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Featured Blog Posts – August 2012 Archive (20)

According to Rolling Stone, "the other black experience" is outdated

By Alexandria Gamlin

AFROPUNK FEST 2012 has been receiving all types of crazy awesome press, post festival. One of the biggest "horray!"'s came from a stellar write up from Matt Trammell at Rolling Stone. Matt has always been a friend of AFROPUNK and his re-cap of…

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Added by AFROPUNK FEST '12 on August 29, 2012 at 4:30pm — 16 Comments

AFROPUNK FEST 2012 TOP 10 HIGHLIGHTS

2 days, 26 bands, 5 DJs, 15 Food trucks, 80 local vendors, 8 custom motorcycles, 100+ skaters and 40 THOUSAND AFROPUNKS made up AFROPUNK FEST 2012. There was so much energy and it was all ((POS VIBES)). We’ll be talking about all the sweet stuff…

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Added by AFROPUNK FEST '12 on August 28, 2012 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

AFROPUNK FEST 2012: DOWNLOAD LIVETAPP

Want a MAP? GET THE APP! We've got the technologic hookup through our partners at LIVETAPP and they've hooked it up sweet! Download LIVE TAPP of your smartphone and check in when you arrive at AFROPUNK FEST 2012! You'll have access to the schedule, a map of the grounds and SWEET GIVEAWAYS…

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Added by AFROPUNK FEST '12 on August 24, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

AFROPUNK FEST 2012: BROOKLYN RHAPSODY CUSTOM MOTOR CYCLE SHOW

The best of the biker best are shining up their chrome for Brooklyn Rhapsody at AFROPUNKFEST 2012. Twelve spectacular custom bikes from Brooklyn and beyond will be lined up and rumbling to be judged as the best bagger, chopper, bobber, paint and the top award of Best in Show. The…

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Added by AFROPUNK FEST '12 on August 22, 2012 at 2:24pm — 2 Comments

AFROPUNK FEST 2012: YOUR HOST, COMEDIAN/ACTOR SEATON SMITH

Comedian, actor, filmmarker and hilarious fool SEATON SMITH is your HOST for AFROPUNK FEST 2012. He's toured the world telling jokes, and now he's coming to Commodore Barry Park August 25th and 26th to make some jokes with us as our maestro of punk, rap and rock & roll.

Applying smooth charisma…

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Added by AFROPUNK FEST '12 on August 22, 2012 at 12:41pm — No Comments

AFROPUNK FEST 2012: RESTAURANT ROW

Feeling like some local grub? In addition to food trucks we bringing you the AFROPUNK FEST 2012 RESTAURANT ROW featuring delicious eats from BROOKLYN MOON, MADIBA, DOUGH and MANY MORE! Come take and break and…

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Added by AFROPUNK FEST '12 on August 21, 2012 at 1:53pm — No Comments

AFROPUNK FEST 2012: MILITIA IS HER NAME

Shoutout to chicks who fvckn RAWK! That’s why we’ve got the one and only MILITIA to host AFROPUNK 2012 this weekend at Commodore Barry Park! She’s the face and killer voice of JUDAS PRIESTESS, and SWEAR ON YOUR…

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Added by AFROPUNK FEST '12 on August 21, 2012 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

AFROPUNK FEST: LIVE TAPP APP FOR IPHONE

Want insider prize giveaways, schedules and updates the day of AFROPUNK FEST? Good thing it's the future, because there's an app for that. Download LIVE TAPP for special VIP giveaways, merch and more. Streamline your festival experience in the palm of your hand! THE FUTURE IS…

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Added by AFROPUNK FEST '12 on August 20, 2012 at 6:34pm — 1 Comment

AFROPUNK FEST 2012: BRING ON THE PIZZA!

It wouldn't be a NYC FEST without the hot steaming slices of 'ZA! WE'VE GOT THE PIZZA BABY! If the 18 food trucks are too much variety to make your head spin, and you just want to grab a slice on your way to vibe with Alice Smith, we've got you covered. We've got legendary…

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Added by AFROPUNK FEST '12 on August 20, 2012 at 4:55pm — No Comments

AFROPUNK FEST 2012 COUNTDOWN: 9 DAYS

With only 9 DAYS left until AFROPUNK FEST 2012, there is a lot to be excited about. The bands, OH YEAH, we’ve got (sing-along if you know it) ERYKAH BADU, TV ON THE RADIO, GYM CLASS HEROES, BAD RABBITS, DAS RACIST, TORO Y MOI *runs out of breath* and…

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Added by AFROPUNK FEST '12 on August 16, 2012 at 2:05pm — No Comments

AFROPUNK FEST 2012 LIVE ART WALL

What better place to create an incredible lasting piece of art, than during the gathering of community that will be AFROPUNK FEST 2012. Local artists including Wonder Lee, RIP Josama and Rob Fokused are going set up on a wall and PAINT IT LIVE! They’ll merge their styles,…

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Added by AFROPUNK FEST '12 on August 16, 2012 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

AFROPUNK FEST 2012: OUT HERE WITH NIKE'S BATTLE FOR THE STREETS COMP

The NIKE SKATE FOR THE STREETS competition is going to be high energy and high flying awesomeness. NIKE is shelling out $10,000 in cash, prizes, gear and glory! We've got prizes for skate tricks, and a proper skate…

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Added by AFROPUNK FEST '12 on August 15, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

AFROPUNK FEST 2012: SHOP LIKE A SPENDTRIFT IN THE SPINTHRIFT MARKET

The AFROPUNK FEST is two days of music, fun, sun, food, skate and yes,.. even shopping! We have over 80 local vendors who will be slinging their goods Aug. 25th and 26th in the SPINTHRIFT MARKET. Cool kids at…

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Added by AFROPUNK FEST '12 on August 15, 2012 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

AFROPUNK FEST 2012 COUNTDOWN: 11 DAYS

Only 11 DAYS until @AFROPUNK Fest 2012. We’ve got the bands, the grub, the shopping, the skate and you should bring all your friends. Come celebrate being an OTHER with Gym Class Heros, Toro Y Moi, Purple Ferdinand and the entire AFROPUNK community. Come…

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Added by AFROPUNK FEST '12 on August 14, 2012 at 6:13pm — No Comments

AFRPOUNK FEST 2012: FOOD TRUCKS OF THE WORLD, UNITE AND TAKE (commodore barry park) OVER!

 

If we know one thing about food trucks-- it’s that they’re diverse in deliciousness. Any type of cuisine you can think of is available on 4 wheels, especially in New York... AND WE’RE BRINGING THEM TO THE FESTIVAL! whether it’s Mexican delights at…

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Added by AFROPUNK FEST '12 on August 14, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

AFROPUNK FEST 2012: NIKE SKATE FOR THE STREETS COMPETITION

KICK FLIPS AWAY! The Nike SKATE FOR THE STREETS competition isn’t for the fakers-- just fakies. Nike is shelling out $10,000 cold hard dollars to NYC’s top street skater. Watch out for celebrity surprise appearances from NINJASONIK & FLATBUSH ZOMBIES Want in on this? Go to the “skate”…

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Added by AFROPUNK FEST '12 on August 13, 2012 at 4:16pm — No Comments

AFROPUNK FEST 2012: SPEND & SPIN IN THE SPINTHRIFT MARKET

 

We’ve got all of Brooklyn coming out to sling their goods at this years AFROPUNK Fest 2012 Aug 25th & 26th! The AFROPUNK SPINTHRIFT MARKET will feature over 80 local artists and artisans offering fashion, crafts and art with a fresh alternative…

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Added by AFROPUNK FEST '12 on August 13, 2012 at 3:04pm — 1 Comment

AFROPUNK FEST 2012: FOOD TRUCKS ON FOOD TRUCKS ON FOOD TRUCKS



We know you’re pumped for the bands! We know you’re pumped for the Nike SKATE FOR THE STREETS competition. But are you…

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Added by AFROPUNK FEST '12 on August 10, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

AFROPUNK FEST 2012 COUNTDOWN: 15 DAYS

 The countdown is getting serious: Only 15 days until AFROPUNK Fest 2012. We’ve got the bands, the skaters, the LIVE art and the best food trucks in the city! Put your party pants on kids, cause we mean business! and by “business” we really mean “SERIOUS FESTIVAL…

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Added by AFROPUNK FEST '12 on August 10, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Check One: I Am OTHER - Movie Premiere!

AFROPUNK started as a film that created a community. It resonated with people who felt isolated in their hometowns, schools and within their own families. Nine years later, AFROPUNK has become a vibrant community and lifestyle.

The spirit of AFROPUNK continues to flourish and grow and we're proud to support film student and afropunktress NEF PREZ as she debuts her long awaited, highly anticipated, and widely acclaimed film I AM OTHER. It’s an honest dedication to all…

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Added by Eye Candy on August 3, 2012 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

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