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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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REVIEW: Bad Rabbits — “American Love”


…re also grown up enough to know that they’ve got to live with any consequences thereof. Every album needs a strong 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 […]

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CX Kidtronik joins Atari Teenage Riot


…8220;i’m on tour now in Europe, and the shows are brutal, and the music very fast and loud- if you didn’t 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 […]

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


…ooky, El P, Cochemea Gastelum, Vijay Iyer, King Britt, Jamie Lidell, Arto Lindsay, Spoek Mathambo, William Parker, 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 […]

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


…York City. Dragons of Zynth have been Afro-futurist punk rock pioneers for nearly a decade, working with prominent 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 […]

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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 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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VIDEO: Nelson George/Diane Paragas — "A Walk Through Fort Greene" (trailer)

A Walk Through Fort Greene – TRAILER from Diane Paragas on Vimeo. For those of us who lived in Fort Greene, Brooklyn during the early 90s, this will take you back.  Nelson George and Diane Paragas co-direct.  From the Vimeo page: A feature length documentary of the black arts movement that exploded in Fort Greene […]

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Analogue Atlanta: A conversation with CufRock

Download Atlanta has been home to Alternative “Urban” or Urb-Alt music for decades.  This episode I speak with Cufrock, formerly of Atlanta-Based Major Label (Virgin/Arista)group El Pus. We talk about the beginnings of his sound, the early 90s Atlanta scene and how his sound graduated into fusion from Hip Hop. We talk about connections to […]

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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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UPCOMING: Sanford Biggers @ MASS MoCA—February 5

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…film Space in the Place. In 1975 George Clinton formed his bands Parliament and Funkadelic, which took Afrofuturism 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 […]

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