Music Festival Season 2017 in the U.S. is currently in full swing with old and new offerings of diverse weekends of entertainment for the concert loving masses.

The latest entry on the summer end of Music Festival Season is the Karoondinha Music & Arts Festival being held on the grounds of Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park in Centre Hall, PA from July 21 - 23, 2017. 

In the mix of all kinds of nature, there will be a HUGE lineup of indie to mainstream music acts that pretty much hit every genre one can remotely care about, including:

Chance The Rapper - John Legend - ODESZA - Paramore - Sturgill Simpson - The Roots - Porter Robinson - Dillon Francis - Young The Giant - Chromeo - Alessia Cara - Leon Bridges - X Ambassadors - The Revivalists - Daya - Maren Morris - Needtobreathe - Misterwives - Jon Bellion - AlunaGeorge - Marian Hill - Broods - DNCE - St. Lucia - Coin - Pvrs - Grace Vanderwaal - Jacob Collier - Us the Duo - Watsky - The Griswolds - Drake White and the Big Fire - Colony House - Mavis Staples - Caveman - Jordan Fisher - Morgan James - Dreamers - Ripe - Lawrence - Busty and the Bass - Wild Child - City of the Sun - Andy Allo - Spencer Ludwig - Shy Girls - Mikaela Davis - Chukwudi Hodge - Syncopated Ladies - Little Hurricane - Tall Heights - Sarah Reich - Devon Gilfillian - Savoir Adore - Mail the Horse - Bad Bad Hats Harts - Welshly Arms - Fasho - Hollis Brown - Alaman - Lemont - Brother Roy - Cecily - Olivia Jones - Pure Cane Sugar - Ted McCloskey & The HiFis - Miss Melanie & The Valley Rats - The Tommy Roberts - Chris Rattie - Erin Condo - Count Bass D - The Unbanned - Grain - Eric Ian Farmer - Hannah Bingman - Riley Roth - DJ Dosk - DJ Alex Nepa - Diggy Lessard - Eleven - Lenna Crowne - Jason O - The Perkolaters - 3lackout and MORE!

On top of the huge act lineup, there will also be surprise pop-up shows, after-hours DJ sets, nature tours, interactive art on display, mediation sessions, dance classes and more amongst a unique environment.

With lots of travel and lodging options (with shuttles from various cities, camping ground & hotel packages and more) along with single and multi-day packages on the general admission to VIP ends, this festival looks like a dope look for folks in the East Coast to check out.

Look out for our podcasts, photography (via this site, our official Flickr page and at FuseBoxRadioPhotography.com), etc. related to the festival in the upcoming weeks!

For more information about Karoodinha Music and Arts Festival (how to get tickets, detailed programming descriptions per day, history and more), visit their official website at http://www.Karoodinha.com


What's up FuseBox Radio & BlackRadioIsBack.com crew!

We just came back from a great weekend in Durham, NC for our second year of covering Moogfest.

For those who are not familiar with this particular music festival, Moogfest is a celebration of the legacy of Bob Moog, the visionary engineer who pioneered the analog synthesizer and other technology tools used by artists like Stevie Wonder, David Bowie & plenty more musicians folks rock with to this day.

The four day event consisted of a lot of musical performances (from a nice mix of indie to mainstream music artists in various genres, including up-and-comers like Sudan Archives from Stones Throw Records, festival favorites like Flying Lotus and long-time vets like DJ Premier, Animal Collective and Talib Kweli - and that's a VERY small sampling of folks who performed), interactive workshops, panels, film screenings, visual & audio interactive art exhibitions and more.

Moogfest is unique in the aspect of being on the East Coast (Durham for us in the D.C. Metro was just about 4 hours away to travel to) and being actually relatively affordable for the average person to roll out too as a semi-niche mid-range festival (general admission gets you into a hell of a lot in four days and VIP is basically you being about that serious music creation & producer life with additional synthesizer building sessions, special parties in between to chill and more). 

The way the music festival scene is going with these events either getting co-opted by huge corporate companies (which has made some lineups feel like cut-and-paste jobs of the same artists in rotation, meaning you're not going to get many chances to discover anyone new & interesting to add onto your personal playlists) or a tad TOO arrogant coasting off of Fumes of Dope Festivals Past while giving at best meh content to consumers (too may heads to name), it's dope to attend a gathering like Moogfest where the passion for music is reflected with everyone who is attending, including the artists.

The chill vibe in Durham is pretty awesome as well, with the city being really accommodating to all of the Moogfest activity going on in it's various downtown venues, a solid food scene (hit up Dames' Chicken and Waffles if you go down there and thank me later) and not (at least yet, fingers and toes crossed) trying to run people's pockets with hotel room prices for folks coming out of town. 

It's a perfect setting for the semi-nerd contingent that would roll down to this event to check out music performances, learn about music creation & business, care about the world beyond a stage, sip on something (insert your drinks of choice here, with or sans booze) and just relax being amongst like minded folks who are WAY more about actual music at a music festival than trying to be hip & more concerned about getting on the 'Gram with fashion and whatnot. If this sounds like your wave, Moogfest is for you!

Check out what went down at this year's Moogfest (and to stay on point with 2018 Moogfest announcements) via their official website at http://www.Moogfest.com.

For more a LOT more photography from this year's Moogfest from DJ Fusion than the prime pictures from this article, check out the official FuseBox Radio Photography page (http://www.FuseBoxRadioPhotography.com) and our official Flickr Page

Enjoy checking everything out and be on the look out for the official Moogfest FuseBox Radio Broadcast special (full of music from the artists who performed during the weekend + an mini-audio review) via your podcasting apps of choice soon!



Pie Face Girls






Mykki Blanco





Omar Suleyman



Hannibal Buress



Talib Kweli




Bearcat




Peanut Butter Wolf




Moogfest Guitar Center Pop Up Shop






Sudan Archives





ZenSoFly



DJ Chela



KING








DJ Premier



Flying Lotus






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** Due to finishing up some technical revisions of the FuseBox Radio Studios & outside travel, folks weren't able to record a brand new episode up as quickly as we would like with new music and talk. However, we wanted to give our listeners something to listen to with a flashback episode or 2 via our podcast feed in the meantime...enjoy the musical goodness! - DJ Fusion **

This is a flashback episode of the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast with DJ Fusion & Ausar Ra Black Hawk for the weeks of April 19 & 26, 2017 (originally broadcast on the week of February 1, 2012) with some new and classic Hip-Hop & Soul Music, news and commentary.


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Our extended commentary during that week touched base on the passing of Don Cornelius (the creator of the pioneering "Soul Train" TV show & more), the recent Susuan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation vs. Planned Parenthood scenario & the importance of social media + more with that news story, the tin-ear/poverty deaf recent comments from the Republican Party Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, the religious foolery of Bishop Eddie Long and some other diverse topics here and there.

There were Free Press "Media Minutes" & Black Agenda Report mini-segments on this week's episode.

Feel free to check out some recent episodes of the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast over at our official blog, BlackRadioIsBack.com - most of the shows are clean/radio friendly.  

FuseBox Radio Playlist + Charts for the Weeks of April 19 & 26, 2017 [originally broadcast on the Week of February 1, 2012]

Top Spins (Music Still Lasting in Rotation/Music Played Live on Air Each Week/As Well As Music Requested By The Listeners) by DJ Fusion 

1. Robert Glasper Experiment feat. Erykah Badu/Afro Blue/Blue Note (Played Live)
2. Emcee Jermaine/Rap Casserole/Rock The Dub Records (Played Live)
3. D.P.E./Memoir/DPEMusic.bandcamp.com (Played Live)
4. Roq'y TyRaiD/Preach!/RoqyTyRaiD.com (Played Live)
5. Sonnymoon/Magician/Plug Research
6. Wiley/Scar/Big Dada
7. Erick Sermon feat. Jimi Hendrix/A Way Out/White Label
8. The Wonderful Sound of Induce/Livin' In The Future (Gigamesh RMX)/The Wonderful Sound
9. Rampage feat. R.A. The Rugged Man/Zig Zag Zig/Def Jam Digital
10. Georgia Anne Muldrow/Seeds/SomeothaShip Connect (Top Song Requested)
11. Nujabes/Dawn On The Side/Hydeout-Tribe.net (Top Song Requested)
12. DJ Premier & Bumpy Knuckles/We Are At War/White Label (Top Song Requested)
13, Saigon/Hungry/White Label (Top Song Requested)
14. yU/Time Machine/Mello Music Group (Top Song Requested)
15. MPA (Marvin Ambrosius)/Soulja System/Keda Mgmt. (Top Song Requested)
16. SmCity feat. Trey Dupree/Watch Me/SmCityMusic.com (Top Song Requested)
17. B.o.B. feat. Andre 3000/Play The Guitar/Grand Hustle (Top Song Requested)
18. The Roots feat. Phonte & Dice Raw/One Time/Def Jam (Top Song Requested)
19. Second Sky/The Others (Kaushik RMX)/Rhythm & Culture (Top Song Requested)
20. Buddy Holly/Slippin and Slidin (Jacques Renault RMX)/Verve Forecast (Top Song Requested)
21. Doomtree/Fresh New Trash/Doomtree (Top Song Requested)
22. Beyonce/Love On Top/Columbia (Top Song Requested)
23. Common/Gold/GOOD (Top Song Requested)
24. Live Tropical Fish feat. Omar/Rubber Soul/LTF Records (Top Song Requested)
25. Gods'illa feat. Maimouna Youssef, Bahamadia, Monie Love & MC Lyte/You Don't Have To Be A Star RMX/UAU Music (Top Song Requested)

Top Adds (New Joints Played Live On This Week's Broadcast)

1. Break Science feat. Talib Kweli/The Alliance/Pretty Lights Music
2. Esperanza Spalding/Radio Song/Heads Up
3. Tensi/For The Love/Plug Research
4. Bill Ortiz/Winter In America/Left Angle Records
5. Salem Psalms feat. Boog Brown & Stanza/Together/White Label
6. 2 Chainz feat. T.I./Spend It (DJ Tiga Jersey Club RMX)/White Label

DJ Fusion Flashback Tracks:

MFSB/Love Is The Message (Danny Krivit Re-Edit)/White Label
Ultimate Force feat. Fat Joe/Oh S***/Strong City Records
J. Dilla/Think Twice/BBE
The Incredible Jimmy Smith/When Lights Are Low/Blue Note

PLUS Some Extra Special Hidden Tracks in the Ausar Ra Black Hawk Master Mix w/ Old School Black Music Classics and Independent Music Finds



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** Due to technical difficulties, folks weren't able to record a brand new episode up as quickly as we would like with new music and talk. However, we wanted to give our listeners something to listen to with a flashback episode or 2 via our podcast feed in the meantime...enjoy the musical goodness! - DJ Fusion ** This is a flashback episode of the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast with DJ Fusion & Ausar Ra Black Hawk for the week of April 12, 2017 (originally broadcast for the weeks of May 6 & 13, 2015) with some new and classic music from the international Black Diaspora, news and commentary. This week's radio show breakdown (by minutes/hours): 0:00 - 1:19:39 Introduction & Extended Commentary 1:19:40 - 2:55:27 DJ Fusion Mix   

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  The commentary during that week (over the phone due to the Black Hawk being out of town) during the show touched base on updates regarding the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, MD and it's after effects in the area (the #BaltimoreUprising, riots and why they occur, political and mainstream media responses & actions, etc.), Chicago & the exposed history of police brutality in Holman Square, the Mayweather vs. Paciquao boxing match and how folks reacted to it that were and were not fans of the sport (or the individuals in play), “Deflategate” and the NFL, the passing of singer/songwriters Ben E. King & Errol Brown (of Hot Chocolate), jazz musician Bob James suing Madlib for sample clearance issues and some other things here and there. There is no brand new Black Agenda Report news mini-segment on this week's episode due to this week's extended commentary.  

Feel free to check out some recent episodes of the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast over at our official blog, BlackRadioIsBack.com - most of the shows are clean/radio friendly.  
  FuseBox Radio Playlist + Charts for the Week of April 12, 2017 (originally broadcast for the weeks of May 6 & 13, 2015) Joints Played Live On This Week's Broadcast by DJ Fusion [solo music mix this week; tunes listed by artist/song title/label(s) in order] 1. Positive K/It's All Gravy RMX/Creative Records [DJ Fusion Flashback Track] 2. Raekwon feat. Ghostface Killah & Rick Ross/Revory (Wraith)/Ice H2O & Caroline 3. Mega Ran & Storyville (Soul Veggies) feat. Esoteric, Reks & Reef the Lost Cause/Artillery/Brick Records 4. J. Sands feat. Main Flo & Dank/I Got Some Weed/B.U.K.A. Ent. 5. Royal/Across 110th St/AllTheWayRoyal.com 6. Jaga Jazzist/Oban/Ninja Tune 7. Alabama Shakes/Dunes/Rough Trade Records, ATO Records & MapleMusic Recordings 8. Annabel (lee)/Breathe Us/Ninja Tune 9. Seven Davis Jr./Wild Hearts/Ninja Tune 10. Tuxedo/Do It (Flaunt Edwards Edit)/Stones Throw 11. Empire Cast feat Jussie Smollett & Yazz/You're So Beautiful (Danger Ultra RMX)/White Label 12. Wiley/From The Outside (Special Request VIP)/Big Dada 13. Vic Mensa feat. Kanye West/U Mad/Def Jam 14. The Alchemist & Oh No feat. Phantogram/K.Y.S.A./Mass Appeal 15. Camp Lo/Bright Lights/Nature Sounds 16. Bizz The Prince feat. Inspectah Deck/Break The Walls/White Label 17. 80s Babies/3Fifths/Tall Black Guy Productions 18. The Mood Doctors/Time Refill/Pandemonium Wreckordz 19. Sly and Robbie and Spicy Chocolate feat. Ce'Cile/Let Me Love You/VP 20. Art of Ballistics/Take It On Faith/Lowatt 21. Hiatus Kaiyote/Shaolin Monk Motherfunk/Flying Buddha & Sony Top Request (Music Requested By The Listeners + Music Still Lasting in Rotation) 1. Earl Sweatshirt/Up Top/Tan Cressida & Columbia Records 2. J-Live/Mic Singletary/Moriter Music 3. Illa J/Strippers/Bastard Jazz 4. Roisin Murphy/Exploitation/Play It Again Sam 5. Banks/Change (Jensen Sportag RMX)/Harvest & Good Years



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