Music News & Reviews

Music News & Reviews

Wilson Phillips' nostalgia still packs a wallop

The daughters of pop music royalty, siblings Carnie and Wendy Wilson and their childhood pal Chynna Phillips hit pay dirt as the trio Wilson Phillips in the 1990s with a handful of soaring singles. Today the vocal group still performs but not at the breakneck pace of its hit-song heyday.

Music News & Reviews

Legacy rap? Big Daddy Kane begs to differ

Big Daddy Kane is, arguably, as good a rapper as has ever been, a fast-rhyming pioneer from the genre's halcyon early days. Born Antonio Hardy and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., Kane was an influential member of the Juice Crew, a hip-hop collective that counted among its members Biz Markie and Kool G Rap. He was also a hit-maker in his own right; his 1988 single "Ain't No Half-Steppin'" was a golden age landmark.

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Curtis Stigers sings Leonard Cohen tribute 'Tonight Will Be Fine'

Boise's own Curtis Stigers sings "Tonight Will Be Fine" with guitarist Dave Manion during a Leonard Cohen tribute at the Record Exchange Thursday Jan. 12, 2017 in Downtown Boise.
Darin Oswald doswald@idahostatesman.com
Curtis Stigers sings Leonard Cohen tribute 'Tonight Will Be Fine' 1:36

Curtis Stigers sings Leonard Cohen tribute 'Tonight Will Be Fine'

Boise band The Runaway Hamsters go country 3:40

Boise band The Runaway Hamsters go country

'Friend and a Friend' by Korby Lenker and Molly Tuttle 3:27

'Friend and a Friend' by Korby Lenker and Molly Tuttle

Hotel California promotional spot 0:31

Hotel California promotional spot