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Scenes from Afropunk 2008

I headed over to BAM to catch a screening of Afropunk founder James Spooner’s  new film "White Lies, Black Sheep".  Good stuff.  Stay tuned for a video interview with James later this week.  In the meantime, here are some of the sights. The skate park in full effect James doing the Q&A thang Ayinde Howell, […]

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3 Day Countdown to Afropunk 2008

It’s July, so it must be time for the Afropunk Festival.  My hat’s off to James Spooner and Matthew Morgan for the 10 days of music, film and skating that they’re about to present from July 4 thru July 13.  It’s pretty massive: Nearly 40 bands 15 films a skate park featuring 30 pro BMX […]

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More URB Alt this weekend: Faith, Brig Feltus, V. Jeffrey Smith + more!

URB Alt continues this weekend. Friday and Saturday night, Boston, Shena and the crew are curating two more nights of great music at Brooklyn Academy of Music’s BAMcafe. As was the case prior to the opening weekend, I give you Boston’s fanciful (but very accurate!) descriptions of this week’s artists: Friday, June 27, 8pm-11pm Brandee […]

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URB Alt 2008 Festival Preview

For me, summer in New York City is synonymous with music.  A music lover such as myself has some real scheduling issues this go ’round, especially with two really strong seasons fielded at Central Park Summerstage and Celebrate Brooklyn at the Prospect Park Bandshell. On the indie tip, the other event that I look forward […]

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Stephanie McKay at Central Park Summerstage–Friday, June 13

My friend Stephanie brings her powerful vocals and infectious brew of soul and funk to bear to kick off Summerstage’s 2008 season tomorrow night.  The date’s in support of her forthcoming album "Tell It Like It Is," which is already gaining buzz in Europe.  I expect this show to even better than the two shows […]

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Weekend preview: The Queen’s Daughters @ Manhattan Center

OK, so the weekend’s already upon us. But, if you’re still keeping your options open for Saturday night, here’s one much-buzzed about event that you should consider. This show is a power-packed tribute to the original all-girl, Black rock group, Labelle. Saturday May 10th The Manhattan Center & Ubiquita NYC Proudly Present:The Queen’s Daughters Tribute […]

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Preview: Muthawit hits LA!

Like Audiologo, I’m biased when it comes to Muthawit.  No, I haven’t joined the band.  But I will be working with Boston to help market this year’s URB ALT Festival in June.  More on that later. For now, those of you out West have not one, but three opportunities to catch Boston and his ensemble […]

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Harriet Tubman @ Brooklyn Museum of Art–2/17

Yeah, I know it’s Thursday night.  But last weekend was a great weekend of music: Between Kyp Malone, Dragons of Zynth and "Passing Strange" I saw and heard magic.  Better still was that it carried through to Sunday when I (finally!) got to see Harriet Tubman at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. My son, Tyler, […]

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Tonight: Little Jackie + Maritri & friends

TONIGHT @ Southpaw in Park Slope Little Jackie, Imani Coppola’s new project, continues its month-long residency at Southpaw, with guest performances by AFRICA, Nico and Honeychild Coleman. I had a chance to check out Little Jackie last week, largely on the strength of the songs on the band’s Myspace page.  Her song "The World Should […]

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Notes: Power Douglas, Kyp Malone and Dragons of Zynth @ BAM Cafe

I have to say: BAM Cafe has done a great job of creating a community space.  Because the Friday and Saturday night series are free, you can just roll through and, more often than not, hear some great music. Last night was the second of three Friday shows that the Black Rock Coalition (President LaRonda […]

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