Jimi Hendrix

Pete Rock and Buckwild at the Roosevelt Hotel Record Convention

New York’s golden era had hip-hop luminaries digging in the crates at the legendary Roosevelt Hotel Record Convention

It is no small privilege to have been invited to share with you the story of New York’s legendary Roosevelt…

May 9th, 2014 | | Articles

Issue 48

Nina Simone / Theophilus London / Shock G / Billy Cox / Yabby You / Dom Salvador / Neu! / Hudson Mohawke

September 6th, 2011 | | Wax Poetics Magazine
Wheedle's Groove DVD

One City, Under a Groove

Rainy days, great coffee, and grunge rock are all obvious cornerstones of the Pacific Northwest’s largest city, Seattle. Some would…

April 25th, 2011 | | New Releases

The Payback

On this date in 1992, James Brown was acknowledged by the Recording Academy for his extraordinary contributions to music with a…

February 25th, 2011 | | Today in History
Photo by Alex Rapada


Gonjasufi is the name the dreadlocked, dark-eyed, Mojave Desert-dwelling Sumach Ecks assumes for his current musical incarnation. It’s more accurate…

July 14th, 2010 | | Articles

Steve Reid

“After graduating out of college, I decided to take a trip,” drummer Steve Reid told Wax Poetics writer Paul Sullivan…

April 14th, 2010 | | In Memoriam