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Listening Post: The Smyrk–"Dial V for Venom"

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  This is one my favorite up-and-coming bands.  The musicians–Ari Sadowitz, Chris Barone and Nick Logan–set up a wall of sound that’s what a young rock band should sound like: attention-getting, urgent, and impossible to ignore.  But the secret sauce is vocalist Doron Flake.  I’ve said it before but it’s worth repeating: If John Legend [...]

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Listening Post: Faith–"Delicate"

For as long as I’ve been involved with the BRC, Felice Rosser’s band Faith has been a mainstay.  If they come to a venue near you, check them out.  In fact, even if you have to travel out of your way, they’re worth the effort.  I just saw them a few weeks ago at Southpaw [...]

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Fear Of A Black President

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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