Friday, June 17, 2011

Sailor Pick | Gil Scott Heron Tribute

I forgot to throw this up for the weekend picks, but it's huge.

This Saturday night we celebrate the legacy and spirit of one of the most influential African American artists in history, the mighty Gil Scott-Heron.

"Gil Scott-Heron, the poet and recording artist whose syncopated spoken style and mordant critiques of politics, racism and mass media in pieces like “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” made him a notable voice of black protest culture in the 1970s and an important early influence on hip-hop, died on Friday May 27th at a hospital in Manhattan. He was 62 and had been a longtime resident of Harlem"

- Ben Sisario NY Times

Also at the strike of midnight we acknowledge the 146th anniversary of the abolishment of slavery in the U.S. Senate of Texas ... Juneteenth.

9pm -2am | 21+

Gypsy Lounge
1504 East 6th Street
6th and Comal
Austin, TX 78702

You can also tune in to Gilles Peterson's tribute to the Gil as well.
Gil Scott-Heron Tribute Mix by Gilles Peterson by gillespeterson

And another tribute
Scott Heron's Chuuwee

It's closing time kids.

Tonight: Peligrosa at Scoot/ Cousin Claudia at Elysium
Tomorrow: Gil Tribute at Gypsy Rm / Mochi at Beauty Bar

do itttttttt.


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