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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'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
All the fuss seems to be about Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee... Whateva, the best part was Grace Jones performing her timeless banger 'Slave To The Rhythm'. She showed up eccentric as ever, hula-hooped throughout the song, and best of all, didn't seem to know why she was there: she wished the Queen a "happy birthday" at the end (watch video below). The Queen's birthday is April 21, isn't it? Love ya Grace...
In other news, The Guardian reports that "long-term…
Sade only tours every 10 years or so, right? And while it's worth the wait, it's always nice to be able to jam to their performances a little more often. Ms. Adu and her bandmates are releasing a Live DVD from their 2011 tour on May 22nd, available HERE for pre-order. 122 minutes of goodness. Will you be watching it? - L…Continue
Since touring life is notoriously exhausting, we have no idea how metal band Straight Line Stitch does it. They always seem to be on the road. By the time they finish a tour, they already have another one planned. Check their schedule below if you don't believe us, and be sure to catch them when they come to your city. Alexis Brown and her…Continue
Say what?! The motherfucking London Souls are back on the road for a US tour. You guys might remember their performances at various Afro-pukn events (including the Festival - check out the video below), in which case you know their show is definitely worth your time. Straight up rock & roll. Tour schedule below, more dates to be announced soon. - L C-D
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Alexis Brown and her bandmates of Straight Line Stitch have been touring consistently and we hope to see them play the Afro-punk Festival soon! AP contributor Olivia Haynes caught up with the metal band when they rocked Towson, MD on March 10. Below you'll find her review of the show, a few phone pics, and an interview with the artists. Here we go!…
Need your punk rock fix for the weekend? Cerebral Ballzy got what you need. They recently visited the studios of BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe show and recorded a Live session. Tracks available for streaming below, one is even downloadable. As a bonus, we're including their 'Griptape Vol. 2' free mixtape in case you don't have it yet (hosted by Bart Simpson! :D). This is the new generation of punk rockers you all, don't sleep on it!…
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These are shows you don't wanna miss when they hit your town, boyz and girlz! Grounbreaking bands Fishbone and Death Grips are on tour. No, not together (wouldn't that be fierce, though?). Apocalyptic rebels Death Grips are doing a mini West Coast tour with AP member B.L.A.C.K.I.E., while Fishbone is still on their mission to bring twisted ska-funk-rock hotness to the world, one city at a time. Check out their tour dates below! - L C-D…
Hey Afro-punk Fam!
We are doing some fun stuff with our friends at Virgin Mobile Live, a company that has been really supportive of Afro-Punk. We want to let you guys know about their dope radio station, check it out: Virgin Mobile Live (click through and ‘Like’ it!).
You know we’re into collabos with friends of the Afro Punk community, so mark your calendar if you’ll be in the DMV area next week because we’re…