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REVIEW: Meshell Ndegeocello – “Weather”

An album from a woman who has seen love in all its colors and lived to tell about it

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Houston, We Have a Hybrid: Fat Tony on Hip-Hop, Headbangers and Everything in Between

The Houston MC on the scene’s “flirtatious relationship between hip-hop and rock”.

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LISTENING POST: Sydnee Jane and the Jane-ettes — "Ready to Go"

Cuz we know you were wonderin’ what these young women sound like. Well, wonder no more

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#JANESWORLD: Sydnee Jane and the Jane-ettes

Just when we thought we had Houston figured out. Meet Sydnee Jane and the Jane-ettes. Vanity 6 meets the Supremes, anyone?

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Neeeeeeeeexxxxxt!

Upcoming summer heat from the Bayou City!

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Divided, we fail.

Sounding the claxon for a more united black alt scene in Texas.

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BRC Seeks Submissions for 25th Anniversary Compilation

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ATTENTION BLACK ROCKERS: We're about to do it again… Next week, we'll start accepting submissions for the Black Rock Coalition's 25th Anniversary release, 'Rock 'n' Roll Reparations, Vol. 2.' So pick out two of your most progressive, genre-bending, world-ain't-ready songs and keep your ear to the ground… Request more info at submissions@blackrockcoalition.org.

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Town Business: ¡HOTTUB!

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   This is the first of what I expect will be many dispatches from the East Bay, courtesy of blogger Sierra McClain, who regularly laces her readers with reviews, interviews, commentary and other musical treats over at WithANameLikeSierra.com.  You can also follow her on Twitter @sierrainthecity. — Rob The most common, apparent and abundant trait [...]

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'Miracle For A Maggot": Fundraiser for Funkadelic graphic artist Pedro Bell

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The Black Rock Coalition, launching its 25th year of being nation’s premier support 501c3 nonprofit for alternative music artists of color, will present a fundraising concert on the behalf of pioneering Parliament-Funkadelic graphic designer Pedro Bell on Saturday, January 2. The concert, “Miracle for a Maggot: Funkraiser for P-Funk Graphic Artist Pedro Bell” will feature [...]

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Fear Of A Black President

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

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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