News & Updates — Ubiquity Records
Sharon Jones / May 4, 1956 - Nov 18, 2016
One of my favorites in recent years, the wonderful Sharon Jones captivated growing legions of audiences in the new millennium with her high-energy, charming personality and powerful voice on stages around the globe. A former security guard who made the big time, despite being told she was "too short, too fat, too old and too black", she worked hard for all of her success. Born in Augusta GA, she grew up in Bed-Stuy Brooklyn. She contributed backing vocals to recording sessions before her work on a Lee Fields studio date convinced the producers that they had a special talent in...
2015 Year-End Round-Up (with guests!)
Among the many beautiful things about sound & music is that it can supplement your life's routine in so many different ways. Whether you look at (or hear or make) music as artistic expression, ritual, relaxation, protest, celebration, dance release, mathematical composition, entertainment, fashion, comedy or even as background sound, there is no wrong way to appreciate music. It fills our lives with joy or aggression, songs about love and hate, constructions of rhythm and noise, harmony or disruption. Only a high-minded snob will pooh-pooh somebody's artistic creation. (Although they are certainly out there, usually in the form of talentless...
Our Favorite Records of 2014
What records made your ears happy?
Andujar's Interplanetary Music Scene Report
Check out Andujar's latest record reviews round-up at the Peace & Rhythm blog. A whole lot of sonic ground gets covered. http://peaceandrhythm.blogspot.com/2014/08/pardon-my-ears-interplanetary-music.html
Visiting the Dark Side...Brownout presents Brown Sabbath (Ubiquity Records)
(photo by focalchrome) This is the highly publicized Black Sabbath tribute from members of Brownout and Grupo Fantasma. I have seen both of those bands several times and have been continually amazed by their tight live shows with swingin' horns and rippin' grooves. Intrigued further, I decided to gain access into their world and tried to find out what makes them so sick. I was told to meet them in some late night Texas heat (I took a left at the longhorn, vultures circling). When I arrived on the scene there was a wicked feeling that came over me. The...