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UPCOMING: Kimberly Nichole and Shabazz Palaces at Weeksville–July 17


Check out this week’s lineup at Weeksville.  Music starts at 6pm, which should give you plenty of time to recover from rockin’ out Friday at Tamar-kali’s show. This show should be subtitled “Seattle in the house,” since both artists are either from there or based there.  Kimberly Nichole is becoming known as the “puffy haired […]

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My WRFB Playlist–June 8, 2010 + Janelle Monae


BLK JKS OK, so I made some rookie radio mistakes last night: I forgot to announce the last three songs.  So, my apologies to Anti-Pop Consortium, Gordon Voidwell and The Cocker Spaniels.  And, thanks again to Janelle Monae for setting aside time for that interview we did last week.  It's presented here in its entirety. […]

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2009 Afro-punk Festival lineup features Pure Hell, Whole Wheat Bread, Living Colour, Earl Greyhound, Saul Williams, Janelle Monae + others


I hear there will be some tweaks along the way, but this what I understand to be the basic–and pretty in-depth–schedule for this year's Afro-punk Festival.  The music portion takes place July 4-6 and again on the 12.  There's  a film and skate portion that takes place July 3-8.  Overall, looks like a killer lineup. […]

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Weekend preview: The Queen’s Daughters @ Manhattan Center


OK, so the weekend’s already upon us. But, if you’re still keeping your options open for Saturday night, here’s one much-buzzed about event that you should consider. This show is a power-packed tribute to the original all-girl, Black rock group, Labelle. Saturday May 10th The Manhattan Center & Ubiquita NYC Proudly Present:The Queen’s Daughters Tribute […]

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Weekend Preview: Restoration Rocks Festival


I sometimes say that Brooklyn is Black rock, and a weekend like this one coming up just proves my point.  Saturday afternoon, the place to be is going to be Restoration Plaza for the Restoration Rocks Festival, a celebration of the community development center’s 40th anniversary.  Organizing the festival is Brian Tate who is, among […]

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Weekend Music: BRC Series and URB ALT Festival Begins


The BRC begins its June/Black Music Month Friday series tonight at Symphony Space.  There series is "Maximum Rock ‘n’ Roll" and it explores the roots of rock music.  The lineups are as follows: June 8Katreese Barnes and Krystle Warren June 15Tamar-Kali & Earth Driver June 22BRC All-Star Tribute to James Brown (a reprise of this […]

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Listening Post: Faith–"Delicate"


For as long as I’ve been involved with the BRC, Felice Rosser’s band Faith has been a mainstay.  If they come to a venue near you, check them out.  In fact, even if you have to travel out of your way, they’re worth the effort.  I just saw them a few weeks ago at Southpaw […]

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Black rock conference @ Indiana University–November 13-14


The other event I'll be speaking at within the next few weeks takes place at Indiana University, home of the Archives of African American Music & Culture (AAAMC).  Not familiar with the AAAMC?  It houses one of the significant collections of African American musical idioms starting with the Post World War II era. Last year […]

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3 Day Countdown to Afropunk 2008


It’s July, so it must be time for the Afropunk Festival.  My hat’s off to James Spooner and Matthew Morgan for the 10 days of music, film and skating that they’re about to present from July 4 thru July 13.  It’s pretty massive: Nearly 40 bands 15 films a skate park featuring 30 pro BMX […]

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UPCOMING: BRC Orchestra's tribute to Odetta, Miriam, Eartha, and Abbey


Sunday, August 23 at 4PM, that's when! The Black Rock Coalition proudly pays tribute to four powerful forces, taking inspiration from monumental performances in each of their careers and honoring women from across the entire African Diaspora, featuring Jayne Cortez, Tamar-Kali, Abena Koomson, Alkebulan, and others. Curated by Latasha N. Nevada Diggs; musical direction by […]

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Fear Of A Black President

esq-obama-0812-lg_nigel parry

Some excerpts from Ta-Nehisi Coates’s tour de force on Obama, race and the limits of integration. p5rn7vb

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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