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!

2 comments:

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 undercoverblackman.blogspot.com in a paper or two, LOL

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Oh wow... Very cool!

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