This is first time that I actually became an memeber on this site after I left Vampirefreaks which has been an totally diaster with all the scene kids...its sad. Was an memeber of that site for 9 years and 6 months...finally decided its time to let that site go.
The days would be short and cold in October, like romance. My mother would send me out into the biting dusk with a shopping list, written on a folded piece of paper, in her cursive script. Her golden face and dark eyes playing against the fiery leaves, dropping to the ground...dead. And those sweet cakes she'd bake for no other reason than she'd wanted a cake...: The winters chill pushing those dead leaves, further and further into the crevices. The Christmas smell coming out of… Continue
Mayhem and trouble are coming your way, North America! Hip-hop/skate collective Odd Future Wolf Gang announced their Fall tour, 27 dates in the U.S. and Canada. The gang is on a roll, with the success of many of its artists such as Tyler, The Creator, Frank Ocean, etc. Peep the tour dates below.
Independent record stores are cornerstones in many a music lover’s life and in most of our communities. In a download-driven world, there is an ease and nostalgia in purchasing music from a local record store from a fellow music dude, who can’t wait to chat you up about a must-have recommendation. The champs behind Record Store Day, as well as individuals, who insist on purchasing the music they love, continue to…Continue
The official hotel partner of the 2011 Afro-punk Festival is Brooklyn's own nU Hotel! Some of the fest artists and guests will be there. If you'd like to treat yourself to something real nice and sexy, call them for the Afro-punk special rate at (718) 852 8585, or book online at…Continue
*UPDATE 7/28: Daniel Bobis' body has reportedly been found off Sumatra island. Cipher confirmed the news. Our sincere condelences to his friends and family. Let's keep them in our thoughts.* Hardcore band Cipher confirmed the bad news: drummer Daniel Bobis went missing Sunday morning while…Continue
I was recently asked to participate in a cool radio show discussion about punk rock music, lyrics and songwriting. Crescent Hill Radio has a weekly show called From The Inkwell which is about all things related to writing. The host wanted to talk about how punk gets a bad rap as far as an art form, and is ignored as a legitimate form of writing. When I heard this I thought, “Hey, good idea!” I was honored that the folks at Crescent Hill Radio wanted to get me involved and have me…Continue
Are you as excited as we are about this year's Afro-punk Festival?! This shall rock, but we still have suprises in store for ya, including a special design project that involves scanning people! Don't be scurred! Not going to say more about this right now, but here's a sneak peek featuring Fishbone front man Angelo Moore... ;) Stay tuned!… Continue
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Remember 'Bikelordz', the very promising documentary we told you about, highlighting the BMX bike culture in Accra, Ghana? (check out our interview with director Mikey Hart here) Well well well... Mr. Hart decided to offer bands from the AP Community a cool opportunity: to be featured…Continue
Well fan's Trancend The Core's first Album"PURE" is coming around early August , thats right ALBUM . We will also be playing Otto Shunken Head August 11th and KOREFEST August 24th @ Sullivan Hall We are working hard to bring you good pure blend of metal/punk/altervative music
Say what?!!! Having Cee Lo Green, Janelle Monae, Fishbone, Santigold and all the other bands we announced was exciting enough (see full line-up below). But now that Tamar-kali, Gym Class Heroes, Das Racist, Kenna, Jersey Klan, Bad Rabbits and Radkey are added to the bill, we'll forgive you if you're just speechless. :-P To round things up nicely, the following DJs will be spinning at…Continue
Bus preachers. I don’t know if they exist anywhere else but they’re a staple in the Black community. They’re Christians who either are pastors doing unnecessary overtime, or wannabe pastors preaching to what is not entirely their flock. They believe everyone should hear the word of God – regardless of whether everyone wants or needs to or not.
Far off in a little neighborhood called Canarsie, Brooklyn (aka the middle of nowhere) is an indie designer making waves. Ebony Alexander is the mastermind behind Haus of Belle NYC, a contemporary brand with gritty rock & roll and hip-hop roots for the ladies. Sounds cliché as hell but it’s not what you think. Find hand painted tee shirts as well as tanks with eerie graphic prints like my favorite Villian Sisters top bearing Siamese twin skeletons at Haus of Belle’s online…Continue