FAMILY MUST HELP FAMILY!
Noted guitarist Ronny Drayton and his family are still being stressed to the maximum by the
New York City criminal justice system.
Ronny’s son Donovan is fighting to prove his innocence, but court is costly and eats time.
His next date is Tuesday, August 5…
If you can, SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!
This message from Ronny:
We are back in court Tuesday, August 5th at 9AM,
Queens County Criminal Court House, 125-01 Queens Boulevard at 82nd Street, Kew Gardens, Queens, NY .
We will be in tap-c, on the 3rd floor, Judge Hanophy.
The train stop is Union Turnpike,
E & F trains both stop there—it’s a half block from the train.
We need the power of soul in the court room. Come and stand with us.
We need all the real help we can get.
And if you know someone who can really help us, holler at me.
Don has been in 9 months now. He is holding.
G-d bless him, he is my only son.
With respect, Ronny D rayton
“PASSING STRANGE” CLOSES THIS SUNDAY, JULY 20!!!
LAST CHANCE TO SEE IT!
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BRC member Stew brings his wildly radical off-Broadway smash musical “Passing Strange” to the Great White (pun intended) Way! This journey of self-discovery from the streets of L.A. to expatriate life in Amsterdam and Berlin wrestles with identity, race, class, culture and authenticity and has had audiences buzzing for the better part of 2007. Here’s your chance to catch the wave at a discount:
Visit BroadwayOffers.com or call (212) 947-8844
and use code PS2DML2 or bring this email to the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street).
$48 ORCH/MEZZ; $21.50 BALCONY: Tues. at 7; Wed. at 2 & 8; Thurs. at 8; Sat. at 2; Sun. at 3.
$58 ORCH/MEZZ; $26.50 BALCONY: Fri. and Sat. at 8.
WHERE: Belasco Theater, 111 West 44th Street, between Sixth Avenue and Broadway/Seventh Avenue
INFO: (212) 947-8844; www.passingstrangeonbroadway.com.
BLACK ROCK MEDIA
A NEW CHAPTER
IN THE BRC LEGACY
REALLY, REALLY, REALLY
LAUNCHES JULY 18!!!
(Sorry for the delay, but it’ll be worth it—trust!)
See next week’s TWIBR for links and info.
BRC and Five Six Media Return @
P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center’s “Warm-Up” Series
Voted by Time Out New York readers as New York’s Best Club
#10 of The 20 Hottest Beach Parties in the world by The Observer (UK)
Warm Up is P.S.1's critically acclaimed music series and has become one of the most anticipated summer events.
The Black Rock Coalition and King’s Britt’s Five Six Media will partner again to present one of the hottest Black Rock lineups at one of the summer’s hottest parties!
Chuck Treece’s McRad
CX KiDTRONiK on decks
And a VERY, VERY SPECIAL GUEST, one of the hottest Black rock bands out here (you’re just gonna have to wait to find out who)!
WHEN: 3PM, Saturday, August 2
HOW MUCH: $10
WHERE: P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center,
22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46th Avenue,
Long Island City, Queens
INFO: (718) 784-2084; www.ps1.org; www.myspace.com/blackrockcoalition
DATES TO WATCH
WEDNESDAY, JULY 16
Steel Pulse @ Rockefeller Park, NYC
Saul Williams @ S.O.B.’S, NYC
Opening of Kahinde Wiley’s “The World Stage: Africa, Lagos-Dakar” @ Studio Museum of Harlem, NYC
Featuring Rich Medina
Ani DiFranco/Kimya Dawson @ United Palace Theatre, NYC
George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic @ House Of Blues, Atlantic City, NJ
Van Hunt @ Sonar, Baltimore, MD
THURSDAY, JULY 17
Don Byron @ The Jazz Standard, NYC (through 7/20)
Performing “Do The Boomerang: The Music of Junior Walker & The All-Stars” w/Dean Bowman, David Gilmore, George Colligan, Brad Jones and Rudy Royston
Arrested Development @ Highline Ballroom, NYC
Groove Collective @ Sullivan Hall, NYC
Phoebe Snow @ BAM R&B Festival (Metrotech Plaza), NYC
DJ Spooky @ Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Dragons of Zynth @ Middle East, Boston, MA
The Apes @ Fort Reno Park, Washington, DC
FRIDAY, JULY 18
Liquid Sound Lounge @ Lincoln Center, NYC
Part of Lincoln Center’s “Mid-Summer Night’s Swing”
“New Africa Live” @ Joe’s Pub, NYC
Curated by Somi&nbs p;
George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic @ Bottle & Cork Beach Concert, Dewey Beach, DE
SATURDAY, JULY 19
Millsted @ The Annex, NYC
Maritri & The Soulfolk Experience @ Riverbank State Park, NYC
Brown Girls Burlesque @ The Slipper Room, NYC
Crystal Stiletto Awards Finals
Swampadelica @ Sullivan Hall, NYC
Opening for JGB
Tamar-Kali @ Weeksville Heritage Center, Brooklyn, NY
Dragons of Zynth @ Village Voice Siren Festival (Coney Island), Brooklyn, NY
George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic @ The 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
The Dirtbombs @ The Abbey, Chicago, IL
Meshell Ndegeocello @ Whistler Music Festival, British Columbia, CAN
The Thirst @ Lambeth Country Show at Brokwell Park, Essex, UK
The BellRays @ Garden Party, Angouleme, FRN
Keziah Jones @ Belef Festival, Belgrade, SRB
SUNDAY, JULY 20
Susan Cagle @ Rockwood Music Hall, NYC
George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic @ Millennium Center, Winston-Salem, NC
Van Hunt @ The Place, Nashville, TN
Rebel Soul Music Festival @ DNA Lounge, San Francisco, CA
Featuring Martin Luther, Cody ChesnuTT, Res, The Kev Choice Ensemble, DJ Rich Medina
The Carps @ Rogers Picnic, Toronto, ONT
MONDAY, JULY 21
Songwriter’s Beat Festival @ Cornelia Street Café, NYC (through 7/26)
“Steve Coleman Presents” @ Jazz Gallery, NYC
“Black 2 Basics” @ Silk City, Philadelphia, PA
The Dirtbombs @ Vogue, Indianapolis, IN
TUESDAY, JULY 22
Brazz Tree @ The Zipper Theater, NYC
Keb’ Mo’ & The Robert Cray Band @ The Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC
Honeychild Coleman & Friends @ Zebulon, Brooklyn, NY
The Dirtbombs @ City Hall, Nashville, TN
WEDNESDAY, JULY 23
Dionne Farris @ The Cutting Room, NYC
Keziah Jones @ Bonneville Jazz Festival, Bonneville, FRN
MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO @ BLENDER THEATER AT GRAMERCY, NYC, 7/31 (LATE)
CAROL THOMAS @ CORNELIA STREET CAFÉ, NYC, 7/31
THE PERSUASIONS @ WORLD FINANCIAL PLAZA, NYC, 7/31
YOHIMBE BROTHERS/BRAZZ TREE @ NJPAC, NEWARK, NJ, 7/31
KING’S X @ BANK OF AMERICA PAVILION, BOSTON, MA, 7/31
KENNA @ HOUSE OF BLUES-CHICAGO, CHICAGO, IN, 7/31
KING’S X @ BROOKHAVEN, LONG ISLAND, NY, 8/1
THE DIRTBOMBS @ HOUSE OF BLUES-CLEVELAND, CLEVELAND, OH, 8/1
“BRC PRESENTS” @ PS 1 WARM-UP, LONG ISLAND CITY (QUEENS), NY, 8/2
W/Apollo Heights, Chuck Treece & McRad, CX KiDTRONiK and VERY SPECIAL GUEST
THE DIRTBOMBS @ TOWN BALLROOM, BUFFALO, NY, 8/2
YOHIMBE BROTHERS @ NORTH STAR BAR, PHILADELPHIA, PA, 8/2
KING’S X @ RAM'S HEAD LIVE, BALTIMORE, MD, 8/2
FISHBONE @ BEOUF KA ROCK FESTIVAL, ST. GERMAIN SUR MOINS, FRN, 8/2
KEZIAH JONES @ SAKIFO FESTIVAL AT ANJALAY STADIUM, MAURITIUS, MDG, 8/2
BRAZZ TREE @ KRIPALU, STOCKBRIDGE, MA, 8/3
MARITRI & THE SOULFOLK EXPERIENCE @ BLACK WOMEN’S ART FESTIVAL, PHILADELPHIA, PA, 8/3
KENNA/SAUL WILLIAMS @ LALAPALOOZA AT GRANT PARK, CHICAGO, IL, 8/3
ERYKAH BADU @ WINGATE FIELD, BROOKLYN, NY, 8/4
KING’S X @ FILLMORE AT IRVING PLAZA, NYC, 8/4
KING’S X @ CHAMELEON CLUB, LANCASTER, PA, 8/5
THE YOHIMBE BROTHERS/TAYLOR McFERRIN & FRIENDS/LAFAYETTE GILCHRIST AND THE NEW VOLCANOES @ LE POISSON ROUGE, NYC, 8/6
DEAN BOWMAN/GARY LUCAS @ ISSUE PROJECT ROOM, PA, 8/6
KING’S X @ HOUSE OF BLUES-CLEVELAND, CLEVELAND, OH, 8/6
THE THIRST @ CAMDEN CALLING AT FORUM, ESSEX, UK, 8/6
BROWN GIRLS BURLESQUE @ BAR ON A, NYC, 8/7
RICHIE HAVENS/MARCUS CARL FRANKLIN @ BAM R&B FESTIVAL (METROTECH PLAZA), NYC, 8/7
SHELLEY NICOLE’S BLAKBUSHE @ MICHIGAN WOMYN’S MUSIC FESTIVAL, GRAND RAPIDS, MI, 8/7
THE THIRST @ REDFEST, REDHILL, UK, 8/7
FISHBONE @ FESTIVAL DESTINATION SOLEIL, MARSEILLAN PLAGE, FRN, 8/7
KEZIAH JONES @ SAKIFO FESTIVAL AT LA RAVINE, MAURITIUS, MDG, 8/7
ALL POINTS WEST MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL @ LIBERTY STATE PARK, JERSEY CITY, NJ, 8/8-10
W/Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, The Roots, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Earl Greyhound, Little Brother, K’Naan,
SPARLHA SWA @ THE PARAMOUNT, WASHINGTON, DC, 8/8
THE APES @ COMET PIZZA & PING PONG, WASHINGTON, DC
KING’S X @ EMERALD THEATER, DETROIT, MI, 8/8
KING’S X @ HOUSE OF BLUES-CHICAGO, CHICAGO, IL, 8/9
FISHBONE @ PARK ROCK FESTIVAL, BAUDOUR, BLG, 8/9
EARL GREYHOUND @ ALL POINTS WEST FESTIVAL AT LIBERTY STATE PARK, JERSEY CITY, NJ, 8/10
KING’S X @ UNION CENTER BLVD BASH, CINCINNATI, OH, 8/10
FISHBONE @ NIGHT STAR, MINSK, RUS, 8/10
KEZIAH JONES @ AU BOUT DU MONDE FESTIVAL AT LA RAVINE, PRESQU’ILE DE CROZON, FRN, 8/10
TAYLOR McFERRIN @ TILLMAN’S, NYC, 8/11
JILL SCOTT @ WINGATE FIELD, BROOKLYN, NY, 8/11
LIQUID SOUND LOUNGE @ DEEP SPACE NYC (CIELO), NYC, 8/11
JILL SCOTT/WYCLEF JEAN @ RUMSEY PLAYFIELD (CENTRAL PARK), NYC, 8/12
BURNT SUGAR @ ZEBULON, BROOKLYN, NY, 8/12
KING’S X @ CENTER STAGE, ATLANTA, GA, 8/13
OMAR @ S.O.B.’S, NYC, 8/14
BODY COUNT F/ICE-T @ EUROPA, BROOKLYN, NY, 8/14
THE APES @ MILESTONE, CHARLOTTE, NC, 8/14
FISHBONE @ 16 TONS, MOSCOW, RUS, 8/14
BOOKER T & THE M.G.’S @ B.B. KING’S, NYC, 8/15
THE APES @ ATHENS POP FEST, ATHENS, GA, 8/15
KING’S X @ HOUSE OF BLUES-ORLANDO, ORLANDO, FL, 8/15
FISHBONE @ THE PLACE, ST. PETERSBURG, RUS, 8/15
THE APES @ THE TRIPLE, RICHMOND, VA, 8/16
KING’S X @ REVOLUTION, FT. LAUDERDALE, FL, 8/16
FISHBONE @ BETOGETHER FESTIVAL, VILNIUS, LTH, 8/16
KING’S X @ JANNUS LANDING, ST. PETERSBURG, FL, 8/17
SHELLEY NICOLE’S BLAKBUSHE @ SERAFEMME QUEER WOMEN OF COLOR MUSIC FESTIVAL, LOS ANGELES, CA, 8/17
KING’S X @ HOUSE OF BLUES-NEW ORLEANS, NEW ORLEANS, LA, 8/18
FISHBONE @ BEAUTIFUL DAYS FESTIVAL, EXETER, UK, 8/18
KING’S X @ MERIDIAN, HOUSTON, TX, 8/19
APOLLO HEIGHTS @ BLENDER THEATER AT GRAMERCY, NY, 8/20
KING’S X @ HOUSE OF BLUES-DALLAS, DALLAS, TX, 8/20
KING’S X @ MARQUEE THEATRE, PHOENIX, AZ, 8/22
KEZIAH JONES @ RIP CURL PRO SURFING, BIARRITZ, FRN, 8/22
BRAZZ TREE @ SPYGLASS WINERY CELTIC, SUNBURY, MA, 8/23
THE APES @ BLACK CAT, WASHINGTON, DC, 8/23
KING’S X @ HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO-LAS VEGAS, LAS VEGAS, NV, 8/23
SAUL WILLIAMS @ PETCO PARK, SAN DIEGO, CA, 8/23
THE DIRTBOMBS @ 9:30 CLUB, WASHINGTON, DC, 8/25
KING’S X @ THE FILLMORE, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 8/25
KING’S X @ HOUSE OF BLUES-SUNSET, LOS ANGELES, CA, 8/26