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Have you taken the black rock audience survey yet?

If you've already taken the survey, thank you.  Thanks to you, we've crossed an important threshold in terms of responses.  If not, I'd appreciate it.  It'll take 5-7 minutes to complete and you'll get some great FREE music at the end.  You can take the survey here. As of this post, the survey has been […]

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Recap: Indiana University’s black rock conference

(l to r) Reebee Garofalo, Tamar-Kali, Moe Mitchell, Linda Tillery, Dr. Portia Maultsby, Greg Tate Frankly, it’s easy to think that wherever you are is the center of the Universe.  In my case, that would be Brooklyn and New York City.  But, in fact, there’s a lot going on—particularly in the world of black rock […]

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Podcast: My interview on Afronerd Radio–November 1, 2009

Here's my interview with dburt from a week or so ago.  As you'll hear, we talk about a lot of things including The Blakroc Project; the compilation; and the need for more media around black rock.  We also talked a little about Derrion Albert and the need for those of us with platforms to […]

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Get It Now! The FREE compilation “Fire In The Dark” on

Download the album here! So thrilled to let you all know that the compilation album is now available for your listening pleasure! That’s right: 17 tracks from artists who represent the diversity of black rock, Afro-punk and black alternative music, both here in the US and internationally (thrilled to have Sabatta, Otto Fischer and Milk […]

Read More 9 Comments is's Editor's Pick!

As I mentioned Friday on Twitter, this blog has been selected as an Editor's Pick, one of their Favorite Blogs. This is quite an honor to be recognized by a media outlet that's an institution in our community.  In fact, has been a consistent supporter of me, shouting me out as a provider […]

Read More 2 Comments @ The Northside Music Festival–June 13

Mark you calendars, join us and celebrate some releases. That's right, is in effect at the Northside Music & Arts Festival.  In case you're not aware, the festival is sponsored by the L Magazine.  What they're doing is kind of cool: They're having various Brooklyn-based bloggers and music companies program showcases around Williamsburg and […]

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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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My interview on KBOO.FM (February 19, 2009)

Thursday night, I had the pleasure (and honor!) of being asked to be a guest on Jamilah Bourdon's show, "Guess Who's Coming to Radio?" on Portland, Oregon station KBOO FM.  The show focuses on public affairs, music and culture that's relevant to Black folks here in the States, but given from a youth perspective.  Our […]

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