This Week in Black Rock

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THIS WEEK (bold denotes BRC member or recent collaborator)


 

 

 



WEDNESDAY, MAY 30 


–   Earth Wind & Fire @ The Palace Theatre, Stamford, CT

–   David Ryan Harris @ “Pat McGee’s Down The Hatch 2018” (Ramada Plaza Nags Head Oceanfront), Kill Devil Hills, NC

–   FANTASTIC NEGRITO @ King Tut’s, Glasgow, UK

–   Thundercat @ Nattjazz Festival, Bergen, NWY

 



THURSDAY, MAY 31 


–   Son Little @ Wolf Den, Uncasville, CT

–   Gary Clark Jr. @ The Acadaiana Center For The Arts, Lafayette, LA

–   Incubus @ 20 Monroe Live, Grand Rapids, MI

 



FRIDAY, JUNE 1 


–   Greg Howe @ The Iridium, NYC (Through 6/3)

–   “Black Grrrl Magick” @ El Cortez, Brooklyn, NY, Featuring Militia Vox, Quantum Split, The Coolots

–   JEFFREY GAINES @ The Towne Crier, Beacon, PA

–   GARLAND JEFFREYS @ City Winery, Washington, DC

–   THROWDOWN SYNDICATE @ Atlas Brews Works, Washington, DC, Also Charged Minds, Scissorfist, Like No Tomorrow, What Counts

–   Incubus @ Express Live!, Columbus, OH

–   Gary Clark Jr. @ Minglewood Hall, Memphis, TN

–   Erykah Badu/Thundercat @ Field Day Festival (Brockwell Park), London, UK

–   FANTASTIC NEGRITO @ Dingwall’s, London, UK

 



SATURDAY, JUNE 2 


–   The Nevermind Orchestra f/Militia Vox @ The Way Station, Brooklyn, NY

–   Incubus @ Bunbury Music Festival (Sawyer Point/Yeatman’s Cove), Cincinnati, OH

–   GEORGE CLINTON & Parliament-Funkadelic @ Nelsonville Music Festival (Robbins Crossing At Hocking College), Nelsonville, OH

–   FANTASTIC NEGRITO @ Thekta, Bristol, UK

–   Thundercat @ Forbidden Fruit Festival (Irish Museum Of Modern Art), Dublin, IRL (Through 6/4)

 



SUNDAY, JUNE 3 


–   Earth Wind & Fire @ NJPAC, Newark, NJ (Through 6/4)

–   Gary Clark Jr. @ The Signal, Chattanooga, TN

 



MONDAY, JUNE 4 


–   Gary Clark Jr. @ Iroquois Amphitheater, Louisville, KY

 



TUESDAY, JUNE 5 


–   RA @ Pianos, NYC

–   Common @ ‘Celebrate Brooklyn’ (Prospect Park Bandshell), Brooklyn, NY

 



WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6 


–   MILITIA VOX @ El Cortez, Brooklyn, NY

–   Thundercat @ Rockhal, Bevlal, LUX

–   FANTASTIC NEGRITO @ Hello Folks Festival At Parco Tittoni, Milan, ITL

 



THURSDAY, JUNE 7 


–   BLACK ROCK COALITION’S FIRST ANNUAL PURPLE BALL: A DANCE 60TH BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR PRINCE @ LITTLEFIELD, BROOKLYN, NY, with DJ sets by Tamar-kali, Ryan Bland, Rimarkable, Greg Caz, CX KiDTRONiK, and more. Co-hosted by Militia Vox and Kelsey Warren.

–   BLAK EMOJI/Janita @ Arlene Grocery, NYC

–   Bernard Purdie’s All-Star Shuffle @ Bam R&B Festival At Metrotech Plaza, Brooklyn, NY, With Bobbi Humphrey And Qiana Lynell

–   Gary Clark Jr. @ Capitol Theater, Port Chester, NY (Through 6/8)

–   FANTASTIC NEGRITO @ Covo Summer Festival, Bologna, ITL

 



FRIDAY, JUNE 8


–   MARCUS MACHADO @ E&C Studio, NYC

–   JEFFREY GAINES @ The Vault, Berlin, NJ
–   Alice Smith @ The Regent Theater, Los Angeles, CA
–   Lion Babe @ Fig & 8, Los Angeles, CA

–   YEAR OF THE DRAGON @ The Redwood Bar, Los Angeles, CA, With Peligro, Negro Galactus

–   FANTASTIC NEGRITO @ The Monk Club, Rome, ITL

 



COMING UP  


  • –   JEFFREY GAINES @ Living Room At 38 East, Ardmore, PA, 6/9
  • –   Isley Brothers @ Pala Casino And Resort, Pala, CA, 6/9
  • –   Los Lobos @ ‘Celebrate Brooklyn’ (Prospect Park Bandshell), Brooklyn, NY, 6/10
  • –   Fantastic Negrito @ Chicago Blues Festival, Chicago, IL, 6/10
  • –   Gary Clark Jr. @ The Mill & Mine, Knoxville, TN, 6/11
  • –   David Ryan Harris @ The Basement, Nashville, TN, 6/11
  • –   David Ryan Harris @ The Evening Muse, Charlotte, NC, 6/11
  • –   Janelle Monae @ Marymoor Park, Redmond, WA, 6/11, With St. Beauty
  • –   Janelle Monae @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, CAN, 6/12, With St. Beauty
  • –   Esperanza Spaulding @ Le Poisson Rouge, NYC, 6/13
  • –   GARLAND JEFFREYS @ The Iridium, NYC, 6/13
  • –   Gary Clark Jr. @ Austin City Limits Live At The Moody Theater, Austin, TX, 6/13-15
  • –   Janelle Monae @ Mcmenamins Edgefield, Troutdale, OR, 6/13, With St. Beauty
  • –   Victory Boyd @ The Loft At City Winery, NYC, 6/14
  • –   Savion Glover & Marcus Gilmore @ Bam R&B Festival At Metrotech Plaza, Brooklyn, NY, 6/14
  • –   ANGELO MOORE & THE BRAND NEW STEP @ Rock And Roll Hotel, Washington, Dc, 6/14
  • –   “Mountain Jam” @ Hunter Mountain Ski Resort, Hunter Mountain, NY, 6/15-17
  • –   David Ryan Harris @ Cafe Eleven, St. Augustine, Fl, 6/15
  • –   Rhiannon Giddens/Son Little @ Central Park Summerstage (Rumsey Playfield), NYC, 6/16
  • –   ANGELO MOORE & THE BRAND NEW STEP @ Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn, NY, 6/16
  • –   David Ryan Harris @ The Attic, Tampa, FL, 6/16
  • –   Janelle Monae @ The Masonic, San Francisco, CA, 6/16, With St. Beauty
  • –   Isley Brothers/Commodores @ The Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA, 6/16
  • –   Gary Clark Jr. @ The Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ, 6/17
  • –   Erykah Badu @ Smokin’ Grooves Fest (Queen Mary Events Park), Long Beach, CA, 6/17, Featuring Erykah Badu, Miguel, Jhené Aiko, Nxworries (Anderson Paak + Knxwledge), The Roots With Busta Rhymes, H.E.R, Majid Jordan, Dvsn, Alina Baraz, Thundercat, Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def), Soulection, Madlib, Ravyn Lenae, Masego, Smino, Sinead Harnett, Les Nubians, Lion Babe And More
  • –   STEW & THE NEGRO PROBLEM @ Le Poisson Rouge, NYC, 6/18
  • –   “His Purple Majesty’s Request: A 60th Birthday Tribute To Prince” @ C’mon Everybody, Brooklyn, NY, 6/18
  • –   David Ryan Harris @ The Basement, Nashville, TN, 6/18
  • –   Lenny White @ The Iridium, NYC, 6/19
  • –   David Ryan Harris @ The Evening Muse, Charlotte, NC, 6/20
  • –   Olio @ Saint Rocke, Hermosa Beach, CA, 6/20
  • –   Janelle Monae @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre At SDSU, San Diego, Ca, 6/20, With St. Beauty
  • –   Olio @The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA, 6/21
  • –   R+R=Now! @ ‘Celebrate Brooklyn’ (Prospect Park Bandshell), Brooklyn, NY, 6/22, Featuring Robert Glasper, Terrace Martin, Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah, Derrick Hodge, Justin Tyson And Taylor McFerrin; Also Paul Beaubrun
  • –   David Ryan Harris @ Musica, Akron, OH, 6/22
  • –   JEFFREY GAINES @ Rockland-Bergen Music Festival (German Masonic Park), Tappan, NY, 6/23
  • –   Erykah Badu/Nas @ Chene Park, Detroit, MI, 6/23
  • –   “Arroyo Seco Weekend” @ Brookside Golf Course, Pasadena, CA, 6/23-24, Featuring Neil Young, Kings Of Leon, Alanis Morrissette, Gary Clark Jr., Jack White, Fantastic Negrito And More
  • –   FISHBONE @ “Beer X Fest” (Waterfront Park), San Diego, CA, 6/23
  • –   Esperanza Spalding @ Murmrr Theatre, Brooklyn, NY, 6/25
  • –   Meshell Ndegeocello @ Murmrr Theatre, Brooklyn, NY, 6/26
  • –   FANTASTIC NEGRITO @ Club Congress, Tucson, AZ, 6/26
  • –   FANTASTIC NEGRITO @ Last Exit Live, Phoenix, AZ, 6/27
  • –   Olio @ Joe’s Grotto Music Venue, Phoenix, AZ, 6/27
  • –   “The Blues Project” w/Toshi Reagon & Biglovely @ ‘Celebrate Brooklyn’ (Prospect Park Bandshell), Brooklyn, NY, 6/28
  • –   Janelle Monae @ Greek Theater, Los Angeles, CA, 6/28, With St. Beauty
  • –   Branford Marsalis/Roger Guenveur Smith: Fredrick Douglass Now @ ‘Celebrate Brooklyn’ (Prospect Park Bandshell), Brooklyn, NY, 6/29
  • –   The Iron Maidens/Judas Priestess f/Militia Vox @ Mulcahy’s Concert Hall, Wantagh, NY, 6/29
  • –   JEFFREY GAINES @ The Kennet Flash, Kennet Square, PA, 6/29
  • –   FANTASTIC NEGRITO @ The Bunkhouse Saloon, Las Vegas, NV, 6/29
  • –   Janelle Monae @ The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT, 6/30, With St. Beauty
  • –   FANTASTIC NEGRITO @ Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT, 6/30
  • –   LIVING COLOUR @ Inkcarceration Festival At Ohio State Reformatory, Mansfield, Oh, 7/14
  • –   Isley Brothers @ Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, Mableton, GA, 7/14
  • –   Isley Brothers/Commodores @ Ironstone Amphitheatre, Murphys, CA, 7/21
  • –   Raphael Saadiq/Tamar-kali @ “Lincoln Center Out Of Doors,” NYC, 7/25
  • –   Isley Brothers @ Beau Ridge Resort & Casino, Biloxi, MS, 7/27
  • –   LIVING COLOUR @ Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI, 8/3
  • –   LIVING COLOUR @ The Space At Westbury Theater, Westbury, NY, 8/4
  • –   Son Little @ Osheaga Festival (Parc Jean-Drapeau On Île Sainte-Hélène), Montreal, Ont, CAN, 8/4
  • –   Son Little @ Edmonton Folk Musaic Festival (Gallagher Park), Edmonton, Alb, CAN, 8/9-12
  • –   Lenny White @ The Village Green, Warwick, NY, 8/11
  • –   LIVING COLOUR @ Wisconsin State Fair, Milwaukee, WI, 8/11, Opening For Foreigner
  • –   Eric Gales @ The Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY, 8/15


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