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July 2008 Blog Posts (44)

New vlog yall!!!

Added by Rape Whistle on July 29, 2008 at 2:46am — 3 Comments

Paris is burning!!!! Kicking and screaming...

They sing in a foreign dialect and they are pretty cool people so prepare for sights and sounds.....

They remind me of a French TVOTR or Celebration. Funny enough i was promoting for the afro-punk festival in the west village and just on the grind when I can across this french couple,

I approached the couple as they were admiring a mural of jazz musicians to give… Continue

Added by Kaos Blac on July 28, 2008 at 4:49pm — No Comments

7.27. Immortal Vybz - Dancehall Overdose Vol 2

now THIS, is how a fokkin mixtape pose'ta sound! im a personal fan of this Immoratl Vybz cat.. hearing his mixtapes, reminds me of when i hit up the "African store" in Anyhood, USA- and purchase some China Whyte.. or is it Egyptian Musk? either way, the shyt smell good. and furthermore- da bitties love it.

01 - Immortal Vybz - Intro

02 - Munga -… Continue

Added by piffhuxtable on July 27, 2008 at 12:29pm — No Comments

Diagnosing ones' self thru wikipedia:it all makes sense now

My extreme powers of introspection have lead me to look up exactly what personality disorder I have (and it's not like hack counselors are going to come up with this)

I had it narrowed down between schizotypal and schizoid personality disorders. The two are damn near the same thing except with one big difference: "The difference between the two seems to be that those labeled as Schizotypal avoid social interaction because of a deep-seated fear of people. The Schizoid individual… Continue

Added by Madamoiselle De Sade on July 25, 2008 at 1:30am — No Comments

Real Quick

Real quick, I wanted say some shit, maybe somethin important, like about government politics and extortion. But I got 3 minutes before my time today is done. Maybe tomorrow I'll be back like Maya, as the sun rises so shall I. Or so I'll try but I'll be in another state and that is not the same state that is the same state as in state of mind - and yet then in again who said that my state of mind is not to say the same as my state of being. So if you'll feeling how I'm seeing then you already… Continue

Added by Nicky Sigma on July 24, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

"Who's Gonna Save My Soul" & Siren Music Fest update

I love this. At first I thought there was too much dialog in the beginning but as a concept I really enjoyed it and the ending ties it together. I like music videos with "heart" (rim shot) ^_^

In other news...

- image by Flickr user Jalapeño
This past weekend I attended… Continue

Added by DanielaInfinity on July 23, 2008 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

Disaster Us Revolution Tour Updates!

Yo- Whats up everyone! Its SOl_Mental from Disaster Us. The tour has been going great. We hit Dallas at the Bar of Soap- it was pretty dope. Thanks to all the people that came out. We then drove across the country to Vegas where we played at the Ice House. We played with the legendary Shattered Faith who were amazing! We had such a blast. We've been in California since last week and had some great shows with Murphys Law, Dead Lazlos Place and other awesome bands! We have dates booked through… Continue

Added by Disaster Us on July 23, 2008 at 5:00pm — No Comments

who tha fokk, is a Johnny Polygon?!?

as seen on the chronicles of piFF Huxtable:

2 yrs ago, i called that this cat was gonna be a superstar.

ladies and gentleman. Tulsa, Oklahoma. please stand the fokk up for my man Johnny Polygon. this dude went… Continue

Added by piffhuxtable on July 22, 2008 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments


Benga is the shit. There is this whole new scene happening out in UK called Dubstep. You may have heard of it, mainly cause people get banged hard at the parties (and banged I mean shot to death, I'm sure the other thing happens too), but its more rather the music I want to discuss with this artist in particular. His real name is Beni Uthman, 21, although he may just be a young buck he has been making moves all over the place since age 15. His current release Diary of an… Continue

Added by Kaos Blac on July 21, 2008 at 2:00pm — 5 Comments

mein liebes, HALO!

i am currently at work writing and recording a new 'ep' which may turn into a full length 8-9 song album. pleez join the incredible growing numbers of rasalus fans on some fresh sites like IMEEM, FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE(RASALUSFANCORPS), MUSICNATION, SELLABAND and MYSPACE/RACHIDISRASALUS. if u'd like to hear more rasalus u can purchace his l8test ep 'MY NAME IS RASALUS' on kawomusic. u can also purchase his debut 'PROTOTYPE' from Enjoy some of the new demos like 'so ez' and whatever it… Continue

Added by Rasalus=Rachid on July 21, 2008 at 1:02pm — No Comments

Oh Friday Randomness

I am still at work... and I love Epic-Fu.

I also love music festivals, which is why I am covering the Siren Music Festival at Coney Island tomorrow.

Hopefully the sun blesses me and I look a little less like Lydia Deats from… Continue

Added by DanielaInfinity on July 18, 2008 at 6:51pm — No Comments

Hello Brooklyn Vol.1-3... and, if ya dont know. now you knoooooow

first off.. id like to thank everyone who came out, as well as participated in this years Afro Punk festival. Jacob Weilder, Anthony Williams, Shawn Owens, Malcolm Watson, Jabari Pendleton, Thomas Wardlow and the rest of the boys held it down for the entire week- with no questions asked. massive shout out to Transworlds Blair Alley, as well as the following sponsors:

DC Shoe Co

Mada… Continue

Added by piffhuxtable on July 17, 2008 at 12:00am — No Comments

if you liked afro punk. you should check this out...

there is a similar event going on in brooklyn. called the brooklyn urban arts market. Many of the bands you enjoyed during the afro punk festival will be there too. check out the site for more details, And dont forget to create a profile!!!!

Added by Elliott @3rdeyeclutch on July 16, 2008 at 4:36pm — 1 Comment

ooh yall

I'm REAL horny and my girlfriend doesn't make the sex with me. Then I get the wandering eye. But i look, don't touch. I think, don't touch. (I sniff....dont' touch. lol)

We've been together for two years. Last summer I went out with this girl; we had a mutual friend who was supposed to show up but flaked. (Betch.) Anyway, a few drinks later (I had more than she did. she bought me drinks. She got me drunk.) She, of course, kissed me. And here i'm like 'whoa that was hot. but that… Continue

Added by GodsavetheQueer on July 16, 2008 at 2:58am — 1 Comment

Community/Artists Networking Idea

I was thinking about this on my back from Denver earlier today (more on the family thing in another blog post)...

I am interested in starting or contributing to an international artists network through the Afro-Punk community.

I was involved in skill share events in California and I think it would be cool if there was a way that I could contribute to this community and receive support in other ways beyond friending and posting videos.

Specifically in my case, I… Continue

Added by DanielaInfinity on July 16, 2008 at 2:14am — 4 Comments

Afropunk 2008: a Merch's-Eye View

So I kept notes of the good, the bad and the better throughout the entire 8 day festival. I was working the Afropunk merch table the whole time, which allowed me a great view of every concert. Applause to everyone who stopped by and supported AP! And I even send love to the folks who tried to weasel their way into a free t-shirt...a festival wouldn't be complete without y'all.

Now on to the music.

Afropunk Day 1 - 7/5/08 - Great kickoff! Janelle Monae is a strong,… Continue

Added by Matrix on July 15, 2008 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments


Some info I gleemed from various sources about him.

Manuel Lopes Andrade, a.k.a. Tcheka, was born on the 20th July 1973 in the port of Ribeira Barca, Santa Catarina district, on Santiago, the most African island of the Cape Verde archipelago. One of the first pieces he wrote, “Man’ba des bes kumida dâ”, gave a clear idea of the musical path he wished to follow. His aim was to widen the appeal of batuque, turning it into a beat that everyone would love. His… Continue

Added by Kaos Blac on July 14, 2008 at 7:40pm — 2 Comments


so now the festival has passed and all the moshers and punks have worn themselves rugged cheering for their favorite bands. I want you to stop, take a deep breath and recap whatever day(s) you went to the festival. and then tell me about the bands you liked, memorable moments, pits, demos, bails, and other random facts that you liked (or disliked) about the festival.

Added by Elliott @3rdeyeclutch on July 14, 2008 at 11:37am — 3 Comments

Swivel @ the Mint in Los Angeles

We're playing one more show in Los Angeles before we go to Europe, so come hang out, check us out and wish us well on the 18th!

Added by Eddie Tyclus on July 11, 2008 at 5:11pm — No Comments

Sew.... Going to Denver


I am leaving at 5am tomorrow morning. There is a family reunion going (apparently I have a lot of family in Denver) and am hoping I meet a few cool distant cousins who can show me a good time.

I have never been to Colorado. Have any of you guys been to Denver or currently live there? What should I check out?

I am bringing a laptop, video camera and my digital camera to document this experience.

I'll be back on July… Continue

Added by DanielaInfinity on July 11, 2008 at 12:06am — No Comments

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