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Best black rock releases of 2009

  There was a lot of good music last year.  Here’s a quick list of what I thought was tops, and it includes albums and artists that were reviewed or highlighted here, as well as stuff I was listening to. Best of 2009 (in no particular order): Honeychild Coleman, “Halo Inside (Come La Luna).”  Bjork-shaded […]

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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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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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Saturday in the park with Afropunk

Not sure of the set times or the actual order, but tomorrow’s lineup at Fort Greene park goes a little somethin’ like this: Sophia Ramos (2pm) Bermuda        Little Jackie          Tamar Kali (5PM)     The Dirtbombs (6pm)  The Noisettes Guest DJ’s Dustbin Brothers & DJ Hard Hittin’ Harry Where: FORT GREENE […]

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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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Rebel Soul Salon Series @ Weeksville Historical Society

Shawn Peters, who manages soul rocker Martin Luther, hipped me to a series he’s producing over at the Weeksville Historical Society in Brooklyn.  It kicked off last week with Game Rebellion and follows up this weekend with Sparlha Swa, who I’ve heard great things about but, unfortunately, have had several near misses when it came […]

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First, I want to thank everyone who submitted music for consideration.  There’s so much good music being made out there, but at the end of the day, so tough decisions had to be made.  That said, I tried to pack as much music onto one compilation as would allow.  Their limit is 74 minutes […]

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