About Boots Riley
Boots Riley, 34, is co-founder of the Oakland hip-hop group the Coup, a fiercely outspoken, thumb-in-your-face collective whose song titles such as “5 Million Ways to Kill a CEO” are rallying cries for social activism. The father of three is now producing Internet videos to promote Bay Area artists. His forthcoming album, “Pick a Bigger Weapon,” arrives April 25, then he will join rappers Dead Prez to form the Instigators’ Project.
Watch Gov’t Mule welcome drummer Jerry Marotta on “What Is Hip?” during their show at the Palace Theatre in Albany, New York.
In an interview with Trigger Hippy’s Steve Gorman and Nick Govrik, the pair discuss getting the band back together with new members and new music.
Drummer/percussionist/songwriter Yonrico Scott has died at age 63.
Episode 46 of The JamBase Podcast features “The Art Of The Sit-In” with Jennifer Hartswick of the Trey Anastasio Band and “The Rundown” of recent news items.
Eric Krasno, Duane Trucks, Todd Sheaffer and Jason Crosby are among the additions to the lineup for the upcoming “There’s A Reward: A Celebration Of The Life & Music Of Neal Casal” benefit concert in honor of the late Neal Casal.