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by Paul Attard Kicking the Canon Music

X | Wild Gift

There never was a romance quite like it: beat poets/star-crossed lovers Exene Cervenka and John Doe form a little rock band with guitarist Billy Zoom and drummer D. J. Bonebrake — a list of names straight out of a Charles Bukowski novel — then…

September 12, 2020
by Paul Attard Kicking the Canon Music

Roscoe Mitchell Sextet | Sound

What’s the difference between music and noise? Besides general semantics, the two terms are perceived to create something of a dichotomy in relation to one another; often when trying to pass critical judgment on the sonic qualities of a recorded piece, there’s a tendency…

May 19, 2020
by Ryo Miyauchi Kicking the Canon Music

Mary J. Blige | My Life

After writing the early blueprint for ’90s R&B, Mary J. Blige laid out her own musical foundations on 1994’s My Life. The influence of hip-hop began to seep into R&B by the end of the ’80s  —  a period that soon saw Bell Biv…

May 12, 2020
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