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’ […]
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 […]
Best of 2007: Chaka Khan, Somi, Afrofraktal, Brazz Tree, Cornel West, Graham Haynes + the list goes on. . . !
Since the submissions are slowing down, I think this may be one of the last posts on the subject. Remember, you can check out all the submissions by clicking here. For this post, shoutouts to the following people: Bruce Mack, Brooklyn and Jersey inna house!/Producer, composer, founder of Tricky Dilemma 1. Sharon Jones & The […]
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 […]
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 […]
Our favorite cybergirl proves the buzz ain’t just hype, and none of the acts that followed cleared the bar she set. You know you’re winning when you stagedive, people catch you and allow you to crowdsurf. Which is exactly what happened at the end of Janelle’s excellent set yesterday. She’s got the goods, she played […]