CALLING ALL PUNK ROCK PURISTS: If you wanna see more Punk Rock on Afropunk, if you're in an Afropunk punk rock band, send us what's happening in your town to email@example.com, to be featured on afropunk.com. Talk to you soon!…Continue
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Big big Thank You to Brooklyn Vegan for posting so many cool pictures of the Afropunk Festival 2012. The bands, the audience, skaters, BMX riders shine! Click here to check out the full gallery (photos by Gretchen Robinette).…Continue
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Amazing pictures of the 2012 Afropunk Fest are pouring in. We'd like to thank all the photographers and media outlets who are helping us spread the madness to the world. Below are some dope pics from TimeOut NY (taken by wagz2it), please visit their website here for the full slideshow!
Dopeness alert! Afropunk fam, we have a real treat for ya: win a pair of VIP tix to the taping of W. Kamau Bell's hilarious Chris Rock produced series (FX). Taping is in New York. " In 'Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell', Bell dissects a multitude of topics including politics, pop culture, race, religion, and the media. The series features his commentary along with features from other contributors and sketch comedy."
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Jack Davey, lead singer of duo J*DaVeY, announced that she'll be releasing a solo EP called 'L0-F!' "The 5 song A & B side effort 'L0-F!' features Jack Davey in a raw, bluesy light which is evident from the EP's first official offering, 'Howl At The Moon'." The track is inspired by Iggy Pop and Betty Davis, no less... Stream it below…Continue
THE COUNTDOWN IS ON! AFROPUNK FEST 2012 IS MERE WEEKS AWAY! You already know we’ve got the legendary ERYKAH BADU featuring the Cannabinoids. You know about JANELLE MONAE and SPANK ROCK. You may probably perhaps even know about TORO Y MOI, DAS RACIST and BAD RABBITS, but we weren’t done. We just added TV ON THE RADIO, FLATBUSH ZOMBIES, PURPLE FERDINAND and MORE! Check out the full extended lineup at afropunkfest.com. oh no we…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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We know many of you guys are real excited about the upcoming Jimi Hendrix biopic starring Andre 3000. As we've told you before, Hendrix's estate refused to authorize the use of original music or copyrights created by Jimi Hendrix. So the team had to get creative to work around this. Producers told magazine Rolling Stone that they will use new recordings of songs that…Continue
Another find right from the AP community: Ms. Johnnie Heartbreak and the rAdiCaL Legs. If the demo for 'Shotgun' is any indication, we should be in for some kick-ass tunes when they're done recording their project. Rocking and rolling with a dash of hip-hop. "Urban rock", as they put it. The vocals go back and forth between smooth sensuality and defiant fierceness. You can say you heard them here first. :) - Lou…Continue
With a lead singer called Mat Bastard, France-based punk band Skip The Use is causing a commotion around the country. After making the festival rounds and putting out a couple of records, they released their second album 'Can Be Late' earlier this year. These guys look and sound like trouble... :) Let us know what you think. - Lou C-D…
We'd like to hear news like that every freaking day: UK rock/pop duo Noisettes' album 'Contact' will be released August 27th, preceded by first single 'Winner' on August 13th. In the meanwhile, here's the artwork for the LP + behind-the-scenes footage of the upcoming 'Winner' video (+ in case you missed it a snippet from the song). xo
- L C-D…
'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
Time for the BIG announcement. Fasten your seat belts, this year's Afropunk Festival line-up is banging! Erykah Badu & the Cannabinoids, Janelle Monae, Gym Class Heroes, Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely, Straight Line Stitch, Das Racist, Skindred, Toro Y Moi, Reggie Watts, Spank Rock, Ninjasonik, The Memorials, Bad Rabbits, Gordon Voidwell, Cerebral Ballzy, Phony Ppl, Body Language & more to be announced. In a word: get your @ss to Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn August 25th…Continue
Ever heard of soulful hard rock? Well get with the program 'cause that's the kind of music The Memorials manage to make. Founded by drummer Thomas Pridgen (formerly of The Mars Volta), the group showcases their musicianship and creativity in their new album 'Delirium'. Click here to buy the record (preview a…Continue
Rocking and rolling, often soulful and bluesy, Toronto-based band Najuah’s upcoming debut EP 'Misery & Love' "is a reflection on personal relationships chronicling the triumphs and pitfalls of romance". Stream a few tracks below to let us know what you think. As a bonus, some behind-the-scenes footage and the video for disenchanted single 'Devil'.
Are you ready for Bloc Party's big come back? Yes, Kele is still on the line-up, although
he once thought he was fired... They've been recording new music and announced tour dates all over the place, from Europe to Australia, and yes, in the US (see schedule below).
So excited to get confirmation that indie band Kudu (an AP favorite) is being resurrected under the name AWK (i.e. Art World Killer). Expect an album this fall, but in meanwhile, we have new music and visuals for ya! (see below)
Singer/songwriter Sylvia Black, aka Betty Black (listen to her solo project here), is telling us: "Art World Killer (AWK) was born after after KUDU's…
This just in from genre-bending group Twin Shadow and their frontman George Lewis (in short: get ready for his dope new album and here's a FREE MP3 for ya):
"One winter I crashed my motorcycle, with a friend on the back. I shouldn't have been riding that day, but I was young and fearless of the black roads, fast and easy in my ways. As the bike slipped from under us my head filled with words. The slow motion moments of calm just after surprise and just before regret are…
Get ready motherfuckers! Skunk Anansie said they will release a new album this year, and will reveal 20 tour dates. They announced: "These dates will mark Skunk Anansie’s only touring activity for 2012 and the European trek will finish at London’s Brixton Academy on Saturday December 1st. The full list of dates and tickets will go on pre-sale on Wednesday 25th from the band’s website and general sale from Friday 27th…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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