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What do you get when you combine the 90s, feminism and riot grrls? BIKINI KILL, OF COURSE. This week’s blast from the past is all about girl power. A few months back I went to see a documentary called From The Back of The Room, which focuses on female, fronted punk and hardcore bands and […]
Born in NYC and raised in Harlem, rapper/singer Azealia Banks has been building up the hype. With her hit single “212″ still making the rounds, Ms. Banks is best known for her dirty, quick-witted rhymes – too dirty to be put onto the radio. But when look you behind her rapid-fire wordplay and sexual disses, […]
June is Black Music Month, on June 29th Rockers is highlighting Sugar Minott.
For a musician who has been on the folk, punk, and leftist scene intermittently throughout the past thirty-five years, Billy Bragg’s message remains remarkably consistent. At the Somerville Theatre this past Thursday evening, new and old fans alike rallied around the force of his personality and the still-strong and completely current political messages that come […]
Julia Easterlin, one of the many talented artists performing at the upcoming Songs for Soldiers event, is just a year out of Berklee and already she has performed at SXSW and Lollapalooza. She is a singer/songwriter who does something with her music that I have never seen before: Easterlin is a loop-artist, and the two […]
June is Black Music Month, on June 26th 889@Night is highlighting Blu.
June is Black Music Month, on June 26th Rockers is highlighting Dennis Brown.
A slightly overweight teen and his mom stand at the front of the floor area at the House of Blues, and she was concerned. “Is there going to be shoving?” she asked. “Jumping?” She was not ready for the force of nature that was about to take the stage—Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist and the legendary Swedish […]
June is Black Music Month, on June 25th 889@Night is highlighting Kendrick Lamar.
June is Black Music Month, on June 25th Rockers is highlighting Richie Spice.