New Blues: ‘Blues Harp Women’

Blues Harp Women Label: Ruf Records Think you know all of the women out there keeping blues harp music relevant? Think again. ‘Blues Harp Women’ is a double-album that is a contemporary music history archive celebrating an oft-overlooked category—female harmonica players. It’s also a wonderful introduction for anyone not aware of the number of highly talented … Continue reading



Prince became a global superstar in the 1980s, with albums such as 1999, Purple Rain and Sign O’ the Times. He sold more than 100 million records during his career. A singer, songwriter, arranger and multi-instrumentalist, Prince recorded more than 30 albums. His best known hits include Let’s Go Crazy and When Doves Cry. A … Continue reading


Will Maria Sharapova Get A Fair Hearing?

A hearing has been scheduled in Maria Sharapova‘s doping case, with a possible ruling before Wimbledon begins. This year’s Roland Garros, of course, is out. It’s a disciplinary hearing. International Tennis Federation (ITF) president David Haggerty said Wednesday that the Tennis Integrity Unit typically takes ”two to three months” to process a case. That could … Continue reading


Legendary Pop Punk Group The Muffs’ 2nd Album Gets Expanded Reissue On Omnivore

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The self-titled debut disc from L.A.-based, high-energy pop quartet the Muffs hit the scene in 1993, and was an instant smash. Any fear that they couldn’t follow it up successfully was answered when Blonder and Blonder arrived two years later. Now a three-piece, the Muffs again teamed up with producer Rob … Continue reading