Punk pioneers Death (from Detroit) are telling us: "We are very excited to announce the world premiere of the Death Documentary "A Band Called Death" at the prestigious LA Film Festival which will take place between the dates of June 14 and June 22. The film will be shown on Saturday June 16, and on Tuesday June 19. The viewings will be followed by a special party at The W in downtown LA featuring a special performance by Death and Rough Francis. More details will be available…
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.
Singer/musician William DuVall likes to keep himself busy. You would think being the frontman for Alice In Chains would keep him occupied but instead, DuVall has a good number of projects going on all at once. He hit Chile for a couple festival gigs with AIC recently. He is still working on post-production on a film dealing with the punk rock scene in Atlanta during the 80’s while also producing some bands on the side, and he somehow found the time to direct another documentary…
When someone says Jamaica, your mind most likely goes to the things the island country is stereotypically known for: the beaches, the breezes, the BMXers…PAUSE!!! That last part may be new to most of you, but to the Krash Test Dummy Stunt Team, its everyday life on the island. There’s much more to paradise than palm trees and coconuts. We interviewed team leader, A-Wire. Get to know the the guys and feel the irie vibes of Jamaica, AP style! * Shout out to…
"Black Girl In Suburbia is a feature documentary that looks into the experiences of black girls growing up in predominately white communities. This is a different look into suburbia from the perspective of women of color (...) exploring through professional and personal interviews the conflict and issues black girls have relating to both white and black communities. Black Girl In Suburbia intends to spark an open dialogue about race, identity, and perspective among all people." To…Continue
Yes, you read that right. Singer/songwriter/cookie baker(!) Nikki Jean is finally releasing her debut album 'Pennies In A Jar' on July 12th. It features collaborations with Bob Dylan, Burt Bacharach, Carly Simon, Sam Hollander, Lamont Dozier, among others. You've heard her voice on Lupe Fiasco's "Hip Hop Saved My Life", or maybe you've seen her touring with Kanye West.
So, you're wondering: "How did she pull off that Bob…Continue
Congrats to Twin Shadow, who made their TV Debut last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The band has been on a roll this year, consistently touring and making appearances at the SXSW and Coachella festivals. Check out their TV performance below:
The 'Punk In Africa' documentary has been in the works for a hot minute, with a first trailer surfacing a few years ago. It explores the History of the punk movement in three countries (South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe), the struggles, the pioneers, "race" relations and much more. The final release is scheduled for later this year. The official promo material explains: " 'Punk In Africa' traces this until-now…
Groovyyyyy! AP members ReadNex Poetry Squad's latest video sure has us bobbing our heads right now. And not just because it's about Afro-punk's beloved hometown Brooklyn. The collective of poets and activist caught our attention a few months ago with their 'Be Dif'Rent' vid, urging kids to be themselves, and…Continue
An archandroid and a rebellious crooner? Should be fun! Janelle Monae and Bruno Mars will be touring the U.S. together, visiting 24 cities with their 'Hooligans in Wondaland Tour'. The two artists recently gave fans a glimpse of what's to come when they performed together at The Grammys. Check out the tour dates and video below.
Tina Turner is an artist deemed in popular culture as the Queen of Rock N' Roll. However, I see Tina as the Heart of Rock N Roll. A Southern born woman who carved her own musical path and image, Anna Mae Bullock was introduced to fame after filling a spot to record the song “A Fool In Love,” in 1960. Anna Mae’s voice brought the song to number two on the Billboard Charts. It was her strong…Continue
Looks like you're in for a rock/hip-hop extravaganza, lucky bastardzzzz! :) "Hardcore-soul queen" Tamar-kali is joining forces with two bad-ass hip-hop artists, Jean Grae and Invincible for the Born In Flames Tour. The official press release explains that "the name of the tour, Born in Flames, speaks to the pressure these artists feel from from a world…Continue
Punk pioneers Death have been around since 1971 but have released only one album so far ('...For The Whole World to See', recorded in 1975 but released in 2009... go figure!). In case you haven't heard the news, they're set to release their second LP 'Spiritual, Mental, Physical' on January 25th (described as…Continue
If you have a taste for soulful and funky metal, you might wanna check out King's X's new Live DVD, "Live Love In London". During its nearly 30 years of existence, the band has had people talking about whether or not they make "Christian Rock" (they say they don't), about frontman Dug Pinnick's being gay (yes, he already said he is, so what?). What's more interesting is their progressive metal sound influenced by gospel, blues and much…Continue
It's pretty damn refreshing to come across an artist who manages to be funky, glam, rock, and has a sense of humor too! Woo! Looks like Ms. Margo mastered tongue-in-cheekness, it transpires in her sound, lyrics and image. And guess what fuckers, she is also an Afro-punk member, you can find her right here. Whether delivering catchy 80's-flavored tunes like "Cold As Ice" or…Continue
If their free album downloads weren't enough for you, British band Radiohead has more free goodies in store for their supporters: a Live DVD taped at their performance in Prague (Czech Republic) last year during their 'In Rainbows' tour. 50 fans filmed the show from different angles, and the band has decided to support the DIY project by providing the music. The edited footage is available for free download here (if the site is…Continue
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If being a new-age doo-wop sensation wasn't enough, our girl from the UK VV Brown also co-wrote a comic book series, The City Of Abacus. The official press release explains: "Constantly numbed down by reality TV shows and the obsession of celebrity culture, we slowly loose our freedom of choice and thought. The comic expresses these feelings and thoughts through a fantasy world…Continue
Hailing from Hamburg, Germany, kick-ass band Noiseaux vowed to reclaim rock and we must say they always deliver when it comes to quality songs. Led by singer and activist Noah Sow, they just released their new single "Romance In White And Brown", off their self-titled record. While the first single 'Cessation' rocked hard, 'Romance' shows a more mellow (yet very emotional) side of their sound. We ♥ Noiseaux! Check out…Continue
What happens when one of the hottest UK bands covers a classic pop/punk song? Afro-punk favorites The Noisettes' just released the video for their cover of Buzzcocks' 'Ever Fallen In Love With Someone You Shouldn't've'. The song was recorded as part of a campaign to celebrate shoe brand Doc Martens' 50th anniversary. Watch the stunning video below! - L C-D
"Leaving Atlanta seemed inevitable, but DuVall was reluctant. He wanted to spark something new at home, the same as he’d done before with Neon Christ, but things were no longer as simple as they had been when he was 14. “There was no punk rock in Atlanta so we made it happen; I thought we could make something else happen here, but when the industry and art consciously interface with commerce, it gets weird,” he says. “My family was coming down on me saying, ‘What are you…Continue