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 […]
Coulon (l to r): Neil Nash-Coulon, Rozz Nash-Coulon, Mark Manczuk The last time we heard from Rozz Nash-Coulon, she was fronting her hard rock quartet, Red Lotus. But it was always clear that she had the voice and the talent to explore other sounds. She's done just that with her new project that's produced and […]
Two words: Glory Hallelujah. There's a new Tamar-Kali single available to savor and enjoy. It gives us a taste of things to come, and whets our appetite for the new album, Black Bottom, that will drop in the new year, probably late spring. "Pearl" is a great guitar-driven grind, a joyful, exhuberant fury, even though […]