Weyhey! : because some people recognise good shit when they hear it, Madame So has been selected in the semi-finals of Planet Rox, the Alternative Music Festival taking in Quebec City this September!
So, I need the help of you, FRIENDS, FANS AND SUPPORTERS, to get me through to the finals for this event.
Here is the link: …
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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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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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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
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
On the eve of the eighth annual AFROPUNK music festival, while most were raving on about the killer lineup to come, my phone was bombarded with text messages by friends wondering what the hell they should wear? Questions like "Is this punk enough?" "Is this Afro enough?" Some questions were of a more serious tone. One friend wondered if Bindi's were considered cultural appropriation. (If you have to ask, then yes, yes it is, but let's save that topic for another week.)
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!
After she enjoyed the Afropunk Fest performances like the rest of us, AP member Olivia Haynes got a chance to catch up with hilarious mad scientist Reggie Watts and Alexis Brown of Metal band Straight Line Stitch.
They told her about what Afropunk means to them and what they have in store for us in coming months. Check it out.
(Straight Line Stitch photo by wagz2it/TimeOut NY)…
We've been repping the Skins for a while here, and hopefully by now you know why. This badass quintet of teenagers (siblings Bayli, Reef, and Kaya Mckeithan and not-siblings Daisy Spencer and Russell C) has recorded 2 EPs in the past year and hitting the road and playing shows whenever they have some downtime between school. (When I was 17 the best I got was playing Golden Eye whenever I had some downtime between school...)…Continue
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Seeing Ninjasonik on the line-up for this year's Afropunk Festival took me back to when I first heard of them in 2009. It was a time when the Brooklyn underground music scene was growing, innovating new sounds and aesthetics, and very much DIY.
They burst on the scene with a sound that was an infectious mix of pop, hip-hop, and punk and brought a sense of fun and…
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The AFROPUNK INK calendar contest has been an intense run. Contestants pulled together their networks and friends for votes and made it a real showdown. As of NOON today these were the rankings, but you'll have to visit the SUGAR AND SPIKES BOOTH to AFROPUNK FEST 2012 to see the winner of a tattoo session with Triple X Jess, and view the 2012/2013 Calendar, which will be for sale for $25.…Continue
Our love for New York singer/songwriter Tess is no secret. Straddling the world of RnB and rock like the second coming of Tina Turner, Tess has spent the past few months kicking some serious ass. After dropping her debut EP…Continue
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You may have heard MC Himanshu Suri’s (aka Heems) solo debut mixtape, Nehru Jackets and/or “51”, a mixtape by Victor Vazquez (aka Kool A.D.) Add hype man Ashok Kondabolu (aka Dapwell) to the mix and you get a group known as Das Racist.
We weren’t too familiar with their background but one thing stood out, why the name Das Racist? Heems explained in an interview with Sara'o Bery (Spring, 2009). "From G's to Gents: The Formation of Das Racist". Wesleyan MUSC108 Midterm…
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There's nothing new about musicians putting jokes into their songs. Hell, Mozart wrote multiple choral pieces with “lick my asshole” as the text. And comedians using music to tell a joke is about as old as the whole idea of telling jokes. But there's something rare about an artist who's able to transcend both labels to the point where he's neither a comedian singing songs, nor a musician telling jokes. Reggie Watts is his own special category of indefinable.…Continue
The absurdly prolific Chaz Bundick, better known to the world as Toro Y Moi, has somehow found time between Lollapalooza, a collaboration with Tyler the Creator, releasing a series of 7 inches in April, and of course Afropunk Fest 2012 to work on new material. Apparently already at work on Toro Y Moi's next album, Bundick and band debuted a handful of new songs at Lollapalooza last week.…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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