Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Don Was Detroit All-Star Revue 2008 John Sinclair "The Screamers"

Don Was Detroit All-Star Revue 2008
John Sinclair "The Screamers"

It would be impossible to overstate the impact that JOHN SINCLAIR has made on the city of Detroit. Initially gaining notoriety as a poet and de-facto leader of the local counter-culture movement, John became notorious as the head of The White Panther Party and as the manager/political strategist of the MC5. He became an international symbol of Revolution when John Lennon rose to his defense after he was sentenced to 10 years in state prison for possession of two joints. He’s been a poet, journalist, DJ, cultural activist and performing artist. Here he performs “The Screamers” – a track from his forthcoming album, “Detroit Life”.
To learn more about John Sinclair, visit www.johnsinclair.us

JOHN SINCLAIR - vocals
JEFF ‘BABY’ GRAND – slide guitar
LUIS RESTO – keyboards
RANDY JACOBS –guitar
TERRY 'THUNDER' HUGHLEY – drums
DON WAS – bass

Performed Live at the
2008 Concert of Colors
Orchestra Hall, Detroit MI
July 20, 2008

Produced by DON WAS
Recorded by ANTHONY CAMPAGNA
Mixed by KRISH SHARMA
Video Directed and Edited by GEMMA CORFIELD

Produced by PAUL HANSEN
Cameras:
KIM SIMMS
GARY GLASER
KEVIN LEESER
Production Coordinator: DALE WILSON




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADMK891uggs

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MC5: 50th anniversary exhibit in Lincoln Park this July




Got any amazing bits of memorabilia hidden in your attic or hanging in your record room? The Lincoln Park Historical Museum would like to borrow it this summer, for an exhibition honoring groovy rock and roll combo the Motor City Five's fiftieth anniversary.

On the Facebook page set up for the event, it's stated that "To augment the museum's own catalog of items, we seek loans from collectors of original items from the band's days in Detroit, at the Grande, on tour, including photographs. All loans will be properly acknowledged in the exhibit, which runs from the first week of July to Labor Day weekend (with the opening reception the evening of Sat July 11th). Please contact us if you are interested in helping with this anniversary project. 313-386-3137, lpmuseum@gmail.com, or through this page. Thank you."
In an informative article for the Downriver paper the News-Herald, Ryan Dunn writes that curator Jeff Day "is looking for MC5 memorabilia and material for the exhibit. Leni Sinclair, wife of former MC5 manager and poet John Sinclair, has loaned rare photographs of the band to the museum. He said he is specifically looking for items that show the group’s ties to Lincoln Park, such as high school photos. 'It’s important for us to approach it from an angle of their early history,' Day said. 'I’ve talked to some local fellas here who went to high school with them and played ball with them. I’d like to show who these guys were and where they came from.'"

So whether you played ball with them, your grandfather played ball with them, or you've just been lucky enough to get your hands on super rare artifacts relating to the early days of this amazing proto-punk band, please get in touch with them!

http://www.metrotimes.com/Blogs/archives/2015/03/06/the-mc5-wants-to-borrow-your-mc5-memorabilia-for-50th-anniversary-exhibit-in-lincoln-park-this-july



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Guitar Army Review

Guitar Army

Book – 
Guitar Army: Rock & Revolution with MC5 and the White Panther Party. This has been out for awhile, in an updated edition, but I hadn’t gotten round to checking it out until recently. Originally published in 1972, Guitar Army is poet, MC5 manager and White Panther Party leader John Sinclair’s writings on revolution, blues history, government brutality, rock ‘n’ roll’s potential as a weapon, and more. Responsible for turning the Five onto the counter-culture, leftist revolutionary politics of the White Panthers, Sinclair became one of the more prominent victims of the war on drugs when he was sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison over a couple of joints. This book spans his writing before (1968-69) and during his time in prison (1969-71). If you ever wanted to explore the roots of modern ‘music-inspired rebellion’, pick this one up and kick out the jams, motherfucker.

http://thecarouser.com/2015/03/16/wank-bank-22/

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John Sinclair Radio Show 589-584




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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

4th Annual Grayhawk Benefit Concert



DATE
Sun, Mar 1, 2015
TIME
5:30pm - 11:00pm
A concert benefiting the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestras - TICKETS: $25 Available online at www.gnoyo.org and at the door
Every ticket purchased is a tax deductible donation that will go toward providing scholarships for the disadvantaged, alleviating the costs of musical instruments and private lessons, and the operational expenses that keep this great program going. GNOYO is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
LIVE MUSIC
Rockin Dopsie Jr • Walter Wolfman Washington • Bruce Sunpie Barnes • The Grayhawk Band • Henry Turner Jr • Christian Serpas & Ghost Town • Big Chief David Montana of Washitaw Nation • The GNOYO Brass Ensemble • Percussionist Alexey Marti • Saxophonist Loren Pickford • The GNOYO Benefit All Star Band - and more TBA + Live art creation during the event by 2015 Jazz Fest Poster artist Frenchy
EMCEES: John Sinclair & Dave Brinks
For more info email us at: info@thegrayhawkband.com

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

John Sinclair--Mohawk


“to take the hair off the sides of the head
& leave just a strip along the top, scalping pretense for the baldness of statement
building a new music on the bones of the old
— John Sinclair from the title track “Mohawk”





ARTIST: John Sinclair
TITLE: Mohawk
LABEL: Iron Man Records
FORMAT: CD Double Gatefold Sleeve / Digital Release too
RELEASE DATE: 24th March 2014
FILE UNDER: Rock
Cat No: IMB6022


Buy Books and Music by John Sinclair in the Iron Man Shop here: http://ironmanrecords.bigcartel.com
 
Visit John Sinclair: http://www.johnsinclair.us

 http://ironmanrecords.net/2015/02/john-sinclair-mohawk/



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