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Listen: Mavis Staples - “Little Bit”

If All I Was Was Black Due Out November 17 via ANTI-

Oct 12, 2017

Soul legend and civil rights activist Mavis Staples is releasing a new albumIf All I Was Was Black, on November 17 via ANTI-. If All I Was Was Black was produced by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, who also guests on one song, and previously she shared its title track, "If All I Was Was Black." Now she has shared another song from the album, "Little Bit." More

Sep 11, 2017

Soul legend and civil rights activist Mavis Staples has announced a new album, If All I Was Was Black, and shared its title track. If All I Was Was Black was produced by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, who also guests on one song. More

Apr 28, 2017

Damon Albarn's Gorillaz released a new albumHumanz, today via Warner Bros. Last night the band stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform "Let Me Out."  More

Watch Mavis Staples and Arcade Fire’s Win and Régine Cover Talking Heads’ “Slippery People”

I'll Take You There: An All-Star Concert Celebration Due Out June 2 via Blackbird Presents

Apr 14, 2017

In 2014 soul legend and civil rights activist Mavis Staples had a big hometown concert in Chicago that featured a slew of special guests. Among them were Arcade Fire's Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, who joined Staples on stage for a cover of Talking Heads' 1983 song "Slippery People."  More

Apr 06, 2017

Damon Albarn’s Gorillaz are releasing a new album, Humanz, on April 28 via Warner Bros.  More

Jan 27, 2017

Last week Arcade Fire released a brand new song, "I Give You Power," that featured the guest vocals of soul legend and civil rights activist Mavis Staples. Its release the day before President Donald Trump's inauguration was probably no accident, especially as all proceeds from the song are being donated to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).  More

Mar 07, 2016

Bob Dylan has announced a new album and a slew of U.S. tour dates in support of it. It's titled Fallen Angels and is the follow-up to Shadows in the Night, his 2015-released Frank Sinatra covers album. No other info on the album, such as the release date or tracklist, has been announced, although it could be another album of Sinatra covers.  More

Bonnaroo 2016 Lineup Announced: LCD Soundsystem, M83, Tame Impala, CHVRCHES, etc.

Father John Misty, HAIM, Death Cab For Cutie, Kurt Vile, Natalie Prass, Purity Ring, Pearl Jam, and Others

Jan 20, 2016

Bonnaroo have announced their 2016 lineup. The festival goes down in Manchester, Tennessee from June 9-12 and this year, their 15th year, the lineup includes LCD Soundsystem, M83, Tame Impala, CHVRCHES, Father John Misty, HAIM, Death Cab For Cutie, Kurt Vile, Natalie Prass, Purity Ring, Pearl Jam, and many others. More

Listen: Mavis Staples - “I Like the Things About Me”

New Album One True Vine Out June 25

May 14, 2013

Legendary gospel/soul artist Mavis Staples returns this summer with her newest album One True Vine, produced by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy. More

Apr 08, 2013

Gospel/soul artist Mavis Staples has announced the release of her newest studio effort, One True Vine. More



Reviews

Livin’ on a High Note

Livin’ on a High Note

ANTI-

Feb 11, 2016

"I've got friends and I've got family/I got help from all the people who love me." More

One True Vine

One True Vine

ANTI-

Jul 03, 2013

Proclaiming the merits of a gospel album from a singer whose public popularity peaked some 40 years ago and whose album is produced by a '90s alt-country singer (who, along with his son, also plays all the instruments), might normally be a tough task. More