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FEATURE: Young Rockers From Johannesburg Form Punk Band, TCIYF

Johannesburg is brewing with the types of protest and energy that makes for a hotbed for alternative Black expression. TCIYF is a product of Soweto, the storied township in Joburg, and their music is chock-full of passion and grit of their surroundings. The band came together out of the Skate Society Soweto fam, a common accompaniment to the sounds and style of the punk aesthetic. Primarily inspired by metal bands like Black Sabbath and Slayer, the sounds are youthful and… Continue

Added by Sound Check on September 21, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Rock & Roll Band The Tulips Are #BlackGirlMagic

Atlanta-based fusion indie rock band The Tulips is bring all the #BlackGirlMagic in their tunes. When they're not back rapper Diamond, they're making waves in Atlanta's vibrant indie music scene. In the video below, they open up a Paperboy Studios set with an edgy, intensified cover of Beyonce’s “Don’t Hurt Yourself.” Their own biography states, “The Tulips is an all girl fusion rock band that came together to represent for chocolate women. The Tulips bring energy and…


Added by Sound Check on September 19, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Danny Brown Drops Monster Track "Really Doe" With Kendrick Lamar, Ab Soul & Earl Sweatshirt

After Danny Brown’s hiatus of almost 3 years, he’s back with some undeniable heat. Joined by his peers Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, and Earl Sweatshirt, “Really Doe” is the perfect comeback track. If this song is any indication as to how the rest of the upcoming album, then it’s sure to be a strong return for every rocker’s favorite rapper. “Really Doe” is available for streaming below and Atrocity Exhibition will be available for purchase and streaming on September…


Added by Sound Check on September 19, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

NEW MUSIC: LA-Based Blues Duo Music Bones Releases Groovy Single “Do It Anyway”

Music Bones is back with their powerful new single “Do It Anyway,” a song about pushing past your limits, looking fears in the face and doing what you have to do anyway. “Work yourself up, count yourself down. Breathe quiet in, spit fire out,” sings Sara Haile-Mariam over the grooves of the bluesy, dense guitar of Mike Sutjipto. This uptempo groove is a perfect end to a long week and a great start to the weekend. Enjoy streaming below.…


Added by Sound Check on September 16, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

BOOK: "Why did rock & roll become 'white'?" - Rock & Roll and the Racial Imaginary

How exactly did Rock & Roll, the creative offspring of a black man named Chuck Berry, become whitewashed in the span of a decade? That is the equation that drove Jack Hamilton, a professor at the University of Virginia and Slate music critic, to write his new book Just Around Midnight. In an interview with Pitchfork, Hamilton asks, “Why do we ensconce this band in the genre of rock music? You hear them on classic rock stations all the time in the 21st…


Added by Sound Check on September 14, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments




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BLACK VEGANS ROCK: American expat Sea Sharp pairs activist profession with low income, but flexible, planet-based diet

Sea Sharp is an American poet of color who immigrated to England in 2012 as an alleged "refugee of Kansas." Sharp is a self-taught hula hoop dancer with tattoos, piercings, and semi-freeform locs.

As a Kansas State University graduate with qualifications in Creative Writing, Literature, Theatre, and Women's Studies, Sharp is a Pushcart Prize nominee, winner of the Prairie Seed Poetry Prize 2015/16 (judged by Debra Marquart), and has upcoming or published poems…


Added by Robust on August 23, 2016 at 7:17pm — No Comments

BLACK VEGANS ROCK: Jordan Cates aka babegloss advocates for animal rights and ethical consumption

My name is Jordan. I'm black, I'm queer, I'm a punk and I'm a vegan.

I'm also a drummer. My band is called Roadkill. We're punk and emphasize animal rights and veganism in our music.

I went vegetarian when I was 15 in 2012. I watched Paul McCartney's "If Slaughterhouses Had Glass Walls" video on YouTube which highlights the ethical side of vegetarianism. I went vegetarian immediately but was conscious that I wanted to go vegan because the video touched on…


Added by Robust on August 16, 2016 at 7:23pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Body Count takes on Slayer with cover of hardcore classic "Raining Blood"

Body Count, the controversial heavy metal band fronted by Ice-T, has been making audiences virtually jump out their skin over the past 25 years. Known for it's lyrical reality checks, and intimidatingly electrifying performances, the primarily all- African American group brings heavy metal sound to a deeper, more grounded level; appealing to multiple audiences. Coming out with a new album-'Bloodlust'- in 2017, Body count shocked listeners yet again…


Added by Sound Check on July 1, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments



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FEATURE: Black Vegans Rock - diversity strategist, critical race feminist scholar, public speaker, and author, Dr. A. Breeze Harper

Amie Breeze Harper, PhD, the creator of The Sistah Vegan Project and the editor of the ground-breaking anthology, Sistah Vegan: Black Female Vegans Speak on Food, Identity, Health, and Society, is a sought-after speaker, writer, researcher and consultant at …


Added by Robust on March 8, 2016 at 1:44pm — No Comments

NEW EP! NEW DIRECTION... #FlintWaterCrisis

My New EP Black is now available for donation only.

ALL proceeds for "Black" will go to water relief for Flint, Michigan and other cities in need in association with Flint Water Fund (…


Added by Damien Nova on March 4, 2016 at 1:58pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Black Vegans Rock - Get To Know Writer, Producer And BVR and Aphro-ism Founder Aph Ko

Aph Ko is a feminist activist and writer. She is the founder of Black Vegans Rock as well as the founder of Aphro-ism, a website that provides critical analysis through a black vegan feminist framework. Aph is also a contributor to …


Added by Robust on February 23, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: Black Punk History—Former Dead Kennedys drummer D.H. Peligro

D.H. Peligro is a multi-talented musician from St. Louis. D.H. became the Dead Kennedys second drummer early in 1981 until their 1986 breakup, appearing on four of their albums and the “In God We Trust, Inc.” EP. Two years later, D.H. got a sweet (but short lived) gig playing drums for his friends, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, until his struggles with alcoholism and substance abuse caused him to be fired. In years to come, Peligro briefly played for The Hellations, Jungle…


Added by Sound Check on February 19, 2016 at 4:22pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Check out Atlanta-based punk rock band HOWLING STAR

HOWLING STAR is garage rock band, from the ATL, making some pretty hard punk music. They describe themselves as “four minds, four sounds, one band” coming together to usher in the new generation of brutal rock music—the four horse-persons of the rock-pocalypse, if you will. Formed by several members of Tragedy Called Truth, HOWLING STAR’s members have played sets all around Atlanta and continue to prove…


Added by Sound Check on January 29, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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Added by Dewayne Phelps on January 16, 2016 at 10:00pm — No Comments

FEATURE: North Carolina-native indie rocker Q Baby fuses hip-hop and rock

Rock/hip-hop fusion acts, that announce themselves as such, have a tendency to come off a little gimmicky. That said, North Carolina-native Q Baby is anything but. With a style of delivery that somehow seamlessly embeds itself inside hard rock instrumentals, Q Baby, a warped tour veteran, is an authentic fusion act who lets the best bits of either genre complement each other in an organic way. Check her…


Added by Sound Check on January 12, 2016 at 5:37pm — No Comments

VIDEO: Esperanza Spalding back with a new experimental single 'Good Lava'

Take a look at Esperanza Spalding's trippy new video for 'Good Lava.' 'Good Lava' comes as the first single off of Spalding's experimental psychedelic jazz album 'Emily's D+Evolution.' The single is a gutsy departure from Spalding's trademark modern jazz style. Spalding fans might recognizes the name "Emily", which is Esperanza's middle name, and her "calmer", bolder, adolescent self.

"Whether you want to see it as devolution and evolution, and the place…


Added by Sound Check on January 11, 2016 at 5:04pm — No Comments

AFROPUNK PREMIERE: "Dear Nora" by Poet/Musician Shirlette Ammons ft. Meshell Ndegeocello offers a dose of hopefulness

"For me, Meshell Ndegeocello is the musician who best represents a genuine creative freedom, without fear of bounds or boundaries. Her catalogue of music is genius and has undoubtedly been one that has provided me with the most inspiration, affirmation, challenge to learn, and freedom to create what I want how I want. It's really difficult to put into words how much it means to have her perform "Dear Nora"--a song I wrote that reflects this notion of 'love as an act of…


Added by Sound Check on January 4, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

GENDERBENDING ALBUM released! Free streaming. Enjoy & Share!

I hope y'all had a safe Halloween. I went as a German.

Hey, I have a new album online:

"Songs from Radio Meta"

it’s a Radio satire - and…


Added by NOISEAUX on November 3, 2015 at 12:23pm — No Comments

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