Well I havent been to motorco for punk shows because I never hear about any. A few here and there. Im not a street punk oi only punk rock fan. I guess you dont know me well. wasnt trying to hurt anyone's feelings I was just speaking from what I see. Not JUST DTS. All the punk bands I know locally have seen this. Its a reality. But Im glad motorco can get that many people out. Can you tell me the punk bands that draw these people on a weeknight? Also, we have never played motorco because maybe people like you misperceive me as a scene shit talker when all I have tried to do is be nice to everyone and help make things better. Its unfair that you know who I am but you hide behind a fake scene name. Lets talk. Who are you. You think you know me?
I visited the shop last weekend. Greg was great and I picked up some good vinyl. Recommended!
There will be a POPES reunion show, this Saturday, February 4, 2012, at Local 506 in Chapel Hill! With special guest Phil Collins of Satellite Boyfriend! Come on out and hear your favorite tunes!
I was thinking about Sean today so I googled him and found this page. I can't beleive that this is the first time I have seen this. I really miss him, and have been thinking about him a lot lately. Its almost five years now and I still keep hoping to bump into him on the street or see him in my local bar.
I have to beleive that there is a war in heaven and God needs generals. I love you Brother.
this article definitely opens thought. i can't wait to check out HV material. i think mr. tullis is on to something with the idea of black girls not rocking right now. interesting topic!
A great new location for Schoolkids would be the recently-closed U.S. Post Office on Horne St., around the corner from Mitch's Tavern. There's currently a "for lease" sign in the window.
Thanks for the support, Indy!
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AIT, not selling or promoting anything. Also, at this point, I don't know how you can be following 9th Wonder and his artists "fairly closely" and not have heard of HV, since she is, well, one of 9th's artists. Hmm... Those artists that you mention did release albums, yes--all solid projects (except for MJB). Were they heroines? On YOUR playlist maybe, but by and large, no.
I can't say that I agree with much of what this writer is trying to sell. Clearly, there was a lot of great music done by black women in 2011 that was excellent. If he wanted to promote Heather Victoria, there are far better ways to do so. Mr. Tullis seems to base his assessment strictly off of the commercial success of the music produced by these women, which proves contradictory because I follow 9th Wonder and his artists fairly closely and have never heard of Heather Victoria.
There were several records/CDs that were released in 2011 that offer insight into "the Black Woman's World" and her struggles. Besides the aforementioned Beyonce and Kelly Rowland, Jill Scott and Ledisi released highly acclaimed music. Mary J. Blige released My LIfe 2. I'm guessing this wasn't hood enough for Mr. Tullis. Marsha Ambrosius released Late Nights and Early Mornings. There are many others that I can't pull off the top of my head right this second.
Perhaps Mr. Tullis should speak specifically to his experience or preference, and not for the "black girl" experience, which he has never experienced. We are allowed to grow and evolve. Everything doesn't have to be about heartbreak and pain, we do have some good times. Mr. Tullis, I'd invite you to come out of the past. If you're always looking back, you can't see the future.
Tia, thanks for extending the conversation. I hadn't considered the idea of Black women essentially "creating" the blues, nor have I read the Angela Davis book that you mention. Maybe I'll get around to taking a peek in it. Also, maybe you're aware of SWV's new single, "Co-Sign" and their plans to release an album this year. Sounds fun, right?
I AM HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM NOT INVISIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
An outstanding vocalist who brings a new perception to a dwindling genre. Her lyrics radiates to your inner being. She is a rising star in starless world.
Not only is she a beautiful young talented woman,but has a radiant personality.
I can't imagine Sadlack's not occupying that corner after so many years ... it will be sad.
This is a super interesting article. And I def agree that r&b today is not the same r&b that I knew back in the 90s. To me, Usher had the last real r&b album that had mass appeal. But since you are defining a "black girl r&b", I must say that all of the artists you mentioned: Drake, The Weeknd, Frank Ocean, even rappers like Wale with his recent hit, they all get their sound from that classic "black girl r&b." You can hear Aaliyah's influence all up in their music. Wale even sampled SWV on his last mixtape. So while its important to claim the "black girl r&b" sound, and its even more crucial to state that all of these new mainstream artists get their sound from Black women vocalists.
White Brits like Adele and Amy Winehouse and others are clearly inspired by female soul singers like Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Etta James, and others. Its also important to mention that all American music is based off of the melancholy of Black women. Black women created the Blues, which is the foundation of American music, as they tried to escape patriarchal domination from their fathers in the South. I believe Angela Davis talks about this in her book Blues Legacies and Black Feminism." Its critical to give credit where credit is due, especially since the image of the Black woman in America is so maligned. I will definitely check out the artist you mentioned, Heather Victoria. Anyways, kudos to you for a dope article!
The Bronzed Chorus rawk!!! They're gonna be the next Aerosmith!!!
That art collective is now a church as of the last time I walked by, which was yesterday,
I totally agree with Mr. Jenkins.
I wish that I got started playing the banjo at a young age, but I had the same idea that every one playing an instrument had, and that was, "that the banjo was only played by Euro-males painted with black faces "! Little do we all know!!!
I'm studying banjo now, and I love it.
Hope to be able to play and learn some more at the next Black Banjo gathering!
Thanks for the article Sylvia..... mara
Belly dancing is fun!
Quick clarification, Michelle: The People cover seems to have first been cited in the press Sept. 23, 2008. Its cover was dated Oct. 6, 2008. Thanks.
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