I took the MLK holiday off today, as I do every year. Not just a day off from the day job, but a day spent remembering and honoring Dr. King. As we've done for the last several years, we went to the memorial at Brooklyn Academy of Music. Danny Glover was the keynote this year. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Atlanta Afro-Punk quartet Tendaberry stops by the studio to talk about their experience as a group forming and beginning to come into their own in the Atlanta music scene. In this pod we talk at length about the Atlanta Indie Rock scene, the AUC (Morehouse, Clark-Atlanta & Spelman) music and arts scene and about what it means to them being Black Post-punk musicians.
One of the things coming out of the audience survey (thanks to all who’ve completed it so far!) is that many of you want to see for more regional coverage here on Boldaslove.us. Based on that feedback, I put out a call for contributors and a great group of people responded. I’m happy to announce [...]
That's right: I'm looking to add more regional coverage. Someone's already raised their hand to cover the East Bay, but I'm definitely interested in bringing regular coverage of what's happening in the black rock/Afro-Punk/black alternative scenes in some other cities such as: Atlanta The DMV (that's DC, Maryland, Virginia, for those who don't know) Chicago [...]
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(l to r) Actor John Stamos, Vernon Reid, Mayor Michael Bloomberg Black Rock Coalition and Living Colour co-founder Vernon Reid received The Mayor's Award For Arts & Culture at a lavish awards presentation at The Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, NY. Big shout to Vernon for singling out The Black Rock Coalition [...]
While not technically a "black rock" event, it is something that's being produced by two cats who are part of the Boldaslove.us extended fam, Stone of The Couch Sessions and Marcus of True Genius Requires Insanity. If you're around the DMV, then definitely flow through and check out the scene. It comes down to taste [...]