Friday, February 22, 2013


*Congrats to our friend RJ Smith, whose book The One: The Life and Music of James Brown was nominated as a finalist yesterday for the 2012 L.A. Times Book Prize. Check out the Beast's two-part interview with RJ here.

*This weekend at the Event Center in Compton will be a gala event surrounding the 28th anniversary of Life Is A Saxophone, S. Pearl Sharp's 1983 documentary about Leimert Park poet Kamau Daa'ood. Check out an excerpt from the film below:

*We just found this terrific clip of Bill Cosby on some TV set (complete with timecode at the bottom) talking about Lester Bowie:

*Aaaaand lastly but not leastly, Wilco's Solid Sound Festival 2013 lineup was recently announced. Check Out the preview below:

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