Sweet Spirit – The Power

Austin’s self-described “freak parade,” Sweet Spirit, harnesses the force of their eight-piece band to create a high-energy, soulful, gritty, and just-straight-up-fun soundscape. Sabrina Ellis’ (A Giant Dog) standout vocals provide the anchor for the array of pop, rock, glam, soul, and blues that blend together seamlessly. St. Mojo, the sophomore album, came out on . . . → Read More: Sweet Spirit – The Power

Austin’s Sweet Spirit Brings Garage Soul Joy and Endearing Mayhem to Kelly’s Olympian May 23, By Paul Stinson

Fresh off the first leg of their first-ever national tour, a marathon stint of SXSW shows and a current string of west coast dates in support of Spoon, Sweet Spirit will bring its spiritual thrill-ride of garage soul joy and endearing mayhem for their first-ever Portland show, setting up shop at Kelly’s Olympian on . . . → Read More: Austin’s Sweet Spirit Brings Garage Soul Joy and Endearing Mayhem to Kelly’s Olympian May 23, By Paul Stinson

Kenny Rogers – Lady, By Paul Stinson

I’m saddened that the ship has sailed for Fela and Kenny Rogers to do a split single covering each other’s song… Fela who had many many wives singing what is in effect a Lionel Richie song singing about there being no other love like our love, well that would be funny. Rogers doing a . . . → Read More: Kenny Rogers – Lady, By Paul Stinson