Tag: The Roots

Robert Glasper Experiment

Event Reviews

Robert Glasper and Friends find the Wonder in Jazz, and Lauressa Nelson is there to soak it all in at the Harlem Stage.

Orlando Calling Festival

Event Reviews

The first ever Orlando Calling Festival set up camp on a picture-perfect Central Florida fall day. Jen Cray parked it on the lawn amid tens of thousands of music fans and absorbed.

Orlando Calling Festival

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The inaugural, and hopefully annual, Orlando Calling Festival brings BIG acts to Central Florida for a major two-day music festival November 12-13.

Fela Kuti Lives

Features

With over 40 albums and an unassailable legacy as the originator of one of Africa’s most popular and enduring sounds, the job of curating Fela Kuti’s catalog for the 21st century is a difficult and enviable task. Ink 19 dives into the Knitting Factory’s Chop n’ Quench, Fela’s first nine albums re-released, and gives a heads up on the Na Poi set of albums due to drop on May 11.

Fela Kuti Lives

Features
With over 40 albums and an unassailable legacy as the originator of one of Africa's most popular and enduring sounds, the job of curating Fela Kuti's catalog for the 21st century is a difficult and enviable task. Ink 19 dives into the Knitting Factory's Chop n' Quench, Fela's first nine albums re-released, and gives a heads up on the Na Poi set of albums due to drop on May 11.

Rock The Bells

Event Reviews

Rock the Bells kicked off its 2009 hip-hop festival tour in Chicago – just two days after Michael Jackson’s sudden death. Chris Catania took in this year’s finest while ruminating on the psychology of a crowd in mourning.

Common

Music Reviews

Finding Forever (Geffen Records). Review by Tim Wardyn.

moe.down Festival

Event Reviews

Chirs Catania decamps from Chicago to scope out the laid-back vibes and furious grooves of the moe.down Festival. Say goodbye to the summer.

Mute Math

Interviews

Mute Math are, without a doubt, one of the most talented live bands you will ever see. Heavy hitting drummer Darren King spoke with Jen Cray after the band’s pair of awe inspiring dates during Orlando’s Anti-Pop Festival.

Fat City Reprise

Interviews

With catchy lyrics and humble attitude, the guys of Fat City Reprise are on their way to something big. Brittany Sturges hangs with the guys in the studio.

The Roots

Music Reviews

The Tipping Point (Geffen Records). Review by Tim Wardyn.

Maylay Sparks

Music Reviews

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Sleater-Kinney

Interviews

Liza Hearon talks to Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein about women in rock, Eddie Vedder and watching 13-year-olds make out in front of the stage.

Editor’s Choice: The Top 19 of 2002

Features

Julio Diaz didn’t review as many albums in 2002 as he should have, but that doesn’t mean he wasn’t listening. Here are his picks for the year’s best.

Brown Sugar

Music Reviews

Music From the Motion Picture Soundtrack (MCA). Review by Bill Campbell.

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What This Comedian Said Will Shock You

What This Comedian Said Will Shock You

Print Reviews

With his latest book, What This Comedian Said Will Shock You, celebrated stand-up Jedi Bill Maher “shocks” readers by doing the most outrageous, unthinkable, and socially unacceptable thing imaginable: he speaks rationally, logically, and objectively.

Gasoline Lollipops

Gasoline Lollipops

Features

Gasoline Lollipops’ newest single, “Freedom Don’t Come Easy,” is today’s mother lovin’ punk rock folk anthem.

Basket Case

Basket Case

Screen Reviews

Frank Henenlotter’s gory grindhouse classic Basket Case looks as grimy as the streets of Times Square, and that is one of the film’s greatest assets. Arrow Video gives this unlikely candidate a welcome fresh release.

Jimmy Failla

Jimmy Failla

Event Reviews

Despite the Mother’s Day factor, hundreds of fervent, faithful followers still flocked to Orlando’s famed Plaza Live to catch an earlybird set from Jimmy Failla — one of the hottest names on today’s national comedy scene.

Lonnie Walker

Lonnie Walker

Features

Ink 19 readers get an early listen and look at “Cool Sparkling Water,” a new single from Lonnie Walker.

Los Lobos

Los Lobos

Event Reviews

Jeremy Glazier has a bucket list day at a Los Lobos 50th Anniversary show in Davenport, Iowa.

Always… Patsy Cline

Always… Patsy Cline

Archikulture Digest

Carl F. Gauze reviews the not-quite one-woman show, Always… Patsy Cline, based on the true story of Cline’s friendship with Louise Seger, who met the star in l961 and corresponded with Cline until her death.