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!
Boston this is 4 U! #PrayForBoston
Featuring the #HybridDrones
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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…
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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Who's ready for a Dave Chapelle + Chris Rock tour? Dave Chapelle recently joined Chris Rock on stage at the Comedy Cellar in New York and they (jokingly?) hinted at a tour together. Chapelle said: "After next Tuesday, I'm free for like 11 years", Rock said: "By Halloween, I could do dates". Do you guys think that would be a good…Continue
She released one of the really exciting albums of 2012, and now she's coming to get ya. Soulful songstress Lianne La Havas is about to embark on a world tour, with tens of dates in Australia, France, the UK, Ireland, the US, Canada. Click here for the full schedule. - L…
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No one could have prepared the city of Indianapolis for what took place on December 4, 2012. One the most influential hip hop groups of all time just happened to roll into town on a stop for their 14 city HipHopgods tour. Base!!! How Low Can You Go! You guessed it- Public Enemy! With a career that has spanned over 25 years, produced 85 tours, and a recent nomination for the 2013 Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, there seems to be no stopping for Public Enemy any time…Continue
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Odd Future's The Internet (Syd The Kyd & Matt Martians) are back with 'Give It Time', a sensual track off their upcoming EP 'Feel Good'. And it does feel good! If you like what you hear, catch the Internet on their West Coast Tour (schedule below).…
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…
Ok this is gonna be a riot: Trans rapper Mykki Blanco has been added to the bill of punk/electro/hip-hop group Death Grips' tour (see dates below). Her debut mixtape 'Cosmic Angel: The Illuminati Prince/ss' drops November 7.
In case you've been living under a rock and don't know Ms. Blanco yet, her peeps tell us: "Mykki Blanco is a NY-based, self-described "acid punk" trans rapper. Taking elements of rave, hip-hop, and riot grrl culture, Michael Quattlebaum has become the…
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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Big big shout out to our bro P.O.S., who has to cancel his tour due to his need for a kidney transplant. Wishing him a speedy recovery. P.O.S. will still appear October 26 at Minneapolis' First Avenue.
His album 'We Don't Even Live Here' is available in stores today, and below are the videos released so far, including a brand-new one called 'Get Down'. Let's support this talented guy! …
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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Calling her music “Doom Soul,” Canadian singer/songwriter Al Spx just released her debut album as Cold Specks. I Predict a Graceful Expulsion is a haunting blend of folk, gospel, goth, and soul all anchored by Al Spx's incomparable voice. With the sadness and wisdom of someone well beyond her 23 years, Cold Specks makes the kind of music you can get lost in for days.…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…
'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