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LISTENING POST: Tecla — "So Have I"

...solo project, Strangers In Masks, which showcases her own knack for strong writing and danceable beats. Yeah, this will be in heavy rotation for a while. If you like what you hear, the head over to iTunes and download the album. [audio:http://www.boldaslove.us/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/10-So-Have-I1.mp3|titles=10 So Have I]   Additional link: Tecla Esposito on Myspace...

LISTENING POST: Tecla — “Fiction Fairy Tales Of Love”

One of our favorite tracks from Tecla’s recently released album We Are The Lucky Ones. We just saw Tecla last week opening for Ebony Bones. She creates a compelling show with a bass player, drummer, some electronics and her powerful voice. The song is a great example of how she fuses genres: You’ll hear tropical, Caribbean, funk, electronica and pop elements making for a great five-and-a-half minutes of body-rocking and...

VIDEO: Ife — “Mama Said”

We first became aware of Ife Sanchez Mora through her previous band, SwEEtie, which was a punk pop quartet that featured Tecla Esposito on keys. Funny, but just as we were noticing them was about the time the band broke up. Glad to hear from Ife, who recently released this video from her latest project–her debut solo album, in fact–called Fire Inside of Me. Hoping to hear more from this singer with the volcanic voice.  ...

VIDEO: Tecla — “John [$$$] Dough”

@rebeltec Honestly, I wish I’d done a better job of keeping up with Tecla Esposito. For example, I know she’s longtime friend and collaborator with Gordon Voidwell, and that in 2010 she released Strangers In Masks, which made our Best Of list. Glad I happened to catch a tweet this morning about her new video, an electro-voodoo commentary on the privilege that enables some people to walk around and feel “guilty of...
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UPCOMING: Gordon Voidwell @ BAMCafe–9/24

...Voidwell was one of the groups I managed to catch at SXSW. If you’re around on Friday, definitely fall through BAM Cafe and check out Voidwell’s Talking Heads-meets-Rick-James-meets-Prince mashup. Doors are at 8pm, show starts at 9pm BAMCafe 30 Lafayette Avenue (bet Ashland & St. Felix) Brooklyn, NY 11217 718 636 4100...

PHOTOS: Afropunk Festival 2012 — Day 2

...8217;s Dave Sitek TVOTR’s Jaleel Bunton Kyp Malone of TVOTR Kyp Malone & Jaleel Bunton Alexis whips her hair back n forth Kelindo An AP tech and his boys Tunde of TVOTR The Memorials Viveca Hawkins & friend Kyp & Tunde of TVOTR backstage Toro Y Moi Janelle Monae & Kelindo Eric Phipps (r) @kotgb & Edwina Barron shooting The Memorials Alexis Brown of Straight Line Stitch Gordon Voidwell & Tecla Esposito Barron...
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SXSW 2010: Guitar Shorty, Gordon Voidwell, Chocolate Drops, Bellrays, Invincible, Death

...n.  More on that at another time.  Anyway, turns out his publicist is my good friend Vickie Starr of Girlie Action, who leaned on a bunch of us to show up, and I’m glad she did.  With the help of Guillermo, Tecla Esposito (ex-Sweetie) and Kassa Overall (who plays regularly with jazz master Geri Allen and avant electronic group BiLLLL$), the group creates this crazy, fun mashup of Talking Heads, Rick James and Prince.  And...

WATCH: Kassa Overall’s VR video — “Mac and Cheese”

@KassaOverall New “trap-vant garde” rap from Kassa Overall, who we first met years ago as a drummer on several projects by singer-songwriter Tecla Esposito. These days, Overall is best known as a member of the rap duo Peaceful Solutions with Kool A.D. (formerly of Das Racist). He currently performs nightly as DJ/hype man with Jon Batiste and Stay Human on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. As a drummer, he performs regularly with...