solo show at intimate NYC cabaret venue SubCulture tonight, September 3. The official description of Morgan James at SubCulture is as follows: "Singer and actress Morgan James first graced the Broadway stage in 2010 starring The Addams Family alongside Nathan Lane .
Rare soul-disco from late-70s Seattle, courtesy of Light in the Attic Records
Last week I finally got around to listening to Wheedle's Groove-Seattle Funk, Modern Soul & Boogie: Volume II 1972-1987 , the second volume in a series from superlative reissue label Light in the Attic that collects rare soul and funk from Seattle.
Smokey Robinson Urges Developers To Save Detroit
Soul legend Smokey Robinson is urging tycoons investing in the industrial ghost town of Detroit to create thousands of jobs as a boost for local families.
Phoenix New Times
There were a lot of things both shiny and new making a debut in local nightlife during the month of August.
Sun Aug 31, 2014
Detroit Free Press
Mark Phelan: Best cars for canines; Edmunds comes to Motown; origins of Chevy bow tie
As the summer road trip season winds down, automotive shopping website Autotrader.com offers a list of the best vehicles for dog lovers.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
New Morgan James Single, 'Call My Name', Now Available
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL standout, notable rising Broadway player and recording artist Morgan James recently released a new studio single titled "Call My Name" and the track is now available to download on iTunes.
Soul veteran Smokey Robinson tours the U.S. counseling drug addicts.
The Motown star battled his drug demons until 1986, when a church visit turned his life around, and he has been clean and sober ever since.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
The Miami Herald
The Beatles' cry of freedom: 'Money,' 50 years later
It had come out in Britain a couple of months before, but no one I knew had heard it, or for that matter heard of it.