bandstand_picSuga in My Bowl radio presents a new feature, On The Bandstand where we collect upcoming NYC area shows from current and past Suga’ guests.

This week’s guest is Rickey Vincent, author of Party Music: The Inside Story of the Black Panthers’ Band and How Black Power Transformed Soul Music. He has no local appearances, but we have other live music listings for you this week.

Drummer Bobby Sanabria has a free performance in Marcus Garvey Park on August 13 as part of the Summerstage series.

Trombonist Steve Turre appears at Smoke on August 15th and 16th with Azar Lawrence’s Quartet playing the music of John Coltrane.

Bassist Christian McBride is the headline act along with guitarist John Scofield in a free concert at the Montclair Jazz Festival in New Jersey on August 16th.

Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio at Small’s on August 20th.

Drummer Will Calhoun appears with Living Colour at a free outdoors concert at NJPAC’s Theater Square in Newark on August 21st.

Drummer Will Calhoun appears with Living Colour at a free outdoors concert at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s Theater Square in Newark on August 21st.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is back on WBAI August 17th and we’ll have another edition of “On the Bandstand” on air and online next Sunday with a fresh set of listings.

Special program note: even though we’ve just wrapped up WBAI Radio’s Summer Fund Drive, you have one last chance to grab a copy of last week’s premium of Howard University professor Dr. Greg Kimathi Carr‘s fantastic biography of the legendary Pan African scholar Dr. John Henrik Clarke. You can support WBAI (and our show) by pledging for a copy of the Dr. Clarke special on CD or donating as little as $5 at the secure online donation site.

Hank Williams is an associate producer for Suga’ in My Bowl on WBAI Radio and webmaster for the Suga’ and Behind the Mic sites. He is also a PhD candidate in English and Africana Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center and teaches at Hunter and Lehman Colleges and The City College of New York.