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Fania Classics Reworked By Joe Claussell

Fania Classics Reworked By Joe Claussell

April 12, 2011, By

Legendary New York based label, Fania, has announced that it will be releasing a two disc set of remixed back catalog classics, expertly remixed by …

Giveaway: Win Two Tickets To Hangout Music Festival

Giveaway: Win Two Tickets To Hangout Music Festival

April 12, 2011

As all of us in the CMJ office rejoice as spring resurrects us from winter depression, we look south to see if there are any …

Panda Bear – Tomboy

Panda Bear – Tomboy

April 12, 2011, By

You don’t listen to a Panda Bear album—you swim through it. Noah Lennox, the lone man behind the Panda, taught us this on …

CMJ TV: Trail Of Dead Interviews Itself

CMJ TV: CMJ TV: Trail Of Dead Interviews Itself

April 11, 2011, By

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfQjG_GBeKI The day that …And You Know Us By The Trail Of Dead had its album release party …

Fat Beats Adds CSC Funk Band, New Album Announced

Fat Beats Adds CSC Funk Band, New Album Announced

April 11, 2011, By

Fat Beats has just announced signing New York-based CSC Funk Band, adding another powerful sound to the label’s well-established and hip-hop-dominated roster. As the …

WHIL Sold To University Of Alabama

WHIL Sold To University Of Alabama

April 11, 2011, By

Spring Hill College recently announced that it will sell public radio’s WHIL-FM 91.3 to the University Of Alabama for $1.1 million. The college cites “limited resources” …

?uestlove, Keren Ann Pair Hip-Hop With Ravel And Debussy

?uestlove, Keren Ann Pair Hip-Hop With Ravel And Debussy

April 11, 2011, By

We are all familiar with ?uestlove’s ability to perform brilliantly in just about any possible musical context thrown his way. However, his upcoming Philly-Paris …

Young Jeezy Signs Freddie Gibbs To CTE

Young Jeezy Signs Freddie Gibbs To CTE

April 11, 2011, By

Young Jeezy has signed up-and-coming lyricist Freddie Gibbs to his Atlanta-based Corporate Thug Entertainment imprint on Def Jam. Hailing from Gary, IN, Gibbs endured many …

Sole Finds New Life In ‘Cruel World’

Sole Finds New Life In ‘Cruel World’

April 11, 2011, By

Former Anticon artist and the label’s founder, Tim Holland, aka quirky hip-hop artist Sole, is releasing his debut LP with label Fake Four on …

Hauschka – Salon Des Amateurs

Hauschka – Salon Des Amateurs

April 11, 2011, By

The German pianist Hauschka, aka Volker Bertelmann, has been building a reputation over the last decade as a classically trained composer who is not afraid …

Dirtbombs Is Ready To ‘Party’

Dirtbombs Is Ready To ‘Party’

April 8, 2011, By

The Dirtbombs, the Detroit garage-rock band founded by Mick Collins of the Gories, will tour North America in support of its latest album, Party House. …

Reatard Gets A Reissue

Reatard Gets A Reissue

April 8, 2011, By

Last winter, just as he stood on the verge of making a full national break through, Jay Reatard, aka Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr., died mysteriously …

Woodsist Fest Taking Root Again In Big Sur

Woodsist Fest Taking Root Again In Big Sur

April 8, 2011, By

Big Sur’s Woodsist Festival is coming back, taking place July 30 and 31 this summer. The folksy Woodsist label’s showcase has also announced its lineup, …

Rebirth Brass Band @ Brooklyn Bowl: April 7, 2011

Rebirth Brass Band @ Brooklyn Bowl: April 7, 2011

April 8, 2011, By

“If. You. Don’t. Funk With. Me. Then I won’t funk with you,” is what four out of seven Rebirth Brass Band gentlemen are …

Alex Barck And Christian Prommer Team Up On New LP

Alex Barck And Christian Prommer Team Up On New LP

April 8, 2011, By

Alex Barck, the DJ known most recently for his work with Jazzanova, and musician/producer Christian Prommer have teamed up under the name Prommer And …

NMR 1194/CMJ TV: We’re Not Low-ering Our Standards

NMR 1194/CMJ TV: We’re Not Low-ering Our Standards

April 8, 2011

It’s another week of unexpected chart shake-ups and shake-downs. Pretty, Pretty Swedish Princess Lykke Li saddles into the top spot with a sophomore album …