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The Q&A: Saul Williams

All photos by Andrew Gura First, congrats on Volcanic Sunlight. It’s a fantastic album. Tell us: Who’s this Saul Williams we encounter on this album versus, say, the Saul Williams we saw on Niggy Tardust? This is Saul Williams (it’s me…typing). I confess: it was me who wrote Volcanic Sunlight. I did not use a character, or my anger, to hide behind. I decided that there was no longer anything to prove and/or hide. It’s an age o…

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REVIEW: Saul Williams — “Volcanic Sunlight” (Columbia)

@saulwilliams If The Inevitable Rise & Liberation Of Niggy Tardust was Saul Williams’ Purple Rain, then Volcanic Sunlight is his Around The World In A Day.  Recorded in his new home in Paris, Williams teams with producer Renaud Letang, to create a sprawling, experimental and joyfully tense album.  But make no mistake: times may be crazy, but Saul wants you to dance away your heartache and fears. The rhythm is juiced up.  A lot.  There…

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CHORUS: Saul Williams’s Spoken Word Tour

Saul Williams takes to the road again, this time in support of a new literary experiment that he engineered.  Here’s the deal behind CHORUS: A Literary Mixtape, which will be available on September 4, according to the man himself: Last year I put a call out through social media for poets to send me their writings for the sake of a literary experiment which I hoped to engineer. Within one month I received approximately 8000 poems from whic…

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VIDEO: Saul Williams — "Explain My Heart"

@saulwilliams New music from Saul’s forthcoming album, Volcanic Sunlight, scheduled to drop in the states on November 11.  Gave it a quick listen and my first impression: Two thumbs up!  What I like is the mature sound I hear.  The album is crafted and that’s in no way a bad thing.  Lots to like here. This video follows the one for “Dance,” which was released in May.  In the meantime, here’s the video which, like th…

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TOUR DATES: Saul Williams’s “Volcanic Sunlight Tour” 2012

saulwilliams (photo by Andrew Gura) Hot off the presses!  These dates have just been announced, so you can catch Saul bringing Volcanic Sunlight to you live and direct! Fri. 17-Feb       Brooklyn, NY           Music Hall Of Williamsburg Sat. 18-Feb       Boston, MA             Brighton Music Hall Mon. 20-Feb       Hoboken, NJ            Maxwells Wed. 22-Feb       Philadelphia, PA       World Café Live Thu. 23-Feb       Washington, DC         Blac…

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LISTENING POST: Saul Williams — "Dance" (Director’s Cut)

@saulwilliams New music from poet, actor and musician Saul William from his forthcoming album Volcanic Sunlight.  I see it’s available digitally in France, but am not clear on the Stateside street date.  Maybe next week, if Wikipedia’s to be believed.  Anyway, for this track, he channels a New Orleans voodoo, speakeasy kinda vibe.  Dope.  Can’t wait to hear the full album. “DANCE” Saul Williams Music Video (Direc…

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Best of 2007: Game Rebellion, Apollo Heights, Skindred, Saul Williams, Kenna, Earl Greyhound + a bunch more!

What’s cool about this is that I’m getting turned onto a lot of other bands that are outside of NYC.  This goes to my hypothesis from the first BoldasLIVE that there are LOTS of Black rock bands out there (actually, I said there were probably thousands).  So, you’ve probably surmised that this will be a [...]

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Listening Post: Saul Williams–"Raised To Be Lowered"

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"Was I raised/to be lowered?" What a great question.  Actually, this is one of my favorite tracks from Saul's 2007 album, "The Inevitable Rise & Liberation of Niggy Tardust".  The album was produced by Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, so there's definitely a more industrial vibe.  Anyway, I realized I'd never put this up [...]

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TOUR DATES: 2009 Afro-Punk Tour–Saul Williams and guests

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'Cuz you know you didn't get your fix at the festival. Hat's off to Afro-Punk for putting together a 20-city tour headlining the bombastic wordsmith and performer Saul Williams.  CX Kidtronik will be bringing his Krak Attack to the decks to all the dates. The other acts on the bill constitute a dynamic and changing [...]

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2009 Afro-punk Festival lineup features Pure Hell, Whole Wheat Bread, Living Colour, Earl Greyhound, Saul Williams, Janelle Monae + others

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I hear there will be some tweaks along the way, but this what I understand to be the basic–and pretty in-depth–schedule for this year's Afro-punk Festival.  The music portion takes place July 4-6 and again on the 12.  There's  a film and skate portion that takes place July 3-8.  Overall, looks like a killer lineup. [...]

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Fear Of A Black President

Some excerpts from Ta-Nehisi Coates’s tour de force on Obama, race and the limits of integration.

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