Editors' pick

Afro-Punk Presents Saul Williams and Living Colour

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Editorial Review

Most male, urban spoken-word poets have consciously or inadvertently bitten Saul Williams's style. While others are still rehashing his cadences from the 1998 movie, "Slam," Williams has evolved into a post-MC, free-verse rock-star political activist. His work with Rick Rubin and Trent Reznor set him up to be the frontman that he is today, a fitting anchor for the Afro-punk tour. Joining him for this stop at the Black Cat are iconic funk rockers Living Colour and emerging artists CX KiDTRONiK and Tchaka Diallo.

-- Rhome Anderson (Oct. 2009)