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Saturday, May 14 • 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Velvet Kente

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Their most obvious influences include Afro-Caribbean music, indie rock, punk, blues mythos, and gospel. But otherwise there’s no transparent consistency in the sound—outside of Joshua’s heart-wrenched vocals, which lie somewhere between a coarse scream and a sweat-stained Pentecostal baritone…

—Natalie Elliot (Oxford American)

Its brand of hyper-literate, genre-stirring soulindiefunkrockfolk is just about everything that good music needs to be: passionate, thoughtful, melodic and funky as hell.

—John Tarpley (Arkansas Times)

Every time Velvet Kente takes the stage, something beautiful and powerful happens…

—Nicole Boddington Hunnicutt (thehipsteralert.com)

It’s refreshing to see someone with such a clear talent pushing an agenda geared to provoke. The local quartet infused the scene with a welcome burst of something-completely-different.

—Lindsey Millar (Arkansas Times)


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Velvet Kente

Their most obvious influences include Afro-Caribbean music, indie rock, punk, blues mythos, and gospel. But otherwise there’s no transparent consistency in the sound—outside of Joshua’s heart-wrenched vocals, which lie somewhere between a coarse scream and a sweat-stained... Read More →



Saturday May 14, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Rogue Tavern (18+) 2312 2nd Avenue North Birmingham, AL 35203

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