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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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My WRFB Playlist–June 1, 2010 + Earl Douglas

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DC's OmegaBand Thanks again to my in-studio guest, BRC Executive Director Earl Douglas.  I feel like I kept it introspective tonight.  Check out the playlist (song/artist/album): Analogue                       Analogue Transit              Gearheart     Um dia Inteiro               Eletrosamba                     Brazilian Beats 6    Beautiful                       OmegaBand                     In Thru The Navel    Dance Or Die (ft. Saul Williams)  JANELLE MONÁE  [...]

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Q&A with The Bots

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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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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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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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My WRFB Playlist–June 15, 2010 + Boston Fielder

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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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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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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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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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