Femi, Son of Fela

Femi Kuti and Positive Force on stage at The Fillmore of New York (Irving Plaza to you and me)

Fela Anikulapo Kuti may be one of the greatest musicians the world has ever known. He brought a James Brown influence to African music and sang songs for the people exposing oppression by corporations and […]

SXSW 2009 Shocker: Fela Documentary on Geffen!

BLK JKS at NPR Music's SXSW 2009 Showcase

A growing number of world music, hip hop and metal acts performing at this year’s SXSW gave me a good indication that the bias towards roots rock at previous conventions is eroding. One of the best bands I saw was BLK JKS , at the NPR […]

Punisher – "War Zone" opens today

Punisher – War Zone, the latest from Marvel Comics, opens today. I was a big fan and am just as into the movies the company has been turning out over the past decade or so. The only ones I haven’t seen are the Blade movies, but that’s because I wasn’t into the comic books. Incidentally, […]