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FEATURE: The High-Octane Sound of Brazilian Hardcore Band Life To Live - "Rock and roll from the soul!"

Listen to the latest from Brazilian Hardcore rockers Life To Live. The Sao Paulo band (founded in 2002) are made up of Moah on vocals, Alex Vinicius on guitar, Murilo Amancio on guitar, Fábio Capelo on bass/vocals, and Robson Gonçalves on drums. Moah tells us: "We came from the suburbs from Sao Paulo, city of Guarulhos and we share through our mix of chaotic and melodic songs what we believe. Our lyrics talk about the existence of human beings and the urgency of an…


Added by Sound Check on October 23, 2015 at 7:34am — No Comments

NEW MUSIC: Feminist Grunge/Punk Trio Skinny Girl Diet Release 'Reclaim Your Life' EP

Fasten your seat belts for this one! London-based Punk/Grunge group Skinny Girl Diet unleashed their EP, 'Reclaim Your Life' (stream below, EP out October 16): progressive and feminist social commentary blended with D.I.Y. production to blow your socks off. With nods ranging from Iggy Pop (who played some of their tracks on his BBC Radio 6 show) to The Guardian, these women are making the world notice.

Check them out!

- L.…


Added by Sound Check on October 15, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Beyond Publishing Caribbean - Indie Comic Book Publisher In Barbados

Take a look at these illustrations from indie comic book publisher Beyond Publishing Caribbean. The Barbados based publisher was founded in 2009 by artists Nigel Lynch and Matthew Clark, and (as you'll see below) have a focus on presenting black characters and stories. Since they're inception - and with a team completed by artists Aguinaldo…


Added by Eye Candy on September 2, 2015 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

NEW MUSIC: Bilal Brings The Jazz, Soul, and Funk, With His New Album - 'In Another Life'

Bilal has released his new album! The 12-track collection, titled 'In Another Life' and produced by Ghostface Killah collaborator Adrian Younge, is a soulful blend of jazz and funk; and features rappers …


Added by Sound Check on July 2, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

AFROPUNK PREMIERE: The New Singles From Atlanta Rockers Baby Baby - 'Quarter Life Crisis' + 'Teach You How To Dance'.

Today we're premiering the new singles from Atlanta rockers Baby Baby, 'Quarter Life Crisis' and 'Teach You How To Dance'. Get into the catchy "fun rock" offerings below! Also catch the AFROPUNK Fest alums on tour this summer, as part of the Vans' Warped US…


Added by Sound Check on June 2, 2015 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

NEWS: Stevie Wonder announces North American tour

Legendary musician, Stevie Wonder, has announced that he will embark on a tour of over ten North American cities. The tour which will be named 'Songs in the Key of Life Performance' will be produced and promoted by Live Nation, and will feature music from the singer's classic album, 'Songs in the Key of Life'. Tickets will be on sale from Monday 22nd September via and the Live Nation Mobile…


Added by Sound Check on September 15, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Catch 'What Are You Doing Here?' Author Laina Dawes @ AFROPUNK Fest!

In case you haven't heard the news: Laina Dawes, author of What Are You Doing Here?: A Black Woman's Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal, will be at AFROPUNK Fest this weekend signing her book.

Here's the press release from her publisher Bazillion Points Books: "Greenlight Bookstore and Bazillion Points Books present renowned music journalist Laina Dawes signing…


Added by Eye Candy on August 19, 2014 at 2:18pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Africa Is The Future's New Project Spoofs 'LIFE' Magazine Covers

You may have heard of Africa is The Future, the movement launched in 2004 by Nicolas Premier and Patrick Ayamam "to challenge mainstream media’s representation of Africa and more generally of the World". Their T-shirts and hoodies made a big buzz a few years ago.

Their new project imagines Africa as the first world power…


Added by Eye Candy on May 19, 2014 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Just Clearing My Head

Are you staying true to the dream of the adolescent you?

Are you doing the things you always wanted to do? 

Are you able to shut off life around you and do silly things by yourself like you use to just because you wanted to?

The other day I was in the elevator with a kid no more than 4 years old 

He was singing and dancing in circles around his mother to a song that he probably made up in his head because the…


Added by Timothy Moses on April 6, 2014 at 1:50pm — 1 Comment

FEATURE: Jocelyn Ellis Creates Conceptual Masterpiece with 'Life Of A Hologram'

In 2012, Jocelyn Ellis (lead singer of Jocelyn Ellis & The Alpha Theory) set up an IndieGoGo campaign to raise funds for her album Life of a Hologram, which is a conceptual project based on a hologram’s life in 4013. Having raised most of her $5,000 target, debut solo album Life Of A Hologram was released in the winter of 2013.

By Ayara Pommells, AFROPUNK Contributor *…


Added by Sound Check on February 26, 2014 at 9:41am — 1 Comment

Ester Rada and all that glorious jazz

Badass ethio-soul singer Ester Rada combines an earthy, soulful sound with classic jazz. This month, the beauty (Israeli by way of Ethiopia) released her self titled album. Bold brass instruments collide with Ester’s honey sweet vocals to create some super smooth, easy listening for your enjoyment.

Leading track “Monsters” has an upbeat, swing feel whilst “Sorries” dips its toe into the reggae realm. It’s all very illuminating and never ever downbeat. This album is the…


Added by Sound Check on February 14, 2014 at 8:02am — 3 Comments

Stream/Download: Amber Mimz is living 'The Life Of Riley'

D.C native Amber Mimz offers her complete self in the medium of her album, The Life Of Riley. I say that not only because of the emotional outpouring of Amber’s soul on the project, but also because of the fact that everything on The Life Of Riley has been crafted by Amber. From writing the songs, to singing them and even producing (and co-producing) the dreamy beats, thus ensuring that her message is being conveyed accurately.…


Added by Sound Check on January 21, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

L.I.A. #8 - Spring Call for Violence Against Women



Added by AL Bey on March 22, 2013 at 6:15pm — No Comments

Hardcore from Paris! As They Burn's newest album Will, Love, Life will straight up kick your ass. #SoundCheck

Parisian deathcore band As They Burn's latest record Will, Love, Life is a punishing piece of hardcore. The band marries quasi-progressive song structures to tried-and-true hardcore pummeling for a sound that owes a little bit to extreme metal luminaries Meshuggah. The band's first for Victory Records is less melodic than previous efforts (the lead guitar bits and occasional crooning of Aeon's War are all but gone) but the band's ability to completely kick your…


Added by Sound Check on February 20, 2013 at 6:50am — No Comments

L.I.A. #7 – Die-Hard Award Winners!!!



Added by AL Bey on February 7, 2013 at 11:31pm — No Comments

Stream: Talib Kweli - "Art Imitates Life" feat. Black Thought & Rah Digga

Digging the new Talib Kweli/Black Thought/Rah Digga collab 'Art Imitates Life'? Look out for Kweli's upcoming LP 'Prisoner Of Conscious'.…


Added by Sound Check on January 18, 2013 at 10:08am — 1 Comment

L.I.A. #6 - Sandy Wrap-ups for 2K12!!!


L.I.A. #6 – Sandy Wrap-ups for 2K12!!!


AL Bey

Author of Tainted Saint: The Autobiography of D-Rock SOUL-Jah

Owner, Tribal Metal Spear-it Publishing, LLC (TMSP)…


Added by AL Bey on December 27, 2012 at 12:05am — No Comments

Post-Hardcore Band Life After Me Breaks Down The Creative Process - Interview

Life After Me is a Post-Hardcore group with members split from New Jersey and Delaware. The talented young band independently released its first album, 'Existence', in 2009 and followed up with its first EP, 'Where The Ocean Ends', last year. Lead guitarist Matt Ryan and vocalist Brandon Potter gave an exclusive interview to Afro-Punk about touring, songwriting, and the future of the band.

Contributor:… Continue

Added by Sound Check on July 4, 2011 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

Life in Technicolor: Meet Slim aka Tat2Slim

Continuing the photo essays, "Life in Technicolor," by photographer, Ijeoma D. Iheanacho's, this week she featured Afro-punk community member, Slim, other wise known as Tat2slim.  Slim, a tattoo artist who lives in Brooklyn, New York is an avid AP supporter and could be spotted at the 2010 Afro-punk festival promoting the local tattoo studio he works at in Fort Greene.  Find out what makes him a rebel, why he supports Afro-punk, and his one wish for the… Continue

Added by Eye Candy on February 25, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Life in Technicolor: Meet the Yogi, Khay

Model, DJ, yogi, and long time Afro-punk supporter, Khay, makes everything she puts her hands on look flawless- with her undeniable beauty and effortless fashion.  Continuing New York photographer, Ijeoma Iheanacho's photo essays of everyday people who identify with the AP community, this week she featured Khay, a 20-something fashionista and world traveler, who lives, parties, and works in the budding Brooklyn hipster… Continue

Added by Eye Candy on February 16, 2011 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

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