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LISTENING POST: A.N.M. — "Clown's Dichotomy"


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 black rock audience survey? It only takes 5 minutes!  Click here to start.

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LISTENING POST: The Jackson 5– "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"


Merry Christmas, everyone.  Just one of the songs that'll be rockin' in our home today.

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LISTENING POST: Res — "So What Am I (Sunday Nite Res)"


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 […]

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LISTENING POST: Game Rebellion — "Blind"


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 […]

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LISTENING POST: Coulon — "You Just Don't Do It For Me Anymore"


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 […]

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LISTENING POST: Tamar-Kali — "Pearl" (+ two mixes!)


p5rn7vb 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 […]

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LISTENING POST: Sade — "Soldier of Love"


This is the new single from the forthcoming "Soldier of Love" album.  Yeah, mughs are just happy to hear anything from Sade.  Seriously. You'll most likely start hearing this a lot in the AM, when the single gets officially released. Anyway, gotta thank the folks over at Grown Folks Music for the hat tip.  Now, […]

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LISTENING POST: Sophia Ramos — "Freedom Is Over"


The compilation, " presents Fire In The Dark" has clocked in just under 8,300 downloads.  This is one of the songs, I think, that's driving that interest. Sophia Ramos (above) is a powerhouse of a vocalist.  She can rage and coo, threaten and comfort, all within the same song.  Critic Greg Tate described her as, […]

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LISTENING POST: Ghost Gamblers–"Stranded in San Antone"

While we await the next Earl Greyhound album, here's a taste of bassist Kamara Thomas' country-rock project, Ghost Gamblers.  For those of you with a soft spot for Americana and southern rock, this should do just fine.  The song tells a great story, has propulsive energy, a hummable hook, and features Kamara on lead vox.  […]

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LISTENING POST: Rain Machine—“Smiling Black Faces”


Rain Machine's Heidi Ferrell (l) and Kyp Malone Kyp Malone has an unusual voice.  It’s unusual in that most black male singers are going for mellifluousness, and I don’t think anyone would describe Kyp’s voice that way. But that’s not to say his voice isn’t affecting, because it is.  One reviewer described his voice as  […]

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Fear Of A Black President

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Some excerpts from Ta-Nehisi Coates’s tour de force on Obama, race and the limits of integration.

GOOD READ: Hate Crimes Always Have A Logic: On The Oak Creek Gurudwara Shootings


A perspective on the Oak Creek, WI shootings from a member of the Sikh community

GOOD READ: Erykah Badu to Wayne Coyne: “Kiss my glittery ass!”


In case you missed it, Ms. Badu’s choice words to Mr. Coyne

GOOD READ: Jeff Chang On The Legacy of Chuck Brown


A worthwhile read on the go-go legend

GOOD READS: #TrayvonMartin Around The Web


So much conversation–and now maybe some justice–for this young man.

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