Crooner/songwriter/producer Raphael Saadiq is keeping it groovy, sexy and old-school with the Stone Rollin' video he just released. And we don't blame him! This works out real nicely for him. Dontcha think? - L C-D…
Hmmm we have no idea why they call themselves the first all-female all-Black band in the world. Those newbies got some nerve! :-P But let's not hold it against them oh-kayy? Queens of Sheba are a new London-based band, and they like to rock out while looking fab, if their pics are any indication. Join us in welcoming them to afropunk.com by listening to the two tracks they've released so far. Bluesy…Continue
Blending soulful vocals with intense lyrics and arrangements, rock band Black Party Politics' new EP 'Hive Mind' is definitely something you guys can dig. Three original tracks and two radio edits for a guitar-heavy mix of rock, blues and funk. They also have a profile here on afropunk.com if you wanna stay in touch with…Continue
Tuareg rock anyone? Watch and listen to this one with an open mind, will ya? Tamikrest mix rock and blues with Tuareg culture, taking us on a trip to the Saharian desert. Their official bio states that "the lyrics deal with the situation of the Tuaregs, about a youth without future, the loss of their culture — but also about love: the love of life and the love for the vast expanse of their home the Sahara." Check out their new…Continue
So recently I've become the fashion director of a new magazine coming out this fall called PlastiQ.
We are all things dark and decadent, calamitous and couture. At the heart of it all, we're just a bunch of punk and goth kids that just grew into out mutual phases, not out of it. We've got kids and careers. We're over Tripp pants and Hot Topic. Now, we're getting down with Burberry Porosum and Comme des Garçons.
Please check us out! We're still babes in the woods but…
Just added this song to my page, it's one of my many favorites by old-head rocker Iggy but it may well be my most favorite by him (hard to say for sure). Nonetheless I always rock out when I hear this shit. I suspect that if you played this at my funeral, it would bring me back.
It’s been a busy couple of weeks for me! I am finishing up the songs for my solo album, “The Awesomest of Them All,” and I was asked to participate in a live & rockin’ performance for an event called Motherlodge! The selection of songs we performed were from Sly and the Family Stone’s Stand! and Dio’s Holy Diver. Extremely awesome! I was asked to be involved by a guy named Ray Rizzo. Ray is a totally awesome dude. He’s also a drummer extraordinaire and spectacular human being…Continue
Catch funky blues singer-songwriter-guitarist Keziah Jones during his summer tour hitting various European countries, islands in the West Indies, Brooklyn... See schedule below, more details coming soon. Continue
Yeah yeah, this video was released a few months ago, so why talk about it now you ask? Well stop raining on our parade and just check out AP members Solillaquists of Sound's 'Gotham City Chase Scene' mini-movie. It was shot in Orlando, DIY-style, "on a zero dollar budget", although it's impossible to tell by watching the incredible finished product. "A true community effort", says the band, directed by X:144…Continue
Added by Afro-Punk on March 28, 2011 at 4:30pm —
They call it 'gritty soul music', 'head-nodding', 'melodic'... Singer Ishe and producer Hezekiah are releasing 'Stand Guard', the first single from their upcoming album, today. Download it for free below! The full-length project is due out June 1st. Hezekiah's latest album was called 'Conscious Porn'... That's enough to make us like him... :-P It featured Talib Kweli, Peedi Crakk, Raheem Devaughn, Bahamadia, Cody Chesnutt and, surprise... Ishe! Stream one of the tracks from that…Continue
Added by Afro-Punk on March 28, 2011 at 4:26pm —
Transcend the Core is on the move coming to a club near you ( new york city of course! ) In the coming months we will be playing . Crash Manison , Sullivan Hall , and Trash Bar and many many more places stay tuned for club dates and times !!!!!! We are also working on an ep , t-shirts and stickers all coming soon !!! So stay tuned and thanks for hang in there !!!
Being a straight edge person has been a road of constant self-actualization and understanding the rights of other soical beings. I gradually shifted away from being a judgemental person, to a person who overstands that each soical agent as the right to either: (a) accept life on life terms free from controlled substances (b) accept life on life terms high on drugs or alcohol. Yet, I am always encouraged to hear the stories of other people who have embraced the straight…
Starting on 3/30 (or so) I'll be producing a new show on WHFR.fm radio focusing on African-American rock/funk/afropunk bands and artists. I'd like to include your music in my show, and possibly even have you in for a live in-studio performance when you're in the area.
If you have music available in a portable media format (cd, dat, etc), feel free to mail it to me or drop it off at the station address listed below. If you only have songs available in digital… Continue
Metal band Straight Line Stitch is on a roll. After touring their asses off and releasing hot singles and videos, they are now releasing their second full-length album 'The Fight Of Our Lives'. The record was produced by Johnny K (Sevendust, Disturbed). Kudos to singer/screamer Alexis Brown and her bandmates Seth Thacker (guitar), Jason White (bass), Kanky Lora (drums) and Kris Norris (guitar). Watch the video for…Continue
Here's the skinny: Tyson is a mysterious masked producer based in London who makes electro-disco-funky-licious music, 80's-style. His track 'Out Of My Mind' is setting the blogosphere on fire. Even those who say it's cheesy mean that in a good way. Major DJs are picking it up too, so we thought we'd share. Watchu think? Is he the second coming or are people just being too nostalgic here? :-P - L…Continue
We hadn't heard from singer/songwriter Siji, and we're pleased to share his brand-new vid with you. The song, 'Ijo', is one of his collaborations with DJ/producer Alix Alvarez. The official press release explains: "Shot on location in Lagos, Nigeria, where Siji has been rediscovering his childhood past following a 20yr plus absence, the colorful and visually arresting masterpiece showcases an open audition held for dancers…Continue
As you all know, afropunk.com isn't just a news site, it's above all an interactive online community. There's a new spot on the home page dedicated to celebrating just that. It's called 'Who's On Top?' and will feature AP members who contribute to the website and whose content get feedback from other members (successful forum threads, most viewed pictures, videos, blog posts, etc.). For the first edition,…Continue
Added by Afro-Punk on March 25, 2011 at 2:00pm —