'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
Added by Afro-Punk on June 13, 2012 at 9:30am —
Are you ready for Bloc Party's big come back? Yes, Kele is still on the line-up, although
he once thought he was fired... They've been recording new music and announced tour dates all over the place, from Europe to Australia, and yes, in the US (see schedule below).
Added by Afro-Punk on May 9, 2012 at 11:30am —
If you know anything about Erykah Badu, you know her Live shows are the real deal. That's where she truly brings the songs to life, freestyles, and usually leaves the audience moved and uplifted. If you don't believe it honey, check out the video below. Continue
She also revealed that she will be releasing a solo album later this year, and an record with her band The Cannabinoids.
A slew of European tour dates have been announced + a show in Istanbul, Turkey, and the artist…
Added by Afro-Punk on April 24, 2012 at 8:30am —
One for our Afro-punkz and Afro-punkettez in Europe: hardcore punk band Trash Talk is getting ready to hit the UK, starting tonight in London' Electric Ballrroom! Fans everywhere can also check out their new zine, by clicking here. Ain't that badass? Continue
Not to be left behind, the legendary 24-7 Spyz are embarking on their Strength in Numbers 20th Anniversary…
Added by Afro-Punk on November 30, 2011 at 9:23am —
Who loves Sade here? Ah c'mon fuckers, you know you've cried to "No Ordinary Love" and kissed to "Smooth Operator", don't try to act all tough now. Besides, if there's one artist who doesn't seem to care about trends and label politics when creating her songs, it's Ms. Adu. Well she's coming to a city near you! And you know that only happens once in a blue moon (it's been 10 years since they toured the U.S., and 17 years since their last European tour). Got your tickets? They will… Continue
Added by Afro-Punk on April 29, 2011 at 5:00pm —
Self-proclaimed "weed edge/hare krishna hard core/art rap/freak folk" group Das Racist is the kind of band you love to hate. From their twisted humor to their er... unusual style, they've been getting on everyone's nerves in the past few years, and we mean that in a good way!... If you're unfamiliar with their work, check out some of their vids below, and catch them Live soon: they're currently touring Europe, after a few dates in Asia.
- L… Continue
Added by Afro-Punk on December 13, 2010 at 3:00pm —
Who loves Sade here? Ah c'mon fuckers, you know you've cried to "No Ordinary Love" and kissed to "Smooth Operator", don't try to act all tough now. Besides, if there's one artist who doesn't seem to care about trends and label politics when creating her songs, it's Ms. Adu. Well she's coming to a city near you in 2011! Yep, they've announced their 2011 world tour, and you know that only happens once in a blue moon (it's been almost 10 years since they toured the U.S., and 17… Continue
Added by Afro-Punk on November 26, 2010 at 5:30pm —
Brooklyn's own Earl Greyhound is bringing their Brooklyn-made folk-rock to the old continent, with 17 shows from September 21st to October 10th 2010. You might have seen them on last year's Afro-punk tour, in which case you know they always kill it Live. Check out the tour dates below!
- L C-D
Earl Greyhound's profile on… Continue
Added by Afro-Punk on August 13, 2010 at 4:30pm —
Rock legends Living Colour are headed to Europe for a summer tour kicking off August 6th in Czech Republic! Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Poland, Hungary are among the other country visited, before the guys head back to the U.S. for more shows to be announced later. See below for details about the European dates.
- Lou C-D
Living Colour's profile on afropunk.com:… Continue
Added by Afro-Punk on August 2, 2010 at 2:30pm —
Our extravagant sister from the UK Ebony Bones is bringing her high-energy show to festivals across Europe. Get ready for colorful genre-bending performances, described by The New York Times as a "riotous punk stage act". ‘‘Sometimes the best way to get a message across is through comedy and color’’ says Miss Bones. Check out the tour dates below.
Added by Afro-Punk on July 9, 2010 at 2:30pm —
Always one to explore alternative methods of distribution, Prince will release his new album "20Ten" as a free giveaway with selected European magazines and newspapers. UK tabloid The Daily Mirror and Scotland's Daily Record will include the CD in their July 10 editions (over 2.5 million copies distributed!), along with Belgium's Het Nieuwsblad. The German edition of Rolling Stone magazine will do the same on July 22nd.
No release scheduled in the US as of now. The singer… Continue
Added by Afro-Punk on July 5, 2010 at 8:30pm —
Bad-ass bassist and songwriter Meshell N'degeocello is taking her Live experience around the globe. Check out the upcoming tour dates in the Netherlands below and some Live videos, courtesy of www.meshell.com.
Added by Afro-Punk on April 19, 2010 at 5:30pm —