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SXSW: Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, March 14, 2013
SXSW: Sharon Jones at The Daptone Soul Revue, March 14, 2013
The Wiltern on June 26, 2010

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Watch: Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - “Please Come Home For Christmas” Claymation Video

From the Holiday Album, It's A Holiday Soul Party. Reissued on New Green Colored LP in Time for Christmas

Dec 20, 2016

The video for Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings' rendition of "Please Come Home For Christmas" from the holiday album It’s A Holiday Soul Party! was released today. The Christmas classic tune is heartwarming and soulful, everything you came to expect from the dearly departed Ms. Jones and the wonderful claymation production is reminiscent of the old Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer specials routinely aired on television during the holidays. More

Sharon Jones Public Memorials Announced in Brooklyn, NY and Augusta, GA

December 14 in Brooklyn and December 17 in Augusta

Dec 07, 2016

Modern soul legend Sharon Jones (of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings) died last month at age 60, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Now two public memorials have been announced to take place in the two cities she called home.  More

Sharon Jones, Modern Soul Legend and Leader of The Dap-Kings, Has Died

The Singer and Acclaimed Performer Has Lost Her Battle with Cancer at Age 60

Nov 18, 2016

Modern soul legend Sharon Jones (of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings) has died at age 60. The singer had been battling pancreatic cancer. A statement was released this evening on the Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings Facebook page that in part read: "We are deeply saddened to announce Sharon Jones passed away today after a heroic battle against pancreatic cancer.  More

Under the Radar’s Protest Auction Ends Today at 2 PM ET – Thurston Moore, Best Coast, and More

Bid on Protest Signs from our Protest Issue to Help Us Donate to the American Cancer Society – Amanda Palmer, Moby, Mew, Tegan and Sara, Sharon Jones, and More

Oct 25, 2016

Under the Radar's Protest Auction for the American Cancer Society ends today (Tuesday, October 25) at 2 PM eastern. This is your last chance to both help us raise money for cancer research and own a unique piece of music memorabilia. You can still go to eBay to bid on all of the autographed musician-made protest signs featured in Under the Radar's 2016 Protest Issue, with all profits going to the American Cancer Society. The auction includes protest signs made by Tegan and SaraAmanda PalmerBest CoastSharon JonesThurston MooreBanks & SteelzMobyMewOK GoOkkervil RiverMetronomyWild BeastsCar Seat HeadrestLushLocal NativesJulien BakerSuper Furry AnimalsBilly BraggPerfect PussyWye OakEverything EverythingSchool of Seven BellsDeerhoofKristin KontrolAndrew W.K.YeasayerNatalie PrassSuperchunkThe Julie RuinFrankie CosmosKevin MorbyLUHTacocatXiu XiuSlow Club, and many others. More

Under the Radar’s Protest Sign Auction for the American Cancer Society Starts Now

Bid on Protest Signs from our Protest Issue – Tegan and Sara, Amanda Palmer, Best Coast, Thurston Moore, Sharon Jones, and More

Oct 18, 2016

Starting today and continuing for the next seven days, all of the autographed musician-made protest signs featured in Under the Radar's 2016 Protest Issue will be auctioned on eBay, with all profits going to the American Cancer Society. The auction includes protest signs made by Tegan and Sara, Amanda Palmer, Best Coast, Sharon Jones, Thurston Moore, Banks & Steelz, Moby, Mew, OK Go, Okkervil River, Metronomy, Wild Beasts, Car Seat Headrest, Lush, Local Natives, Julien Baker, Super Furry Animals, Billy Bragg, Perfect Pussy, Wye Oak, Everything Everything, School of Seven Bells, Deerhoof, Kristin Kontrol, Andrew W.K., Yeasayer, Natalie Prass, Superchunk, The Julie Ruin, Frankie Cosmos, Kevin Morby, LUH, Tacocat, Xiu Xiu, Slow Club, and many others. More

Under the Radar Examines Music and Politics with the 2016 Protest Issue

Special Issue Takes On Sexism and Feminism in the Music Industry, Tackles the Election, and Features Amanda Palmer on the Cover

Sep 09, 2016

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our 2016 Protest Issue (out September, October, and into November), which is out now both digitally and on newsstands. We've done a Protest Issue every U.S. Presidential election year since 2004 and as before this issue features articles examining the intersection of music and politics and photo shoots with musicians holding protest signs of their own making. Then in mid-October we will be launching our charity Protest Auction, in which we auction off all the protest signs in the issue, with all profits going to the American Cancer SocietyMore

Sharon Jones Announces “Miss Sharon Jones!” Documentary Soundtrack, Shares “I’m Still Here”

Miss Sharon Jones! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Due Out August 19 via Daptone

Jul 14, 2016

Miss Sharon Jones! is a documentary about Sharon Jones (of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings), her battle with cancer, and her triumphant return to stage. It will get a North American theatrical release starting on July 29 in New York and August 5 in Los Angeles, followed by a wider release into August and a digital, on-demand, and home video release this fall. More

Watch Trailer for Sharon Jones Documentary “Miss Sharon Jones!”

Starz Digital to Release Film in Theaters July 29

Jul 01, 2016

Miss Sharon Jones! is documentary about Sharon Jones (of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings), her battle with cancer, and her triumphant return to stage, will get a North American theatrical release starting on July 29 in New York and August 5 in Los Angeles, followed by a wider release into August and a digital, on-demand, and home video release this fall.  More

May 25, 2016

Miss Sharon Jones! is documentary about Sharon Jones (of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings), her battle with cancer, and her triumphant return to stage. It's been announced that Starz Digital has picked up the North American distribution rights to the film and it will get a theatrical release on July 29, followed by a digital, on-demand, and home video release this fall.  More

Watch Iggy Pop and Sharon Jones Perform “Tonight” in Honor of David Bowie at Tibet House Benefit

Pop Also Covered "The Jean Genie" with Members of The Patti Smith Group

Feb 23, 2016

Iggy Pop performed at the Tibet House Benefit at Carnegie Hall in New York last night and he covered one song by his late friend and collaborator David Bowie (who passed away in January) and performed another song he co-wrote with Bowie.  More

Sharon Jones Is Once Again Battling Cancer

"I'm gonna keep fighting. We got a long way to go."

Sep 14, 2015

Back in 2013 Sharon Jones (of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings) was diagnosed with stage one bile duct cancer, which was later re-diagnosed as stage two pancreatic cancer. It led to the postponement of the band's fifth album, Give the People What They Want, which then came out the following year. Jones fought the cancer hard and following surgery and treatment was well enough to get back on the road.  More

Listen: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings – “Little Boys With Shiny Toys”

Celebrating Her First Grammy Nod at the Age of 59

Jan 08, 2015

In honor of her first Grammy nod for last year’s Give the People What They Want, soul queen Sharon Jones has released a new track called “Little Boys With Shiny Toys.”  More

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Jul 15, 2014

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Mar 25, 2014

Last night Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings gave the people what they want when they stopped by Jimmy Kimmel LiveMore

Watch: Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings on “Fallon”

Perform "Stranger to My Happiness" and "Retreat"

Jan 13, 2014

Tomorrow Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings will release their brand new album Give the People What They Want. More

Jan 06, 2014

Back in August, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings announced their new album Give the People What They Want. And then the release postponed when frontwoman Sharon Jones was diagnosed with cancer.  More

Dec 11, 2013

Last month soul singer Sharon Jones made a very public comeback to the live stage since her battle with cancer by performing on a float during Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. More

Nov 11, 2013

Newly recovered from a recent cancer scare soul singer Sharon Jones and her band The Dap Kings are set to return with their brand new album Give the People What They Want on Jan 14. More

Oct 09, 2013

Successfully recovering from a recent cancer scare, soul-singing wonder woman Sharon Jones has announced her return alongside her band The Dap Kings. More

Jun 03, 2013

Soul singer Sharon Jones has been forced to postpone the release of her upcoming album Give the People What They Want after being diagnosed with stage-one bile-duct cancer. More

May 08, 2013

On August 6, the first lady of soul Sharon Jones will return with new album, Give the People What They Want More

Mar 17, 2013

On March 14, 2013, Sharon Jones performed at Daptone Records’ SXSW showcase in Austin, Texas.  More

Watch: Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings on Kimmel

Band Performs Two Cuts: “He Said I Can”/ “This Land is Your Land”

Oct 31, 2012

Hurricane Sandy has nothing on Sharon Jones. Last night, clad in a sparkly dress and big smile, the first lady of solo and her backing band, The Dap-Kings, lit up the stage at Jimmy Kimmel’s Brooklyn taping. More

Dec 20, 2011

Last night the televised concert series VH1 Divas aired a special performance of music honoring the impact of soul music on modern artists. More

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings Hit the Road

MI, WI, MN, and ND, Prepare to Get Fabulous

Mar 10, 2011

First lady of soul Sharon Jones is heading out on an extensive North American tour. We have the dates.  More

Feb 17, 2011

As a Grammy winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Booker T. Jones has a pretty remarkable Rolodex. That was made clear by the announcement of new album, The Road From Memphis (out May 10 via ANTI-Records).  More

Jan 26, 2011

Our favorite purveyors of soul, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings announced a tour extension today. We have their full run of dates.  More

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings Play Leno

“Aint No Chimneys in the Projects”

Dec 22, 2010

Last night, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings lit up Leno with Christmas soul (soon to be) classic, “Aint No Chimneys in the Projects.” We have the video.  More

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings Release ‘I Learned the Hard Way’ Vinyl Box Set

The Limited Edition 7-inch Box Set Includes Bonus Tracks, Mixes

Dec 01, 2010

The funk-soul outfit Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings are bringing their acclaimed fourth album to the turntables this holiday season with the release of the I Learned the Hard Way 7" box set that includes bonus tracks. More

Iron & Wine to Release Single on Black Friday

Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Cee-Lo Green, MGMT, Grinderman, Sharon Jones, Black Keys, Metallica and More Issue Releases for Mini-Record Store Day

Oct 29, 2010

Next January, indie-folk mavens Iron & Wine will issue their fourth LP Kiss Each Other Clean through Warner Bros. in the U.S. and 4AD internationally. On November 26 (Black Friday), Sam Beam will also release a new three-track single, exclusively available at independent record shops. More

Oct 20, 2010

On October 21st, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings are set to appear on Jon Stewart hosted “Night of Too Many Stars.” They also have a New Years' Eve show booked. More

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings Hit the Stage at Jimmy Kimmel Live

Band Played “Money” and “The Game Gets Old”

Sep 30, 2010

Last night Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings hit the stage at Jimmy Kimmel Live last night. We have the videos.  More

Jul 27, 2010

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings are taking their not to be missed live show on the road. We have the full dates.  More

Jun 28, 2010

Brooklyn-based Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings played The Wiltern in Los Angeles this past Saturday. We sent Under the Radar writer/photographer Laura Studarus down to cover the action. See a full gallery of photos here.

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Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Rock Leno

Group Performs “She Ain't A Child No More”

Jun 25, 2010

Last night, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings reminded us that Jay Leno exists when they rocked The Tonight Show with I Learned the Hard Way cut, "She Ain't A Child No More." We have the video.  More

Sharon Jones Takes “I Learned the Hard Way” to Letterman on Her Birthday

Performance Rescheduled Due to Last Month’s Volcano Eruption

May 05, 2010

After their original date was scrubbed due to last month's Icelandic volcano explosion (as host David Letterman was quick to point out) Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings performed the title track off their new album I Learned the Hard Way on Letterman. After the performance, Letterman presented Jones with a bouquet of flowers in honor of her birthday. We have the video. More

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Drop the Funk on Colbert Report

Watch: Jones Interview and “She Ain’t a Child No More”

Apr 27, 2010

Things are starting to look brighter for Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings after an unfortunate run-in with a volcanic ash cloud. That may have grounded plans to play on The Late Show with David Letterman, but the funk-soul train keeps on chugging. Last night it stopped over at the very hilarious, The Colbert Report. More

Mar 31, 2010

Proving that she has energy to spare, soul-singer Sharon Jones recently announced that in addition to an extensive tour schedule, she'll be appearing on several notable television programs. We have the dates and info. More

Mar 24, 2010

Newport's annual festival has just announced this year's line up. Amidst the traditionally folk line up are Under the Radar-friendly artists, Sharon Jones, Calexico, Andrew Bird, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and The Swell Season. We have the full line up. More

Photos from SXSW 2010 Day 1 - Spoon, Sharon Jones, The Walkmen, and more

Also A Sunny Day in Glasgow, Casiokids, Everything Everything, and more

Mar 21, 2010

Staff photographer and Under the Radar's Co-Publisher/Co-Founder, Wendy Lynch Redfern, was down in Austin, Texas for SXSW 2010. Check out a gallery of her photos from the first day of the music portion of SXSW 2010. The gallery includes photos of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, A Sunny Day in Glasgow, Casiokids, Everything Everything, Findlay Brown, Oh No Ono, The Walkmen, and Spoon. More

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Announce Tour

I Learned the Hard Way Out April 6

Feb 17, 2010

First lady of Daptone Records, Sharon Jones, is heading out on tour with her band, The Dap-Kings. We have the dates. More

Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings to Play Apollo Theater April 30

Fourth Full-Length I Learned the Hard Way Out April 6

Feb 02, 2010

Busy lady Sharon Jones and her band the Dap Kings are set to take their classic soul sounds to the historic Apollo Theater April 30. This will be their second performance at the legendary venue. This honor comes on the heels of the release of their fourth full-length, I Learned the Hard Way (out April 6 on Daptone). She also made an appearance on Saturday Night Live. We have the video. More


Interviews

Sharon Jones

Keeping Soul and Hope Alive

Oct 05, 2016

Sharon Jones fully knows the power of soul music. She also knows the power of cancer research and treatment. That's because it's helped her battle and fend off her pancreatic cancer the last three years.  More

Apr 01, 2014

Sharon Jones admits that she didn't want to do the video for "Stranger to My Happiness," the second single from her new album, Give the People What They Want. More

Mar 31, 2014

Sharon Jones has always been a fighter. Though she has been singing her whole life, doing talent shows and singing backup on some obscure albums in the '70s and '80s, she had to fight for anyone to think she could be more than a former Rikers Island corrections officer with a booming voice. More

Sharon Jones

Life Lessons

Apr 12, 2010

Sharon Jones is no stranger to struggle, be it familial, financial, or professional. However, at 54 years old, the soul singer is unfazed by the task of rehashing some of her difficult life lessons. "Struggle should make you a better person. I don't want to become a nasty person; I don't want to do something evil,"  she says. Not that anyone who heard her music would expect Jones' warmhearted outlook to translate to wilting flower. "I'm not biting my tongue. I'm not going to have someone talk to me or mistreat me in any way. I've taken enough crap. Ive learned the hard way!” she says with a laugh, referencing the title of her fourth album, I Learned the Hard Way.  More


Reviews

Miss Sharon Jones!

Studio: Starz Digital
Directed by Barbara Kopple

Aug 01, 2016

In amongst the all-consuming obsession with youth, Sharon Jones is a much needed rejoinder proving talent and perseverance can still get you places More

It’s a Holiday Soul Party

It’s a Holiday Soul Party

Daptone

Dec 16, 2015

When it comes to holiday albums, it seems like we've heard a thousand versions of the same classics. Some are so paint-by-the-numbers that it feels like a retread, with little to no adventure or creativity. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings' new holiday album It's a Holiday Soul Party is not one of those albums. More

Give the People What They Want

Give the People What They Want

Daptone

Jan 21, 2014

When the sound of Motown and Stax had a second coming in the early 2000s, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings were at the forefront of the rumpshaking resurgence. Their recreation of all things vintage being crafted with such acuity and authenticity, it almost demanded elevation to the status of "instant classic." 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

I Learned the Hard Way

I Learned the Hard Way

Daptone

Apr 14, 2010

First lady of Daptone Records Sharon Jones is back with her fourth album, I Learned the Hard Way, swaggering though 12 tracks of classic R&B like the ass-kicking, name-taking mother figure you've always wanted. More