Will the Twenty-Teens be the decade of Black Rocker Chicks? Surely a lot of talented black women – more than ever before, it seems – are going the indie-rock route. Even if very few of them get famous.
Some of them I’ve blogged about before. Dita Vox of Thee Emergency, Lisa Kekaula of the BellRays, Shingai Shoniwa of England’s Noisettes...
Here go some more, streaming on my Vox blog. God bless ’em for doing their thing.
1. “Remember” – Three5Human
Atlanta’s Three5Human is fronted by vocalist Trina Meade, a.k.a. Black Rock Queen.
She got a break a few years ago when Three5Human toured with the Indigo Girls. You can see Ms. Meade singing “Midnight Train to Georgia” on the new Indigo Girls DVD “Live at the Roxy.” And the Indigo Girls provide guest vocals on the 2007 Three5Human album “A Swig from the Acid Bottle.”
The track I’m streaming is from the album “Sunlight and Toys.”
2. “Pearl” – Tamar-kali
I got turned on to Brooklyn’s Tamar-kali by one of my readers, daughterofthedream. I blogged about Tamar-kali in 2008. This cut, “Pearl,” is brand new.
According to Rob Fields, the must-read music blogger at Bold As Love, Tamar-kali’s new album – “Black Bottom” – is due out next spring.
3. “On My Way” – Res
Res is another artist I stumbled upon at Bold As Love. You can download Res’s new album, “Black.Girls.Rock!,” for free. Just follow this link to her homepage, and peep the lower left-hand corner.
4. “Box” (live) – Shelley Nicole’s blaKbüshe
Shelley Nicole is another one from Brooklyn. Her new release is called “The Quick & Dirty E.P.”
5. “The Hard Way” – The Doll Daze
More FREE MP3s... this time from Atlanta’s The Doll Daze (pictured left). To cop her six-song EP, follow this link.
Hey... how about a battle of the bands between Brooklyn and Atlanta black rocker chicks?