So Good Soul Revue playlist for December 4, 2012

The above video was a request that I couldn’t get to, I’m assuming from a Community fan. Hopefully enjoying it unironically, but who can say. The spotlight this week was on soul covers of Beatles tunes, a topic that popped into my head thanks to the great new remaster of the Grey Album, but the actual … Continue reading

So Good Playlist: November 20

My apologies for the lack of links, as I’m kind of in a rush at the moment, but just so you know, there are free, legal downloads available from plenty of these folks, and the ones from Heems, Rainy Milo and Rhye are all especially worth tracking down. If you have a couple minutes and … Continue reading

So Good playlist for Nov. 13

  Exciting day on the show today — the first time I’ve had official guests in the studio, and it was New York synth-pop duo Tanlines (who are playing tonight at Commonwealth as part of their one-year anniversary party that’s going all week, and you should go check it out. Calgary’s Gold is opening. It’ll … Continue reading

So Good playlist for November 6

Kudos to Kat Dornian, the music director at CJSW. I took a bit of a different approach this week and mostly stuck to albums on the official playlist she compiles for the station (which includes 100s of CDs in pretty much every genre), and almost everything I checked out was amazing.

A Halloween treat from the Addams Family

A Halloween treat — the Addams Family getting down to the Human Beanz’s finest moment. Happy spook day.

Stream the RZA’s Man With The Iron Fists soundtrack

I haven’t listened all the way through the album yet, so this is presented largely without commentary, but the soundtrack to RZA’s new martial arts epic The Man with the Iron Firsts is sounding pretty phenomenal so far, and the whole thing is streaming via Bandcamp (see above). The movie itself looks halfway promising, written, … Continue reading

So Good playlist, October 16 edition

A bit more all-over-the-place this week, going from classic blues to garagier modern goodies and a relatively downbeat last 45 minutes to suit the weather. The spotlight this week was on offbeat girl group pop, which is why Dolly Parton makes an appearance and why you might’ve heard the most disturbing single the Crystals ever … Continue reading

So Good Soul Revue: Funding Drive edition (updated)

**NEW PLEDGE LEVEL ADDED If you pledge $500 (!), you’ll get Commonwealth’s Ambassador pass: You and a guest into every event at Commonwealth for a full year, no line, no cover. And considering they just announced a James Murphy DJ set next month, it’s safe to say there’ll be some darn good events. So, the … Continue reading

So Good playlist: October 9

Some really solid stuff in this week’s show. New tracks from locals Joanna Borromeo and Dragon Fli Empire were both great, and the SonReal and Rich Kidd track sounds like a potential crossover hit to me. I’ll try to talk about all of those in more detail on here in the next few days. But … Continue reading

So Good Playlist for September 25

I went back to the old-school soul today, for the most part. The Nick Waterhouse record is still blowing my mind, and probably will be for some time. And the new Heavy and Souljazz discs seem to be living up to their last releases which says a lot. But the one that’s creeping up on … Continue reading