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
Added by Afro-Punk on February 13, 2012 at 9:00am —
Don't be confused, this is indeed the album that came out in Europe a little while ago. The US release date for Saul Williams' 4th studio album 'Volcanic Sunlight' is this Friday, 11.11.11. Willams states: "Some listen to music to reinforce a mood, an idea of a time/place, to embody a mind-state, a lightness, to sharpen or dull an edge. I make music to jump off of that edge and explore. (...) Don't believe the hype- the outside world, that many of us have been taught to fear, is… Continue
Added by Afro-Punk on November 7, 2011 at 12:00pm —
Saul Williams just released the video for 'Dance', a funky track from his brand-new album 'Volcanic Sunlight'. After the blend of percussion-infused electro and rock from first single 'Explain My Heart', 'Dance' is somewhat more fun, more accessible sonically. Don't get it twisted: Williams recruited some eccentric and astonishing characters for the video, with the action seemingly taking place in a pretty… Continue
Added by Afro-Punk on May 6, 2011 at 2:00pm —
Did you cope that new Res mixtape? Yes, that's a big-ass file to download, but if the tracks are as banging as her song 'On My Way' (listen below), we say it's worth the trouble. Indie R&B and Rock straight from Philly, including a track produced by Pharrell Williams. Mixed by DJ Ni**Sky. Taste… Continue
Added by Afro-Punk on February 21, 2011 at 3:30pm —
Living Colour guitarist and vocalist Vernon Reid announced that the Tony Williams Lifetime Tribute band is now Spectrum Road. This is a jazz fusion group with keyboardist John Medeski, drummer Cindy Blackman-Santana (you've seen her play with Lenny Kravitz), and bassist Jack Bruce (Cream).
Vernon Reid… Continue
Added by Afro-Punk on February 11, 2011 at 10:30am —
A cemetery, a sad clown, and - perhaps the creepiest of all :-P - the hallways of the Parisian subway... Saul Williams just released the video for 'Explain My Heart', the first single off his upcoming album 'Volcanic Sunlight' (due out May 2nd). Taking you on a trip into his psyche, just fasten your seat belt honey! And if your ears dig this blend of percussion-infused electronic sounds and rock, get your… Continue
Added by Afro-Punk on February 2, 2011 at 3:30pm —
Y'all know we're big supporters of BMX enfant terrible Nigel Sylvester and pro skater Stevie Williams. The guys have announced "a cross-discipline, traveling event (...) bringing together the the top talent in skate and BMX",… Continue
Added by Afro-Punk on January 21, 2011 at 3:30pm —
Aaaaah, we knew Jamaica had great things in store for us. Don't get it twisted, love reggae and dancehall, but there's a vibrant alt scene in Kingston that goes far beyond that, with artists expressing themselves in genres ranging from rock to electro, and everything in between.
At the heart of the movement, Katherine Williams - a.k.a. Crimson Heart Replica, is one of the movers and… Continue
Added by Afro-Punk on January 14, 2011 at 6:00pm —
Watch this! N*E*R*D's album "Nothing" will be out next week (November 2nd). Although Pharrell Williams has been talking about a classic rock feel in recent interviews, most of the tracks we've been hearing so far are more of a funky blend of hip-hop/rock/pop (not that it's a bad thing, but we're just sayin'...). For the first time, the band enlisted outside producers such as French electro duo Daft Punk. Playful at times, the record also deals with more serious topics: the… Continue
Added by Afro-Punk on October 29, 2010 at 6:00pm —
Saul Williams is back! Yep, although the release date for his seventh album 'Volcanic Sunlight' hasn't been announced yet, the lead single "Explain My Heart" has surfaced online and Williams is offering it as a free download. The song is a percussion-heavy blend of electro and rock. Wait, and hip-hop too. Well, as you can tell it's "genre-bending", as one would expect from… Continue
Added by Afro-Punk on October 13, 2010 at 3:30pm —
"N*E*R*D have been putting the finishing touches on their latest album, 'Nothing', and they promise some surprises on the new record. We got a chance to sit and chat with Pharrell and Shay of N*E*R*D before their show at Irving Plaza in NYC and asked them to tell us all about the new album! Though the album doesn’t have a solid release date yet, Pharrell & Shay assured us that Nothing will be in stores before the end of the year."
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Added by Afro-Punk on August 25, 2010 at 6:00pm —
It’s been a long-accepted ugly truth that when it comes to female pop singers, no matter how much of a good girl you are, you eventually have to go bad. Hell, songs and albums are even being titled as such now. And while there’s always going to be criticism of such an approach, I always try to look at things on a case-by-case basis. Continue
Good Girls Gone Bad,…
Added by Afro-Punk on April 12, 2010 at 12:00pm —
What does an Afro-punk look like? Technically there’s no single answer to this question for punk style itself is a free for all, ranging from totally outrageous to simplistic. Hell, there isn’t even a solid definition of what an Afro-punk is either. However, there are a few slight differences in appearance that separate us from the stereotypical image of a rocker besides the most obvious: skin… Continue
Added by Afro-Punk on March 23, 2010 at 10:00am —
For a man who's name evokes intensity with a shield of mystery, Saul Williams' single presence can quiet an entire room packed with people crossing all racial demographics. Making history with Afro-punk as the headliner of the 2009 U.S. tour, Saul Williams seemed like the perfect candidate to represent our idea of freedom of expression fused with tossing out racial boundaries and social norms.… Continue
Added by Afro-Punk on December 21, 2009 at 6:00pm —
* UPDATE: LIVING COLOUR JOINS THE TOUR ON SELECT DATES! (see below) *
* Show added: Nov. 11, Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones *
* Amp Fiddler Joins Us in Detroit on October 26! *
You've been waiting for it, and you know we have something sick in store for… Continue
Added by Afro-Punk on October 16, 2009 at 9:00am —
Are you "in-the-know" when it comes to uncovering underground venues, alternative scenes, artists and other afro-punkers in your city? Do you think you have what it takes to live Afro-punk for a day?
Represent your AP scene and score a free ticket to your city show!
Afro-punk is embarking on its first national tour and hitting a city near you. We want… Continue
Added by Afro-Punk on October 9, 2009 at 11:30am —