Multi-hyphenate M. talks “For Colored Girls,” free jazz and Europe’s openness.
Chopping it up with Tamar-kali and Restoration’s Lisa Yancey.
An excerpt from a longer conversation between Tamar-kali and Boldaslove.us contributor Jen Williams. m4s0n501
Atlanta keeps him hungry. Here’s why.
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 […]
In advance of his performance this Saturday at Weeksville Heritage Center, I had a short back and forth with Cody. Here are the questions along with his responses: Q: So, it’s been 4 years since you last performed in NYC and about that much time since your last album. What’s been the best thing […]
With a killer new album just released and a gang of tour dates ahead of them, I caught up with bassist Kamara Thomas for a quick trip into the world of Earl Greyhound. RF: Tell me about the title. First, there was Soft Targets. Now there’s Suspicious Package. There’s definitely this modern paranoia, slightly military […]
photo credit: Sophie Muller In case you missed it, New York Times music critic Jon Pareles profiled Sade (above) in Sunday's paper. Here's what one of the singer's close friends told him about her: “With most artists they’re more of a big person in their public persona than they are in their private persona, and […]
The Bots: Anaiah (l) and Mikaiah LeiPhoto credit: Walter Einenkel, courtesy of Vital Records An edited version of this ran on Converse.com on January 15. Here’s the full version of my conversation with Mikaiah and Anaiah Lei, better known as The Bots. Have you heard of The Bots? If not, then meet Mikaiah and Anaiah […]