Dance Music

Beastie Boys’ ‘Some Old Bullsh*t’ found them at a crossroads

Beastie Boys’ ‘Some Old Bullsh*t’ found them at a crossroads

Twenty years ago, we got a more complete look at the punk-thrash beginnings of the Beastie Boys — and a hint as to what would come next.

The Big Sexy, “Better Soon” from Batsu (2014): One Track Mind

The Big Sexy, “Better Soon” from Batsu (2014): One Track Mind

When I heard the Big Sexy’s theme song of comedian J-L Cauvin, I was intrigued. Figuring out who actually performed it was another matter.

Stevie Wonder, December 20, 2014: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Stevie Wonder, December 20, 2014: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Stevie Wonder’s 2014 stop at Los Angeles was more than just a concert. It was a reminder of his gifts, his passion and his humanity.

Yoko Ono mulls over options for next project, from acoustic to hip hop: ‘Let’s just go forward’

Yoko Ono mulls over options for next project, from acoustic to hip hop: ‘Let’s just go forward’

Yoko Ono considers what’s ahead, and it might surprise anyone who has thrilled to her impressive run of No. 1 songs on the dance charts.

David Bowie, “‘Tis a Pity She Was a Whore” (2014): Something Else! sneak peek

David Bowie, “‘Tis a Pity She Was a Whore” (2014): Something Else! sneak peek

Here’s our review of David Bowie’s “‘Tis A Pity She Was A Whore,” the second of two new songs to be included on a forthcoming retrospective.

Forgotten series: RPM Records Sampler: How’s About That Then? (2005)

Forgotten series: RPM Records Sampler: How’s About That Then? (2005)

Check this out!: Leo Sayer gets downright funky. Yes, Leo Sayer.

One Track Mind: Prince, “Clouds” from Art Official Age (2014)

One Track Mind: Prince, “Clouds” from Art Official Age (2014)

Nastily elastic, fantastically dense, this heralds a new age. Or, really, an old one.

‘One of the most requested songs': On that mysterious date from Earth Wind and Fire’s ‘September’

‘One of the most requested songs': On that mysterious date from Earth Wind and Fire’s ‘September’

We’ve all heard the tune. But just what happened during the 21st night?

One Track Mind: Rebirth Brass Band, “Rebirth Groove” Move Your Body (2014)

As this song trumpets – quite literally – there ain’t nothing like a Rebirth groove.

One Track Mind: Blondie, “I Want To Drag You Around” from Ghosts of Download (2014)

One Track Mind: Blondie, “I Want To Drag You Around” from Ghosts of Download (2014)

Blondie still sounds like Blondie, a space-age mixture of icy dance beats and fiery post-punk attitude. Finally, it seems, the rest of popular music has come around again to Debbie Harry’s way of doing things.