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UPCOMING: Sanford Biggers @ MASS MoCA—February 5

…ism 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 link: The exhibit on the MASS MoCA site MASS MoCA main  …

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CX Kidtronik joins Atari Teenage Riot

…know.   This is also by far the most similar music to my old early 90′s  Atlanta group  K.I.N , of which Saul Williams was a dancer for.” Atari Teenage Riot North American tour dates 09/23:  New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theater 09/24:  Baltimore, MD @ Sonar 09/26:  Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel 09/27:  Austin, TX @ Red 7 09/28:  Dallas, TX @ Trees 09/29:  Houston, TX @ Groundhall 09/30:  Los Angeles, CA @ KeyClub 10/1:  Chicago, IL @ The…

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

…r, 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 with singular vision or impact such as Sun Ra, Grace Jones and Bad Brains.  At the same time, he incorporates a…

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REVIEW: Bad Rabbits — “American Love”

…ng 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 Me” was an early focus track and the song they performed on their Jimmy Kimmel debut back in May. “Take It Off” is a…

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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?

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The following is also my column this week at 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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My WRFB Playlist–June 15, 2010 + Boston Fielder


Ruxpin Blouse: Whitney Wilkerson (l) and Kimathi Cooper I enjoyed last night's show, since I got a chance to interview Boston Fielder about the upcoming URB Alt Festival.  Really excited for him and all he's been able to accomplish.  Remember, please support the launch event on Friday, as it's a benefit for Harlem School of [...]

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Can Black Rock Save Black Culture?


I originally posted the following on in October, 2006.  Comments have not been brought over. Vernon Reid, originally uploaded by fstop45. In order for the vast majority of black youth to envision better lives for themselves, we need to bring musicality back into their lives.  By this I mean, get them playing instruments.  Since [...]

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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.

GOOD READ: Hate Crimes Always Have A Logic: On The Oak Creek Gurudwara Shootings

A perspective on the Oak Creek, WI shootings from a member of the Sikh community

GOOD READ: Erykah Badu to Wayne Coyne: “Kiss my glittery ass!”

In case you missed it, Ms. Badu’s choice words to Mr. Coyne

GOOD READ: Jeff Chang On The Legacy of Chuck Brown

A worthwhile read on the go-go legend

GOOD READS: #TrayvonMartin Around The Web

So much conversation–and now maybe some justice–for this young man.

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