For the 30th Anniversary, we’re spending 30 days straight in praise of the BLACK ROCK COALITION and our members. Check it out (everything is subject to change):
Every Monday: On Membership Mondays, we will feature members through our social networks. If you’re a member, keep an eye out for your profile questionnaire.
Every Tuesday: Free rehearsal space and spontaneous rock commune for BRC members and our friends, Funkadelic Studios, 12-6p. RSVP to BRC30@blackrockcoalition.org by noon on the Monday before to guarantee space, otherwise it’s first come, first served. Rock commune (jam sessions) are open to everyone and available during unreserved time.
Every Wednesday: We’ll look back on the 30 years since the BRC was founded and share some milestones in the culture, in the music, in the organization, and in our lives. Look for it on social networks.
Other highlights: Th3 BRC Happy Hour (at Duff’s Brooklyn, 168 Marcy Ave btw S5th and Broadway, Brooklyn), 5-9p
Th3 30 Years of BRC, Part 1 on Musical Chairs, WBAI-NY 99.5fm, 10p-12a
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, while it lasts) 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 go to Riot Fest to see Living Colour, Fishbone and Death; all members in NYC go to see 24/7 Spyz with Dope Sagittarius at The Living Room; other shows to be announced)
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), featuring special guests Vernon Reid, Corey Glover, Ronny Drayton, Stew, Sophia Ramos, Kelsey Warren, Andre Lassalle, and more, FREE, 9p
Sa19 BRC Orchestra plays Band Of Gypsys @ BAMcafe (30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn), featuring special guests Vernon Reid, Corey Glover, Stew, Andre Lassalle, Maritri Garrett, Kelsey Warren, Marcus Machado and more, FREE, 9p
Su20 BRC Vocal Clinic @ Willie Mae Music Lab, 1-4p with Corey Glover of Living Colour and others, Free for members of BRC and WMRC communities, $10 for everyone else.
Th24 Great Day In Black Rock Photo Session (location TBD)
F25 Open submissions for Rock ‘n’ Roll Reparations, V. 3: The Million Man Mosh Edition
Sa26 BRC Friends & Family Day (w/ partner organizations & associates) TBD
Will you join us?