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Jimi Hendrix's "Valleys of Neptune" drops March 9


Hendrix in the studio in 1968 (credit: Eddie Kramer Archives) The Hendrix estate–in conjunction with Sony Legacy Recordings–will be releasing the guitar legend's Valleys of Neptune on Tuesday.  According to the NY Times, it's "the first album of previously unreleased studio recordings by Hendrix in more than a decade."  Perhaps there's be more we can [...]

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Bold as Love catches up with Atlanta's The Doll Daze

We catch up with TheDollDaze to talk to her about her sound, her new EP “The Acid Report” and to get a sense of her journey as an artist in the Atlanta scene.

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More FREE Music: Afro-Punk's Fuck Rockstars


Slow on letting folks know about this.  My apologies, but this came out in mid-October, about the same time as the compilation.   If you don't have it, I encourage you to download it now. This compilation has 16 tracks from artists who've been featured here on such as The Smyrk, Saul Williams, and [...]

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Living Colour's new album drops September 15!

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The boys are back in town! From the press release: Living Colour (above l to r: Vernon Reid, Corey Glover, Will Calhoun, Doug Wimbish)  will release their first new studio album in five years entitled The Chair In The Doorway on September 15 via Megaforce Records. Living Colour formed in NYC and still contains the original [...]

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Upcoming releases (June edition): The Mars Volta, Killswitch Engage, Laura Izibor


June 23: The Mars Volta I'ma tell you right off: This list is incomplete.  So if you know of any upcoming Black rock or Afro-punk artists who are releasing albums anytime soon, please let me know.  Here's what I've got thusfar: June 9 Quincy Jones,  Quincy Jones Explores the Music of Henry Mancini Mos Def, [...]

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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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