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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Spin.com says: "The eighth annual Afropunk Festival is the only music festival in America that truly understands just who invented rock'n'roll." Yeah baby. Thanks guys for the dope photo gallery. Click here to see all the pics, taken by photographer Matt Ellis.…Continue
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
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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Voting is over! Congratulations to the following TOP VOTED 16 Bands in our 'Battle Of The Bands' for a chance to perform at the Afropunk Festival 2012: School Ov Thought, Tess, (I Am) Isis, Blind Benny, Femi The DriFish & The Out Of Water eXperience, London Bridgez, Sweatshop, Joe Jordans Experiment,…Continue
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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…
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
AP Fam, let's wish a speedy recovery to Tash Neal of The London Souls. The following statement was released yesterday:
"As many of you know Tash Neal was a victim of a hit and run taxi cab accident last week on Bleecker and Broadway in New York City. The cab he was in was struck by a BMW that was drag racing down Broadway. According to his doctor when he arrived at the hospital he was unresponsive…
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
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…
City Parks Foundation announced the line-up of their upcoming gala honoring the music of Jimi Hendrix: G. Love & Special Sauce, Bebel Gilberto, Amel Larrieux, Living Colour, The Roots, John Scofield, Soulive, Keller Willams and more will be performing. What's better than a dope rock show in Central Park, uh?
"On Tuesday, June 5, 2012, City Parks Foundation (CPF) will welcome guests to the SummerStage Gala, an annual fundraising benefit, to support CPF’s free year-round…
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Hey guys, as you know we're very excited about our short film series
The Triptych, highlighting the work of visual artists Sanford Biggers, Barron Claiborne and Wangechi Mutu (see trailers below).
Here's the deal: we want you to attend the screening at the Brooklyn Museum on May 24th and the after-party. To enter to win tickets, you just…
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…
If you know anything about Erykah Badu, you know her Live shows are the real deal. That's where she truly brings the songs to life, freestyles, and usually leaves the audience moved and uplifted. If you don't believe it honey, check out the video below.
She also revealed that she will be releasing a solo album later this year, and an record with her band The Cannabinoids.
A slew of European tour dates have been announced + a show in Istanbul, Turkey, and the artist…
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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We already warned ya: apocalyptic punk/hip-hop band Death Grips announced that they will release 2 albums this year on Epic. The first one, 'The Money Store' will be out April 24th. A new track called 'Lost Boys' surfaced online, showing that this group shows no sign of slowing down. Fasten your seat belt and press Play already! (click on "Download" to get the free mp3)…
"During one weekend in 2008, 37 people were shot in Chicago, seven of them fatally. It was the year Chicago became a posterchild city of America’s gang problem." "On Feb. 14, FRONTLINE presents the television premiere of the award-winning documentary The Interrupters, the moving story of three dedicated “violence interrupters”—Ameena Matthews, Cobe Williams and Eddie Bocanegra—who, with bravado, humility and…Continue
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