Author Talk – Marvin Gaye’s ‘What’s Going On’ at 50

May 26, 2021 by

For the 50th anniversary of Marvin Gaye’s seminal album What’s Going On, 360°Sound spoke with journalist and musician Travis Atria. Atria wrote the cover story on Gaye in the latest issue of the newly relaunched music publication Wax Poetics. He is the author of the books Traveling Soul: The Life of Curtis Mayfield and Better […]

The Paul Rigby interview, Pt 3: Audiophile Man on CD’s 2nd Wave

May 16, 2021 by

Even though CD has fallen out of favor in recent years, we’re totally convinced that there will be a “2nd Wave” for the compact disc format. So we tracked down The Audiophile Man, Mr. Paul Rigby, to help us sort out the finer detail of why CD is not only still viable, but how it’s […]

CD Junkies: Ani Kalemkerian

May 12, 2021 by

For this latest installment of 360°Sound’s CD Junkies series, we interviewed Ani Kalemkerian. The 50-year-old music fan lives in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Ani owns about 250 CDs and said she’s been buying more lately now that she’s been finding so many great cheap CDs at local thrift stores. She occasionally posts her used CD and […]

Rhett Repko Talks New Single, Production Techniques

May 10, 2021 by

360°Sound caught up with up-and-coming indie rock/pop singer-songwriter Rhett Repko. Since 2017, the 27-year-old Annapolis, Maryland native has released 26 original songs and four EPs. Repko has notched five Top 100 college radio hits. His latest single, the catchy, uptempo “Late Nights,” dropped in April. 360°: For the people who aren’t familiar with your music, […]

Australia’s Queen of Honky Tonk on new doc and album ‘I’m Wanita’

May 9, 2021 by

360°Sound spoke with Wanita Bahtiyar, “Australia’s Queen of Honky Tonk,” and Matthew Walker, director of the documentary I’m Wanita, over Google Meet. The film, which made its world premiere at Hot Docs, follows Wanita on her quest to become a country music star. The red-headed singer in her late 40s lives in Tamworth, Australia’s country […]

Top Ten Shania Twain Songs

May 8, 2021 by

by Kelly Kling (Kelly lives in Austin, Texas, so she knows about these things…) After Shania Twain’s Come On Over made the Rocktology! Final 4 in our recent Top CDs of the ’90s tournament (check the full results here), we knew we had to show the Canadian queen of country pop some love. Eilleen “Shania” […]

Doc director and drummer talk ‘FANNY: The Right To Rock’

May 7, 2021 by

360°Sound spoke with Bobbi Jo Hart, director of the new documentary FANNY: The Right To Rock, and Fanny’s drummer Alice de Buhr. Fanny were the first all-female rock band to sign with a major label, but far too few people today even know who they are. The four-piece released four studio albums between 1970 and […]

Questlove talks ‘Summer of Soul’ documentary

May 6, 2021 by

In the Hot Docs Festival keynote, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson spoke with film critic Radheyan Simonpillai about his new documentary Summer Of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised). The film chronicles a 1969 Harlem music festival that featured such artists as Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Gladys Knight, and Sly and the Family Stone. […]

The Paul Rigby interview, Pt 2: The Audiophile Man has more to say about CD

April 30, 2021 by

360°Sound is hoping to convince you to reconsider CD. So we tracked down Paul Rigby, known as “The Audiophile Man,” to help us make the case for compact disc digital audio. In this second installment, Paul talks about box sets and the warm fuzzy feeling you get owning CDs. He also offers some gear advice… […]

Hot Docs 2021: Preview of Music Documentaries

April 28, 2021 by

Phil Childers and I are thrilled to be covering Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival for 360°Sound. The largest documentary fest in North America, Hot Docs will be online this year and run from April 29 to May 9. Our exclusive coverage will be focused on the music documentaries making their Hot Docs premiere. Here’s a […]