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

...as though they’re all on fire. The result is bombastic, manic, inventive, possibly terrifying, definitely exhilarating. Last time I saw them at BAMCafe, they killed it.  They’ve just gotten off the road with Saul Williams, so they should be incredibly sharp.  If you’re around Coney Island tomorrow, go. The Siren Festival is free.  DOZ hits at 1PM "Dragons of Zynth Open Siren" by Rob Harvilla Dragons of...
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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 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”...
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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 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:...
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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 age we live it, but still manages to remain soulful. He’s been influenced by other artists...
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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 over two decades. She has collaborated an performed with such renown artists as...
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Q&A with The Bots

...ame.  I play music, and my friends know about it.  That’s all. They let me know I’m still a normal kid. What has been your favorite out of all the shows you’ve played so far? A: The best was opening was for Saul Williams for [The] Afro-Punk [Tour]. Yea. That was so fun, that was definitely my favorite show, crowd surfing and everything. That was epic. M: Best show though… my favorite? I would have to say the Rastafarai...
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VIDEO: Nelson George/Diane Paragas — "A Walk Through Fort Greene" (trailer)

...ke 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 from the mid 1980s through the 90s as intimately told by writer, historian and director, Nelson George. The film features Spike Lee, Chris Rock, Rosie Perez, Branford Marsalis, Vernon Reid, Carl Hancock Rux, Saul Williams, Lorna Simpson, Alva Rogers, Kevin Powell, Toure,...
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Analogue Atlanta: A conversation with CufRock

...-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 Tony Rock (Atlanta Hip Hop pioneer), Anthony David, Proton, Hollyweerd, The Dolldaze, Heavy Mojo, 100 Monkeys, K.I.N (Sol Messiah, Saul Williams, et al), The Micronauts...
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My WRFB Playlist–June 15, 2010 + Boston Fielder

...160;  MuthaWit    men & women Regret        Uninterrupted feat. Moon        Out Of Air        Earl Greyhound    Suspicious Package        Raised To Be Lowered        Saul Williams    The Inevitable Rise...
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UPCOMING: Sanford Biggers @ MASS MoCA—February 5

...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 Riddick and visual artists like Sanford Biggers. The Cartographer’s Conundrum will be up...