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Best of 2007: Otto Fischer, Spitshine, Tay Zonday, Little Dragon, Shrine for the Black Madonna, Wicked Wisdom + so many more!

Thanks again to everyone who offered their congrats after this blog was honored last week by EbonyJet.com.  Since then, some additional lists have come in and I wanted to share shout outs from as many of you as choose to participate.  Remember: You can view the entire set of posts by scrolling down and clicking […]

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WATCH: Pegasus Warning — “Try So Hard” (NSFW)

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…, Vernon Reid, Matthew Shipp, TECLA, The Temper Trap, Twin Shadow, Gordon Voidwell, the late David S. Ware, and Saul Williams, to name a few.  Range, right? Makes sense when you consider Guillermo makes soul music for the technology-driven age we live it, but still manages to remain soulful.  He’s been influenced by other artists […]

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REVIEW: Bad Rabbits — “American Love”

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…g opener, that music equivalent of “Call me Ishmael.” Watch The Throne had “No Church In The Wild.” Saul Williams’ Volcanic Sunlight had “Look To The Sun”.  American Love opens with “We Can Roll” and you’re immediately struck with the band’s tightness and power. The song’s vibe almost makes it a rock joint. “Can’t Fool […]

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The BRC’s Million Man Mosh III — NYC & DC

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…t figures such as Massive Attack and TV on The Radio’s David Sitek. The band has performed with Yeasayer, Saul Williams, Modest Mouse, Television and The Roots. Tamar-kali has been a long-in-demand multi-faceted, explosive artist and performer for over two decades. She has collaborated an performed with such renown artists as Paramore, Meshell Ndegeocello, Fishbone, […]

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UPCOMING: Sanford Biggers @ MASS MoCA—February 5

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…sm to new often absurdist heights. Today the movement is still strong, encompassing contemporary musicians like Saul Williams, Janelle Monae, OutKast and DJ Spooky along with writers like Paul Beatty, films like The Matrix, Blade and Chronicles of Riddick and visual artists like Sanford Biggers. The Cartographer’s Conundrum will be up until October 31. Additional […]

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Q&A with The Bots

The Bots: Anaiah (l) and Mikaiah LeiPhoto credit: Walter Einenkel, courtesy of Vital Records An edited version of this ran on Converse.com on January 15.  Here’s the full version of my conversation with Mikaiah and Anaiah Lei, better known as The Bots. Have you heard of The Bots?  If not, then meet Mikaiah and Anaiah […]

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Best of 2008: Tricky, Kameron Korvet, Ben Kenney, Stew, M.I.A + many more!

More really good responses coming in for the Best of 2008 lists.  Yes, there's still time to submit yours. Let's continue: Rose Huang, NYC, culinary aficionado Rose sez: "A Band Called Pain.  We need to bring them out here!!" Elise Chance-Mussen, Planet Brooklyn, NY, Rock star in my head SANTOGOLD!!!!tv on the radio m.i.a. (i […]

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Alternative, compared to what?

The following is also my column this week at Blackpower.com. The Grammy nominations for the 2009 urban/alternative category were announced recently and, while I'm happy that both Janelle Monae (who should win) and Kenna were nominated, overall the category is a disappointment. I see a missed opportunity to highlight Black artists who are truly pushing […]

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Weekend Preview: Pan-African James Brown tribute; Loud Lovin' + more!

Choices, choices, choices this weekend, particularly the one you’re going to have to make tomorrow.  Sorry, that’s the way it goes in NYC. FRIDAY, AUGUST 21 Still Black, Still Proud: An African Tribute to James Brown (New York debut) Yes, this sounds like fire, right?  Musical direction by Pee Wee Ellis and Fred Wesley, "cornerstones […]

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Weekend Preview: Dragons of Zynth @ Siren Festival–July 19

Dragons of Zynth opens tomorrow’s  8th Annual Village Voice Siren Festival.  They also get some well-deserved ink in the Voice.  Check out some of what Rob Harvilla had to say about them: . . .their blunt, almost free-jazz assaults on conventional songwriting convulse with moments of ethereal beauty and bursts of pulverizing thrash, which they […]

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