Been out of town for a bit (shout out to both Big City and Good Records in NYC!) but wanted to quickly catch folks up on some posts you might have missed:

  • Karen Tongson put together an excellent, eclectic Summer Songs post.
  • Adam Mansbach also dropped some summer cuts for us, with an appealing mix of hip-hop, jazz and soul.
  • I wrote about the new Jackson Conti album, plus a revisit of “California Soul” for my new weekly Vibe blog, Side Dishes.