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Santana! Find his Corazón at SJCPLS.

A Latin-pop version of Santana's all-star 1999 supersession, Supernatural? A great idea that’s fairly well-executed here. “Oye 2014” updates Santana’s 1970 cover of Tito Puente’s “Oye Como Va” for yet another generation, with bass drops and an overzealous Pitbull rap (“We making history, baby, like Nelson Mandela did!”); “Mal Bicho,” with Argentine vets Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, is seamless cumbia-psych-skapunk swarming with bee-sting riffs. Carlos Santana’s signature tone meshes handsomely with Romeo Santos’ breathy tenor (“Margarita”) and sells even generic jams (“La Flaca,” with Colombian star Juanes). It remains an unmistakable, undeniable sound.

From The Archives Issue 1209: May 22, 2014

Be more punk. Don’t be a “fashist”… check out the Dead Kennedys.

(via nprmusic)

September is almost over… and that means Earth, Wind & Fire will be in town! October 11 at the Amphitheater. Let us help you get ready.

Phillip Phillips makes his way to St. Augustine in November. This Georgia native broke into the music scene after winning the 11th season of American Idol in 2011. Check out his latest CD, Behind the Light, at SJCPLS.

Did you love the soundtrack to Guardians of the Galaxy? Find it at SJCPLS!

The Power of Yet by Janelle Monáe. Happy Friday!

That’s It by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Catch the PHJB live at Flagler College on September 20.

Use your words, people.


Today’s the day. The day you help save the internet from being ruined.


Yes, you are, and we’re ready to help you.

(Long story short: The FCC is about to make a critical decision as to whether or not internet service providers have to treat all traffic equally. If they choose wrong, then the internet where anyone can start a website for any reason at all, the internet that’s been so momentous, funny, weird, and surprising—that internet could cease to exist. Here’s your chance to preserve a beautiful thing.)

New to SJCPLS: Kimbra's The Golden Echo.

Her second album is a modern pop effort that is ambitious, sophisticated, and complex. It also includes appearances from Muse’s Matt Bellamy, rapper Flying Lotus, and singer John Legend.