- Written by Dexter Upshaw
- Hits: 1980
Apollo Music Cafe, June 20, 2011. Cutting the fat from her earliest line-up, which included backing vocals and keys, Tamar-kali gets to the gritty roots of her coming of age in the NYC rock scene. Equipped with a 3 guitar arsenal and a killer rhythm section; the 5 piece packs the punch of a thousand ex-girlfriends.
Brooklyn native and resident hardcore-soul queen, Tamar-kali, wields her pen and guitar with equal ferocity. Her hard-rocking brand of outsider art leaps from every track on her 2005 solo EP, Geechee Goddess Hardcore Warrior Soul, enchanting you with its melody, while delivering a swift kick to the gut with its incisive emotional core. Her first full-length release, Black Bottom, packs an even harder punch as audiences are invited to gaze deeper into the recesses of this urban warrior's mind.
The uninitiated may have discovered Tamar-kali when she appeared in James Spooner's award-winning Afro-Punk documentary, with clips of her incendiary performances putting the world on notice to her unsung talent. For warriors and lovers alike, the thrill of the unexpected makes her music all the more necessary.