Tag: R&B

Chicago Loud 9 -“Punk Soul (I’m Wrong)”

Chicago Loud 9 -“Punk Soul (I’m Wrong)”

“Punk Soul (I’m Wrong)” is the new single from multi-genre collective Chicago Loud 9., who will release their latest EP cLOUD9 in the new future The single combines hip hop, jazz, funk and soul to create an upbeat, house-party friendly song. It has a late ’80s, east coast vibe (there’s even a tribute to Naughty by Nature) that will have […]

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Gig Pick: The 24th Street Wailers @ The Rainbow Mar 7

Gig Pick: The 24th Street Wailers @ The Rainbow Mar 7

The 24th Street Wailers are a Juno nominated Rock’n’Roll/Blues/Vintage R&B band from Toronto. When Waterloo’s local radio station 570News asked the band what fans can expect from their show, they responded: “You are going to see a real Rock n’ Roll show, one that Little Richard may have done in his early career.  It may get a little bit crazy […]

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Mundo  15: The Sad Suckers Soundtrack

Mundo 15: The Sad Suckers Soundtrack

With today being Friday the 13th and tomorrow Valentine’s Day, we decided to combine the two days and create our Sad Suckers Soundtrack. This list basically consists of tracks that could be heart-wrenching breakup songs,about true love, or songs that feel like someone has stuck a dagger in your heart and twists and twists and twists relentlessly until you yell for […]

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RBC Bluesfest Revue: Sound of Lions

RBC Bluesfest Revue: Sound of Lions

Chill-out pop. A touch of R&B. Brooding bluesy notes. Sprinkle with a bit of trip hop. Add cool beats. Those are the ingredients that make up Sound of Lions, a multi-genres, multi-talented band that creates smooth, groovy, and pleasing music. If you want to play the name game, think of a band that mixes Massive Attack, The xx, Bright Smoke, […]

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Mundo Musique: Rediscovering the Phenomenal Ruthie Foster

Mundo Musique: Rediscovering the Phenomenal Ruthie Foster

For many festival goers, the highlights usually involve seeing their favourite bands and artists performing outdoors, rain or shine. But for me, the best shows are the ones that you weren’t planning to see, where you are wandering the festival grounds, especially early in the day, and hear something that captures your attention. This was the case when Ruthie Foster […]

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UnChained Interview: Jessy Lanza

UnChained Interview: Jessy Lanza

With a sound that reminds you of everything from Off The Wall-era Michael Jackson to modern day indie music, Jessy Lanza is currently a hot commodity. Fresh off a performance at the prestigious South by Southwest (SXSW) festival, Lanza is in the midst of touring her debut album, Pull My Hair Back. The album itself (which Lanza co-produced) is an […]

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Vintage Vinyl – Bob Lucier

Vintage Vinyl – Bob Lucier

The Stevie Wonder r&b classic “Too High” might not seem like the most likely candidate for a country music steel guitar makeover, but guitarist Bob Lucier (who played in the backup band on The Tommy Hunter Show) makes it seem like a natural fit. Wonder’s music generally didn’t display much of a country influence (aside from maybe 1981’s “I Ain’t Gonna […]

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Vintage Vinyl – Eugene Amaro

Vintage Vinyl – Eugene Amaro

Most of the songs on this 1975 LP by the late Toronto-based tenor saxophonist and flautist Eugene Amaro (who led his own jazz combos and often sat in with The Boss Brass in addition to playing with visiting musicians like Woody Herman and Benny Goodman) are cloying easy-listening numbers that sound like music you’d wait for the dentist to, but this funky cover […]

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Mundo Musique: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings and Joshua Baez

Mundo Musique: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings and Joshua Baez

Back to our regularly scheduled programming, where we highlight some new music, some upcoming music, some maybe not-so-new-but-pretty-recent music, and music from Twitter followers. We’re going to try a different approach to start the year, highlighting one or two bands each day, which will allow us to talk about albums a bit more and promote more Twitter folks. Sharon Jones […]

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