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links for 2007-04-06

Chicago Reader | Sharp Darts | His Not-So-Secret Identity: Ralph Darden comes out from behind his DJ handle to push the debut full-length by the Jai-Alai Savant. Ralph Darden, a genre smasher out of Chicago, ...
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The Break Beat That Shook The World

I originally posted this at MarketingPopCulture.com, but thought it would be of interest here, as well.   Not as an example of Black rock, but more as an interesting piece of living musical history...
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Naming Is Framing

When I was running PR for the BRC, I can’t remember “nigger” or its variations being used between Black folks in the scene.  Maybe it was a strong sense of community.  Perhaps it was gratitude for tha...
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links for 2007-03-08

Hendrix Family Sues Over Vodka Marketing Soemthing to keep an eye on (tags: Jimi+Hendrix) Epic To Release Sly & The Family Stone's Original Studio Albums In Limited Quantities April 10 - Starpulse News Blog...
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links for 2007-03-02

'We are not members of a tribe. We are not linked by blood or soil. We are citizens of an idea.' (Blipster.info) This is what I love: "We are citizens of an idea."  Great. (tags: identity) ...
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links for 2007-02-28

The Afrofuture of Rock by Kandia Crazy Horse Kandia's review of the final BRC show at BAM (tags: bands Black+Rock+Coalition) ...
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Breaking the Frame

You're either in... or out! Originally uploaded by Cordeiro. The way we frame Black rock is critical.  In an effort to prove it’s different from what’s available to the masses, Black rock has fallen int...