• Fela Kuti Lives

    With over 40 albums and an unassailable legacy as the originator of one of Africa’s most popular and enduring sounds, the job of curating Fela Kuti‘s catalog for the 21st century is a difficult and enviable task. Ink 19 dives into the Knitting Factory’s Chop n’ Quench, Fela’s first nine albums re-released, and gives a heads up on the Na Poi set of albums due to drop on May 11.

  • Fela Kuti Lives

    Fela Kuti Lives

    With over 40 albums and an unassailable legacy as the originator of one of Africa’s most popular and enduring sounds, the job of curating Fela Kuti‘s catalog for the 21st century is a difficult and enviable task. Ink 19 dives into the Knitting Factory’s Chop n’ Quench, Fela’s first nine albums re-released, and gives a heads up on the Na Poi set of albums due to drop on May 11.

  • Obscured by Clouds

    Obscured by Clouds

    William Weikart, the mastermind behind the band Obscured by Clouds, is one literate and surprising person. Tim Wardyn unveils Weikart’s impressive cast of influences (including Chris Cornell and Baroque music), how ex-girlfriends contributed to one of the best songs on their album Psycheclectic, and how his bandmate Thee Slayer Hippy got his name.

  • NAMM – Winter 2009

    NAMM – Winter 2009

    The winter National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) trade show brought in bodies despite a tanking retail market and plummeting economy. Elianne Halbersberg reports back on the future of music related technology.

  • An Interview with Brann Dailor of Mastodon

    An Interview with Brann Dailor of Mastodon

    Metal drummer Dailor in Phil Collins fanboy shocker!?!? Stick around for what other revelations Gail Worley coaxes out of Mastodon’s rhythmic anchor in the Ink 19 interview.

  • Jupiter One

    Jupiter One

    JupiterOne (Cordless Recordings /Warner Music Group). Review by Jen Cray.

  • Robert Fripp

    Robert Fripp

    Exposure (DMG). Review by Carl F Gauze.

  • The Michael Harris Band

    The Michael Harris Band

    Open Letter (Dai Box). Review by Kyrby Raine.

  • The Medium

    The Medium

    With the release of their new album, Teetering on the Edge, New Jersey’s the Medium chatted with Brittany Sturges about their first show, the Battle of the Bands, Prince and — oh yea, their favorite fruit.

  • Elbow

    Elbow

    Songs Sung Low from the British Highlands… John Hood explains why Elbow isn’t your average mope.

  • Edward Heppenstall

    Edward Heppenstall

    Parts That Hate Me (Progrock Records). Review by Kyrby Raine.

  • Sarah Fimm

    Sarah Fimm

    How does a musician lacking in any formal training get into Berklee? Sheer guts and determination. Gail Worley talks to Sarah Fimm about her dedication and inspirations.

  • Tama Waipara

    Tama Waipara

    Triumph of Time (ObliqSound). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

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