Afropunk Fam, you may remember that we told you a few years ago about a project to make a documentary about (and with) Bad Brains frontman HR. The production team Small Axe Films launched a Kickstarter…Continue
For much of the world May Day is celebrated as an international worker's holiday. In America May 1st is Loyalty Day. No. Seriously. While most countries are celebrating worker's rights and international solidarity, in the Land of the Free® we celebrate obedience to the state. But cities across the country are holding their own May Day celebrations. In New York a coalition of Immigrant Rights groups, Unions, and Occupy are organizing a day of action and a march to promote…Continue
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After writing the book on hardcore on their first 3 records (while moonlighting as a tight reggae band on those same records), Bad Brains expanded their sound to include elements of thrash, funk, metal, and even a bit of hip-hop. Meanwhile their reggae tracks gradually switched from being breaks from face-pummeling hardcore to being the main attraction. By the time 2007's Build a Nation came out, the band's faster songs sounded more like an obligation than a passion. Where Build…Continue
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For 35 years (with a few notable breaks...) HR has served as the lead signer of the groundbreaking hardcore band Bad Brains. Patient zero for the Afropunk movement, Bad Brains' classic run from 1977-1985 produced 3 of the best hardcore records, period. The band's latest, Into the Future comes out November 20th.
Leading up to the interview, I admit I was more than a little nervous. Beyond being simply a legend and the singer for one of my favorite bands of all time, HR has a…
An estimated 10,000 meals served in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, thousands of pounds of clothes and supplies distributed. All of this organized by Occupy Sandy, Occupy Wall Street's hurricane relief effort. Slate.com asks: "Is Occupy Wall Street Outperforming the Red Cross in Hurricane Relief?"
Is horizontal organizing more effective…
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Screamin' Jay Hawkins and the Misfits are great and all, but it turns out people are still writing great Halloween songs. Check out our top 10 below and leave your favorites in the comments!
By Nathan Leigh
The Heavy – Can't Play Dead
British indie-soul band The Heavy conceived of their latest album The Glorious Dead as the score to a film that hadn't…
DizzeeRascal is mad y'all! He was asked to be the voice of the MONKEY mascot for UK cereal Coco Pops.
Do you find it offensive too?
He headed to Instagram and posted: "REAL TALK! I've just been asked to do the voice over for the coco pops monkey! I always wanted to be the Milky Bar Kid... Oh well! #Thisracismiskillingmeinside" and posted the picture below.
What do you think of the offer and of what it…
BAD BRAINS ARE FUCKING BACK. Being a Bad Brains fan means being patient. The legendary quartet has had it's share of ups and downs over the years. After writing the book on hardcore with the ROIR cassette, Rock for Light, and I Against I, the band began to splinter and falter. HR was occasionally replaced by other singers, and in a final indignity they lost their very name in a legal battle. And while we all know they can still bring it live, it's been…Continue
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I first heard of Bad Rabbits in 2009 from my old roomate with the words “I just heard this band you'd love. They sound like Prince if he was a punk.” No more needed to be said. That sentence has New Favorite Band material written all over it.
At the time, Bad Rabbits were fresh from recording their 2nd EP the wall-to-wall fantastic Stick Up Kids. The Boston-based (yay hometown pride!) multi-cultural quintet had previously formed the brunt of the appropriately…
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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
Hey guys, as we told you, the movie 'Bad Brains: Band in DC' recently made its world premiere at the SXSW Festival. New clips have surfaced online (on wired.com), animated by comic book artist Rita Lux. The movie also features recent interviews of the legendary punk band, and rare archival footage, much of it shot by fans. Scroll down to watch the trailer and the new clips. We've also included Bad Brains' upcoming East Coast tour dates below.
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It's coming! The Bad Brains movie 'Bad Brains: Band in DC' will be making its world premiere at the SXSW Festival in Austin, TX. Check out the trailer and show times below for a little taste of what to expect. The legendary punk/reggae band is also playing a few US East Coast shows in April - see schedule below. Are you ready?…
One for the collectors! AP member dcscorpiongirl told us she wanted to share her collection of flyers. She gathered them from punks around the world (1980-2002). She says: "I am from Washington, DC, so there's a strong focus on bands like Minor Threat, Bad Brains, Fugazi, and Dischord bands, as well as bands from South Africa, Brazil, Peru, Colombia and more."
The flyers are compiled into an eBook that you can download for free by clicking…
Check out this cool clip from the NBC weekend news about NBC's new reality show "The Great American Health Challenge NYC"! Host Lauren Scala, meets with NBC's Pat Battle to discuss the teams and their journeys to get healthy. This show…Continue
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