We are pleased to announce the BATTLE OF THE BANDS finalists! These top 20 bands will BATTLE IT OUT at Freecandy in Brooklyn, NY June 3-6 for a chance to play the final 4 and win a slot at AFROPUNK FEST 2013! + GRAND FINALE on June 14. Join us! (doors at 7pm)
We would like to publicly congratulate these bands on their hard work and integrity throughout the voting process, and look forward to…
So i'm sitting here listening to Jordana Slayer Tribute Drum & Bass Set - May 5, 2013. …Continue
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Vernon Reid is the legendary guitarist of the band Living Colour and the founder of the Black Rock Coalition. He'll be performing as part of a retrospective of the career of the late great poet, performer, and teacher Sekou Sundiata at the…Continue
AFROPUNK is looking for energetic, motivated and skilled interns who can work a flexible schedule (approximately 15 – 20 hours a week). Normal business hours are from 10:00am – 6:00pm, occasional odd hour work or weekend duties. Office is located in Brooklyn, NY.…Continue
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Congrats to teenage punk rock band and Afropunk Festival alums Radkey for their feature in The New York Times.
"They play hard-driving rock and pop-punk, with intricate guitar and bass riffs." (...) "The lead singer and guitarist, Dee Radke, 19, possesses a rich baritone and…
So you got your flight booked. You got your badge. You got your 5x7 corner of someone’s living room that you paid $500 for, but they’re totally hanging a sheet up, so you know: privacy. You’re ready for SXSW, so don’t fuck it up. Here are the shows you most definitely don’t want to miss.…
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Hello AFROPUNK Family,
We would like to talk to you about the fact that after 10 years going ad-free, we are going to put some advertising on afropunk.com in order to help cover the costs of sustaining the company, keeping the website online, offering you great content and of course creating…
Think you've got what it takes to play the big stage at AFROPUNK FEST '13! Here's your shot!
AFROPUNK is hosting BATTLE OF THE BANDS. The 16 bands with the most votes will get to battle it out in Brooklyn.
AFROPUNK FEST 2013 is right around the corner! We're bringing you another weekend of food, fun, sun and beautiful people August 24th and August 25th 2013 at Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn, NY. Mark your calendars and join us in…Continue
Party Animal is a new hardcore band featuring Kool AD of Das Racist. Their debut record drops later this month, and is one of my most anticipated records of 2013. I recently spoke with the band about DIY, punk rock, and moving out…Continue
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Das Racist may be dead (and eloquently eulogized here by Alexandria Gamlin), but Kool AD (aka Victor Vazquez) is soldiering on with his new project, Party Animal. The band is a major departure from Das Racist's erudite hip-hop. Blunt force punk rock, Vazquez' new band has all the subtlety of a fist to the jaw.
Their new track “I Love Society (Oil!…
"There's no stopping a summer in New York City. We Out Here is a micro-documentary that chronicles the limitless will of a group of city kids who haven't been dealt the strongest hands, but are striving to overcome generational obstacles and bias in a popular sport. From evading gang life in Brownsville, to seeking refuge in a community of misfit-punks and skaters to avoid life on the streets, this is a story of celebration and survival. In a city where you have to find ways to…Continue
Nov 7 it was officially all over (even if the Florida count was yet to come in)
Obama got in again!
Or as LL Cool J put it on Twitter:
'Don't call it a comeback he's been here 4 years!'
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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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CALLING ALL PUNK ROCK PURISTS: If you wanna see more Punk Rock on Afropunk, if you're in an Afropunk punk rock band, send us what's happening in your town to email@example.com, to be featured on afropunk.com. Talk to you soon!…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
If you didn't make it to the screening organized by AFROPUNK at FREE CANDY 2 weeks ago, we've got you covered. Here is what you missed! In this episode, the cast talk about visible queer folks of color in the media, if they feel accurately portrayed in the media, and what they'd like to see more of in the media "when it comes to the queers".…Continue
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