Sharon Jones tops Blues Fest 2009 bill
This year has pinch of soul. She's not exactly a blues act, but Sharon Jones is a killer headliner. You'll hear no genre nitpicking from us.

The Popstream: Menahan Street Band, "Make the Road By Walking"
Old-school funk revival's turned out to be one of this decade's most rewarding genres, one of those rare Brooklyn-based music scenes that hasn't actually wound up getting all self-indulgently smirky on its way to disappearing up its own coke-strewn nostril.

Hear the New Song "The Strangers" From St. Vincent's New Album Actor Out May 5
Hello hello! Here's "The Strangers," the first track from Actor. Break out the mink stoles and mint juleps. Please feel free to post it up on your blog or IM it to your best friend or blast it from your computer speakers at work.

The Roots launch The 2nd Annual ROOTS PICNIC!
Featuring a special performance by Public Enemy, who will perform
It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
, backed by Antibalas and The Roots

St. Vincent Tops "Pure Enchantment" (Spin) Of 2007 Debut With Stunning New Album 'Actor' Out May 5 On 4AD
On May 5, 4AD will release 'Actor' the anticipated new album by St. Vincent (nee Annie Clark), and the follow-up to her first album 'Marry Me,' one of the most acclaimed debuts of 2007. 'Actor' was co-produced by Clark and John Congleton (Modest Mouse, Polyphonic Spree etc...) and features eleven new songs, all written and arranged by Clark.

Dark Was the Night Radio City show CONFIRMED - Dave Sitek, Dirty Projectors, Feist, The National, Sharon Jones & more...
4AD is pleased to announce Dark Was The Night - Live , a concert commemorating the newest Red Hot release Dark Was The Night. The show will take place Sunday May 3 at Radio City Music Hall