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mxdwn Top 20 Albums 2006: 5-1

December 31st, 2006

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By Raymond Flotat Posted in Features

mxdwn Top 40 Songs 2006: 10-1

December 31st, 2006

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By Raymond Flotat Posted in Features

RIP: James Brown

December 31st, 2006

It seems that 2006 will close on a note of sadness. At 1:45 on Christmas Day, the world lost one of the most influential figures in music over the last fifty years, James Brown. Known by many as the Godfather of Soul, The Hardest Working Man in Show Business, Soul Brother Number One, and a slew of other nicknames, Brown was hospitalized with pneumonia on December 24th.

James Brown certainly left one formidable legacy behind. With hit singles like “I’ve Got You (I Feel Good)”, “Say It Loud–I’m Black and I’m Proud”, “(Get Up I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine”, “Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag” and “Please, Please, Please” as well as some of the most energetic live albums in recorded history, he will forever be often imitated and never duplicated. Read more…

By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

Leigh Nash – Blue On Blue

December 29th, 2006


Bubblegum Sweetness

Though Leigh Nash has been in the music business 15 years, she still manages to convey an innocence that belies her longevity. Her distinctive, angelic voice makes her easily recognizable as the former front-woman of Sixpence None the Richer. Blue on Blue, her pop-influenced solo release, is a little more soulful than her previous work; however, the mature tracks don’t negate the slightly syrupy ones. Read more…

By Jacquie Frisco Posted in Reviews

Spike Lee to Direct James Brown Movie

December 28th, 2006

Spike Lee has signed on to direct a film about the Godfather of Soul, James Brown with with Brian Grazer (producer of A Beautiful Mind) producing. Read more…

By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

Danger Mouse Goes 2-D

December 28th, 2006

Adding to his mostly conjested plate, Danger Mouse will be at the helm of a band who’s members are brought to life through animated characters. Dubbed The Undergroung Animals, the collective will contain “an element of mystery,” says Downtown label head Josh Deutsch. “We have some very celebrated producers and some up-and-comers, all of whom are arranged around Danger. Everybody is producing under a pseudonym.”

Danger Mouse is currently working Gnarls Barkley’s follow-up to the highly acclaimed St. Elsewhere, which is due before the end of 2007. Read more…

By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

mxdwn Top 20 Albums 2006: 10-6

December 22nd, 2006

mxdwn Top 20 Albums 2006: 10-6 Read more…

By Raymond Flotat Posted in Features

mxdwn Top 40 Songs 2006: 20-11

December 22nd, 2006

mxdwn Top 40 Songs 2006: 20-11 Read more…

By Raymond Flotat Posted in Features

Lollapalooza 2006 Photo Gallery

December 22nd, 2006

Each band had roughly and hour to wow audiences big and small with not only their music, but stage presence as well. From gawky screams to wacky dance moves, every artist had their own tactic for capturing the ears of everyone around them. Whether they succeeded or failed, each set promised a chance to spot something magical on stage. Read more…

By Megan Clinard Posted in Features

Lollapalooza 2006 Photo Gallery – Nickel Creek

December 22nd, 2006

A sunny afternoon was the perfect time for Nickel Creek to perform. A relaxed hour where Chris Thile played many a mandolin solo and Sean and Sarah Watkins took time to showcase their instrumental side. Read more…

By Megan Clinard Posted in Features