Tag: Music

Rachelle Ferrell at The Blue Note

Rachelle Ferrell at The Blue Note

Rachelle Ferrell is unquestionably one of the most dynamic talents in contemporary pop music. Very few vocal artists in the industry have Ferrell’s potent combination of range, phrasing, and musicianship (she is also and accomplished pianist). Such potency was made powerfully aware to Blue Note Record’s head Bruce Lundvall who first heard Ferrell on a [...]

June 24, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Bilal — Tonight at The Blue Note

Bilal — Tonight at The Blue Note

These are exciting times in music; a return to purity, risk-taking and truth-telling. Yet it has been some time since we have seen the likes of Bilal Oliver. His prodigious debut album 1st Born Second, is a symbolic raising of the bar, worthy of critical examination.

June 24, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Afro-Punk Festival — Music, Film, Art, Skating and Biking

Afro-Punk Festival — Music, Film, Art, Skating and Biking

This summer Afro-Punk, BAMcinematek and Toyota’s/The 5th Door.com will present the 5th annual Afro-Punk Festival in the heart of Brooklyn. The festival is the definitive destination for the global Afro-Punk community. In 2002, Matthew Morgan and James Spooner joined forces to give a voice to thousands of multi-cultural kids fiercely identifying with a lifestyle path-less-traveled. [...]

June 20, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Harlem’s New Inspirational Restaurant Gospel Uptown Opens

Harlem’s New Inspirational Restaurant Gospel Uptown Opens

On June 12, 2009, Gospel Uptown (GU) Harlem’s new entertainment and dining destination opened its doors at 2110 Seventh Ave between 125th & 126th Streets. The restaurant’s website says that it offers a healthful Soul Fusion menu which “ventures beyond familiar soul and neo-soul offerings to create an array of choices transcending the traditional Southern [...]

June 15, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Ghetto Metal at SOBs

Ghetto Metal at SOBs

Ghetto Metal is a category of music representing a fusion of musical cultures; a collaboration of metal, rock, hip-hop, funk, soul, blues, spoken word, and reggae. Spearheaded by hip-hop/rock artist Bazaar Royale and hip-hop recording artist/activist M1 (Dead Prez) Ghetto Metal is the next phase of urban music which strives to show the universality and [...]

June 9, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Raphael Saadiq — Live From the Artists Den

Raphael Saadiq — Live From the Artists Den

Raphael Saadiq will release his first concert DVD  — Raphael Saadiq: Live From the Artists Den — on July 21. The disc chronicles his live show supporting last year’s album release The Way I See It.

June 9, 2009 | 0 Comments More
A Summer Night with Gil Scott Heron

A Summer Night with Gil Scott Heron

June 4, 2009 | 0 Comments More
RIP Koko Taylor

RIP Koko Taylor

Koko Taylor, a sharecropper’s daughter whose regal bearing and powerful voice earned her the sobriquet “Queen of the Blues,” has died after complications from surgery. She was 80. Taylor died Wednesday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital about two weeks after having surgery for a gastrointestinal bleed, said Marc Lipkin, director of publicity for her record label, [...]

June 3, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Tryone Birkett Group and Paula Ralph Birkett at Billie’s Black

Tryone Birkett Group and Paula Ralph Birkett at Billie’s Black

May 24, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Martin Luther McCoy at SOBs

Martin Luther McCoy at SOBs

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Hot 97′s Who’s Next Presents Drake at SOBs

Hot 97′s Who’s Next Presents Drake at SOBs

May 20, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Vaughn Anthony at SOBs

Vaughn Anthony at SOBs

May 11, 2009 | 0 Comments More
SOBs Presents Rahman Apollo, Planet Ubiquity, David Homyk, Wired and Juel

SOBs Presents Rahman Apollo, Planet Ubiquity, David Homyk, Wired and Juel

May 10, 2009 | 0 Comments More
WONDER-Full in Brooklyn

WONDER-Full in Brooklyn

===== Produced by KeiStar Featuring DJ Spinna & Bobbito a.k.a Kool Bob Love Spinning All Stevie — All Night — Exclusives, Covers, Samples, Remixes, etc. =====

May 10, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Ryan Leslie — Harvard to Harlem to Hollywood

Ryan Leslie — Harvard to Harlem to Hollywood

Ryan Leslie, platinum-selling producer, songwriter, entrepreneur and recording artist, was just a blip on the vast landscape of R&B music as a solo artist until a few months ago.  In March, his debut album (which sold out in 7 minutes at Time Square’s Virgin Mega store) was released and topped the charts with great reviews [...]

May 8, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Chrisette Michelle — Epiphany

Chrisette Michelle — Epiphany

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May 6, 2009 | 0 Comments More
A Look Back — Organic: Acoustic Diaries with Planet Ubiquity, PJ Morton, Yahzarah, and Jaguar Wright at SOBs

A Look Back — Organic: Acoustic Diaries with Planet Ubiquity, PJ Morton, Yahzarah, and Jaguar Wright at SOBs

Organic: Acoustic Diaries MC Chinah Blac ***** Organic: Acoustic Diaries had a wallop of an artist listing at SOB’s last week.  Planet Ubiquity — a live alternative hip-hop group who will rock you, PJ Morton — the storm before the calm, Yahzarah — the chocolate morsel with a voice like what and the headliner Jaguar [...]

April 30, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Sing Harlem Sing

Sing Harlem Sing

Sing Harlem Sing! is a musical written by Vy Higginsen and directed by Ken Wydro (creators of the long running musical Mama I Want To Sing!). The Musical tells the story of Higginsen’s groundbreaking career as New York’s first black female radio disc jockey. The score includes gospel, R&B and rock ‘n’ roll.

April 21, 2009 | 1 Comment More