Been aware of these guys for a minute, but just discovered this video. Haven't heard their album yet, but this morning got a tweet from fam in ATL (thanks Gudrun!) that the band's live show kills. By the looks of this video, it looks like these guys can show and prove. From what I see [...]
GAME REBELLION- BLIND from Free Integrated Media on Vimeo. The Rebels visualize their first single. Day-glo all the way. Nicely done, fellas.
Just 'cause I can't get the guitar riff out of my head. Now I'm really bummed I missed them at last year's SXSW Music Festival. Love the energy here, and I'm looking forward to hearing more and seeing them live. Here's hoping this crew from Houston can put together an East Coast swing. Hat tip [...]
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'Cause it's a wild, wild west, indeed! In case you haven't seen it yet. Enjoy. Thanks to Bossip and TheRoot.com for the heads up.
All you guitar players out there will dig this. It’s both the ideas behind the lyrics and a look at the main riffs. Hat tip to Mark Anthony Neal for the heads up. Have you taken the Boldaslove.us black rock audience survey? It only takes 5 minutes! Click here to start.
BLK JKS – MOLALATADI from Jamie-James Medina on Vimeo. I shared this track before the BLK JKS album, After Robots, dropped in early September. However, I had no idea there was a video. And, yes, there is such an activity–apparently popular in South Africa–called train surfing. Good thing this video was directed by Jamie James-Medina, [...]
It's that time of year again. As was the case for last year and in 2007, this is completely up to you, the readers. I'm not trying to come up with a ranked list like other publications. Rather it's an opportunity for you, the members of the black rock community to shout out artists who [...]
Just came across this. Stanford University English professor Michele Elam offers a compelling talk that begins that explores the question, “What is the future of blackness?” Where does blackness stand in this post-racial, post-soul, multiracial era? She’s particularly concerned with the role of black studies departments, but I think her remarks have relevance beyond the [...]
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. [...]