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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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CX Kidtronik joins Atari Teenage Riot

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…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, […]

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My WRFB Playlist–June 1, 2010 + Earl Douglas

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

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

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…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 […]

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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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REVIEW: Bad Rabbits — “American Love”

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…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 […]

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

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…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 […]

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