Episode 45 of STARK REALITY features James Dier aka $mall ¢hange’s in-depth interview with Honeychild Coleman, recorded 1/21/22. A longtime friend in NYC we met in the mid 90s at a loft party in Williamsburg, she is an OG afro punk, rude girl, DJ, musician, an original. One of those ppl that keeps New York still New York, despite the yuppification of this town. Forward thinking politics and dope fashion. Top top ppls. And she keeps very busy.
Originally from Kentucky, Carolyn / Honeychild fronts blues-punk outfit The 1865 (Mass Appeal Records) on vocals/baritone guitar, and spins records under DJ Sugarfree BK. plays on bass/sings in Post Punk trio Bachslider. Collaborators/ Projects: GKA, Heavensbee, Gracefully, Mad Professor, Apollo Heights, Death Comet Crew, Burnt Sugar, DJ Olive, Raz Mesinai’s Badawi, etc etc
In this interview we discuss black women’s contribution to rock and roll, mixing politics and music, her various projects and the different playing styles for each group, the general stereotypes on black ppl, and the folks pushing beyond those parameters, gatekeepers/snobs in underground scenes, meeting Ari Up from the Slits and going on tour with them, her DJing and how her style has evolved.
Honeychild also gives us a nice set of local / newer underground and punk sounds, featuring tracks from Simi, Mother Goddess, Tamar-Kali, Suffrajett and her own band The 1865. To hear this exclusive Stark Reality Playlist, go to Episode 46 of STARK REALITY here or on Apple Podcasts’ STARK REALITY PLAYLISTS Episode 46.