With a 50+ year history, ToP has been a funk institution since 1968, knocking out hits like “What is Hip,” “So Very Hard to Go,” and “You’re Still a Young Man" while lending their soulful sound to collaborations with Santana, the Grateful Dead, Elton, Huey Lewis, Justin Timberlake and everyone in-between. 50 Years of Funk & Soul captures their storied career with no-holds-barred concerts, performing their full spectrum of life-affirming funk and soul hits to sold out audiences in 2018.
For two decades, Sara Watkins has been one of the most visible artists in roots music, with her catalog ranging from solo albums and Watkins Family Hour, a duo with her brother Sean Watkins, to her Grammy-winning bands Nickel Creek and I’m With Her. With the nostalgic and gentle new album Under the Pepper Tree, Watkins offers a comforting record for those moments as daily rhythms fade into nightly rituals – and when a child’s imagination comes to life.
Building on the success of Perception and The Search, consecutive No. 1 Billboard Top 200 albums, Michigan rapper NF is back with his first ever mixtape, Clouds (The Mixtape). The project comes as a surprise for fans who are sure to enjoy NF’s signature blend of introspective lyrics and thematic elements, and features from Hopsin and Tech N9ne. The album boasts a wide range of new sounds, including heavy hitting hip hop tracks alongside melancholic anthems.
Tune-Yards, the celebrated Oakland-based duo of Merrill Garbus & Nate Brenner, release sketchy., a balance of self-inspection and reflection with bombastic rallying cries. It’s reminiscent of the furious tones of early days Tune-Yards – a colorful and joyous record with lyrics that cut to the bone. "I started remembering that people come to us to be entertained, to move, to feel joy. And together, I think, we can wake up,” Merrill reflects.