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UPCOMING SHOWS: California King; Game Rebellion; Janelle Monae; The Smyrk; Bad Rabbits; 24-7 Spyz

...8, not far from each other and at about the same time.  First: California King and 24-7 Spyz celebrate Jimi and his 3-piece format.  More info from Littlefield here. The other event, just down the street:   Game Rebellion takes over BAM Cafe.  Info here. You'll have a great time at either one of these shows.  That's kind of the problem living in NYC: Quite often there's too much good music happening on...
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Best of 2007: Game Rebellion, Apollo Heights, Skindred, Saul Williams, Kenna, Earl Greyhound + a bunch more!

...n, Brooklyn, /CEO, Giant Step Amy Winehouse, Back to BlackSez Maurice: "No, she ain’t of color but its the best soul record of the year!" Greg Tate, Harlem, NY/Burnt Sugar, cultural critic, and BRC co-founder Game Rebellion, Searching for Rick RubinApollo Heights, White Music for Black PeopleMe’Shell N’Degeocello, The World Has Made Me The Man of My Dreams Christian John Wikane, Manhattan, NY (writer) Van Hunt: The...
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VIDEO: Death Grips — “Double Helix”

...@deathgripz @game_rebellion Noise-rap ensemble Death Grips drops a new video today featuring the stream-of-consciousness spewing MC Ride in a car’s rearview camera. Gotta love the energy of this band. An ill show: These guys and Game Rebellion. Check out a recent Village Voice article on Death Grips here. If you like what you hear and want more, visit the Death Grips’ site and download their first album Ex Military.  ...
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LISTEN: Meridian Lights — “I’m Gonna Go”

...mer 2016, former bandleader Netic is hosting his own podcast, This Message Will Self-Destruct. And Yohimbe is now part of the duo Meridian Lights, which he started with the expressive and evocative singer Bradley Valentin as Game Rebellion was going through its transition. Meridian Lights’ music is songwriter-driven mix of rock, soul, world and electronica, as particularly evidenced in the track below. “Im Gonna Go,” is part of...
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VIDEO: Meridian — “Truth”

Here’s a new(er) band on the scene. Meridian is the band formed by guitarist Yohimbe Sampson and vocalist Bradley Valentin. You may recognize Yohimbe as the lead guitarist in Game Rebellion. With Meridian, he’s exploring other sounds, as all artists worth their salt should. We missed their SOB’s show earlier this week, but plan on bringing you pics and reporting the next time they hit a stage. In the meantime, enjoy this...