London native Fola shares his love for ’90’s R&B with the single “Comfortable” from his debut EP, Promise Land. Fola released two projects in 2011 after touring with Josh Groban. Promise Land will be released before year’s end.
Daily Archives: August 6, 2014
Black Milk just revealed the artwork and release date for his next album, If There’s A Hell Below. “Detroit’s New Dance Show” is the first single from the album and it’s a tribute to the R.J. Watkins hosted Detroit Dance Show of the ’80’s. The song is also an obvious compliment to Cybotron’s “Alley’s Of Your Mind.” If There’s A Hell Below comes out October 28th and Black Milk kicks off his Loops Don’t Lie Tour on August 21st.
Black Milk’s Loops Don’t Lie Tour:
Aug 6 – Asheville, NC – One Stop
Aug 7 – Atlanta, GA – 529
Aug 8 – Charlotte, NC – Snug Harbor
Aug 9 – Jacksonville, Fl – Rain Dogs
Aug 10 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
Black Milk With Live Band Nat Turner Europe Tour:
Aug 21 – London, United Kingdom – Jazz Cafe
Aug 22 – Hradec Králové, Czech Republic – Hip Hop Kemp Festival
Aug 23 – Orpund, Switzerland – Royal Arena Festival
Aug 24 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
Aug 27 – Berlin, Germany – Cassiopeia
Aug 28 – Gent, Belgium – Dok
Aug 29 – Munster, Germany – Hot Jazz Club
Aug 31 – Riverview, MI – Rocky’s Pub
Sept 27 – Austin, TX – Red 7 (Black Milk Beat Set at Weird City Fest)
Oct 17 – New York, NY – Studio at Webster Hall
The 2014 AFROPUNK festival, the best assembly of female musical talent since Lilith Fair that has included acts such as Lianne La Havas, Meshell Ndegeocello, Valerie June, The Internet, SZA, Alice Smith, Tamir Kali, Straight Line Stitch and many others has announced another round of acts joining the bill that include, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Fishbone, King Britt, and more (full lineup below). Headlining the Black Stage are the legendary Bad Brains (with special guest handling vocal duties) along with the infamous New York Hardcore mainstays the Cro Mags. Other bands like The Bots and Trash Talk help to bridge the generations of punk rock and continue the conversations about what the genre really is. This “punk” stage, is curated by Sacha Jenkins, and personifies the essence from which the movement was spawned: raw, fearless, powerful people on stage with the basics: a mic, bass and guitar amps, drums and ELECTRICITY. The scope and breadth of AFROPUNK has expanded over the years–a simple reflection of what is really happening now with music and the cultures that come along with the music.
Stop The Violence Walk in Chicago to be Led by Original Cast of Dr. Clifford E. Turner’s “The Awakening”
Chicago – When Dr. Clifford E. Turner, founder of Liberty Temple Full Gospel Church and World Outreach Ministries, presented the “The Awakening” in 1990, his vision galvanized not only the local Chicago community, but also eventually an estimated 100 million viewers around the world. The show, a production from his Holywood Studios, followed the perils of a young, south side Chicago inner city teenager, Marquita Perry, and her struggles with premarital sex, drugs, peer pressure, and gang violence. “The Awakening” started as a two-part skit for television and evolved into a seven season, 150 episodic Emmy Award winning series, becoming the longest running Christian mini-series ever produced. An inner-city minister, Turner’s goal for “The Awakening” was to capture the attention of youth and to speak to them about the high costs of low living, and specifically the perils of living in a culture of violence.