Three decades ago, Afrika Bambaataa found the perfect beat when he made the "Planet Rock." And it was that beat-breaking track that bridged the gap between hip-hop and electronic music. But there's more to the Godfather of Hip-Hop than "Planet Rock:" Bam is credited for coining the term hip-hop be ... More >>
Just get up and dance. That's the Electrofunky philosophy of Afrika Bambaataa, AKA the Godfather of Hip-Hop. And for the last four decades, Bam's been fighting for the right to "Peace, Unity, Love and Having Fun." He reinvented hip-hop with "Planet Rock." He founded the Universal Zulu Nation to c ... More >>
The weekend may be looong gone, but in your mind, it's still Friday and you're still partying it up and poppin' bottles at LIV. But hey, you could still pretend it's the weekend! All you need is good music. Here are the five best concerts to check out this week, from hardcore to electropop to hip-h ... More >>
The 305's musical tastes are just as diverse as the masses who live here. We're a bunch of EDM beat freaks, salsa fanatics, Rasta lovers, hip-hop heads, hardcore punks, and indie obsessives. But we can all agree that music brings people together. This holds especially true for Afrika Bambaataa's ... More >>
This past Saturday, legendary bluesman and longtime local music fixture Musi "Big Poppa E" Faisal died suddenly after suffering an apparent heart attack, according to Tobacco Road's Oski Gonzalez. He was 64 years old. "I might be the hardest working blues man in the whole South," Faisal quipped in ... More >>
No one can ever accuse Oski Gonzalez, the tireless booker at Tobacco Road, of favoring any particular genre in his famous multi-band, mini-festival extravaganzas. So heavier stuff gets its due this weekend at the second annual Kryptonite Metal Festival. Including some 18 bands on three different sta ... More >>
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