We are pleased to announce the BATTLE OF THE BANDS finalists! These top 20 bands will BATTLE IT OUT at Freecandy in Brooklyn, NY June 3-6 for a chance to play the final 4 and win a slot at AFROPUNK FEST 2013! + GRAND FINALE on June 14. Join us! (doors at 7pm) We would like to publicly congratulate these bands on their hard work and integrity throughout the voting process, and look forward to…
AFROPUNK is looking for energetic, motivated and skilled interns who can work a flexible schedule (approximately 15 – 20 hours a week). Normal business hours are from 10:00am – 6:00pm, occasional odd hour work or weekend duties. Office is located in Brooklyn, NY.…
Hey AP fashion heads! Heard of the documentary Versailles '73 (see info below)? We have 3 pairs of tix for the screening tomorrow in NY at the IFC Center at 2:40pm. The first 3 people who email us at email@example.com with "Versailles '73" in the subject get a pair of tickets. Ready, set, go!
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). Who's excited? …
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?…
Artist/dancer Nick Cave's eccentric "Soundsuits" are in New York until October 22nd! The suits are sculptural costumes/forms that the artist sees as "an exuberant second skin that conceals race, gender, and class" and a "Shamanic", functified freak show. Head to Mary Boone Gallery already. Fashion, art, music at once... go see them for yourself.
"SculptureCenter is pleased to announce 'Cosmic Voodoo Circus', an exhibition of new work by Sanford Biggers commissioned through SculptureCenter's Artist in Residence program. (...)
In Cosmic Voodoo Circus, Biggers exploits the carnival aesthetic to address profound issues of identity, the power of objects, as well as spiritual and cultural transmigration. At the center of Biggers' installation is a new video titled…Continue
Hey guys, just wanna share some info with you about a theater play debuting in New York April 22nd, meshing "punk and theater to tackle gentrification", starring Dennis Leroy Kangalee. Here's more info from the official press release:
" 'Gentrified Minds', the new play by actor, performance artist, filmmaker and maverick of the New York underground Dennis Leroy Kangalee, will make its… Continue
Added by AFROPUNK on April 13, 2011 at 5:20pm —
Congratulations to community member, Sassacyprigo, for winning custom designed Afro-punk shades from designer, Stevie Boi. Stevie said he chose Sassacyprigo's entry because of her off the wall style and her dope photo submissions. Check out the rest of the submissions below and our interview with the 21-year-old designer.
Hey NY Punkz! You know Cerebral Ballzy is a bad-ass up-and-coming punk band, you've watched their videos, downloaded their mixtape... How would you like to be in their next video? They're shooting it tomorrow (Dec. 16) in Brooklyn. Meet them at 2pm by the Morgan Ave. L train stop. The band…Continue
UPDATE: WINNERS ANNOUNCED! Bravo, Jennifer P. and L'Oreal S.! Each of you won a pair of tix, a CD and a T-shirt.
Seeing Earl Greyhound (one of our favorite Brooklyn bands) perform is exciting enough, but damn, if they throw in free CDs, T-shirts and tix, now we're just speechless. :) Join us Sat. November 20th at Bowery Ballroom in…Continue
Are you a bad-ass drummer, vocalist, keyboard player or dancer? Our girl Ebony Bones is embarking on a U.S. tour for the release of a new album in 2011 and will be auditioning musicians and dancers Wednesday November 17th in New York! Come to the Carroll Rehearsal Studios (6th floor) at 5pm; you'll have to perform a piece of your choice and this…
From our partners at Newsone (via Gawker) "Did you watch the debate between candidates for Governor of New York? Did you see the man with, uh, unique facial hair? Who wore gloves the whole time? That’s Jimmy McMillan, candidate for the Rent Is 2 Damn High Party. McMillen, a former postal worker, has been a longtime subject of Gawker’s fascination (we endorsed his mayoral run in 2005, though we’ve never completely forgiven him for…Continue
Indie rock band and long-time AP members California King are set to release their new album 'Le Belle Epoque' later this month! Now, don't hold their bad French against them and give a listen to the new tracks they're showcasing here on afropunk.com. :-P These fellas are really passionate about their craft and have been a fixture in the underground New York rock scene. Check them…Continue
It was something of an unplanned adventure, meeting up with Fishbone's lead singer and frontman, Angelo Moore. The interview begins around four in the afternoon, as a wired up and full of smiles Angelo, immediately swoops me into his armpits for a hug upon my arrival. Currently on a U.S. tour with The English Beats and The Outlaws, Angelo invites me up to the tour bus parked outside of The Irving Plaza in New York.