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2014: Music in Review

2014 was a great year for music lovers, with plenty of great new albums and reissues to breathe new life into old favorites. Here are some of my favorite musical ...

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To Your (Musical) Health

So it's about time for those New Year's resolutions to kick in, and I'm sure many of you are going to the gym more often now. Here's a playlist to ...

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Elvis Presley

In 1953, Elvis Presley walked into Sun Records in Memphis and recorded the song "My Happiness." He was only 18.

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Mo’ Better Jazz and Blues

Jai Johanny Johanson, better known by his stage name, Jaimoe, has been playing drums and percussion since he was 16.

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Stepping off the ‘Front Porch’

Country music is a difficult genre of music to appraise. Most songs sound startlingly common, with similar or identical subjects and not much difference in how they're discussed.

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Starkgrass Takes Over the Capital City

Starkville-based bluegrass band The Tombigbees began as a trio, performing at open-mic nights and backwoods bars.

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The Weeks: Southern Heritage, Soulful Sound

The members of indie-rock outfit The Weeks, natives of Florence, Miss., grew up on a blend of classic rock and alternative music.

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Jammin’ to Carols

If you're feeling the pressure, a spin on the treadmill or some yoga is just what you need. Here are some holiday tracks to keep you company.

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The Aural Tapestry of Argiflex

Argiflex, the stage name of neo-rave electronic artist Curtis Lehr, 21, isn't about meeting expectations or making music that appeals to everyone. Quite the opposite, in fact.

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Christmas Music States the Obvious

I'm a Christmas music junkie. I love when this time of year rolls around because I get to dust off the collection of holiday music I've amassed through the years.

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Kindred: Bringing Soul to the City

Fatin Dantzler and Aja Graydon Dantzler, the powerhouse vocalists of Kindred the Family Soul, perform with Mike Burton and the Good Times Brass Band, and actor and comedian Palmer Williams ...

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The Year of Omingnome

Omingnome is busy kicking off "The Year of Healing," a four-stage tour that follows the transformative life cycle of a butterfly: caterpillar, cocoon, butterfly and laying her eggs.

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Kudzu Kings: Different Kind of Gumbo

From 1994 to 2003, the Kudzu Kings were Mississippi roots-rock royalty, performing with popular acts such as Widespread Panic and featuring guest musicians including Cody Dickinson of the North Mississippi ...

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Say ‘Yes, MAAM’ to Classical Music

You may not be a die-hard classical-music purist, but the Mississippi Academy of Ancient Music, known as MAAM, can make you feel like one.

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The Source of Southern Songwriting

Millsaps College's Arts & Lecture series is known for featuring gifted speakers and talented artists, but on Monday, Nov. 24, the series steps into new territory with a focus on ...


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