Thursday, May 29, 2008

Lightspeed Champion is coming to America.

Today, I revisit the concept of “eccentric blackness,” which I blogged about here and here. I have a warm place in my heart for black musicians who do their thing with a difference.

Off the wall? Out to lunch? Bring it on!

In March I pointed to two free downloads by Lightspeed Champion, a.k.a. Devonte Hynes. Born in the U.S.A. but raised in England, Hynes is a quite idiosyncratic indie rocker. I mean... look at him.

Lightspeed Champion returns to America next week for a club tour in support of his debut album. He’ll hit D.C., Philly, New York City, Chicago, Minneapolis, Seattle, L.A. and more. A busy month indeed.

In eccentric fashion, he is hyping his tour with a nutty 2-minute YouTube video (below). And he says he’ll be on “Conan O’Brien” on June 6... a week from tomorrow. Yay for eccentric blackness!!

More black eccentricity coming later this evening... You have been warned!


daughterofthedream said...

I'm loving these black eccentricity posts!!

One of my major research interests in my program is, generally speaking and for lack of a better term, alternative/eclectic blackness ( which amounts to almost anything done by black folks that is not conventionally perceived stereotypical!) and its long cultural history.

I don't doubt my professors will bat an eye when they see my MLA citations of in a paper or two, LOL

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Oh wow... Very cool!

Great area of study. How far back have you reached??