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Charles Bradley — at Subterranean in Chicago, Illinois, July 23, 2015

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at Subterranean in Chicago, Illinois, July 23, 2015
at The Santa Monica Pier Twilight Concert Series, Sept 11, 2014
at ACL Live at The Moody Theatre


11 Best Songs of the Week: Marika Hackman, Shura, Sleater-Kinney, Bat For Lashes, and More

Plus Bruce Springsteen, Black Belt Eagle Scout, Purple Mountains, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 14, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. We couldn't quite limit it to a Top 10 this week, there were enough strong new tracks to stretch it to a Top 11. There were several notable albums announced this week, which meant a lot of strong new singles to choose from. More

Jun 13, 2019

Daptone Records are releasing their 100th 45 single on June 28 and now the New York soul label has shared its A-side, "Hey Brother (Do Unto Others)." The song is credited to The Family Daptone and features the label's two biggest icons, Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley, both who have died in recent years (Jones in 2016 and Bradley in 2017, both due to cancer). More

Charles Bradley - Stream the Final Album

Black Velvet Out Now via Dunham/Daptone

Nov 09, 2018

Modern soul legend Charles Bradley passed away in September 2017 due to cancer at age 68. Back in September the labels Dunham and Daptone announced a final Bradley album, Black Velvet. The album is out today, which is four days after what would have been his 70th birthday. Now that the album is out, you can stream the whole thing below. More

Oct 18, 2018

Modern soul legend Charles Bradley passed away in September 2017 due to cancer at age 68. Back in September 2018 the labels Dunham and Daptone announced a final Bradley album, Black Velvet, and shared a video for its first single, "I Feel a Change." Black Velvet is due out November 9, which is four days after what would have been his 70th birthday. Now another song from the album has been shared, "Can't Fight the Feeling." More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Julia Holter, Thom Yorke, Frontperson, Metric, and More

Plus Men I Trust, Okkervil River, Phosphorescent, The Twilight Sad, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 07, 2018

Last week's Songs of the Week was sparse, with only a Top 8 (and two of those songs were from the same artist), probably due to it building up a three-day weekend. There wasn't much to write about at the start of this week, due to the Labor Day holiday on Monday, but labels, bands, and publicists more than made up for it with plenty of new songs the rest of the week.  More

Sep 06, 2018

Modern soul legend Charles Bradley passed away last September due to cancer at age 68. Now the labels Dunham and Daptone have announced a final Bradley album, Black Velvet, and shared a video for its first single, "I Feel a Change." More

Daptone Records Share Touching Video Tribute to Charles Bradley

The 68-Year-Old Has Lost His Fight with Cancer

Oct 02, 2017

Modern soul legend Charles Bradley passed away just over a week ago. The 68-year-old lost his battle with cancer. He was diagnosed with stomach cancer last fall and halted touring. After undergoing treatment, he was given a clean bill of health and was back on the road earlier this year. But the cancer returned and spread to his liver and in September he cancelled tour dates again due to his illness.  More

Soundtracking the Resistance - Refusing to Let it Go

Healthcare and Taxes (Plus Charles Bradley and The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die)

Sep 29, 2017

Debating healthcare is back, because efforts to destroy it won't seem to go away. On top of the latest attempts to replace Obamacare, we have updates on tax, German elections, unity concerts, Stevie Wonder on one knee, and the passing of Charles Bradley.  More

R.I.P. Modern Soul Legend Charles Bradley

The 68-Year-Old Has Lost His Fight with Cancer

Sep 23, 2017

We are very sad to report that modern soul legend Charles Bradley has died. The 68-year-old has lost his battle with cancer today. He was diagnosed with stomach cancer last fall and halted touring. After undergoing treatment, he was given a clean bill of health and was back on the road earlier this year. More

My Morning Jacket Announce New Year’s Eve Shows with Prince’s The Revolution, and More

Three Nights in Broomfield, CO Also to Feature Charles Bradley and tUnE-yArDs

Aug 07, 2017

My Morning Jacket have announced three shows at the end of the year leading up to New Year's Eve. They go down December 29, 30, and 31 at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, CO and each will feature a different special guest.  More

Charles Bradley Diagnosed with Cancerous Tumor and Cancels Tour, But Vows to Fight On

“I will fight through this like I’ve fought through the many other obstacles in my life.”

Oct 04, 2016

We are sad to report that modern soul legend Charles Bradley has been forced to cancel his tour because doctors have found a cancerous tumor in his stomach. The 67-year-old, who earlier this year released his third album, Changes, via Daptone and Dunham, has issued a statement regarding his illness. More

Aug 03, 2016

Earlier this year Charles Bradley released his third album, Changes, via Daptone and Dunham. Now the modern soul legend has shared a video for Changes track "Good to Be Back Home." More

Under the Radar Announces May/June 2016 Issue with M83 on the Cover

Issue 57 Also Includes Interview with Lush, Primal Scream, John Carpenter, Frightened Rabbit, Underworld, Yeasayer, Frankie Cosmos, Julien Baker, Cat's Eyes, School of Seven Bells, Parquet Courts, Fear of Men, Minor Victories, Kevin Morby, and More

May 06, 2016

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our May/June 2016 issue (out May, June, and into July), which has shipped out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon. It will also soon be available digitally via Under the Radar's app, and the magazine apps Zinio, Readly, and Readbug. The issue features M83 on the cover. More

Apr 21, 2016

Last night Charles Bradley stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The former James Brown impersonator has become a modern soul icon in his own right, even if it's later in his life that he's found success. Last night he performed "Ain't It a Sin," a track from his recently released third album, Changes, which is out now on Daptone and Dunham.   More

Watch: Charles Bradley - “Ain’t It A Sin” Video

Changes Out Now via Dunham / Daptone Records

Apr 05, 2016

Following the release of his new album Changes last Friday, Charles Bradley has shared the video for his latest single "Ain't It A Sin." More

FYF Fest 2016 Lineup: LCD Soundsystem, Tame Impala, Air, Beach House, Grimes, Hot Chip, and More

Father John Misty, Kendrick Lamar, Grace Jones, Wolf Parade, Ty Segall, DIIV, Wild Nothing, Julia Holter, and Many Others Set for Los Angeles Fest in Au

Mar 29, 2016

FYF Fest has announced its 2016 lineup and it's another impressive one. The event is due to take place August 27 and 28 at LA Sports Arena and Exposition Park. Saturday will be headlined by Kendrick Lamar and Tame Impala and Sunday will be headlined by LCD Soundsystem (who seem to be playing every festival this year) and Grace Jones. More

Mar 24, 2016

This week NPR's First Listen is streaming new albums by artists like Andrew Bird, Black Mountain, Bleached, and Charles Bradley. More

Jul 27, 2015

On July 23 Charles Bradley performed at Subterranean in Chicago, Illnois.  More

Apr 21, 2015

Last weekend was the second weekend of Coachella. More

Sep 12, 2014

Last night Charles Bradley performed at Santa Monica Pier as part of the Twilight Concert Series. More

Charles Bradley Announces Additional Tour Dates

Plus: Watch The Screaming Eagle Of Soul WNYC’s Soundcheck

Feb 05, 2014

Charles Bradley, is headed out on the road in support of his excellent album, Victim of Love. More

Mar 29, 2013

Much like his Daptone labelmate Sharon JonesCharles Bradley's breakthrough moment came much later in life. More

Check Out Photos of Øya Festival, Day 4

Best Coast, First Aid Kit, SBTRKT, and More

Aug 12, 2012

From August 7-11 Oslo, Norway hosted the Øya Festival. We sent social media editor Laura Studarus over to cover the action. Check out her shots of Highasakite, Best CoastHeyerdahlPhilco FictionFirst Aid KitJessie Ware, Charles BradleySBTRKT, and Bon Iver. More


Charles Bradley

When You Feel The Music You'll Know

Jun 28, 2016

Charles Bradley tells a story about when he was asked by Daptone Records head honcho Gabe Roth to perform at Sharon Jones' 50th birthday party in 2006, and he was given a song to memorize.  More


Black Velvet

Black Velvet


Nov 14, 2018

As posthumous records go, there is nothing quite like Charles Bradley's Black Velvet. The soul singer, who passed away in September 2017, had made a name for himself late in life: first, in his early years, with a career as a James Brown cover artist (where he performed as the eponymous "Black Velvet"); and later, with his discovery by Daptone Records and the release of his debut album, No Time for Dreaming, at the age of 62. More




Apr 01, 2016

The story of Charles Bradley is a quintessentially American one. As chronicled in the excellent documentary Soul of America, he was down on his luck until he was discovered as a James Brown impersonator, becoming the unlikeliest of stars at age 65. Bradley is now on his third album, Changes, and is backed by The Extraordinaires, who replace The Menahan Street Band.  More

Victim of Love

Victim of Love


May 06, 2013

If there were any justice in the world, Charles Bradley would have been a star years ago. Thankfully, his sophomore release Victim of Love goes a long way toward making up for lost time.  More

SXSW 2013 Thursday and Friday Recap – Sharon Jones, TOY, Savages, Youth Lagoon, Telekinesis, etc.

Mar 25, 2013

Having survived the first two nights of SXSW and Under the Radar's first two days parties, despite a crying newborn back in our hotel room, I ventured out into the Austin night yet again. Here is a recap of what I saw Thursday and Friday night of SXSW 2013, including sets by TOY, Charles Bradley, Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, Telekinesis, Akron/Family's Cy Dune with 30 drummers, Savages, Youth Lagoon, and more. More

SXSW Day Three: TOY, Charles Bradley, Sharon Jones, and Telekinesis

March 14th, 2013

Mar 23, 2013

Few things come as more of a surprise than the third day of SXSW. Regardless of superficial whine-inducing aches, the night was filled with heavy hitters: TOYCharles BradleySharon Jonesand Telekinesis. More

Øya Day Four: The War on Drugs, Best Coast, First Aid Kit, Bon Iver and More

August 11th, 2012

Aug 13, 2012

Øya, day four. The best way to avoid jet lag is to never sleep—but by this point I was experiencing a new sensation: festival lag. On the way to the day’s events, I passed a man in the hotel lobby, sleeping soundly in a small nest of beanbag chairs. He is my spirit animal. More