New live event platform for Black rock launches!

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Yes, I’ve been silent for a while.  My apologies, particularly to
those who may have lost faith in me.  Good news is that it hasn’t been
for naught.  I’ve been working on a project that will, I think, extend
the work and mission of this blog into new areas.

What’s kept me out of the blogosphere is that I’m launching a Black rock music series here in Brooklyn.  Called BoldasLIVE,
it’s a new live event platform for Black rock.  I call it a platform
because I envision the output of BoldasLIVE taking many forms:
innovative discussion forums, panels and, yes, even full-on shows.  The
goal is to provide an experience that will create a richer context for
some of the discussions taking place on this and other blogs.

The first offering is a Sunday afternoon series that starts on July 22.
These will have the following format: artist sits for a 30 or so minute
interview with a music journalist or cultural critic followed by a
20-30 minute acoustic/electro-acoustic set.  The artist returns for a
few more questions from the interviewer and Q&A with the audience.

I’ve got the first three booked, and the lineup will be:

  • July 22: Music icon Nona Hendryx interviewed by Nick Charles, Editor in Chief, AOL Black Voices
  • September 16: The Family Stand’s Peter Lord and V. Jeffrey Smith interviewed by Michaela angela Davis, “Urbanista” and Hip Hop Fashion Feminist
  • October 14: Danielia Cotton (think of a Black Janis Joplin, and you’ll be in her zone!)

These three events will take place at the Brooklyn LyceumTix are $8, with kids under 13 getting in free.

The BoldasLIVE site is here.  Also, you can subscribe to the mailing list here.

I’m excited.  Please let me know if you’re planning on coming, as I’d like to meet my readers.

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