Tag Archives: Profiles

Town Business: ¡HOTTUB!

   This is the first of what I expect will be many dispatches from the East Bay, courtesy of blogger Sierra McClain, who regularly laces her readers with reviews, interviews, commentary and other musical treats over at WithANameLikeSierra.com.  You can also follow her on Twitter @sierrainthecity. — Rob The most common, apparent and abundant trait […]

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Curtis Mayfield and the Black Rock Connection

With only a few days to go before the BRC Orchestra spends two nights performing the Civil Rights songbook of Curtis Mayfield, Michael Gonzales reflects on the quiet musical giant. While Curtis Mayfield was always been considered one of the greatest soul voices to come out of Chicago, his guitar playing was often so understated […]

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Analogue Atlanta: Ethereal

Boldaslove caught up with Atlanta Electronic musician Ethereal.  Originally from College Park, GA., Ethereal took time to talk with me about his sound and his projects just before playing a show at Apache Cafe in Midtown Atlanta. DOWNLOAD

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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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Introducing: Tendaberry

Atlanta Afro-Punk quartet Tendaberry stops by the studio to talk about their experience as a group forming and beginning to come into their own in the Atlanta music scene. In this pod we talk at length about the Atlanta Indie Rock scene, the AUC (Morehouse, Clark-Atlanta & Spelman) music and arts scene and about what […]

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Now on TheRoot.com: Loud and In Living Colour

The profile I wrote on Living Colour ran this morning on TheRoot.com.  Here's a taste: “When they play together, I’ll put them onstage with anybody, in any genre of music,” says cultural critic and longtime friend Greg Tate who, along with Reid and artist manager Konda Mason, co-founded the Black Rock Coalition. “It’s literally like […]

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Noisettes profiled in the New York Times

The Noisettes (l to r): Dan Smith, Shingai Shoniwa, Jamie Morrison From today's Arts & Leisure section: The band’s rapidly growing audience has a special significance for Ms. Shoniwa, who said her father wanted her to be an ambassador. “My private achievement is when I look out at the crowd and see a rainbow tribe, […]

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NYT on Death: "This Band Was Punk Before Punk Was Punk"

The Hackney brothers: David, Bobby and Dannis A very good and extensive article on Detroit punk rockers Death by Mike Rubin in today's Times.  Here's an excerpt: The group’s music has been almost completely unheard since the band stopped performing more than three decades ago. But after all the years of silence, Death’s moment has […]

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The Return of Dionne Farris

photo: Craig Bailey/Perspective Photo Music journalist Christian Wikane's seriously in-depth interview with Dionne Farris ran recently over at PopMatters.  Great stuff, and well worth the time to read because it answers the question: "What ever happened to Dionne Farris?"  She's essentially flown under the radar since 1997, when her song "Hopeless" appeared on the "Love […]

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Carolyn "Honeychild" Coleman, aka DJ Sugarfree

Our mistress of the decks tomorrow night is DJ Sugarfree.  She’ll be doing a chill set starting at 8PM til showtime at 9:30PM, and then in between band sets. My man Michael Gonzales digs her because of her sense of aural adventure.  I’d have to agree.  Not only is she a DJ with eclectic crates […]

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