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Sound Check's Blog – April 2010 Archive (3)

Reclassified Afro-Punk: Donna Summer



Let's get one thing straight, I love Donna Summer. The hair, her sound, all of it. That being stated, you can understand my frustration with her being overlooked as the true punk artists that she is/was during her prime years. This curly haired vocal power house released a double album called "Bad Girls" which mixed rock, funk, blues and soul to electronic beats for crying out loud, but as music history has it, Donna was part of the artists during the 70s that got locked in… Continue

Added by Sound Check on April 26, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Dominating the Atlanta Scene, The 54



It’s Wednesday night in Adams Morgan, and I’m still dressed from my office day job. The suit and tie look isn’t exactly what I shoot for when I go to Asylum Bar & Lounge, but I didn’t have time to go home and change before the show for Atlanta-based rock band, The 54. Narrow would probably be the best way to describe this particular venue, but it’s certainly one of the more enjoyable spots in the area under the right set of… Continue

Added by Sound Check on April 21, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Jimi Hazel Keeps It Real, Keeps It Positive and Keeps Moving Forward

In Jr. High and High School I had always listened to different forms of rock. I dug funk and soul; I was intrigued by early hip-hop but I was always enthralled by rock, hard rock and heavy metal. Punk Rock did not register with me until I got to college. My introduction to punk came in the form of an all Black, four piece hardcore band from the Bronx, New York. I had heard of 24-7 Spyz before they got to my university…
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Added by Sound Check on April 16, 2010 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

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