Category Archives: Blues

The 1865 Release Video For Buckshot From Don’t Tread On Me Album Out Today

The 1865 crew (Sacha Jenkins, Chuck Treece, Carolyn “Honeychild” Coleman, Flora Lucini and Jason “Biz” Lucas) drop the video for “Buckshot” from their inaugural Don’t Tread On Me. The band describes itself as,

“Bad Brains meets Foo Fighters in a Black woman’s hair salon for a cup of tea.”

Their name automatically opens up a conversation about the year 1865 in America and the creation of the 13th Amendment which officially slavery. In the video for “Buckshot,” several clips from slaves picking cotton to Donald Trump speaking to the public are put together to form the question of how far did America evolve in regards to obliterating racism? A snippet of O.J.Simpson’s famous Hertz commercial from 1978 running through an airport is juxtaposed against slaves planning on doing the same thing on their plantation. Don’t Tread On Me is available now.  

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Gary Clark Jr.: This Land Official Video

Gary Clark Jr.’s video for “This Land” addresses race in the country right now and he can be heard singing about living in Trump’s America. Images of young Black boys, a Confederate flag and Clark performing in the house are assembled to show the tension he has experienced simply because of his color and gender. “This Land” is from Clark’s new album which has the same title. 

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Fantastic Negrito: The Duffler (Official Video)

Fantastic Negrito’s official video for “The Duffler” uses footage from his concert at Switzerland’s Blues Festival Baden last month. The camera follows him before he gets onstage and the actual show. Fantastic Negrito’s Please Don’t Be Dead came out today. 

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Fantastic Negrito: The Duffler (Audio)

 Fantastic Negrito’s blues resurgence is charming, funny and aware all at the same time. The Oakland native is getting ready for the release of his sophomore set Please Don’t Be Dead next month. “The Duffler” is a funky rock and roll song about trying to get past despair. It is the second single coming after “Plastic Hamburgers” and both songs reflect Negrito’s consistent focus on highlighting issues with raw truth. Pre-order Please Don’t Be Dead and catch Fantastic Negrito on tour this summer. 

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Fantastic Negrito Looks At America’s Social Problems In Video For Plastic Hamburgers

 Fantastic Negrito’s “Plastic Hamburgers” puts homelessness, Big Pharma, gun violence and racism in the spotlight. The video is a melange of his live performances put together in a fast-moving clip. The singer’s next album, Please Don’t Be Dead comes out June 15th. 

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