• 07 Apr 2016

    Tavis Smiley Interview tonight
    Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 5:00pm PDT

    Don’t miss Ben’s interview tonight with PBS’ Tavis Smiley. (Check local listings for airtime.) He discusses the new album Call It What It Is, ahead of tomorrow’s release date!

  • 07 Apr 2016

    Rough Trade In-Store Friday
    Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 4:45pm PDT

    Purchase the new Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals CD or LP "Call It What It Is" starting at 11am on April 8 at Rough Trade NYC to receive 1 wristband for performance and signing that evening at 6:30pm.

    Visit Rough Trade for more info.

  • 07 Apr 2016

    Listen to NPR's Hear & Now Interview
    Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 12:45pm PDT

    "Singer-Songwriter Ben Harper On Race, Police Violence And Making Music"

    Listen to the interview on NPR.

  • 06 Apr 2016

    Salon Interview - "You can’t be racist and be a Christian! You all have gotta choose"
    Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 12:45pm PDT

    "You can't be racist and be a Christian! You all have gotta choose": Ben Harper opens up about activism, racism and how police brutality "threatens democracy in a very specific way."

    Read the article at Salon.

  • 05 Apr 2016

    USA TODAY - "Ben Harper sees 'open road' ahead for the Innocent Criminals"
    Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 8:15am PDT

    "Harper's new album, Call It What It Is — his first with the Innocent Criminals, the band he formed in the early '90s, in nine years — offers its share of pointed commentary. Harper has had personal experience with racial profiling: 'I don't think there's one black person you could talk to who hasn't experienced it,' he says."

    Read the interview at USA TODAY. (Photo: Michael Monday, for USA TODAY.)

  • 01 Apr 2016

    Fan gets surprise of a lifetime
    Friday, April 1, 2016 at 1:45pm PDT

    "Ben Harper Surprises His Biggest Fan, and Catch a Sneak Peek of His New Song. He plays his latest track, talks about his fans, and discusses why he thinks a car stereo is as important as a guitar amp."

    Watch it at GQ.com.

  • 01 Apr 2016

    The Making of "Call It What It Is" (Ch. 11)
    Friday, April 1, 2016 at 1:30pm PDT

    "Often times what you're doing and what you think you're doing aren't necessarily the same thing." - Ben Harper on the making of "Call It What It Is."

  • 31 Mar 2016

    Pandora premieres "Call It What It Is"
    Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 4:00pm PDT

    Listen to the new album one week before it is released! Pre-order now at iTunes and get "Shine", "Call It What It Is" and "Pink Balloon" instantly. Also available at Amazon.

    This premiere works for listeners in the US, Australia, and New Zealand.

  • 31 Mar 2016

    World Cafe Live at the Queen - April 1 at Noon
    Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 2:15pm PDT

    Watch Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals perform songs from their forthcoming album Call It What It Is Friday, April 1 at Noon ET on World Cafe Live at The Queen.

  • 28 Mar 2016

    "Call It What It Is" Reflects on Police Brutality, from Rodney King to Michael Brown
    Monday, March 28, 2016 at 8:00am PDT

    "[Harper] ended up with an album that tacks between the dark—images of the literal end of the world—and the light, with a girl carried aloft by a pink balloon. Call It What It Is is an exercise in getting jerked around; it’s an 11-track tilt-a-whirl." - The Atlantic

  • 25 Mar 2016

    The Making of "Call It What It Is" (Ch. 10)
    Friday, March 25, 2016 at 7:30pm PDT

    "Music at this point is still such a mystery to me. Music dogs me, it haunts me, it taunts me, it dares me, it threatens me, it challenges me. I'm still chasing it. I'm still trying to understand the mystery that is carving something out of absolute silence that has any meaning whatsoever. That's what I'm trying to do, and it's still there. So I'm still reaching for it." - Ben Harper on the making of "Call It What It Is."

  • 25 Mar 2016

    BHIC on SportsCenter tonight!
    Friday, March 25, 2016 at 5:00pm PDT

    ESPN welcomes Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals to SportsCenter tonight in the 10pm PT hour to play ‪‎Shine‬ — the first band ever to perform in the LA studio.

    Watch the playback at ESPN.com.

  • 23 Mar 2016

    BHIC on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic
    Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 8:30am PDT

    Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals will be sharing live performance & interview fun on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic today at 11:15am PT / 1:15pm CT / 2:15pm ET. In LA, tune in to 89.9fm and everywhere else around the world listen online at KCRW.com. Share the word!

  • 22 Mar 2016

    Call It What It Is with Ben - Live Facebook Q&A!
    Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 11:45am PDT

    Join us for a live Q&A with Ben on Thursday, March 24 at 1pm ET / 10am PT. Ask Ben anything, and he'll do his best to answer as many questions as he can!

    RSVP NOW and let your friends know you'll be joining the chat here: www.facebook.com/events/522531217952699

  • 21 Mar 2016

    Pink Balloon Video
    Monday, March 21, 2016 at 5:00pm PDT

    ADDITIONAL INFO ON PAM BROOKS: http://uproxx.com/filmdrunk/the-best-lines-from-pam-brooks-unlikely-star-of-hbos...

    Taken from the forthcoming album Call It What It Is due out April 8, 2016 on Stax Records.

    Directed by Sebastián Silva

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