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January 2011 Blog Posts (82)

More Hip-Hop/Rock Goodies From The Five One

We told you guys about indie hip-hop/rock band The Five One before, remember? Yeah, that's it, they're the bad-ass mofos who decided to shoot one of their videos with their iPhone (and managed to make it look good). Alright, well these guys release new tracks on a regular basis, sometimes original songs, sometimes… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on January 31, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

WATCH: Bilal's "Levels" Video, Featuring Erykah Badu

Free-spirited genre-bender Bilal sure got our attention with his brilliant video and track "Robots" a few months ago. He recently released a new otherworldly mini-movie for song "Levels". It was directed by artist Flying Lotus and features appearances by Erykah Badu, Thundercat and Shafiq Husayn, the producer of this experimental song. "Levels" is from Bilal's latest album,… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on January 31, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Murs Announces Tour With Whole Wheat Bread + Paid Dues Festival

We hadn't heard much from rapper Murs since we interviewed him last year, and we're pleased to announce that he'll be touring North America with punk rock band Whole Wheat Bread (again) and a few other guests. The tour will lead to the April 2 Paid Dues Festival day (created by Murs) in San Bernardino, CA,… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on January 31, 2011 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

New Music From Rising Metal Band Straight Line Stitch: 'Conversion'

By now, you know metal band Straight Line Stitch is on our radar. They definitely have huge potential and are creating a buzz around the release of their album 'Fight Of Our Lives', due out in March 2011. Their new single 'Conversion' will give you an idea of what they have in store for you, combining front woman Alexis Brown's singing and screaming. And as we've told you, they're also gearing up for a bunch of U.S. tour dates, catch them when they come to your city! Listen to the… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on January 28, 2011 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Listen: Dearling Physique Keep It Dramatic With New Single 'Monster'

Electronica drama kings Dearling Physique just released 'Monster', the new single off their 'Deadeye Dealer' album. The guys took us off-guard earlier this month with the epic video they shot for first single 'Discipline Your Hands' (which you can watch below if you missed it). With 'Monster', they keep things theatrical (both in the music and the lyrics), click… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on January 28, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The Carps are back with new music.

Did you ever get a chance to check out this Canadian two-piece called The Carps?  Aside from their hipster, skinny jeans persona, this underground band has two EP's under their belt (The Young & Passionate Days of Carpedia vol 2.1 (March 13, 2007) and Waves & Shambles (April 8, 2008), and have played with The Cool… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on January 28, 2011 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

FuseBox Radio Broadcast for Week of January 26, 2011



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FuseBox Radio Broadcast for Week of January 26, 2011



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FuseBox Radio Broadcast for Week of January 19, 2011



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Highlife

I'm a huge fan of West African music. Especially from the 60s and 70s. One of my favorite collections at the moment is High Life Time: Nigerian & Ghanaian Sound. Highlife has its roots in Ghana but also Nigeria had a Highlife…

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Added by Ibrahcadabrah on January 28, 2011 at 11:45am — 2 Comments

Aaron Abraham Gives The Dirt on Whole Wheat Bread

Whole Wheat Bread are a punk rock group coming straight out of Duval County, Florida. The trio has been making their brand of loud, aggressive punk rock since 2002. They have one ep, two full length discs and they have hit both the Warped Tour and the Afro-Punk festival. Frontman Aaron Abraham let me pick his brain on many aspects of the band including favorite festivals they have played, their… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on January 28, 2011 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Free Moral Agents-“Control This review” by John M Ellison IV

 

Free Moral Agents started as a collective of musicians brought together by Isaiah "Ikey" Owens (keyboardist from The Mars Volta) to expand the sounds of what originally started as a solo project.  In the spring of 2006, the band solidified into a permanent line up and consists of members and started playing shows around Long Beach and Los Angeles.

 

Isiah "Ikey" Owens stated "There was a time, before I put the record out, that I wasn’t playing in Mars Volta…

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Added by Ghettopunkrocker on January 27, 2011 at 7:11pm — 2 Comments

Tamar-Kali Joins Forces With Jean Grae & Invincible For Born In Flames Tour

Looks like you're in for a rock/hip-hop extravaganza, lucky bastardzzzz! :) "Hardcore-soul queen" Tamar-kali is joining forces with two bad-ass hip-hop artists, Jean Grae and Invincible for the Born In Flames Tour. The official press release explains that "the name of the tour, Born in Flames, speaks to the pressure these artists feel from from a world… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on January 26, 2011 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

Cee-Lo + Amy Whinehouse? That Should Be Interesting...

Talk about an interesting collab. Cee Lo Green has been spotted in St. Lucia working with Amy Whinehouse and producer Sal­aam Remi (provided that UK tabloid the Daily Star happens to tell to the truth :-P You know those British newspapers can get a lil' cra-zay). The duet they recorded is said to be for Winehouse upcoming album. A source reportedly told the Daily Star:… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on January 26, 2011 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Huffington Post Partners with BET co-founder for new section

The Huffington Post and BET co-founder Sheila Johnson are launching a HuffPost section devoted to African-Americans. The section, “HuffPost GlobalBlack,” is expected to debut in early March. The Huffington Post is set to make an official announcement about the new platform Thursday. “Our goal is to cover more stories of importance to the black community,” says Arianna Huffington, the co-founder and editor-in-chief…

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Added by The Establishment on January 26, 2011 at 11:50am — No Comments

Underground Artist, Fanesha Fabre, Gives Goosebumps

She wants people to feel like they are somewhere else in their head when they listen to her music, almost like you're tripping on something, says underground artist, Fanesha Fabre.  When we took a listen to her recently released single, "It's You," we instantly heard a sweeter version of Portishead blended with early days Morcheeba, and slipped into a slight dark trance.  A good… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on January 26, 2011 at 11:38am — 1 Comment

Amul 9 Elevated Beings review by John M. Ellison IV

 

 

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Amul9 is a band from Atlanta that was…

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Added by Ghettopunkrocker on January 26, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

I'm a Grown Ass Moron! by John M. Ellison IV

http://ghettopunkrocker.com/blog/2011/01/25/im-a-grown-ass-moron-by...

 

You know what’s weird?  The over use of the phrase, “I’m a grown ass *insert gender*!” Honestly, if you're truly a grown ass man, woman, Martian or whatever you are...you don't need to state it.



The catchphrase "I'm a grown ass man!" was coined by comedian Cedric “the Entertainer" during one of…

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Added by Ghettopunkrocker on January 25, 2011 at 12:40am — No Comments

Skunk Anansie Back On The Road + New Video: 'You Saved Me'

UK rock band Skunk Anansie is on a roll, man! They reformed in 2009, released their album "Wonderlustre" last year and have been performing all over the place ever since. They just announced a new series of European shows in the UK, Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, The Netherlands, Sweden, Norway. Hurry, many of the dates are already sold out - scroll down… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on January 24, 2011 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Rock Meets Detroit Techno On The Dirtbombs' New Album 'Party Store'

Ever wondered how Detroit techno tunes covered by a garage rock band sounds? Well, you're in luck, The Dirtbombs just released their album 'Party Store' (out today and already available on iTunes). Tracks covered include classics such as ANumberOfNames's 'Sharevari', Innerzone Orchestra (Carl Craig)'s Bug In The Bassbin and DJ Rolando's Jaguar. Check out some of the tracks below… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on January 24, 2011 at 4:30pm — 5 Comments

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