Joss Stone

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2013

    Five Disturbing Tales of Plots to Kill Musicians

    Sometimes, being a rich and famous musician is downright terrifying. It's impossible to know what motivates twisted humans to want to murder celebrities, but it's something that has only narrowly been avoided on several recent occasions. Here are five musicians who were targeted by psychos, but made ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    Justin Bieber's Believe: A First Listen

    Like my colleague Andrew Stout, I have mostly managed to avoid Justin Bieber for what I'm pretty sure are good reasons. He's a typical "innocent" white male singer trying to represent universality to nonwhites and nonmales. Then there's his musical blandness: bits that crept through my defenses of " ... More >>

  • Music

    June 1, 2011
  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Mick Jagger Forms Supergroup "Super Heavy," We're Super Embarrassed

    ​ Mick Jagger threw his name into the running for what may become the biggest supergroup of 2011, joining Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics, Damien Marley, Joss Stone, and A.R. Rahman, composer of the Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack, for what promises to be an eclectic (and hopefully not too terr ... More >>

  • Music

    August 11, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Raphael Saadiq Announces Oakland Show

    Retro Chic: Raphael Saadiq​ November 18th will be a homecoming of sorts for Oakland native Raphael Saadiq. Ray Ray, as he is known, is arguably the most prolific and talented male soul/R&B artist around today--equally seasoned at singing, playing several instruments, and producing. Saadiq has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    Outside Lands Trivia Challenge

    Zap Mama‚Äč The headliners for this weekend's Outside Lands festival--Pearl Jam, the Dave Matthews Band, Black Eyed Peas, Thievery Corporation, Tenacious D, and M.I.A.--need little introduction. But what about the undercard? One of the coolest things about this event is the sheer number of acts play ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    Leah Tysse Makes Her Yoshi's Debut

    Leah Tysse If there's anything the blues genre needs, it's a fresh face. As you may or may not know, the genre has struggled in recent years, and though blues once dominated the Bay Area's nightlife scene, there are few dedicated local venues committed to preserving the root of R&B, jazz, and s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    Alice Russell Comes to SF

    Digby OldridgeCrazy just like you: Alice RussellThese days, apparently, British pop-soul sirens are a dime a dozen. Why, all you have to do is go to any smoke-filled pub in Nottingham, peer under the table, and you'll find the next Joss Stone, Lily Allen, or Amy Crackhouse. Seriously, though, Alice ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    Raphael Saadiq at the Fillmore in March

    You can't bring up neo-soul without bringing up Raphael Saadiq. He's definitely earned a reputation as one of the best R&B/soul artists of our time, having produced classic tracks with Tony! Toni! Tone!, the Roots, Erykah Badu, and Joss Stone, to name a few. Saadiq's latest album, The Way I See ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2008
  • Music

    November 23, 2005

    The Caged Bird Sings

    The real story behind Fiona Apple's Extraordinary Machine isn't the label battles. It's how good the record is.

  • Music

    September 14, 2005

    Herbie Hancock


  • Film

    November 3, 2004

    Candy Caine

    Jude Law's Alfie puts a pretty face on what was an ugly story

  • Music

    September 29, 2004

    Joss Stone

    Mind, Body & Soul

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