SIDEBAR #7: TOM BRENNECK OF THE MENAHAN STREET BAND

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Thomas Brenneck keeps a few pots on the stove, including as the guitarist for the Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, and is also a part of the Budos Band and the El Michels Affair. In the last few years though, he’s gone from sideman to bandleader with the Menahan Street Band and their work with Charles Bradley. He and the MSB have been touring behind Bradley’s recent album and he’s currently at work on a new MSB album. We talked about his songwriting history, sitting across the table from Jay-Z and why […]

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SHARON JONES AND THE DAP-KINGS + ERYKAH BADU: SPRING HEATS UP!


Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings: I Learned the Hard Way
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From I Learned the Hard Way (Daptone, 2010)

If you know anything about me or this site, you know I’m inclined to like Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings for various reasons. That’s why I find it hard to properly articulate the kinds of superlatives to lay upon their new album without sounding like I’m predictably buttering their bread but trust me on this:

This is the best album they’ve ever put out. By far. I went in with […]

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