motown

30 Nov 2018

The Bizarre Backstory of the “Can You Feel It” Amazon Commercial Song

That awesome “Can You Feel It” Amazon commercial song in the awful “Singing Boxes” holiday commercial is so catchy that you figure there’s no way an Amazon ad person wrote it. They did not! That song was written by Michael Jackson himself (along with brother Jackie), and has a fascinating early

Joe Kukura- Millionaire in Training 0
16 Nov 2011

Broke-Ass Band Interview: The Postelles

The Postelles are a band so diversely talented that they can release a Ramones cover on the same EP as a Joe Jones cover and make you unabashedly swing your hips to both. Lead singer Dan Balk, guitarist David Dargahi, bassist John Speyer, and percussionist Billy Cadden met during high school

Tiara Francis - NY Know-it-all 0
09 Sep 2011

Motown on Mondays at Madrone

Despite being on the hardest night of the week to roust yourself out of your cozy, crusty den of ramen and Reese’s Pieces, Madrone Art Bar’s weekly Motown on Mondays could easily become the gem of your week. It’s pretty self-explanatory: they play Motown, and they play it every Monday.

Lucy Schiller - Destitute Dispatcher 2
11 Apr 2011

Panning for Gold at KoKo’s

KoKo Cocktails is a gold mine of a bar: amazing happy hour specials, fresh-squeezed greyhounds, and old black-and-white movies projected against the wall. It deserves its own post (which it will get soon, I promise), but I need to tell you right now about Black Gold: It’s the cutest dance

Sarah M. Smart - Red-Light Special 0