Burnt Sugar News

What BSA loves about C’MON EVERYBODY

C’mon Everybody is a friendly neighborhood bar, lounge, gallery, and live arts space in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. With a nod to 1970’s New York City, C’mon Everybody strives to create an environment where all walks of life can co-exist as one, united by the power of music & art.  We hold the artist, and artistic evolution, […]

Kwame Binea Shakedown ~ Judah Tribe ~ American Beauty NYC

After a three-night run at Nublu 151, Lincoln Center’s David Rubinstein Atrium and Harlem’s Paris Blues to start the year, Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber continues their 18th anniversary celebration thanks to an invite from Kwame Binea (who’s upcoming release is produced by BSA family member Vernon Reid) to join his band Kwame Binea Shakedown […]

 Uno Dos & Tres

Groidest Schizznits Uno, Dos & Tres ~ A Three-Day Retrospective celebrating The Burnt Sugar Arkestra’s Fourteen Releases & Eighteenth Anniversary

Come celebrate 18 years of genre-exploding musical exploits with Village Voice icon Greg “Ironman” Tate, monster groove bassist Jared Michael Nickerson and Shelley Nicole, Mikel Banks, Lisala, Ben Tyree, Julie Brown, Micah Gaugh, LaFrae Sci, Lewis “Flip” Barnes, V. Jeffery Smith, Avram Fefer, “Moist” Paula Henderson, Leon Gruenbaum, JS Williams, Andre Lassalle and Chris Eddleton, the current crew of New York City’s Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber.

Blood on the Leaf

Uno ~ BLOOD ON THE LEAF OPUS 101 ~ Groidest Schizznits Uno Dos & Tres

For the first night of our eighteenth anniversary three-night celebration, the Burnt Sugar Arkestra will perform in its entirety … “Blood On The Leaf”, BSA’s debut & blueprint recording from 1999.   Being BSA’s “blueprint”, Nublu is the perfect venue to revisit BOTL as Ilhan Ersahin’s East Village establishment has developed and maintained a mad-fabulous reputation […]

Black Sex & Random Violets

Tres ~ BLACK SEX & RANDOM VIOLETS ~ Burnt Sugar Arkestra’s Groidest Hits Experience (1999-2017)

Uptown … is where you’ll want to be for the “Tres” night of our Eighteenth Anniversary celebration. We’ll dip into our 2003 release “Black Sex & Random Violets” at our favorite “shake it loose, shake it lively” Harlem venue … Paris Blues!  Expect long jams of “Funky Rich Medina”, ” No Direction Home” and “Gibberish […]

Sound & Vision The Music of David Bowie Event Details

Outpost in the Burbs presents “Sound & Vision The Music of David Bowie” an evening celebrating the enduring musical legacy of David Bowie featuring: Richard Barone, Jeffrey Gaines, Elvis Perkins, Wesley Stace, and the Burnt Sugar Arkestra.   The Montclair School of Rock House Band will open the show. Outpost in the Burbs is a […]

Afrofuturism Symposium presented by Connecticut College’s Department of Film Studies

The symposium on November 4th will bring together the artistic and activist concerns of Afrofuturism, featuring three invited guests – Professor Robin James (UNC), Detroit-based activist, writer Adrienne Maree Brown, filmmaker M. Asli Dukan, and a direct action workshop, panels & papers by Connecticut College Students. There will be a library exhibit on Afrofuturism and […]

“Freedom Now” Details

Cave Canem’s 20th anniversary and the Schomburg Center, for their year-long exploration of the Black Power Movement, will present  an inter-generational, interdisciplinary performance based on the musical composition of jazz composer and drummer Max Roach’s 1961 Freedom Now Suite. “Freedom Now!” will feature Cave Canem co-founders Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady and Black Arts Movement icon Sonia Sanchez, with a special […]

Black Rock Coffee Roasters - New Harmony Indiana!

Black Rock Coffee Roasters – New Harmony Indiana!

We’re happy to announce a new date on our tour and our first visit to Indiana! Friday, Sept 16, in the Black Lodge courtyard (weather permitting) – Nestled between our Nashville and Chicago shows. Come enjoy some pre-Kunstfest jams at Black Rock Coffee Roasters. Early show – all ages – just $7. Bring the whole family!

Burnt Sugar's Nashville Debut at The Basement

Burnt Sugar’s Nashville Debut at The Basement

Thanks to Mike Grimes & The Basement, September 12th will be BSA’s first appearance in Nashville! The

More about Jamila Woods, The CMA & BSA's Sweetback History

More about Jamila Woods, The CMA & BSA’s Sweetback History

Poet and vocalist Jamila Woods was raised in Chicago, IL and graduated from Brown University, where she earned a BA in Africana Studies and Theatre & Performance Studies. Influenced by Lucille Clifton and Gwendolyn Brooks, much of her writing explores blackness, womanhood & the city of Chicago. Her first chapbook, The Truth About Dolls (2012), […]

What You need to know about BSA's MOTR PUB Two Night stand

What You need to know about BSA’s MOTR PUB Two Night stand

After Rebellum’s (BSA’s avant funk & roll splinter cell) dropped the funk in 2014 MOTR PUB recognized the good time had by all & knowing that Twice is NYC-e has decided to bring the Burnt Sugar Arkestra to Cincinnati for back-to-back nights in September.  Are … You … Ready … Four sets on Thursday & […]

More about The BOP STOP

More about The BOP STOP

Hit this for more info and to purchase tickets Donated to The Music Settlement in late 2013, The BOP STOP is Cleveland’s premier listening room: an intimate, acoustically pristine performance venue with sweeping views of Lake Erie.  Additionally, when you buy tickets, food and drinks for a BOP STOP show, your purchase helps support The […]

DMG’s History & 25th Anniversary Event Details

When Bruce Lee Gallanter, the founder, and Emanuel ‘MannyLunch’ Maris opened Downtown Music Gallery in May of 1991 on East Fifth Street in the Village, they weren’t sure how long they would last since there were upwards of 100 record stores in Manhattan, covering a wide range of different music, selling albums, CDs, cassettes, magazines, […]