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09.26.2011| By Richard Sandrok|
I don’t know where Talib Kweli and Mos Def get their time. It has been said that in the current state of the music industry you have to be a shark – that you must always swim or drown – and if that’s the case these two are makos. Talib Kweli has garnered a reputation as the MC’s MC. At 35 years of age he has already released four solo albums, five with collaborators, be it Mos Def, Hi-Tek, or much-respected underground hip-hop producer Madlib, and a slew of mixtapes, singles, and guest appearances. Mos …
06.25.2010| By Richard Sandrok|
I’m not a big fan of Maroon 5′s music. There, I said it. Best to get it out of the way first. I certainly won’t claim to dislike them, but it’s not my style. I’m just indifferent. I also know the difference between music I don’t care for and music that is bad. Maroon 5 may not be my style, but they do not, by any means, create slop. I couldn’t help but notice their on-stage execution was flawless without being rigid. To put it as succinctly as I can — they have fun on …
04.21.2010| By Richard Sandrok|
I’ve seen Blues Traveler probably four or five times at this point. They’ve been an absolute pleasure to work with for the past seven years I’ve been looking after them here at Shure. I can still remember the first time I went to see them. I remember being apprehensive about it; they tended to attract a jam-band crowd and that is very much not my scene. I was pleasantly shocked to find a band that was more rock-oriented than my preconception. So here on my fourth or fifth time I finally got to see …