It’s old news. Africa – this zebra-gazelled hunterland, home of the majestic painted tribesman – is disappearing. But it’s funny how galleries in London will still create a space for that Africa: cheetahs backlit by a setting sun; zebra turning heads, glory in their asymmetrical unity; glistening, naked (and sometimes naked-and-wrestling) black bodies. About these […]
Esquire lists “Lakeside,” the first single of South African rock group, BLK JKS, among its list of “The 10 Best Song You Didn’t Hear This Year”: South Africa’s rebellious BLK JKS have jumbled tribal (sic) chants, churning guitars, and fringe-jazz flourishes into something otherworldly. Progressive-rock nostalgia isn’t just an American phenomenon.
One of my favorite bands, the Johannesburg alt-rockers, BLK JKS, who seem like part-time New Yorkers (they’re here all the time) are playing lower Manhattan tonight. It’s free. If you can’t go (I can’t–babysitting), enjoy this video of a live performance of their song, “Lakeside” Information HT: Jen Mazer