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June 2011 Blog Posts (64)

The Bots Rep Afro-punk On The Vans Warped Tour : Day 2, 3 & 4

Warped Tour has been incredible, fantastic, and utterly awesome so far! That is us with founder Kevin Lyman in the picture above. He is so supportive and nice, always looking out for us. We have played Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and Las Cruces New Mexico and tomorrow we are playing Las Vegas! We've…

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Added by THE BOTS on June 30, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments

Don't piss on my parade, bitch.

















































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Added by Ariana Sometimes on June 29, 2011 at 8:53pm — 1 Comment

GOTH. The Aesthetic and The Subculture: Getting Past the Stupid Shit.

A while back I went through an ugly experience as a result of joining a goth chat line. To begin with, I was new to a conscious identification with the subculture and new to chat lines too, so I had some hurdles to jump. I didn't expect I'd have to jump them in a mine field though. The worst of it: Three attacks were made on my computer (files stolen, virus planted, I lost a lot of stuff). This whole experience was my first encounter with goth as a subculture. I didn't expect the… Continue

Added by The Establishment on June 29, 2011 at 2:36pm — 21 Comments

Black Pole Revisits Generation X Alternative Rock - INTERVIEW

Alternative music in the early ‘90s arguably had the biggest impact on American pop culture since the Baby Boomer generation. It was an exciting time when the Do It Yourself aesthetics of the punk generation 20 years prior helped inspire hungry artists and musicians to express themselves without restraint. Within Generation X were many independent local bands that gained popularity at home, but failed to attain a larger audience. Out of the historically turbulent Berkeley, CA… Continue

Added by Sound Check on June 29, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

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Added by blaqvenus on June 28, 2011 at 7:09pm — No Comments

Rockstar In Training: Musicians of the Roundtable

This past week I facilitated and participated in the first of several free Musician’s Roundtables at the University of Louisville. There were fewer than 13 knights… I mean, musicians, in attendance, but some of them were my friends & internet acquaintances. Among others, attendees included, Lady “Jessy B”, a rapper of a unique cloth, Sir Maxwell Mitchell of ye olden and Sir Justin Lewis, the first of his name and master of going to Bonaroo for free. Oh, and I, Lady Pam Newman,… Continue

Added by Sound Check on June 28, 2011 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

Pandas are actually evil.

 

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Added by Ariana Sometimes on June 28, 2011 at 2:46pm — No Comments

GOTH. The Aesthetic and The Subculture: Getting Past the Stupid Shit.

    A while back I went through an ugly experience as a result of joining a goth chat liine. To begin with, I was new to a conscious identification with the subculture and new to chat lines too, so I had some hurdles to jump. I didn't expect i'd have to jump them in a mine field though.

    The worst of it: Three attacks were made on my computer. I caught the first one while it was occurring. In the second attack, two movies were stolen off my computer via a remote library set-up and…

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Added by Satan's Crow on June 27, 2011 at 9:20pm — 3 Comments

'sup hoes?

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Added by Ariana Sometimes on June 27, 2011 at 9:14pm — No Comments

Free Download: Arama Mara's 'Concrete Blues'

Who's in the mood for some delicious soulful music infused with rock and reggae? Arama Mara is a respected songwriter whose credits include reggae legend Maxi Priest, Enrique Iglesias and more. But wait 'til you hear her solo project. She's sharing her track 'Concrete Blues' with us as a free download, check it out below!

Arama told us: "Concrete Blues tells the story of me leaving my familiar hometown…
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Added by AFROPUNK on June 27, 2011 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

The Bots Rep Afro-punk On The Vans Warped Tour : Day 1

Vans Warped Tour is finally here!! We headed out for Texas Tuesday night, at around 4am. You know you’re up too early when you could see the sun rise, but it was fine. We pretty much stayed up the whole day and night because it was Mikaiah’s 18th birthday!…

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Added by THE BOTS on June 26, 2011 at 4:14pm — No Comments

George Clinton: The King of Funk

George Clinton's name is synonymous with funk. The mastermind behind the supergroup Parliament-Funkadelic (now known as the P-Funk All Stars), Clinton released 19 albums from 1970 and 1981 that defined funk and kickstarted the Afrofuturist movement. In a career that's spanned over 50 years, he's influenced everything from NWA to the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, from Fishbone to the Big Boys, and been sampled by nearly every hip hop artist in the history of the… Continue

Added by Sound Check on June 24, 2011 at 8:00pm — 7 Comments

Free Download: Alison Carney Covers Incubus' 'Stellar'

It's always risky to cover what some consider a 'classic'. Looks like DC-based artist Alison Carney isn't afraid of challenges, as she decided to release her take on Incubus' song 'Stellar'. It is a free download, scroll down to check it out! We're also including other tracks from her EP 'alisonWonderland', including a collaboration with afropunk.com member… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on June 24, 2011 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Bad Brains' HR Getting The Documentary Treatment

In case you missed this, here's another documentary you punkz and punkettez need to look out for: HR, The Documentary, produced by Small Axe Films. The movie will document the life of icon and Bad Brains front man HR, from the hard-hitting and aggressive punk era to the more mellow, but still eccentric recent days. Very little footage has been released so far and we don't know when the final product will be available (the… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on June 24, 2011 at 4:00pm — 10 Comments

Ask Black Witch

It’s the first 'Ask Black Witch' of the second year of Black Witch. How delightful! Side note: soon I’ll probably be grinding for votes for the Black Web Awards (different from the Black Weblogs Awards). Geez, I feel like I’m running for president. On to our first question: "Why is divination so bad?" - Anonymous



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Added by The Establishment on June 24, 2011 at 1:30pm — 6 Comments

Ask Black Witch

It’s the first Ask Black Witch of the second year of Black Witch. How delightful! I’m also happy because no more grinding for votes and donations to send me to L.A. for the Black Weblog Awards. No, sadly I didn’t make the goal of $500, close but not good enough. I’m currently in talks with BWA and Afro-Punk about all this to see what still can be done. Yes, I really would like to go but circumstances are circumstances.



But note: Soon I’ll probably be grinding for votes for the Black…

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Added by Black Witch on June 24, 2011 at 2:00am — No Comments

AP Fashion: Samantha Black Shows Them How It's Done

High fashion, bright colors, chic but fun, let us introduce you to the work of Ms. Samantha Black, a fashion designer with a passion for visual arts (she also draws and paints). In her short life, Black has interned for Alexander McQueen, been the head designer for a women's denim line, and launched her own brand, Sammy B. Designs. In this interview, she talks about her vision, New York's fashion community, and the… Continue

Added by Safety Pins on June 22, 2011 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

INTERVIEW: Onyx Ashanti - Hi-Tech Electro Geekery Meets 'Jazz' Improvisation

We've seen a lot around here, but this guy is definitely trying something different. Using available open-source technology, Onyx Ashanti created his own controller system to be able to play Live, improvised music he calls Beatjazz. The system includes elements strapped to his body and mouth pieces. But rather than explaining it to you, let's take a look at a video of one of his… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on June 22, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

THE BOTS HIT THE ROAD FOR THE 2011 VANS WARPED TOUR...ROLL OUT!

Hey everyone!! We are Mikaiah & Anaiah Lei of THE BOTS, maybe you caught us at the last couple Afro-Punk shows, but if not you…

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Added by THE BOTS on June 21, 2011 at 6:31pm — 1 Comment

TRANSCEND THE CORE SUMMER DATES

HEY TTC FANS MORE DATE HERE WE WILL BE ROCKIN OUT AT A NEW YORK CITY CLUB NEAR YOU

 

SULLIVAN HALL    JULY 19

 

OTTO's SHRUNKEN HEAD    AUGUST 11

 

SULLIVAN HALL   AUGUST 24

 

 

MORE DATE TO COME !!!!!!!

STAY TUNED

 

 

 

 

Added by Transcend The Core on June 21, 2011 at 4:27pm — No Comments

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