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WRFB: Talking Restoration Rocks w/ Lisa Yancey and Tamar-kali

...along with the event’s musical curator, Tamar-kali. Learned a couple of things: First, the Bed-Stuy Restoration Corporation is the first and oldest community development corporation in the country. Second, October 8 is Tamar-kali’s birthday, so this event is really a big throwdown with all the artists she’d want to see. So, definitely come through the Do-or-Die and wish her a happy born-day! Here’s the conversation as it...
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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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Photos: Tamar-Kali at Subrosa (NYC) — 4/20/16

...Check out photos from Tamar-Kali’s Central Park Summerstage preview show last week. Did you miss the show? Not to worry, you can catch her on August 10 at Summerstage, when modern dance collective ASE Dance Theatre will perform choreography to her and the band’s set. Yeah, sounds awesome.    ...
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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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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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NYC THIS WEEK: Tamar-Kali at Subrosa — 4/20

...s that she not only has an upcoming show but–rumor has it–that she’ll be sharing new songs. Also, the show is a benefit for Central Park Summerstage, i.e., they’re using this show and others in the series to help ensure that their main summer season stays free. Anyway, details are below. Additional links: Get tickets here Tamar-Kali official...
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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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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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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...