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We’ve Got The Beats: Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac

There’s a lot to unpack in regards to the Beat Poets. Jack Kerouac was a misogynist, classist, racist, and homophobic. Allen Ginsberg sat back and let his friends abuse women and apologized for them. That said, Ginsberg’s poetry, especially out loud, has a special place in my heart. While “Howl” catapulted the young poet to […]


Rae Sremmurd’s Double Life

Rae Sremmurd is back with Sremmlife 2. Coming off the massive single “Black Beatles,” the album sits in the murky level between the high and the eventual withdrawal.¬†Sremmlife 2 spins with all the energy of a Mike Jones joint and the self-awareness that has come to be a hallmark of contemporary rap (thanks to rappers […]


Numero Group Rereleases Boscoe’s Funk

Numero Group always finds something interesting to bring back from the dead. Whether it’s dusting off a never-before-released album of the St. Joseph based psych-band White Eyes or compiling forgotten artists in Kosmic City, Numero Group never has a dull release. Boscoe’s Boscoe is no different. The early 70s afro-funk band makes the type of […]


Show Preview: Hearts of Darkness and The Image Afro-Beat Band

This Saturday at The Recordbar, Felabration 2015 will commence. Featuring the Cincinnati based band Baoku Moses & The Image Afro-beat Band and Kansas City’s own Hearts of Darkness, Felabration 2015 will bubble with the very best grooves and beat heavy music. Both of these bands bring out their afro-beats with a mixture of jazz, reggae, […]