Richie Havens: Freedom

New music and a look at the lives of music legends George Jones and Richie Havens

Sweating and strumming the guitar with artistic force, folk singer Richie Havens opened up Woodstock in ’69 with a three-hour-long, 11-song set that culminated with “Freedom.” A star on the rise, the Brooklyn artist set the tone then and continued to do so throughout his extensive career, which not only included several chart-topping tunes, but also the founding of the Northwind Undersea Institute—an environmental education …

Kalabrese: Independent Dancer

New music and a look at the lives of music legends George Jones and Richie Havens

“Oooooh, you blow my mind…” croons Sacha Winkler, the Swiss artist better known as Kalabrese. His just-released album, Independent Dancer, has all the makings to blow your mind with its captivating blend of styles, which span electronica, funk, disco, indie music and more. Kalabrese’s Erlend Øye-like vocals feature throughout, adding a distinct sexiness to layers of sound that ultimately inspire late night boogies on and …

Quasimoto: Planned Attack

New music and a look at the lives of music legends George Jones and Richie Havens

Stones Throw offered a glimpse at Quasimoto’s forthcoming album, Yessir Whatever with the release of “Planned Attack” on SoundCloud this week. While we’re looking forward to more hits like this from Madlib’s “helium-voiced alter ego,” we’re admittedly just as excited to pick up a physical copy, which will come with a “peel-off cover sticker revealing Quasimoto’s guts.” Out 18 June, the album is comprised of …