I sometimes say that Brooklyn is Black rock, and a weekend like this one coming up just proves my point. Saturday afternoon, the place to be is going to be Restoration Plaza for the Restoration Rocks Festival, a celebration of the community development center’s 40th anniversary. Organizing the festival is Brian Tate who is, among other things, a fellow marketer, cultural activist and lead singer in the band Shrine for the Black Madonna.
Here are the topics we addressed in our discusison. As you’ll hear, we covered a lot in our 20 minute talk including:
- Brian’s background
- The genesis of Restoration Rocks and its goals
- Some history of Restoration Development Corp.
- Progressive culture and the need for collective action
- Advice for non-artists who want to support popular culture
- Changing consumer habits and economic action
- The importance of individual choice and action
If you’re around, it’s worth taking a trip to Bed-Stuy, since it’s a great opportunity to see some exciting bands before they break. Info on the festival follows the jump.
Restoration Rocks Music Festival @ Restoration Plaza
Saturday, September 15th
1368 Fulton St. (b/w New York & Brooklyn Aves)
Brooklyn, NY 11216
A/C Train to Nostrand Avenue or C to Kingston/Throop
Rain Date: Sunday, September 16th
12:30-Red Lights to Rio
2:40-The Dustbin Brothers
2:50-Shelley Nicole’s blaKbüshe
3:15-The Dustbin Brothers
3:50-The Dustbin Brothers
4:00-Shrine for the Black Madonna
4:25-The Dustbin Brothers