For the 30th Anniversary, we spent the 30 days of September in praise of the BLACK ROCK COALITION and our members. Check it out (most of) what we did:
Every Monday: On Membership Mondays, we featured (and will continue to feature) members through our social networks. Members, please don’t forget to fill out your member questionnaire.
Every Tuesday: We offered free rehearsal space for BRC members and our friends at Funkadelic Studios. Thanks Dawn! Folks like Unlocking The Truth, Omega Moon & T-Bone Motta, King Aswad, Jared Nickerson, Burnt Sugar, and Dope Sagittarius blessed the space.
Every Wednesday: We looked back on the 30 years since the BRC was founded and socially shared some milestones in the culture, in the music, in the organization, and in our lives. Thanks Lady Elix and LT for the fact-gathering and Wednesday night chuckles.
Other highlights: Th3 BRC Happy Hour (at Duff’s Brooklyn, 168 Marcy Ave btw S5th and Broadway, Brooklyn), 5-9p
F4 Launched a Booster.org Campaign for Limited Edition BRC 30th Anniversary T-Shirts
Su6 BRC 30th Anniversary Kick-Off Party, The Bell House (149 7th St, Brooklyn), w/ Corey Glover & Vernon Reid, our youngest member-band Unlocking The Truth, Betty Black, and DJ SugarFreeBK. Concert from 7-10p, $15. Free after-party with performances by BRC family band Burnt Sugar, The Veldt and DJ CX KiDTRONiK. FREE (with food) from 10p-1a.
Th10 30 Years of BRC, Part 2 on Musical Chairs, WBAI-NY 99.5fm, 10p-12a
F11 National Support Black Rock Night (all members in Chicago went to Riot Fest to see Living Colour, Fishbone and Death; all members in NYC went to see 24/7 Spyz with Dope Sagittarius at The Living Room; other shows to be announced)
Sa12 BRC Team (The Riotous Guttersnipes) at Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls‘ Bowl-A-Thon raised money for our Original Rocker Scholarships
Su13 BRC Open Ears Listening and Archiving Party, The Black Rose (117 Avenue A, NYC), 7-10p
Th17 Black Rock & Reel: BRC Performance Highlights (1985-2015), Imagenation‘s RAW Space (2031 Adam Clayton Powell btw 121st and 122nd), 6-11p
F18 BRC Orchestra plays Band Of Gypsys @ BAMcafe (30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn), featured special guests Vernon Reid, Corey Glover, Ronny Drayton, Stew, Michael Hill, Maritri Garrett, Kelsey Warren, Andre Lassalle, Wayne Livingston, Marcus Machado, and more, FREE, 9p
Sa19 BRC Orchestra plays Band Of Gypsys @ BAMcafe (30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn), featured special guests Vernon Reid, Corey Glover, Ronny Drayton, Stew, Michael Hill, Maritri Garrett, Kelsey Warren, Andre Lassalle, Wayne Livingston, Marcus Machado, and more, FREE, 9p
Su20 BRC Vocal Clinic @ Metrosonic Showroom (143 Roebling, Williamsburg BK), 4-7p with Corey Glover of Living Colour, Free for members of the BRC and WMRC communities, $10 for everyone else.
F25 Opened submissions for Rock ‘n’ Roll Reparations, V. 3: The Million Man Mosh Edition. All songs submitted must address political and/or social issues that are affecting our community today. Fill out the SUBMISSION KIT here:
Su27 Million Man Mosh 3 @ The Wind Up Space, Baltimore, 2-7p with Tamar-kali, Thaylo Bleu, and Throwdown Syndicate. With generous support from Oyin Handmade and Exit The Apple.
Will you join us?