Continuing the thread, here are more lists submitted by the following people: Dragons of Zynth, NYC DOZ sez: "Everyday all day Lil Weezy" Shyndigg, NYC/Digg Deep Reese, New Fire: Pain B4 PleasureTarrah Reynolds M Maya Azucena, Junkyard Jewel Nhojj, Soul Comfort (’08)Digg Deep, InDIGGnant (me & my band!) Kandia Crazy Horse, NYC/rock critic & Bluegum [...]
Best of 2007: Reese, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Common, Soma Mestizo, Brig Feltus, Krystle Warren, + still more!
Best of 2007: Killswitch Engage, Sharon Jones, Lightspeed Champion, The Mighty Paradocs, Vernon Reid + even more!
Now that we’re past the Christmas hump, let’s continue the list. More good stuff coming in from the community, such as: Karen Durant, NYC/manager and music entrepreneur Karen sez: "I’ve been in the lab working on what I hope to be a few of 2008′s best releases. I can name-check my faves for 2008, songwriter/vocalist [...]
This is one interview that I’ve had in the can for over a month and, unfortunately, just couldn’t get it together to post. That said, I’m happy to share this interview that I did with Kandia Crazy Horse, an award-winning music journalist and editor of "Rip It Up: The Black Experience in Rock ‘n’ [...]
Shawn Peters, who manages soul rocker Martin Luther, hipped me to a series he’s producing over at the Weeksville Historical Society in Brooklyn. It kicked off last week with Game Rebellion and follows up this weekend with Sparlha Swa, who I’ve heard great things about but, unfortunately, have had several near misses when it came [...]
Yeah, I’d missed the Game Rebellion/Voodoo Fe/Bazaar Royale show at the Afropunk Skate Park last Wednesday, but decided to make that late night trek over the Sputnik to see Greg Tate and his "fully improvisational acid-funk band" Burnt Sugar. Now, I hadn’t seen Burnt Sugar in a while and I have to admit to being [...]
It’s July, so it must be time for the Afropunk Festival. My hat’s off to James Spooner and Matthew Morgan for the 10 days of music, film and skating that they’re about to present from July 4 thru July 13. It’s pretty massive: Nearly 40 bands 15 films a skate park featuring 30 pro BMX [...]
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 [...]