+ SXSW announced the official artist lineup this week. We are doing our two day Hot Freaks! event again – stay tuned for details over the next few weeks.
+ Soul Sides highlights Bob Azzams brand of original gumbo funk, circa 1968
+ The Rising Storm gets a podcast component to the blog
+ Little Hits pens a love letter to France Gall
+ Daytrotter presently has sessions from Tulsa and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
+ Home of The Groove has a whole mess of funky Mardi Gras inspired tracks up
+ Pitchfork is streaming R.E.M.’s first single from their next album Accelerate. Listen HERE…