Posts Tagged ‘janis joplin’

Reviewed: Black Alley’s Soul Swagger Rock Sneakers

You shouldn't label Black Alley a "go-go" band. It's limiting, if not wholly inaccurate. While the D.C. septet incorporates the genre's congas, cowbells, and cymbal-heavy drum breaks, its sound is rooted in alt-rock and neo-soul, with dashes of hip-hop and funk for good measure.
That blend has worked well for them so far. The band has amassed a [...]

Arts Roundup: ‘Cirque du Jackson’ Edition

*Esquire makes a list of the 75 greatest women of all time with everyone from authors (Judy Blume) to rock legends (Janis Joplin) to philosophers (Sappho). But they list Kelly Clarkson as "the best voice in the history of pop music." While I enjoy Clarkson and think she's talented, Esquire: meet hyperbole.
*Cirque du Soleil announces [...]

Chip Taylor, Interviewed

In which the author interviews the composer of "Wild Thing" and "Angel of the Morning" about his new record Yonkers NY, his brother Jon Voight, his other brother who can predict when volcanoes will erupt, and the Troggs.
Washington City Paper: What's the difference between Yonkers, NY and New York City?
To me, they’re very [...]