Tiffany Gouché – “Red Rum Melody” [Video]

I came across Inglewood singer-songwriter Tiffany Gouché a couple of months ago via Twitter from a SoundCloud clip of the newcomer’s sensually-smooth lead single, “Red Rum Melody”. Bringing something fresh to the soul-electro genre with the release of her third project Pillow Talk on December 15, the EP features a collection of eight seductive tracks that blends and bends the soul genre into submission. As a proud queer woman, […]

Singer, songwriter, producer and musician Tiffany Gouché

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Album Review: Anderson .Paak, Malibu [electro]

Cali. native Anderson .Paak reminds me of a singing Kendrick Lamar; he speaks truth from life lived around him, all the while remaining humble throughout. With the release of his second, full-length record, Malibu, the rapper/singer will soon be on everyone else’s radar, too. Mixing elements of soul, hip hop, jazz and R&B, Malibu is a grooving nod to music from back in the […]


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Michael Jackson Documentary Airing on Showtime, Feb. 5

Directed by Spike Lee, Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall will examine the success of the legendary singer as his career evolves from the Jackson 5 and CBS Records to an unprecedented solo career working with Quincy Jones. The film will also include archival footage and interviews with notable artists and producers such as Pharrell Williams, Mark Ronson, […]


Album Review: Lettuce, Crush [funk/soul]

Brooklyn-based funk outfit Lettuce returns with its fourth LP, Crush. Hitting listeners with heavy bass and deep and soulfully funky grooves, the music on this project brings on a dance party, whether you want to dance to it or not. I caught the band at the St. Louis LouFest in 2014 and their live show is quite the joyful experience. A band […]

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Album Review: Jamie Woon, Making Time [electro]

Jamie Woon has the kind of voice where he doesn’t have to try hard to be noticed. With a smooth, casual aura to his music, especially his sophomore LP, Making Time, the UK-based singer/songwriter shines. Inspired by D’Angelo’s Voodoo album, Woon utilized live musicians during the recording process. Though the project feels like a band of guys getting together to work out some […]


Spent New Year’s Night with Corey Holcomb & Friends

Presented by Old School 95.5, comedian Corey Holcomb and friends did a New Year’s Day show at The Ambassador in North County. Hosted by St. Louis comic Brandon ‘HotSauce’ Glover, the show was nearly sold out. Though I pre-purchased my ticket, the general admission line was insane. To be honest I was not expecting a huge crowd, I mean it was […]

Old School 95.5 Comedy Jam, January 1, 2016 at The Ambassador, St. Louis, MO.

Samantha Fish (photo: Jeremy Scott Photography)

Blues Singer & Guitarist Samantha Fish

Samantha Fish (photo: Jeremy Scott Photography)

Samantha Fish (photo: Jeremy Scott)

Last week I caught singer Samantha Fish at Old Rock House on the eve of New Year’s Eve. And what a treat she was to St. Louis. Playing to a packed house, the 26-year old blues guitarist mostly performed songs from her third studio album, Wild Heart, which is a mixture of country and roots rock. Having only heard of her weeks before on Spotify, I didn’t know what to expect. All I knew was that I liked her acoustic tune “Let’s Have Some Fun” from her sophomore LP, Black Wind Howlin‘ (which she performed). In addition to “Let’s Have Some Fun,” the talented musician showcased the rock-edged “Roadrunner” and “Turn It Up” as well as the melancholy”Go Home” from the new album.

Wearing a black tank top, skinny gray jeans and sparkly ankle boots, one of the dope things about Ms. Fish’s performance; where most artists have wardrobe switches, she had multiple guitar changes. If I remember correctly she played six different guitars throughout her two-hour set: from rhythm to acoustic to these oil-can axes. She had two such kinds.

Either way, adding cover songs to her set pulled me in even more. Singing tunes by legends such as R&B musician Screamin’ Jay Hawkins (“You Put a Spell on Me”) and rock guitarist John Hiatt (“When You Hold Me Tight”), it made me want to catch the Kansas City native live again. Which is why I bought Wild Heart on vinyl at the show. The singer is currently on tour through February. However, below, check out her cover of John Hiatt’s tune “When You Hold Me Tight” from a few months ago in Michigan.


Rapper Lil Dicky on Sway In The Morning

Lil Dicky, a rapper from the suburbs of Philly, has been racking up YouTube views by the millions for over two years now. With a talent for clever wordplay, mad humor and genius storytelling, the educated MC (otherwise known as David Burd) use to write copy for an advertising agency in San Francisco. During the summer, the aspiring comedian/actor appeared on Sirius XM’s Sway […]

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