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PHOTOS: URB Alt Fest 2010

Still recovering from all the music this past weekend.  I didn't see as much as I'd liked, but you know you can only do so much.  For example, I missed, both Oh My Goodness and MiLO.  And I'm bummed I missed Art Terry's set on Thursday night.  He's someone else I've been in touch with […]

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UPCOMING: 2010 URB Alt Fest Day 4–June 25

m4s0n501 URB Alt changes gears, shifts back to Manhattan and adds film to the mix Things kick off at 7PM with a feature (Jim Fielder's Phlo) and a short (Tim Fielder's Matty's Rocket).  Then, the music kicks in with performances by MuthaWit and singer-songwriter Leila Adu, who will be performing with a full band.  Very […]

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UPCOMING: 2010 URB Alt Fest Day 3–June 24

The 2010 URB Alt Fest picks up even more steam as it heads into its final three days.  This time the venues switches to Galapagos in Brooklyn.  In addition to the lineup of unique artists, get ready for Boston Fielder's homage to Miles Davis' seminal album Bitches Brew. Yes–and especially if you missed that extravaganza […]

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Tuesday, June 22 on WRFB: Walt Chastang of The 54

The 54 (l to r): Walt Chastang, Enye Willingham, Mercury Jackson, Mike Jones Later this week will mark the second part of the URB Alt Festival, as well as the start of the Afro-punk Festival.  To mark the start of AP, I'll be talking with Walt Chastang of The 54.  While you may remember them […]

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Tuesday, June 15 on WRFB: Boston Fielder

Every girl's crazy 'bout a sharp dressin' man Tune into my show, Sounds from the New Black Imagination, on WRFB-Radio Free Brooklyn on Tuesday, June 15 and you'll get your dose of more tasty musical treats, plus a special interview with URB Alt Festival founder and MuthaWit Orchestra bandleader Boston Fielder (above in a photo […]

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UPCOMING: 2010 URB Alt Fest Day 2–June 19

Day 2 of the 5th URB Alt Fest keeps it uptown for a FREE afternoon in St. Nicholas Park.  Bring the kids, your parents, or that girl you're trying to impress.  Ya think Boston's excited about his lineup?  Check out what he has to say about the Day 2 artists: 1)Uninterrupted ft. Moon – DC's […]

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UPCOMING: 2010 URB Alt Fest Launch–June 18

The URB Alt Fest kicks off its 5th year with a benefit for Harlem School of the Arts, one of its longtime locations that's in need of the community's financial support.  Let's all come out, start the festival off the right way and support HSA, so it can continue providing arts education to our kids.  […]

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URB Alt Festival 2010: Lineup and Dates

(click to enlarge) Congrats to Boston Fielder and the URB Alt team, which is celebrating its fifth festival next month.  Looks like a great lineup, and we'll be sure to have more info on the artists going forward.  In the meantime, mark your calendars for June 18, 19, 24, 25, and 26.  Info on artists […]

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New Release: URB Alt Music Sampler-Dos

In a few months, it'll be time for the 5th URB Alt Festival.  While Boston Fielder hasn't unveiled the lineup for this milestone event, he has released the second URB Alt Music Sampler, as he calls it, "more genre-bending sounds from around the globe."  The compilation collects songs by various eclectic artists including Gil Scott-Heron, […]

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UPCOMING: URB Alt's Jimi Hendrix birthday tribute — 11/27

Jimi would've been 67 next week.  Very cool that MuthaWit Orchestra and Leila Adu team up to celebrate his birthday in grand style: Avant, yet fresh-to-death! MuthaWit at Harlem Stage (photo: Ed Marshall) Leila Adu performing @ this year's URB Alt fest (photo: Ed Marshall) URB ALT: Jimi Hendrix Tribute Friday, November 27, 2009 – […]

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