Living Colour

Episode 356: Stain - Living Colour [Discologist]

Episode 356: Stain - Living Colour [Discologist]

Living Colour is one of the most important bands in music history. On their third release Stain, the black rock innovators dug deep into the history of their culture, the dysfunction of America, and the sounds of underground rock and roll and came back with violent, high-volume exploration of love, hate, identity, and deep humanity that resonates maybe even stronger in 2018 then it did twenty-five years ago.

Join Kevin and Marcus along with special guest Timothy Anne Burnside as they work through this intense, complicated masterpiece, it's legacy, the questions AND answers it poses,  much, much more. 


Episode 305: Shade - Living Colour

Episode 305: Shade - Living Colour

Legendary thrash/metal/punk/funk/jazz pioneers Living Colour have been breaking the mold since the late 80's, and now they're back with one of their most potent collection of songs to date. Shade taps into the band's roots in blues and hip-hop and signals an exciting new chapter in Living Colour's history, just when the world needs them the most. Kevin, Eduardo, and Marcus K. Dowling sit down to work through this powerful return to form one of the most important bands in rock-and-roll history. 

PLUS! Chance The Rapper is in hot water with the copyright police and Cold Specks is back with an upcoming album Fool's Paradise, and we've got her latest single "Void" for to chew on while you wait.


THE LIST for 9/23/16 - African America

THE LIST for 9/23/16 - African America

As we prepare to gather and celebrate the diversity of the people of our country with the opening of the National Museum of African American History & Culture here in DC this weekend, we should consider that this joyous (and long overdue) occasion is falls in the same week that two unarmed black men - Terence Crutcher and Keith L. Scott -  were shot dead by police officers for no other reason than the color of their skin.

This, sadly, in 2016 especially, is nothing new. But let us not numb ourselves to the realities of our current state here in America as we watch the riots and protests in Charlotte and shore up our emotional mettle to prepare for the NEXT report of such a killing that will surely come in future weeks, if not the next. Let us understand and revel in the fact that this is wrong. This is sickening. This is injustice. And it has to stop. 


Episode 216: Black Alternative

Episode 216: Black Alternative

As of late, the music industry has seen a rise in talented African-American musicians who paint outside of expected mainstream lines for pop artists. In eschewing easy-to-consume tropes for left-of-center jazz, soul, and techno-influenced sounds, performers like Kendrick Lamar, Robert Glasper, Chance the Rapper, Frank Ocean and so many more have created a sustainable and alternative-inspired vibe. However exciting this class of stars may be, it's important to remember that this is a movement that has an impressive historical context as well.