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Port of Spain, Trinidad and TobagoMelody Makers: Kes the Band’s Trini Pop Chunes
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Melody Makers: Kes the Band's Trini Pop Chunes

June 14, 2012
Kees Dieffenthaller might sing about wining and relaxation, but the man works hard. And it’s especially true this week. The dreadlocked leader and frontman of Trinidad's Kes the Band is in the States...
Enchanté: Le Next Gen of Parisian Chanteuses
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Enchanté: Le Next Gen of Parisian Chanteuses

Zou bi-zou. Season five of Mad Men is over and we're sad. But the retro fever for pop a la francaise that it kicked off continues apace. Suddenly it's like an invasion of devastatingly sexy women...
São Paulo, BrazilMeet Céu, Brazil’s Alt-Pop Sky Goddess
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Meet Céu, Brazil’s Alt-Pop Sky Goddess

Her name means “sky” or “heaven” in Portuguese, but at the Highline Ballroom in New York City last Sunday, Céu seemed better prepared for some kind of underwater engagement. The Brazilian singer shimmered on-stage like a mermaid, wearing a dress of...
Paris, FranceYan Wagner’s New Wave Chansons
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Yan Wagner’s New Wave Chansons

I know I'm always going on about how every song I write about is a summer anthem, but really, this one is. Even if it's kind of loungey and more than a little dark -- a pop song dipped in early Joy Division -- "48 Hours" makes me want to start a June...
The Thick Layers of Cold Specks
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The Thick Layers of Cold Specks

Cold Specks' weighty debut album I Predict a Graceful Expulsion isn't for the faint-of-heart. Inspired by the American south, soul, gospel, folk and even chain gang music, Canadian singer/songwriter Al Spx lays everything on with an extra inch of...
London, United KingdomRuby Goe: Rising Into the UK Pantheon
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Ruby Goe: Rising Into the UK Pantheon

When we wanted more excuses to introduce UK's Ruby Goe to the world, the world delivered. Her fans voted last week to crown her MTV Iggy's Artist of the Week, thereby granting us carte blanche to find out more about the sultry hip-pop [sic] artist who...