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AFROPUNK Battle Of The Bands 2013

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 the hard-hitting show to follow. Best of luck to all the bands that participated!


June 3:
Hosted by: Ev Ryan
DJ: J Lamar
Negro Americanos
King Holiday
Brittany Campbell
Mighty Paradocs


June 4:
Hosted by OXYMORRONS + Bay Li of the Skins
DJ: MessKid
Farther Out
Me and This Army
Chaz Van Queen
Unlocking The Truth


June 5:
Hosted by CoCo + Breezy
DJ: Mursi
Meatloaf Muzik
Severed Tether
Sol Ardour
Echo Sonic
Marlee in the Mixx


June 6:
Hosted by Taren Guy
DJ: Braulio
The Fuzz Band
Harmonica Lewinskis
Rosemary Fiki
Sunny Gang

AFROPUNK Battle of the Bands winner will receive:

1. Their EP or album distributed digitally and marketed by Sony/RED Distribution and Thirty Tigers.

2. $3000 advance against sales to fund a digital PR campaign for the release of the EP courtesy of Thirty Tigers.

3. A radio promotion campaign to work their project at appropriate genres by the combined staffs of Sony/RED and Thirty Tigers.

4. A street team campaign for their project, courtesy of Stache Media, RED's in house marketing company. Markets will be determined by availability of reps in key markets and will be determined solely by Stache Media.

5. A video shoot for one song courtesy of AFROPUNK. The video will be distributed by RED/Stache Media.

6. SESAC mentoring sessions and affiliation, if unaffiliated

7 Onkyo headphones and gear

8. The opening performance at AFROPUNK Fest 2013! The festival will be held August 24th/August 25th 2013 at Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn, NY

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Comment by kimberjax on June 4, 2013 at 6:19pm

Any word on what time the bands start playing?

Comment by TheVillageKid Noni Rene on June 2, 2013 at 2:07pm

what time does it start?

Comment by MR.B.S. on May 28, 2013 at 9:48pm
Comment by Unlocking the Truth on May 24, 2013 at 12:35pm

WOW!  I can't believe we made it. 

Comment by Negros Americanos on May 23, 2013 at 4:05pm


Comment by AFROPUNK on May 22, 2013 at 4:46am


Comment by Unlocking the Truth on May 22, 2013 at 12:33am

Hey guys, we just got an email stating we made it into the BATTLE OF THE BANDS! WOW!

Comment by Rebelmatic on May 20, 2013 at 2:51pm we will be playing this in the battle

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