“That the BRC is still here, and still needed, was pressed home every time [Corey] Glover sang ‘Enough is never enough.’ Because the work is never done. But the rock is worth the battle.” —David Fricke, RollingStone.com, 2010   Dear Friends and Family,   Thank You. Your support and contributions over the years have […]

Historic: Blunt Force Trauma + Death Metal Angola After-Party

  The resurrection of BRC showcase vehicle BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA featured live and loud sets by The Dust Rays (w/ Kirk Douglas + Mark kelley of the Roots and Ricc Sheridan of Earl Greyhound), Year of The Dragon (from LA w/ Dirty Walt of Fishbone), MilitiA.Vox (of Judas Priestess). DJ SugarfreeBK. Hosts Laina Dawes (author of “What […]

Historic: BRC Orchestra The Political Soul of Motown

The Black Rock Coalition Orchestra Performed PEOPLE HOLD ON: Motown’s Civil Rights Anthems and Political Soul On the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, in the midst of present-day civil unrest, the Black Rock Coalition Orchestra, featuring an all-star cast that includes jessica Care moore, Don Byron, Ronny Drayton, Doron Flake, V. Jeffrey Smith, […]

BRC’s Hendrix-inspired Playlist for ‘All Is By My Side’

BRC-curated, <Hendrix-inspired Playlist on Rdio>           There’s been a considerable amount of buzz surrounding the forthcoming Jimi Hendrix docu-drama, ‘Jimi: All Is By My Side’.  Written and directed by John Ridley (12 Years A Slave), the film stars Andre Benjamin of OutKast in the title role.  It chronicles Hendrix’s days as […]

Historic: BRC Orchestra Deep Roots of Rock N Roll

July 26, 2014 Lincoln Center Out Of Doors, 2p FREE   With “Deep Roots of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” the Black Rock Coalition Orchestra transported us back in time and into the future with a rousing homage to the Pioneers, Founders, Innovators, Technicians, Trailblazers and Instigators of the genre. Under the Musical Direction and Design of Toshi […]

“A LIVE LESSON IN THE CULTURAL HISTORY OF A JOURNEY” -Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon on the BRC Orchestra ‘Deep Roots of Rock’ Show

We were exceedingly lucky to be able to tap Toshi Reagon to be the Musical Director and Designer for our “Deep Roots of Rock and Roll” Orchestra show. So we considered ourselves beyond blessed when her mother, the legendary Dr. Reagon (composer, musician, songtalker, scholar, performer, historian, teacher, producer, author, public speaker, and activist) had […]

Historic: MILLION MAN MOSH 2 (1/21/13)

Black Rock Coalition presented “MILLION MAN MOSH II” @ HIGHLINE BALLROOM, Featuring Living Colour, 24-7 Spyz, Ronny Drayton w/Rev. Kim Lesley, Nona Hendryx, Burnt Sugar Arkestra, Eddie Martinez, DJ Rockin’ Rob & Chuck City, and, in a super-special-throwback moment, the on-stage reunion of Grandmaster Melle Mel, Wonder Mike, and Raheim with bassist Doug Wimbish; live […]

BRC Radio on ART on Air (link here)

All kinds of sonic sweets await you on the BRC’s channel on ART on Air. The archive goes all the way back to 2004 and includes surprise guest interviews from some of our greatest rock pioneers. Definitely a trip in the way-back (and not-so-way-back) machine for a Who’s Who of Black Rock.   LATEST BLACK […]

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