photo credit: Craig Bailey/Perspective Photo A download for a good cause. Like the song “The Last Time We’re Here,” this song is taken from The Family Stand’s forthcoming album Definition. The difference here is that the song is available for immediate download on iTunes. What’s better, all proceeds from the song will go to the [...]
Like most people, I’m quick to say, “I love Sade!” Thing is, I’ve never thought of the music this band creates as romantic. They’re beautiful creations, yes. But what’s appealed to me is the core of melancholy that informs the music. Within the beauty you’re forced to wrestle with many emotions: Loss. Regret. Connections missed. [...]
SociaLyrbium (l to r): Blackbyrd McKnight, Bernie Worrell, JT Lewis, Melvin Gibbs Four badasses get together and make the magic look easy. SociaLybrium is Blackbyrd McKnight, Bernie Worrell, Melvin Gibbs and JT Lewis. If you're not familiar with them, then check them out here and see the who's who list of folks they've worked with: [...]
Just 'cause I can't get the guitar riff out of my head. Now I'm really bummed I missed them at last year's SXSW Music Festival. Love the energy here, and I'm looking forward to hearing more and seeing them live. Here's hoping this crew from Houston can put together an East Coast swing. Hat tip [...]
Thanks to the URB Alt Festival, I’ve gotten to know Waberi Jordan. Some killer vocal talent here, with shades of Carter, Holiday, Bassey and Wilson. I love her take on this song. You’ll hear the smokiness in her voice, fresh, yet reaching back to the ancestral at the same time. You’ll also hear her classical [...]
"A man's got to know his limitations." Some of you may recognize these words from Clint Eastwood, playing Detective Harry Callahan in "Magnum Force." Well said, indeed. When I wrote about Kyp Malone's album, I was also revealing my biases and limitations. Everyone's got their limits, even me. When it comes to music, I tend [...]
Here’s a taste of what’s to come from Dug Pinnick, Jimi Hazel, Rick Skatore and the rest of the anti-nigger machinery. Additional link: A.N.M. on MySpace Have you taken the Boldaslove.us black rock audience survey? It only takes 5 minutes! Click here to start.
Merry Christmas, everyone. Just one of the songs that'll be rockin' in our home today.
New music from Res. This is my favorite track from her recently released album, Black.Girls.Rock. I'm not going to go into detail, since my co-conspirator, Rana Emerson, is putting the finishing touches on a full album review. Suffice it to say that I hope 2010 is the year for Res. On top of having a [...]
After mosh pits all around the country and a mixtape that just left people wanting more, the Rebels are finally coming. If you're keeping track of things, you might've already marked February 8 for Sade's new album. Add January 18 to your important 2010 music dates, 'cause that's when Game Rebellion's studio EP, Sounds Like [...]