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“The “Blood of the Fang” visual is inspired by a photo of Huey Newton — co-founder of The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense — hand-cuffed to a hospital gurney while being treated for a gunshot wound in the abdomen after a gun battle with Oakland police in October 1967.

The song itself is built around a sample from Sam Waymon’s score to the 1973 experimental vampire film Ganja & Hess. Daveed Diggs’s lyrics conjure an alternate history of black political struggle in the 1960s and 70s, name-dropping radical activists and reimagining them as a pantheon of undead superheroes fighting against systems of oppression.”

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Lafawndah – Daddy

“DADDY is a spotlight for my mother’s talents in performance and dance. Through the efforts of many, it became a stage for she and I to remember, to negotiate, to duel, to release. Somewhere in-between filmmaking and rapprochement, we met there to dig up some things, to bury others, and to be in the light together.” More

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Elephant Gym

“Elephant Gym is an instrumental math/post rock trio with heavy jazz and classical influences. They write technical, agile tunes with irregular rhythms and off kilter song constructions. The trio has received countless awards in Taiwan including nominations at the Golden Indie Music Awards for best album, best rock single, and best jazz single.”

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Fanny – Blind Alley (1971)

“Fifty years ago, when June Millington and her sister Jean formed the all-female rock band Fanny, they felt like they were living a secret. “As a girl, you couldn’t tell anyone ‘I’m in a band,’” June Millington recalled. “You might as well say ‘I’m flying to the moon.’ It just wasn’t in the realm of experience. We had to create our own frame – and then step into it.”

In fact, they did so confidently enough to become the first all-female rock band ever to release an album on a major label, a crisp, self-titled work on Reprise Records in 1970.

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Then, in 1972, they got a fan letter from David Bowie, which Millington ignored. “I didn’t know who he was,” she said.”

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