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J Matthew Cobb
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Attended Stillman College
Lives in Birmingham, Alabama
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Burn, baby burn: The fifty greatest albums of the classic disco era assembled into one off the wall countdown #disco   #throwbackthursday   #tbt   #beegees   #saturdaynightfever   #kcandthesunshineband   #chic   #donnasummer   #barrywhite   #cerrone   #giorgiomoroder   #silverconvention   #gloriagaynor   #coverstory   #hifimagazine  
Burn, baby burn: The fifty greatest albums of the classic disco era assembled into one off the wall countdown. Introduction. Disco is back in style! Who expected to hear those words uttered almost thirty-six years since the late-70′s genre — an explosive conglomerate merging the worlds of funk, ...
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With just the lineup announced, inaugural fest in Birmingham, Alabama has a few problems to still work out. #slossfest   #music   #musicfestival   #bham   #ala   #magiccity   #hifimagazine   #musiccriticofthesouth   #jmattspeaks  
With just the lineup announced, inaugural fest in Birmingham, Alabama has a few problems to still work out. My reaction to the Sloss Music & Arts Festival line-up? Not impressed. Almost immediately, I am whipped with social media hickory switch for being on the wrong side of public opinion.
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Madonna is jumping back into the mainstream with new album, tour and lots more #madonna   #rebelheart   #newmusic   #news   #headlines  
Madonna is jumping back into the mainstream with new album, tour and lots more. A Rolling Stone cover story. A full week stint on Ellen. A newly announced tour. And that is only the half that will be a part of Madonna's promotional campaign for her forthcoming 13th solo album Rebel Heart, ...
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Philly soul swagger drops on Rumer’s easy-listening album #rumer   #intocolour   #newmusic   #albumreview  
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Charlie Wilson, Kem and Joe bring their “grown folks’ music” to BJCC Legacy Arena. #charliewilson   #kem   #joe   #randb   #soul   #bham   #ala   #magiccity   #forevercharlietour   #concertreview   #hifimagazine  
A rare occurrence with the majority of R&B concerts is to start the show on time. That myth was shattered when R&B survivor Charlie Wilson and his delicate opening acts, smooth crooner Kem and 20-year veteran/modern-day comeback kid Joe, arrived in Birmingham, Alabama for the “Forever Charlie” ...
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The fun and games may be over for this super indie band #fun   #pop   #music   #news   #headlines  
The fun and games may be over for this super indie band. Rihanna and Adele weren't the only hot artists that were relatively quiet in 2014. Indie pop band and Grammy's New Artist of the Year for 2013 fun. deserved to be on that short list. But recent news may be pointing to the group's coming ...
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A famed Birmingham music venue comes to the end of its journey #bottletree   #bottletreecafe   #bham   #ala   #magiccity   #music  
A famed Birmingham music venue comes to the end of its journey. All photographs courtesy of J Matthew Cobb. Birmingham's music scene doesn't have the pizzazz of Nashville or the historical rumblings of college town Athens, Georgia (where R.E.M. and the B-52s were birthed), but it has proven ...
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Good, late night bars are all whack ! They all need to close up !!! Too many drunks on the road
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Toto bassist dies at the age of 59 #mikeporcaro   #toto   #rip  
Toto bassist dies at the age of 59. Longtime Toto bassist Mike Porcaro, 59, died on early Sunday morning following a very tough battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Mike Porcaro came into Toto as the group's bassist after David Hungate left the group.
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Psychedelic rock and broody soul earthquakes take place during Alabama Shakes’ latest SNL performance #alabamashakes   #snl   #brittanyhoward   #newmusic   #television  
Psychedelic rock and broody soul earthquakes take place during Alabama Shakes' latest SNL performance. Alabama bred Alabama Shakes showcased their swampy rock tunes from their forthcoming album Sound & Color on NBC's Saturday Night Live last night. With soulfully raw lead vocalist Brittany ...
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New music industry move will save money for majors, but puts independents in a fear zone 
New music industry move will save money for majors, but puts independents in a fear zone. Looks like Tuesdays will no longer be the drop date for new album releases. A recent announcement made by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFIP) claims that the release date for ...
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Snippet of new dance funk coming from Chic could be the hottest thing to come out this winter #chic   #nilerodgers   #newmusic   #news   #headlines  
Snippet of new dance funk coming from Chic could be the hottest thing to come out this winter. It's been almost 23 years since Chic co-founder Nile Rodgers dropped the last Chic album. That's a lifetime for some acts, but Chic & Nile Rodgers aren't a rusty group. They've been gigging notoriously ...
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Katy Perry's halftime show at Super Bowl XLIX came with a bag of surprises #katyperry   #superbowl   #television   #sports   #music   #hifimagazine  
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  • HIFI Magazine
    Editor-at-Large, Writer, 2010 - present
  • SoulTracks.com
    Writer, 2009 - present
  • Big Break Records
    Writer, 2010 - present
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Journalist, music critic.
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Journalist and critic. Hard to be both, but I've mastered it.
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