Tag Archives: Sounds

Listening Post: Pillow Theory–"Four Drinks"

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Pillow Theory’s Kelsey (photo credit: Caitlin Casella) Here’s something on the mellow(er) side.  I like this song a lot, but don’t be fooled: Kelsey and the crew can (and do) bring both intensity and volume to their shows If you’re into Incubus, Soundgarden, Deftones and Seal (whose voice I’m reminded of when I hear Kelsey), [...]

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Listening Post: "Come Down Now" from Passing Strange

Here is some of the music from "Passing Strange".  There are two other songs available on the site for download–"Keys" and "Arlington Hill". Enjoy! MP3 File

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Listening Post: The Exit–"Back to the Rebels"

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The Exit’s Ben Brewer This is one of my favorite tracks from the Black Rock Coalition’s 2006 compilation, Rock ‘n’ Roll Reparations, Vol. 1.  Great energy here, and you can hear several of their influences at play.  I particularly like the thick, dubby bass line in this song. Check them out on MySpace, and look [...]

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Listening Post: Shrine for the Black Madonna–"Mona Lisa"

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One of my new year’s resolutions–and I guess it’s real, since I’m putting it out there–is that I will share more music regularly on this site.  I can talk all day about Black rock, but it’s important to remember that hearing is believing.  More importantly, the blog must further my goal of expanding the audience [...]

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Listening Post: Black Kids–"Hurricane Jane"

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Photo by Rachel Bess Based on the name, I was hoping there actually were some Black folks in Black Kids.  Thankfully, there’s brother and sister Ali and Reggie Youngblood, who make up two-fifths of this Jacksonville, Florida outfit.  I’m just getting to know them, but here’s what music publication NME has to say about them: [...]

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Listening Post: The Smyrk–"Dial V for Venom"

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  This is one my favorite up-and-coming bands.  The musicians–Ari Sadowitz, Chris Barone and Nick Logan–set up a wall of sound that’s what a young rock band should sound like: attention-getting, urgent, and impossible to ignore.  But the secret sauce is vocalist Doron Flake.  I’ve said it before but it’s worth repeating: If John Legend [...]

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Listening Post: Faith–"Delicate"

For as long as I’ve been involved with the BRC, Felice Rosser’s band Faith has been a mainstay.  If they come to a venue near you, check them out.  In fact, even if you have to travel out of your way, they’re worth the effort.  I just saw them a few weeks ago at Southpaw [...]

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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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