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LISTENING POST: Bang Language — "Tenaz"

A young band kicks out a banger. Definitely ones to watch!

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The hot summer mix of sounds from the new black imagination. Get it NOW!

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LISTENING POST: Tecla — "So Have I"

This has been on heavy rotation around the offices, and for good reason: It’s a banger

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LISTENING POST: Twin Shadow — "Castles In The Snow"

Twin Shadow, aka George Lewis, Jr., is another artist who mines and refreshes the new wave sound.

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LISTENING POST: Saidah Baba Talibah — "No More"

North of the border, here’s an artist worth watching.

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LISTENING POST: Just A Band — "Huff + Puff"

A killer track from the continent! Another group, like South Africa’s BLK JKS, that is redefining perceptions of African music.

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Q&A with Kameron Corvet + his song "This Way To Love"

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Atlanta keeps him hungry. Here’s why.

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Q&A with Valerie June + her song "Raindance"

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I originally met Valerie June last November when she participated in the Fire + Fire: Gypsy + Black event, where Hungarian Gypsy and black American musicians shared the stage and explored common musical bonds.  Of course, you can't miss the Medusan head of locks she sports, and then there's something about her that reminds me [...]

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UPCOMING: Cody ChesnuTT at Weeksville–July 3


Weeksville’s Garden Party series kicks off this weekend with Cody ChesnuTT.  You may recall that I mentioned earlier that this will be Cody’s first NYC performance with a full band in 4 years, so definitely check him out. The track below, “Come Back Like Spring” is from his forthcoming album Landing on a Hundred, which [...]

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LISTENING POST: The Commodores — "Nightshift 2010" (tribute to Michael Jackson)


Today marks the one-year anniversary of the untimely death of Michael Jackson.  It’s definitely a time of reflection on the man, his music and his legacy.  And there’s be a lot of talk as folks remember where they were when they found out that Michael had passed.  Here’s one such story. The Commodores were performing [...]

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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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