Go see “Born A Crime” at The Culture Project in SOHO, now. It’s a new show by Trevor Noah—South African born comic with a unique perspective on being biracial and a kid during the apartheid--that is unabashedly funny and asks some hard-hitting questions about the boxes we allow ourselves to be put in. Noah speaks with AFROPUNK to debunk the myths about what his comedy is all about, discussing the hilarity of racist pasts to what he finds funny…Continue
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Comedian and Chris Rock protege W. Kamau Bell is taking his 'Totally Biased' show on a stand-up tour this summer!
"The tour is a prelude to the September unveiling of Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell as a nightly strip on the new channel, FXX.
The Totally Biased Stand Up Tour will feature standup performance by Bell and a rotating lineup of comics from the Totally Biased writing team, followed by audience Q&As with the performers following each show. Comics…
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Apocalyptic punk/hip-hop band Death Grips announced a slew of tour dates, which were just published by Brooklyn Vegan. The Toronto show on July 16 is an opening set for Björk! Check out the tour schedule below.
05-20 Rome, Italy - Roma Circolo degli Artisti
05-21 Milan, Italy - Tunnel
05-22 Nimes, France - Paloma
05-23 Barcelona, Spain - Primavera…
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South African comedian Trevor Noah is currently in the US with his "Born A Crime" show. Why "Born A Crime"? Because he was born to a Black mother and a White father during apartheid. Kick off your weekend laughing your ass off with some of his videos. Trevor Noah is in New York at Culture Project through June 8 (tickets …Continue
It's maybe weird to call yourself a fan of a band after only hearing one track, but that's how it went with American Fangs. The first time I heard “Le Kick” on the Afropunk Vol 2 comp I was hooked. I hunted for their album. But no luck. Since 2009 they've released a few singles and an EP and a WWE theme song because why the hell not?…Continue
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Are you into getting your socks blown off? If so don't miss metal band Straight Line Stitch when they come to your area. See tour dates below. You know you like it!
What happens when Erykah Badu, her cousin Jah Born, DJ Big Texas, RC Williams, Symbolyc One, Rob Free, PicnicTyme, A1 + HeadCrack (on voice box) produce beats during a live jam session in Dallas, Texas? The Cannabinoids, 'The Beat Tape VOL.2'! 21 minutes of badass beats with additional production & arrangements by Mike Chav. Pump up the volume and check the mix below already! It's a free download. - Lou C-D…Continue
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Give it up for the OGs! It's getting jazzy, funky and bluesy in here with 'Back To The Dark Side Of The Moon: A 40th Anniversary Tribute' to Pink Floyd's seminal album, a project directed by Melvin Gibbs - founding member of the Black Rock Coalition, Punk Funk All-Stars, etc. It features dope vocalists & musicians such as Nona Hendryx, Bernard Fowler (who's worked with The Rolling Stones for over 25 years), Corey Glover (Living Colour), and more. Check out some intense…Continue
Click here right away to rock to Prince's latest single 'FIXURLIFEUP'.
+ Prince just launched his Live Out Loud tour at a party last night in Vancouver, Canada. Guitarist Donna Grantis told The Huffington Post: "It's going to be a full-on rock…
Dope rock and roll band and AP members The London Souls are back in full effect with a Live video and tour dates announcement. Check out the schedule, ticket info and performance footage below and get ready to rawk!
The New York snow's melting, and spring's finally here. Celebrate with some new music from Houston, TX's American Fangs (unless you're in a polar/glacial region, in which case the snow melting is obviously a very very bad thing and we're all doomed). We featured the lyric video before, and they've made their new single “Pomona” available as a free download.
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On the heels of presenting an award at last night's Grammys, Prince released a new video, but you have to pay to watch it on his website prince2013.com ($1.77).
What do you guys think? Is this a business model that can work? Or are those times over? Let us know in the…
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Boots Riley is the outspoken frontman for Oakland revolutionary hip-hop group The Coup. Since their 1993 debut, Kill My Landlord, Boots has become known as much for his activism and revolutionary politics as his music. He founded Street Sweeper Social Club with Tom Morello in 2006, and has been an active and outspoken member of Occupy Oakland. The Coup's latest record Sorry To Bother You drops October 30th.
As Afropunk's resident Occupier, I talked to…
Boots Riley is the outspoken frontman for Oakland revolutionary hip-hop group The Coup. Blending hip-hop, soul, and punk rock, The Coup have a sound as radical as their politics. Since their 1993 debut, Kill My Landlord, Boots has become known as much for his activism and revolutionary politics as his music. He founded Street Sweeper Social Club with Tom Morello in 2006, and has been an active and vocal member of Occupy Oakland. The Coup's latest record Sorry To…Continue
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Funky as ever! Boots Riley's The Coup just released their new video and are kicking off their tour today, hitting Europe and North America. Dates are below + more US dates to be announced.
The Coup's new "aggressive but danceable punk-funk" album Sorry To Bother You is coming out October 30th, stay tuned for an exclusive AP interview with Boots Riley in the very near future.
In the meanwhile, here's their brand-new video 'The Guillotine'.…
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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
Woo! Stream The @Noisettes' show on the BT River of Music Africa Stage, honey bunny.
You can watch the FULL set now at http://thespace.org/items/e0000lg2. "The BT River of Music event, a celebration of global music, took place in London at six venues on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd July."…
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