TAMAR KALI TEAMS UP WITH DEE REES TO SCORE ‘MUDBOUND’

Songwriter, musician, rocker, Tamar Kali teamed up with award-winning director, Dee Rees to score Mudbound. Tamar made an appearance and contributed to the soundtrack of Dee Rees’, Pariah. This time Tamar scored the entire project, which was an official selection of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, where it sold to Netflix for 12.5 million dollars….

TOP 5

There are some fierce women in rock out there.  Too many to list. So each month Nice&Rough (dot) com will select and salute our TOP 5. Here’s our March list. They are gifted, determined, and smart, with staying power.  They are the innovators of the indie scene.    1. Divinity Roxx, began in the  Atlanta rock scene. She…

Jaleesa Leslie: Cataloguing Black Women In Rock

5 Lbs. of ROCK Interview by Sheila Dianne Jackson It’s been a minute….5Lbs of ROCK is back. This time, I am chatting it up with Jaleesa Leslie of blackwomeninrock.info, a blog which catalogs/documents black women of all persuasions of rock music. Writing and researching on the topic of Black Women IN Rock was a lonely…

Tamar-Kali

5 Lbs. of ROCK Interview by Sheila Dianne Jackson One of the first contemporary, indie #BlackWomenINRock I became intrigued with was Tamar-Kali.  A featured artist in the cult classic film, Afro-Punk, she is certainly an artist who ‘can only do it one way – Nice & Rough’.  She has power, depth, and swagger that is heart-wrenchingly genuine and unforgettable….

Starr Cullars

5 Lbs. of ROCK Interview by Sheila Dianne Jackson It’s tough to get 5 minutes, let alone 5 questions with rock-guitarist Starr Cullars.  A veteran of the P-Funk All-Stars, and the first female member of the 18-piece ‘boys’ club,’ she gets total street cred’ as one bad-ass bass player!  Starr left to start her own…

Allow Me To Clarify, Nice & Rough Really ROCKS!

by Sheila Dianne Jackson The media has been teasing us about the business of celebrating women in rock.  Rolling Stone honors women in rock and you get spreads of artists like Brittany Spears and Madonna. And when it comes to black women in rock….Well, if you’re in the loop enough to be reading this blog,…

Kudisan Kai

5 Lbs. of ROCK Interview by Sheila Dianne Jackson As a new tradition on niceandrough.com, each week we will feature one of our member artists.  It’s down and dirty, simply 5 questions, with 5 answers that will take you a little deeper into the lives of some of the most fascinating women I have come…

GhettoSongbird

5 Lbs. of ROCK Interview by Sheila Dianne Jackson It’s that time again….Time for our featured artist of the week: a native of North Philly, GhettoSongbird.  Like, many black women in rock, her story inspires and makes you wanna dig deeper and explore the music that reflects her DNA.  So without further adieu, 5 questions!  Five…

Carol “HoneyChild” Coleman

5 Lbs. of ROCK Interview by Sheila Dianne Jackson It’s been so much fun to keep up with black women in rock, and especially with Carol “Honeychild” Coleman!  I love the boldness and courage in her artistry.  The Kentucky-born vocalist and guitarist has been performing her own brand of rock for 21 years.  Her first…

Akayzia

5 Lbs. of ROCK Interview by Sheila Dianne Jackson Nice & Rough:  Black Women IN Rock is a global community.  Our previous featured artist, May 10, 2012 rocks Japan.  This week’s featured BWIR, Akayzia Parker, is from London. You know the deal: Five  simple questions.  Five interesting answers.  Enjoy….. SHEILA:  Are you a singer who…