“Philly’s generally ecstatic and often raunchy Spank Rock is just about the last person we might have expected to encounter within Wet’s raw and unhurried world; but he is a welcome presence on this glitchy new “No Lie” remix by Noah Breakfast (who produced the Brooklyn trio’s dreamy self-titled debut). This remix does a nice job of highlight the R&B qualities of the original, but most of all, it gives us just a little more Wet to listen to while we wait to see what they do next.”
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Spank Rock and the legendary Sun Ra Arkestra are performing together next Wednesday December 4th, 2013 as a benefit for the Friends of the Rail Park, a non-profit that has been advocating the planning, designing and envisioning of a continuous 3-mile linear park along the former Philadelphia & Reading Rail line corridor.
Also performing: The Walkmen, Sharon Van Etten, Light Heat, Jeff Ziegler and Mary Lattimore, Birdie Busch, and the Dufalo Brothers.
HEY BROOKLYN! DECIDED TO DO A FREE SHOW THIS WEEKEND WITH ONE OF MY FAVORITE ROCK BANDS DOPE BODY!
Cool sharing a spread in new issue of Details Magazine with the dudes @evian_christ and @scampbell333.
NEW SPANK ROCK / AMANDA BLANK TRACK FOR THOSE WHO RIDE AND DIE
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BAD BLOOD RECORDS is showcasing its varsity team of collaborators, proteges and friends on Friday October 11th, 2013 at Brooklyn’s GLASSLANDS as part of the legendary CBGBs FESTIVAL. BAD BLOOD RECORDS is the creative umbrella of avant-garde international-touring party monster Naeem Juwan, a.k.a. SPANK ROCK, who will be headlining the evening with longtime collaborator and stimulator AMANDA BLANK. The night will feature performances from EDM’s breakout innovator KID KAMILLION (one half of New Orleans’ acclaimed FORCE FEED RADIO) and the haunting and impossible-to-categorize GRIMES touring partner AMI DANG. The party climaxes with a late night ass shake session from Brooklyn favorite DIRTYFINGER (Black Label / Gold Whistle).
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Race is an issue that I try not to discuss, or use when arguing any serious issue. I truly do not see race as anything more than a divisive force that a ruling class uses to maintain a distracted and confused proletariat. However, there are times when this society makes it impossible to avoid.
Thinking about Trayvon, I ask you to answer these two questions:
Why does an entire race of people in America feel so neglected by our police and judicial system that this case is causing such an uproar?
What does America have to do to change it?
The answer to these questions are not short or simple, and to answer them properly we have to know our complete history as a country. For those of you like myself who feel upset by the verdict of this case, I encourage you to become part of our democratic system as much as you are a part of the spectacle.