Over the past twenty plus years, poet, singer/songwriter, emcee and actor Saul Williams has developed a reputation for being one most inventive, challenging and uncompromising artists and poets of his generation; but perhaps just as important, he’s proven to be a thoughtful and incisive social critic, who’s frequently commented on Donald Trump and the 2016 election cycle. In honor of his much-anticipated SummerStage set at Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park, I think it’s fitting to check out some live footage of Williams with Dragons of Zynth performing “Telegram” at 2013’s Afropunk Festival. Also if you pay close attention, I’m pretty certain that you see me in the photo pit snapping as many pictures as humanly possible during an incredible and comprehensive set featuring material from both Williams’ self-titled effort and The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of Niggy Tardust.
Junior Reid, Razhel and Chronixx Summerstage, Central Park July 27, 2014 As I’ve mentioned a number of times on this site, The Joy of Violent Movement has been a mostly one-man operation run out of […]
4 Knots Festival featuring Re-tros, Juan Wauters, Viet Cong, Nude Beach, Those Darlins and Dinosaur, Jr. South Street Seaport July 12, 2014 As promised, I was recently covering the 4 Knots Festival with my dear […]