When Gil Scott-Heron spit "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" in 1970, he was condemning crass commercialization. Fast-forward 36 years and Scott-Heron's message has been remixed for modern sensibilities. Spoken-word artist/underground promoter Chris Imperial, of the Grassroots Collective, and director Ean Smith are filming an artistic revolution of their own. The intrepid duo is proudly presenting 305 Live, a musical showcase featuring performers whom Imperial refers to as "the ones to watch for '07."
"These are people who are either big on MySpace or locally people who are close to getting record deals," Imperial explains. Singer Nacho of the Latin rock phenomenon Don Juan, talented Caribbean neo-soul crooner Keron Sealey, and members of I.T., the Independent Takeover compilation that Imperial is spearheading, will be performing live. Enjoy live music by up-and-comers Shawn Elliot, Lamar Jones, Kristoff Michelangelo, Raven, Melodik, and Southern Razed, among others.