Notes From W 145th @ Harlem 2/9/2014

“This past Tuesday, the self-identified gangster rapper invited me over to his humble abode up in Harlem to preview his album before it hit the Internet, and also to converse on general topics ranging from Gandhi, Henry David Thoreau, the military and prison-industrial complexes, death of black-owned businesses, the falsehood of nationalism, and corny conscious rap in between our listening to his album. From our private listening session, I discerned a list of my top 10 favorites from a 20 hour-long listen through of this monster 20-track project. Below is a neat fragment from my afternoon with Luck.

Little Racer + Honduras @ Cake Shop 1/30/2014

Little Racer crashes waves with sugary, surf-punk melodies, Honduras breathes punky grit in the air. I got to sit down and speak with Little Racer personally on their sentiments on “punk life,” a new line up in the new year, and the importance of community building in the DIY music scene.