As KDHX reaches the end of an era and begins broadcasting from the Larry J. Weir Center for Independent Media in Grand Center, we're also reaching the end of 2013.
The Wood Brothers have titled their latest album "The Muse," and juding by "Honey Jar," the muse in question is Sun rockabilly, Chess blues and all manner of honeydripping funk.
At the age of 27, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews possesses soul beyond his years and the musical skills to match.
Marvin Gaye was a musical legend, one who undeniably transcended the very R&B genre he helped define. His career exemplified the evolution of R&B and soul, and his own evolution as well.
A longtime fan of Florida-based swamp rockers JJ Grey & Mofro, I was excited to herald their return to the Pageant just nine months after they rang in the New Year at the venue; but my excitement only grew stronger when it was announced that the opening act would be funky New Orleans rockers the Revivalists.
At age 46, after more than a decade touring, writing and recording his Florida-steeped, swampy blend of rock, soul, funk and blues with his band Mofro, JJ Grey may be at the sweetest point in his life.
"The Electric Lady" and Janelle Monae's debut full-length before it, "The ArchAndroid," take place in a distant, dystopian world where a totalitarian regime called "The Great Divide" has forced humans to wear cages on their heads and uses time travel to suppress freedom and love.
Throw up the windows and set the boombox to 11: When Black Joe Lewis throws a party the neighbors need to know about it. "Come to My Party" is a no frills, all thrills, hard funk roof raiser.