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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This past weekend, Kanye West premiered two new songs on Saturday Night Live from his forthcoming album, Yeezus, titled “New Slaves” and “Black Skinhead.” The new music, following the premier of the “New Slaves” music video projected on 66 buildings across the globe last Friday, suggests West is returning to the social…Continue
What's new? How do I feel? How I feel? This means more to me than I have ever let you know or will ever say because words can never describe. There is no beat that's raw enough, No flow that’s Pure enough, no mic that's clear enough to effectively express what I’m doing. "It’s not about drums, drugs, and hospital drips, oh no. There's more there than that, my friend. We all like a bit of the good life - some the money, some the drugs, others the sex game, the glamour, or the fame" But this…Continue
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Are you in the mood for some "homopop, queercore, punk, non-college rock, bullshit"? Brooklyn-based band Aye Nako got just what you need with their new track 'For The Inverted'. Debut album 'Unleash Yourself' to be released on May 31.…Continue
For those of you who were wondering if electro-punk-hip-hop band Death Grips were 1) still together and 2) planning on releasing new music, the answer is: yes and yes. In a recent statement, the band clarified a few things: "Zach is currently writing, directing and soundtracking an original feature film. The movie is of his own creation, fictionally based and not related to the group. The film will be soundtracked with all new Death Grips music. He is also working on and…Continue
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Afropunk Fam, you may remember that we told you a few years ago about a project to make a documentary about (and with) Bad Brains frontman HR. The production team Small Axe Films launched a Kickstarter…Continue
Grab a free download of Punk pioneers Death's unrealeased 1974 demo of their classic track 'Politicians In My Eyes'. Also, as we've told you guys before, a documentary about the band, 'A Band Called Death', has been made and will hit theaters on June 28th. Free download + documentary trailer below.…
Happy May Day! It's class warfare week at SoundCheck apparently (ok fine, it's always class warfare week). The appropriately named Rhetoric out of Springfield, MA are an explosion of political metalcore. Their songs are almost more anti-capitalist polemics than songs. (Polemic would also be a pretty rad band name. Just saying.) Brutal bursts of guitar and drums thunder and rattle beneath AP member …Continue
Botswana-based death/metal band Wrust released their new song 'Spiral of Torture'. You may remember their video we featured years ago and now they're back with a new album. Rock on! - L.
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For much of the world May Day is celebrated as an international worker's holiday. In America May 1st is Loyalty Day. No. Seriously. While most countries are celebrating worker's rights and international solidarity, in the Land of the Free® we celebrate obedience to the state. But cities across the country are holding their own May Day celebrations. In New York a coalition of Immigrant Rights groups, Unions, and Occupy are organizing a day of action and a march to promote…Continue
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UK indie rapper Mikill Pane's main appeal has always been his endless cleverness and charm. He just seems like the kind of guy you'd like to get a beer with. Maybe go bowling. His lyrics are a tangled web of references, meta-references, and elaborate puns. They've always been deep from a writing perspective, but never exactly deep emotionally. On…Continue
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Pretty much since the beginning, punk rock has been split between the pranksters and the revolutionaries. For every Joe Strummer hell-bent on changing the world with his music there are 20 guys who just want to have a few drinks with their buddies and play some songs loud and fast. South London's Emergency Bitter aren't likely to reinvent music, but that's not the point. They're here to put on a show…Continue
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Meet Brooklyn-based punk rock band FELON. Lead vocalist Sanchez tells us: "We're just some ghetto dudes making street punk". Sounds like a plan... Check out their profile on afropunk.com. All we know for now is that they're "street punks who take no shit from anyone; a multi-racial band with…Continue
Pharrell Williams + Nile Rodgers + Daft Punk on the same track? Hell yeah! Look for that new Daft Punk album 'Random Access Memories' (due out May 21st). In the meantime, check out teasers for the new track 'Get Lucky' below + behind-the-scenes footage of the collab. - L.…
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Official NYC Book launch and party, featuring musical guests Tamar-kali (www.tamar-kali.com) and MilitiA Vox (…Continue
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AFROPUNK Fam! 'Let Fury Have the Hour' is a dope film about creative counter-culture featuring Chuck D of Public Enemy, Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine, Boots Riley of The Coup, Ian MacKaye of Minor Threat, Wayne Kramer of MC5, among others.
Sharing "powerful tales of how they transformed anger and angst into provocative art and ideas". Music, activism, skate, art, education and more.
The movie is…
Congrats to teenage punk rock band and Afropunk Festival alums Radkey for their feature in The New York Times.
"They play hard-driving rock and pop-punk, with intricate guitar and bass riffs." (...) "The lead singer and guitarist, Dee Radke, 19, possesses a rich baritone and…
Here's the thing that's awesome about the internet. It's also the thing that's terrible and maybe overwhelming: everything is preserved forever. That band that existed for a hot second and played a handful of shows to a handful of people before disappearing or re-forming into a much more influential band? They still exist in some ethereal form. Somehow immortal even if largely forgotten. (I'm looking at you Inside Out, whose best song was a cheery ditty called “Rage Against the…Continue
Dead Kennedys & Fishbone shared on social media this opinion piece from Seattle Weekly: "Punk Rock Is Bullshit". Check it out, we'd love to hear what you think. + What is your definition of being punk today?
Excerpts from the…
Hi guys, we'd like to tell you about the POC Zine Project, in which long-time AFROPUNK member Osa is involved (you might remember her from her DIY zine for Black punk rockers Shotgun Seamstress).
POC Zine Project will be at the…
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