Hey Baltimore: Feeling the sorrow of another year the O’s wont bring home the pennant? Ease your soul with the Noise in the Basement festival, featuringsome of the best in soul and hip hop, including Janelle Monae, Nappy Roots and One Block Radius, featuring my old frined MDA from my Music Plus TV hosting days. … More Feed Your Soul – Noise In The Basement Music Festival
Bringing DJ culture back to it’s roots and shining a spotlight on Dj culture, turntablism, community and activism, this festival will be a mixture of music and speakers, including KRS ONE. And it’s taking pace in Dubya’s back yard. Torch it for me, guys. –Ali On The Air The Million DJ March DJ’s have been … More MILLION DJ MARCH DROPPING IT HOTSAUCE STYLE ON D.C.
When bands on the road roll into town, they usually are looking for some hedonistic Hollywood fun and want to see the sights: The Capitol building. Lemmy’s barstool at the Rainbow. The Viper Room sidewalk where River died…the beach. Often times the cool indie rock chick in Los Angeles can fall into the role of … More AFTER THE GLITTER FADES – PASSENGER AND THE PAPARAZZI
It’s not like Peanut Butter Wolf has a lot of time on his hands. The man runs Stones Throw records, in addition to recording, producing, and spinning all over the world. So for Wolf to follow up last year’s 7 days of Heaven with 888: 8 days of music videos at 8 clubs in 8 … More Peanut Butter Wolf’s 888 kicks it at Root Down
More interviews, more hot content, more Ali for your eyes to feast on. A Tribe Called Quest: The Pharcyde (part one of two): Supernatural @ Rock The Bells Press Conference: Flogging Molly (part one of five): posted with vodpod Hanging with DJ Zegon and Squeak E Clean at their studio:
I covered the red carpet at the first annual NME USA awards last Wednesday. For those of you not familiar with NME, it’s a huge music mag in the UK…kind of like their Spin or Rolling Stone magazine. They have an awards show over there and now they’re bringing it stateside. The trophies were handed … More Alice Cooper, Blood, and Fog at the NME USA awards
For whom the rocked bells toll I covered the Rock The Bells press conference yesterday. Legendary line up including the reunion of both De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest. Look for my interviews with: Pharcyde, A Tribe Called Quest and Murs. Also, I sat down with my new bff, Pete Rock, at his … More Rock The Bells 2008 interviews: The Pharcyde, Murs, A Tribe Called Quest!!!
South by So tired! I attended the SxSw three ring circus, which has expanded to an 8 ring cirque de soleil of hyped hyphy drunk proportions. I took part in the Eastsport media lounge where Vlaze teamed up with Urb magazine, Girlie Action pr, VH-1 Classics and several sponsors. The bands would come in and … More Ali On The Air at SxSw 08 – photo blog