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Public Service Announcement: VOTE! on November 6th

Look, I'm not here to tell you how to vote tomorrow. I have my reasons. You have your reasons. And, I'm not about to get into an argument over whose platform would be better for you, your family, and a big city like Cleveland. This is a music website where we can argue about music in a friendly manner. I have no interest in stoking flamethrowers and trolls. The important thing is that you participate in this thing cal...READ MORE

“Anyango” by Extra Golden

With one of the most infectious, inviting, and genuinely happy live shows around, the half Kenyan, half American band, Extra Golden can make even the most jaded scenester drop their cool in favor of gettin' down. They certainly had that effect on me when I saw them last summer as part of the 2008 Pitchfork Music Festival. "Anyango," the first song to emerge from their third full length, Thank You Very Quickly, is rhythmic, funk...READ MORE


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Moving Pictures: "Obama (Live at The Knitting Factory)" by Extra Golden

The story of "Obama," the song, is one I've told a couple times before. The short version is that the Kenyan half of Extra Golden were having problem cutting through red tape prior to their first American tour, and as their hopes for making it to the states dimmed, they turned to the Junior Senator from Illinois, Barrack Obama, for help. "Obama" is their thank you letter to the Kenyan-American, now running for the land's highest of...READ MORE

2008 Pitchfork Music Festival Day 2: Extra Golden

Meet the undisputed kings of day two of The Pitchfork Music Festival: Extra Golden. While you may not be familiar with the music of this half Kenyan half American band and their brand of Kenyan Benga-American Rock fusion, there's a good chance you've heard their story. Prior to their first American tour, they were having issues with visas and The Department of Homeland Security, so they enlisted the help of soon to be famous Ke...READ MORE

It’s An Extra Golden Primary Day in Ohio

It's Primary Day in Ohio, and while I'm not going to tell you who to vote for in the Democratic contest, I do have a short story I want to share with you. In 2006 the Kenyan-American band Extra Golden were getting ready for their first tour of the United States, however, there was just one problem. The Kenyan members of Extra Golden could not get the required paper work to enter the United States. Things were looking bleak. The...READ MORE