The Boldaslove.us contributor opines on the best of 2010.
The BRC Orchestra digs into the crates to unearth Stew + Heidi’s pre-”Passing Strange” indie rocker days
One of the decade’s best: Imani Uzuri While the Boldaslove.us crew is rolling out our “Best of” Lists, Jen Williams compiles a Top Ten of Sistas who Rocked the Decade (in no particular order): Res – Res started off the oh-ohs with her 2001 release “How I Do” and made a comeback last year with [...]
(above) Swaby of The Heavy More community shout outs: Danielle Scruggs, Washington, DC, photographer says: "Really been feeling Laughing Man, a rock/blues band in the DC area especially the song "Gestures". I saw them at a show back in June and even though the venue kind of sucked, they were great." Mona Martinez shouts out: [...]
Earl Douglas, Queens, NY, Boldaslove.us contributor and executive director of the Black Rock Coalition: Honeychild Coleman – Halo InsideShe's already the hardest working woman in show business, but then she turned around and made this pop-rock gem. Living Colour – The Chair In The DoorwayDon't call it a comeback, but the BRC's once and forever [...]
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 [...]
It's that time of year again. As was the case for last year and in 2007, this is completely up to you, the readers. I'm not trying to come up with a ranked list like other publications. Rather it's an opportunity for you, the members of the black rock community to shout out artists who [...]
2008 was a big year for this blog. I became even more excited about exploring the cultural shift that’s bringing Black rock and all of its manifestations to the fore. This resulted in approximately 200 posts over the course of the year. From these posts, I’ve pulled what I consider to be the best of [...]
Best of 2008: Toshi Reagon, VV Brown, The Thirst, Amplive, The Dears, Seun Kuti, Marla Turner + more!
I think this is going to wrap up the Best of releases lists for 2008. Thanks all who participated. Looking forward to catching up on some of these releases and to hearing what's coming in 2009. Maureen Mahon, Brooklyn, NY, Visiting Associate Professor of Music, NYU The Dirtbombs, We Have You SurroundedGnarls Barkley, The Odd [...]