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
The troublemakers of hardcore punk band Trash Talk are now signed to Odd Future Records. Look for their new album '119' coming this fall. The Odd Future press release (ahem) speaks for itself: "So them muthafu***** ova at Odd Future records done signed a fu***** group of crackas and ni**** in a hardcore punk band called Trash Talk. I mean it makes sense since Odd Future fans…Continue
While you wait for Azealia Banks' debut LP 'Broke With Expensive Taste' (coming in September) and her mixtape 'Fantastic' (due out July 4 - get a free track here), here's her brand-new 4-track EP '1991'. It includes '212', the song that made her an Internet…Continue
In case you didn't know, Reggie Watts is a real talented comedian/musician/vocalist/beatboxer. Yes, he's funny, but there's also real musical badassness there too, you heard? On the heels of his latest Comedy Central special (Live at Central Park), a new CD/DVD of the show is set for release on May 15th.
Watts also has a slew of tour dates coming up in the US. New York, Philly, Atlanta, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New Orleans and more cities have been…
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).
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
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…
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
Iconic guitarist Slash is making a come back! He never really left actually, although he's not officially a member of Guns N' Roses anymore. His new album 'Apocalyptic Love' is coming out on May 22nd, and if you can't wait 'til then, get a taste of the band and new music in the videos below. The group is also kicking off an extensive tour on May 3rd in Baltimore, with dates all over the US, in Canada and in Europe.
The album is already available for pre-order…
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
As she's gearing up for the release of her album 'Master of My Make-Believe' (May 1st), Santigold is not about to stop touring the country. She announced numerous new tour dates (full schedule below), so she's probably coming to your area soon.... In other news, the artist stated that she and Odd Future's Earl Sweatshirt would like to collab some time. Nothing precise yet, we'll see what happens!…
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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Have you been missing genre-benders and AP members J*DaVeY? They should be coming to your area real soon, as they're embarking on their 'New Designer Drug' US tour on March 26th. Philly, New York, DC, Detroit, Chicago and more... Check out the schedule below and get ready! They have also announced the physical release of 'New Designer Drug: The Liner Notes' with album included, a limited run available online soon and during their tour.…
It's coming! The Bad Brains movie 'Bad Brains: Band in DC' will be making its world premiere at the SXSW Festival in Austin, TX. Check out the trailer and show times below for a little taste of what to expect. The legendary punk/reggae band is also playing a few US East Coast shows in April - see schedule below. Are you ready?…
Saul Williams is kicking off his pretty extensive North American Tour 2012 in New York on February 17th! 28 dates have been announced so far (US & Canada). His 4th studio album 'Volcanic Sunlight' was released in the US a few months ago, and now it's time to live the tracks in a Live setting. You might know from …Continue
Ms. LaidBack Badassness herself, Santigold, is coming to your city soon! (if you're in the US) She will play the infamous Coachella Festival in April, and is also about to head out on tour with Red Hot Chili Peppers. Let's take a look at the tour dates, shall we? xo
Santigold Tour Dates
APRIL 15th Indio, CA Coachella
APRIL 22nd Indio, CA Coachella
Santigold + Red Hot Chili Peppers Tour Dates
JANUARY 20th Sunrise, FL…
One for our Afro-punkz and Afro-punkettez in Europe: hardcore punk band Trash Talk is getting ready to hit the UK, starting tonight in London' Electric Ballrroom! Fans everywhere can also check out their new zine, by clicking here. Ain't that badass?
Not to be left behind, the legendary 24-7 Spyz are embarking on their Strength in Numbers 20th Anniversary…
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…