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  • Unsung heroes: Ex-tribute artist Charles Bradley finds his own voice

     
    A soul howler who’d been working construction and doing a James Brown tribute act began collaborating with Thomas Brenneck’s Menahan Street Band. Now comes a gig at the Echo. Once a touring member of Sharon Jones’ backing band the Dap-...
  • 'Dancing With the Stars' results recap: The booty shake off

     
    Had she left “Dancing With the Stars” a couple weeks ago, we would have dismissed her as just another former Girl Next Door. But those extra two weeks and a slammin’ samba really gave Kendra Wilkinson the ability to redeem......
  • This weekend's music picks: The Budos Band, Vanaprasta, Eastern Conference Champions

     
    Friday: The Budos Band at the El Rey Staten Island’s Budos Band aren’t in the music game to mess around. They’ve got no clever album titles, no social media strategy, no synthesizers and no reverb pedals. The Budos Band are here to do one...
  • Let the Zamrock revival begin: Now-Again releases Rikki Ililonga and Musi-O-Tunya [Updated]

     
    Los Angeles being a car town, driving soundtracks are important and help calm the nerves and lift the spirits while navigating the oft-living hell that is the daily commute. Thank goodness, then, for "Dark Sunrise," the exquisite new reissue of......
  • 'Rock Band 3' set list leaks, gets Harmonix confirmation

     
    The songs from the third installment of the ubiquitous music game have apparently been leaked, thanks to a (since-deleted) YouTube video and some quick transcribers. The new set list, already partially confirmed by the game's official site, ranges from...
  • 'Glee': Give back the funk

     
    “Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk?” Well, there was a whole lot of funk – the stinky kind, not the hip-shaking groove that the kids of New Directions were looking for. Given the fact that this was the......
  • 'The James Brown Reader,' edited by Nelson George and Alan Leeds

    'The James Brown Reader,' edited by Nelson George and Alan Leeds
    The James Brown Reader 50 Years of Writing About the Godfather of Soul Edited by Nelson George and Alan Leeds Plume: 318 pp., $17 paper WHAT would the late James Brown make of Barack Obama? Most definitely, Brown would say he was down with the message...
  • Beauty and the release

    Stepping to the front of the makeshift stage, she rolled up her essay on "What Independence Means to Me" into a tight cylinder in her hands. "I'm not going to read my essay," Darlene Escalante said, her eyes watery, her voice a husky whisper. An audience...
  • Hackwork hacked

    If good pornography is a you-know-it-when-you-see-it kind of thing, good parody is exactly the opposite: A parody succeeds when large numbers of people don't recognize the thing as a parody. By that standard, Ward Sutton's "Kelly" cartoons for The Onion...
  • Hart-felt statements about violence against women

     
    Comedian Kevin Hart was probably upset about not being invited to the UCSD-area Compton Cookout, where white college kids apparently had a ball acting out their ghetto fantasies. So Hart, who has had roles in "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" and other stuff,...
  • Ann Powers: The men, in their own world

     
    Last week, "American Idol" entered its always risky semifinal phase and plunged right into territory that made it seem like yet another remake of the "Poseidon Adventure". Our favorite television pleasure vessel sure seemed to be taking on water, and...