Trying to put the sprawling creative mess that is Jamaican music into order is a daunting task… until you realize that a lot of it sprang from Studio One. Scott Adams recaps several reissues from C.S. “Coxsone” Dodd’s pivotal recording studio.
Various Artists (Lakeshore). Review by Rob Walsh.
Various Artists (Heartbeat). Review by Julio Diaz.
Plus 1 Athens: Show Flyers from an Legendary Scene reproduces over 150 Athens, Georgia band flyers in a beautifully designed book.
Swingin’ instrumentals from King Curtis, Lazy Lester, Roy Buchanan and more from KMRD 96.9, Madrid New Mexico.
12 film box set of films from the legendary Hong Kong film studio, Shaw Brothers .
// (Self released). Review by Carl F. Gauze.
El Camino (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (Nonesuch Records). Review by Jeremy Glazier.
A look back at the early days of Los Angeles punk through the lens of photographer Melanie Nissen and her new book HARD + FAST.
A documentary on gun violence in urban America
Heavy Load Blues (Fantasy Records). Review by Jeremy Glazier.
A Public Record: Song and Stories. Review by Stacey Zering.
Winter Park Playhouse rolls out the big guns for their celebratory Christmas cabaret.