NEW RELEASE: (FREE ZINE) Make Me Wanna Holler, Issue 2—Art in the Age of Corona

To share our community’s thoughts from inside the Corona Virus Pandemic, the Black Rock Coalition has released the second issue of our “Make Me Wanna Holler” anthology series. We thought it was important to ask some of our favorite people, from across the artistic spectrum, to express how they are coping, creating, and maintaining during […]

Iconic: May 19, #RememberRonny on his birthday

Ronny Drayton, guitar god, legendary human, and BRC fam, would’ve turned 67 on May 19. Because the world shut down before we could plan a proper send off, we wanted to join everyone together online to celebrate his life and influence on the day of his birth.   We asked people who loved him to […]

NEW: BRC Merch for Sale

They’re finally here, y’all. T-Shirts, stickers, even shower curtains. With a sneak peek, just in time for our 35th Anniversary. Shout out to @TOOFLY_NYC for help with the 35 logo design. Check it out and let us know what you think.

Historic: The Digital Premiere of History of Our Future @ The Met

For those of you who couldn’t get a ticket to our sold-out show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art last year, the Met gave folks a chance to see what they missed. For FREE. In memory of the incomparable Ronny Drayton.

corona-CANCELLED: 3/25 & 3/27, The Family Stand “Moon In Scorpio” Concerts, NYC and DC

we regret that these shows will no longer be happening… we regret that these shows will no longer be happening…

Historic: Black History Month, Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Black History Month Culture House Youth Interactive, 1219 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA

Historic: BRC Showcases MLK Weekend @ BAMCafe Live

2 nights of rocking…Blackness…and forward momentum as we hurtled into our 35th Anniversary year with bands that constantly remind us of why we’ve made it our mission to champion the best and brightest in progressive musicianship since 1985. @BAMCafe Live (both shows FREE) Fri 1/17: BLAK EMOJI and STARCHILD & THE NEW ROMANTIC, 9p Sat 1/18: […]

Historic: Benefit + BDay Bash for Luqman Brown (of FunkFace)

Sunday, December 15, 2019 at The Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery, NYC 6-10:30p A night with heavy metal soulsters 24-7 Spyz and FunkFace?!? Yes, it really happened.   They came together for one night only to send love, birthday blessings, and funds to FunkFace frontman Luqman Brown to aid in his recovery from open-heart surgery.   […]


    “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,, 2010 Dear Friends and Family, Thank You. Your support and contributions over the years have helped […]

Historic: The 1st Purple Rain Participatory Experience

The BRC’s “Purple Rain Participatory Experience” (P.R.P.E.) @ Alamo Drafthouse Theater, October 11, 2019 Finally, Purple Rain gets the quote-along, sing-along, dance-along treatment it deserves—as only The Black Rock Coalition can deliver…