"Brooklyn's Afro-Punk Festival (...) aims to explore the nexus between hip-hop, punk, and urban black culture. It's the kind of place where folks of all shapes, sizes, and colors can be spotted with Metallica, Joy Division, and Green Day T-shirts. Bands like Living Colour and Fishbone are the festival's touchstones, and of course Bad Brains, D.C.'s legendary hardcore band, who, along with Mos Def, headlined the event's sixth annual installment."
Added by AFROPUNK on June 28, 2010 at 6:00pm —
Bad Rabbits bum rushed the stage this afternoon, killin it with tracks from their album Stick Up Kids! These young dudes from Boston know how to rock a crowd! With synchronized dance moves to shout outs to the World Cup Blackstars, Bad Rabbits are NOT to be slept on! Click below for performance clips and their shout out to the Afro-Punk community!
Added by AFROPUNK on June 27, 2010 at 9:00pm —
Galaxy of Tar rocked the stage with the first performance of the day! Our girl, Naima, was in full effect, showing off her new band to the Brooklyn crowd. Also proving that girls can, and do, rock out. This was Galaxy of Tar's first Afro-punk festival performance and we're glad we had them on the line-up! Check below for performance clips and their personal shout out to the Afro-Punk community!
Galaxy of… Continue
Added by AFROPUNK on June 27, 2010 at 6:00pm —
photo by Fabio Colombo
in case you missed it... Bad Brains DESTROYED their 45 minute Afro-Punk set at Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn last night. The pit was insane, the barricades were obsolete, and the music was dope. Click below for raw footage of the performance and holla at the album for photos!…
Added by AFROPUNK on June 27, 2010 at 12:30pm —
So there's been talk around about the Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Supergirl, etc. movies. That's all well and good, but what about movies where the female lead looks like me? Where are the comic/graphic novels cum movies featuring/starring black women? I'm still hot over the fact that they cast Jolie in the role of Fox in "Wanted". Uh... what? Come on, let's do a fun, silly, bad-ass film version of "Apocalipstix". Or an origin story of Storm, or Photon or someone? I really wish I could draw. I do… Continue
Added by wynterhawk on June 27, 2010 at 9:30am —
MS. HIGH HEELZ
Can Feminism and Fashion Co-Exist A-Top My Monster Platforms?
By black lily
Added by Black Lily on June 26, 2010 at 11:30pm —
Chris Swann does his song "I Go Hard"- a tribute to action sports and the launch of the GRX Web Network Portal.
Added by Chris Swann on June 26, 2010 at 9:18pm —
Michelle, a slender, brown girl of 18 leaned against the magnolia tree watching them. The couple got out of their car: a white man around 35 with windswept short blond hair and his elegant wife also in her thirties with shoulder length black hair. They looked casually rich in their designer jeans that were… Continue
Added by Valjeanne Jeffers on June 26, 2010 at 5:53pm —
SHE was in the basement again. It was pitch black, the only
illumination a glowing, quarter moon etched into the floor. A burst of…
Added by Valjeanne Jeffers on June 26, 2010 at 5:30pm —
Graffiti artists Optms, Borish, Baja, and Ibrahim are vibing off of the energy of the festival, painting an animals' rebellion on the wall. Each artist has a brings a different articulation of the rebellion to their piece, check below for individual interviews and holla at the photo album to witness the progression of the wall!… Continue
Added by AFROPUNK on June 26, 2010 at 3:00pm —
It's that time of the month again: The Red Cup Show!!!
Where Is Your Red Cup and What's Inside It?
Send us your best Red Cup pic for a chance to win $100,… Continue
Added by Dirty Whorelebrity News on June 25, 2010 at 3:29pm —
the unOfficial Afro-Punk Fest Kickoff Party @ House of Yes in Brooklyn NYC!!!!!!
Tonight!!! Come One, Come All...
Click here for more info...
While you're reading,… Continue
Added by ezrakh on June 25, 2010 at 8:00am —
In a recent interview (his first in nine years) with The Urban Daily, D'Angelo talks about what has inspired him lately, and gives a big shout out to Afro-punk! "I think it's the shit. I love it! (...) there’s a lot of folks, people in power, record executives or what have you, that are less willing to take chances on shit that might be different. But I think there’s a underground bubbling up under".
Added by AFROPUNK on June 23, 2010 at 12:00pm —
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House of Yes, NJ Street Klan & EZRAKH bring you...
Added by ezrakh on June 23, 2010 at 3:07am —
my kids are age 6 and 8 - future of this - do i have to pay for them to jam or can they come in on my ticket??? they're AMPED to see K-Os, etc rock sunday...
Added by james dea on June 22, 2010 at 1:34pm —
As the line-up of bands keeps growing, we've been jotting down lots of questions to ask each band that we feel may answer some unnerving questions for the Afro-punk fans. We also have some questions that we would like answered, too. For example, The Cool Kids, (what the hell happened to the "When Fish Ride Bicycles" album) to 24-7 Spyz (does Jimi really like P Fluids new album?) Continue
If you have any questions you would like to ask any of the performing bands, post…
Added by AFROPUNK on June 22, 2010 at 9:30am —
There are many images and characteristics associated with the rock scene. People may think of piercings, tattoos, crazy hairstyles and handmade clothing, but rarely do they include people of color in that image. It turns out that black Americans have had a strong history in the genre and still do today. The term “Afro-Punk” originally referred to these people of color (usually African Americans) who existed in the punk… Continue
Added by AFROPUNK on June 21, 2010 at 12:00pm —
MOS DEF is joining an already crazy line-up this Sunday June 27th at the AP Festival! The Cool Kids, 24-7 Spyz, J*DaVeY, K-OS, Martin Luther, The Memorials,
Added by AFROPUNK on June 21, 2010 at 9:00am —