We're still buzzing from all the madness at this year's Afropunk Festival. And we're always excited to check out new pics. Prefix published two galleries of the Fest and we'd like to say a big 'Thank You' to them. Gallery for Day 1 is here and Day 2 is …Continue
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More Afropunk Fest dopeness from Stereogum. Their photo gallery showcases the high energy of the 2012 Afropunk Festival, both from performers and the crowd. Click right here for the full slideshow (photos by Greg Cristman). Thanks guys!…Continue
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Woo! Thanks so much to everyone at Verbicide Magazine. Those four photo galleries of the Afropunk Fest 2012 are just banging. From the Live performances to great shots of (our favorite part) the crowd. Check the slideshows here (Day 1),…Continue
Big big Thank You to Brooklyn Vegan for posting so many cool pictures of the Afropunk Festival 2012. The bands, the audience, skaters, BMX riders shine! Click here to check out the full gallery (photos by Gretchen Robinette).…Continue
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Spin.com says: "The eighth annual Afropunk Festival is the only music festival in America that truly understands just who invented rock'n'roll." Yeah baby. Thanks guys for the dope photo gallery. Click here to see all the pics, taken by photographer Matt Ellis.…Continue
Amazing pictures of the 2012 Afropunk Fest are pouring in. We'd like to thank all the photographers and media outlets who are helping us spread the madness to the world. Below are some dope pics from TimeOut NY (taken by wagz2it), please visit their website here for the full slideshow!
THE COUNTDOWN IS ON! AFROPUNK FEST 2012 IS MERE WEEKS AWAY! You already know we’ve got the legendary ERYKAH BADU featuring the Cannabinoids. You know about JANELLE MONAE and SPANK ROCK. You may probably perhaps even know about TORO Y MOI, DAS RACIST and BAD RABBITS, but we weren’t done. We just added TV ON THE RADIO, FLATBUSH ZOMBIES, PURPLE FERDINAND and MORE! Check out the full extended lineup at afropunkfest.com. oh no we…Continue
Voting is over! Congratulations to the following TOP VOTED 16 Bands in our 'Battle Of The Bands' for a chance to perform at the Afropunk Festival 2012: School Ov Thought, Tess, (I Am) Isis, Blind Benny, Femi The DriFish & The Out Of Water eXperience, London Bridgez, Sweatshop, Joe Jordans Experiment,…Continue
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Here is your chance to perform at AFROPUNK FEST 2012!!!
This year's Afropunk Festival will be off the hook, you know that, right? CALLING all AFROPUNKS! We are in need of volunteers and interns in the NYC area for this summer. Please contact us at Volunteers@afropunk.com if you are interested. …
'Black Traffic'. That's the title of classic UK rock band Skunk Anansie's upcoming album, to be released on September 17 (the first to be released through their own label, in partnership with 100% Records). Lead singer Skin says it better: "We've wanted to be in charge of our own destiny for many years. The doom and gloom merchants may whine about the music industry, but we've seen it as a positive chance to re-invent how we work and take more control over our art form. (...)…Continue
Time for the BIG announcement. Fasten your seat belts, this year's Afropunk Festival line-up is banging! Erykah Badu & the Cannabinoids, Janelle Monae, Gym Class Heroes, Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely, Straight Line Stitch, Das Racist, Skindred, Toro Y Moi, Reggie Watts, Spank Rock, Ninjasonik, The Memorials, Bad Rabbits, Gordon Voidwell, Cerebral Ballzy, Phony Ppl, Body Language & more to be announced. In a word: get your @ss to Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn August 25th…Continue
Get ready motherfuckers! Skunk Anansie said they will release a new album this year, and will reveal 20 tour dates. They announced: "These dates will mark Skunk Anansie’s only touring activity for 2012 and the European trek will finish at London’s Brixton Academy on Saturday December 1st. The full list of dates and tickets will go on pre-sale on Wednesday 25th from the band’s website and general sale from Friday 27th…Continue
What the HELL does the Super Bowl have to do with Afro-punk you ask? Get over yourself and quit whining already! :-P For starters, Cee Lo Green (who was on last year's Afro-punk Festival line-up) got to share his badassness on stage, font and center. That's not all: featured performer Madonna also invited M.I.A. (a fave with AP readers) - who ended up giving the middle-finger to the millions of viewers, but we wouldn't expect less from her (see video below).
Overall, a very…
With the recent release of Red Tails, there has been a lot of discussion about the ongoing lack of people of color in Hollywood and what to do about it. It’s cute that George Lucas thinks he can change the game with some awesome special effects (wrapped in a gossamer-thin plot), but finding a place in the mainstream market with big-budget blockbusters is really just as well. What I think is also important, more important, is making sure that those smaller, more…Continue
Hey Guys, we need all Afro-punk bands to help spread the word about an important research project we are conducting to challenge how our community is perceived in mainstream media. With your help and time, we will have a tool to better understand the diversity of our community and show that people of color and particularly young…Continue
The word is out: Janelle Monae told Back To Rockville (music blog in her home state Kansas): "I plan on releasing two albums next year" (...) "I will try to stick to the scheduled release dates, which I know but can't say."
In other words, you're gonna have to wait to know exactly when, ok? Monae also stated that she will be touring "with some really big artists". Stay tuned...…