1. The Heavy's 'The Glorious Dead': Exclusive First Listen

    August 14, 2012 11:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 The music of The Heavy is all about making connections with the past. When the band tours the world (as they've often done since the releasing debut "Great Vengeance and Furious Fire" in 2007), they're constantly on the look out ...

  2. At Long Last, Antibalas

    August 02, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Afrobeat pioneers-and backing band for 'Fela!'-drop first studio album in five years The stakes are high for Antibalas on the eve of the release of its self-titled, fifth studio album. The project, due Aug. 8 on Daptone Records, represen ...

  3. Backbeat: Seymour Stein, Martin Mills, Cathy Bauer, Darius Van Arman Bathe In the Warm Indie Glow of A2IM's Inaugural Libera Awards

    June 22, 2012 7:00 PM EDT Group Rate: Some of A2IM's members: Front row (L to R): Cathy Bauer (Daptone), Glenn Morrow (Bar/None), Pat Berry (Six Degrees), Emmy Black (Bar/None), Molly Neuman (eMusic), Nydia Ines Davila (Daptone), Lori Condon (Acony). 2nd row, L to R: ...

  4. Charles Bradley Creating SXSW Fest Buzz Two Years Running

    March 13, 2012 12:19 PM EDT Director Poull Brien was nursing a pint of Guinness in the Driskill Hotel Monday afternoon when an official email came in from SXSW . His film "Charles Bradley: Soul of America" had received such a positive response from its first two sc ...

  5. Exclusive: Antibalas Readies First Post-'Fela!' Album for Daptone

    December 12, 2011 2:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Antibalas will release in June its first album since its members took on the role of house band for the musical "Fela!" that is currently touring the country. Daptone Records, the independent label based in Brooklyn, will release the album ...

  6. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings / Jan. 22, 2008 / Tampa, Fla. (Skipper's Smokehouse)

    February 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "We've had a blessed year and we're gonna bless y'all with our music," Sharon Jones, powerhouse belter and frontwoman for old-school soul/funk outfit the Dap-Kings, promised near the start of the grou "We've had a ...

  7. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings

    October 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sharon Jones often hears people remark that "nobody makes good soul music anymore." She's got a message for those people: "We do." Sharon Jones often hears people remark that "nobody makes good soul music anymore." ...