Dice Raw (legendary Roots crew, Money Making Jam Boys) is working on a new musical project called Jimmies back, based on author Michelle Alexander’s book, The New Jim Crow. Below, listen to a new song, “Over,” from the project, produced by Khari Mateen.
With a record release show happening at Fishtown spot Hong Kong Garden tonight, local singer-songwriter Abi Reimold (who also photographs and contributes to The Key) has shared a bare-bones live performance of “Your Shoes” this week. The song comes from … Read More
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New wave icon Boy George warmed up for his show tonight at the TLA with a rousing Free at Noon set before a sold-out World Cafe Live crowd. Having just collaborated with co-headliners Black Lips on a cover of T. … Read More
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Today is the 7th annual Record Store Day. It’s a day to celebrate music, specifically the independent record stores that sell it and the exclusive vinyl selections by hundreds of bands being released as an incentive to get music fans … Read More
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This summer we were drawn in by the thought-provoking songs Roots crew affiliate Dice Raw leaked, all in promotion of Jimmy’s Back, a concept album taking a critical look at the prison system. It was set to drop in August, … Read More
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Khari Mateen‘s recent show at Chris’ Jazz Cafe found him performing an extended version of his single “Full Moon” complete with the cello and hypnotic loop that graced the original. Having collaborated with other local acts like The Roots and … Read More
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