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UPCOMING: Tamar-Kali's Residency @ Joe's Pub (NYC)

@tamar_kali Tamar-Kali and her Black Bottom Revue set up shop at Joe’s Pub for three Fridays beginning this Friday, September 3. She’ll use her recently released album Black Bottom as the centerpiece for a night of music, burlesque and all-around rock cabaret-style good times. Yeah, I did say burlesque, and those of you who were at the Black Bottom album release party know what I’m talkin’ about. There will be an...
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UPCOMING: Tamar-kali's sweet and bawdy "Cabaret Chocolat"–November 21

Tamar-Kali, our favorite hardcore warrior soul queen, puts a new twist on her excellent Psychochamber Ensemble. From the press release: Tamar-kali Brown curates a night of bawdy, sexy, cabaret-inspired entertainment.  Brown says she developed this show because “artists of color have largely been missing from the revival of cabaret performance” at venues like Spiegeltent and The Box.   Tamar-kali and her all-female...
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CMJ: Tamar-kali opens for Fishbone–10/22

...th. I’m not really familiar with Noah, but I gather he’s a Vin Diesel-looking metal-rap dude. Interesting thing about his set: It will feature members of the Wu-Tang Killa Beez: Prodigal Sun, Shyheim and Choco. Doors are at 6pm. It’s either a CMJ badge or $20. Don’t forget to swing by the Fishbone documentary screening at 4pm that day. Set times: 7pm – Tamar-kali 8pm – Noah 9pm – Fishbone Additional...
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Win tickets to see Tamar-kali and Fishbone–10/22

We’ve got TWO (2) PAIR of tickets to see Tamar-kali open for Fishbone, courtesy of Le Poisson Rouge on Friday, October 22. Doors at 6pm, Tamar-kali at 7pm, Noah featuring the Wu-Tang Killa Beez at 8pm, and Fishbone hits at 9pm. What do you need to do? Two things: Add your name and email address to the form here Then go to http://facebook.com/Boldaslove.us and become a fan. If you’re already a fan, then skip this step: That’s...
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Restoration Rocks 2010 Preview: Tamar-kali

...his past summer when I was involved with the Weeksville Garden Party series, I”m going to try to highlight a few of the artists on the Restoration Rocks lineup. For this first one, here’s the interview I did with Tamar-kali on WRFB on the day her album Black Bottom was released. Right after the interview, I go into “Caught” from the new album Black Bottom. This interview was recorded at WRFB-Radio Free Brooklyn on...
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PHOTOS: Tamar-Kali’s album release event–July 16

It was a great night of music. The last time I’d seen Tamar-kali perform was last November at Indiana University’s black rock conference. She was very good then, but was great on Friday. What pushed it over the top was, simply, Tamar. Perhaps it was a sense of relief and accomplishment at having Black Bottom finally out in the world. Maybe it was the nearly 300 people who showed up help celebrate the album’s release. Whatever...
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Upcoming: Tamar-kali's Psychochamber Ensemble–5/21

Tamar-kali is an artist worth seeing, whatever she's doing. Here's the description from 651's site: Tamar-kali is a force of nature. Her musical roots lie in NYC’s hardcore rock and underground punk scene where she established herself as a dominant and original voice. Inspired by her longtime love of strings, Tamar-kali formed Psychochamber Ensemble in 1998. Tamar-kali’s mesmerizing vocals lead this all-female string ensemble...
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Listening Post + Weekend preview: Tamar-Kali vs. Jean Grae

...rong a word here: She can go from a soft and melodic to a furious roar.  Now, when most female rock vocalists go to 10 (or 11, as the case may be) they end up sounding a little ragged, a la Janis Joplin.  But not Tamar-kali: It's all coherent, powerful, but spine-tinglingly beautiful. Check her out on "Your Girl," taken from the EP Geechee Goddess Hardcore Warrior Soul: So, maybe I'll see you at Santos tomorrow?...
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REMINDER: Tamar-kali's "Black Bottom" album release show–Friday, 7/16

...#0160; Plus, The Cool and Deadly will get us open with their signature punk rock and reggae sounds.  And, if that ain't enought, there'll be a special performance by Brown Girls Burlesque.  Remember them? Tamar-kali Record Release Party Friday, July 16 @ Littlefield 622 Degraw bet 3rd/4th Avenues Brooklyn 11217 Doors at 8pm, show festivities start at 9pm. Additional link: Hear "Pearl" from the album Black Bottom...