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Featured Blog Posts – June 2010 Archive (10)

BAD RABBITS: Afro-Punk Festival 2010!

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 — 2 Comments

Galaxy of Tar: Afro-Punk Festival 2010!

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…

Added by AFROPUNK on June 27, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments


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 — No Comments

Afro-Punk Festival 2010! Wall-EVOLution!!

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!…


Added by AFROPUNK on June 26, 2010 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Afro-punk Festival: Post Your Memories Here!

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…

Added by AFROPUNK on June 21, 2010 at 12:00pm — 8 Comments

The New Face of Action Sports- Taking over the city streets one trick at a time

For years, kids in the inner city have used sports as a way out of their economic situation. It seems common to hear professional basketball and football players talk about their days growing up broke, practicing their craft for countless hours, and then making millions through endorsements once they get into the professional leagues.

The story that seems to go unspoken in the Black community are the growing number of…

Added by APX on June 17, 2010 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Too old and too black for punk?

When most people think about punk rock, images of sweaty thin white boys instantly come to mind- holding stead fast to the idea that punk music is reserved for the privileged white youth that exude bottled rage in the form of guitars, drums, mosh pits, drugs, piercings, and cheap alcohol.

Too old and too black for…

Added by Sound Check on June 16, 2010 at 5:00pm — 14 Comments

Shake Yo' Can- Visual Artists at the 2010 Festival!

In preparation for the 2010 Afro-Punk Festival, we are calling out to artists on the scene. This year's mural wall will be bigger and longer--a 150 foot canvas-- giving more room for some of the illest underground artists in Brooklyn to come out and show off their skills. We had the chance to meet up with this year’s featured artists and ask them…

Added by AFROPUNK on June 9, 2010 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

I'm Black and I'm a Witch: My guide to Magick

Y’see, I’m a Witch. A Black Witch but not in the way of practicing black but I’m an African American who also happens to be a Witch. I guess it would be better calling myself an African-American Witch to keep heart attacks at a low but it’s such a lengthy name! Ah well. I’m Pagan as well, meaning that I follow a nature-based belief system. I’m not Wiccan tho. I’ll explain the differences (and why ‘magick’ is spelled with a…

Added by The Establishment on June 9, 2010 at 2:30pm — 19 Comments

MY TOP TEN REASONS why Chicks don't Digg Punk

In this male dominated world, women have only seemed to go so far in the punk music arena. Now in mainstream pop music we have Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, but where are the women punk artists. And why, after so many years of sexual equality, can't a woman just be a good punk artist as opposed to being good for a "female" punk artist. Well, I thought about it, and here are my top ten reasons why women shy away from the punk experience.…


Added by Gender Bent on June 5, 2010 at 12:30pm — 39 Comments

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