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September 2012 Blog Posts (86)

Creative people needed

I started a new blog to promote creative people in all fields, email me eayoko@gmail.com and check out the blog http://www.lovecreativepeople.posterous.com

Added by Ehi on September 28, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The Peculiar Kind: Zebra Katz + Latex Ball 2012

It seems that 2012 has been the year for Queer Artists. The Peculiar Kind would like to say... About damn time! But seriously, Art is art and whether you're queer, straight, red, brown or green, if your art is great, people will relate ( We write rhymes too.) Below is a little something we threw together (literally) from this years Latex Ball featuring Zebra Katz and Njenna Reddd Foxxx. Also, check out the dates for Zebra Katz and Azealia Banks European tour... BIG…

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Added by Gender Bent on September 28, 2012 at 9:26am — 1 Comment

AP Quickie: New Music From Bad Brains + New Album Coming Out Nov. 20th

Shooooot! Who's pumped up about Bad Brains' upcoming album 'Into The Future' (to be released November 20th). The title track has been revealed and you can stream it right HERE. Some say it's a return to their hardcore/punk roots. Check it out and let us know what you…

Added by Sound Check on September 28, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Punk Rock and Reggae: A Love Story in 2 Acts

35 years since the dawn of punk, and we take it for granted that reggae and punk are best mates. Nobody really questions why bands who are known primarily for short, fast shoutalongs—and wouldn't be caught dead near an acoustic guitar—will once or twice in an album break into their best fake Jamaican accent, let their bass player loose, and just slow things way way down. What on paper seem like two genres that couldn't be less alike both have their roots as the music of youth…

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Added by Sound Check on September 28, 2012 at 8:17am — 1 Comment

WHO ARE THE URBAN SOUL FARMERS?

COLLECTIVE SOULS. CONNECTING ETHNIC CULTURE. SOWING SEEDS OF WISDOM.

THE URBAN SOUL FARMERS ARE PEOPLE LIKE YOU WITH A VISION.

SUPPORT A TRAVELING TROOP OF TALENTED, ARTISTS, SCHOLARS, POETS AND FARMERS WHO WILL SHARE THEIR FASCINATING AND POWERFUL PERFORMANCE ABOUT MAINTAINING CREATIVITY AND PURPOSE IN YOUR LIFE.

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WITH A $10 DONATIONS YOU WILL RECEIVE A GIFT !!…

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Added by blaqvenus on September 27, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Afro-Punk Festival Catch Up: Graffiti Artist Baja Ukweli

I had the chance to catch up with tagger Baja Ukweli after the Afro-Punk Festival. Here's what he had to say about his experience on this year's festival:

Me: How long have you been graffing/tagging? 

Baja Ukweli: I have been tagging since the early 80's

Me: What inspired you to the art form?
BU:The inspiration for this form of art came from witnessing unjust public atrocities,…
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Added by Kodachi on September 26, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

A Unforgettable Moment and Change of Pace with Dri Fish and Saul Williams

Earlier this month I went to see Saul Williams and Dri Fish perform spoken word here in Baltimore. It was a fantastic show and excuse the crappy photos for I was in the back and with a new camera that apparently sucks at long range.

Femi the Dri Fish's set was short but very well done. Although he performs with a band now, he had his starts as a spoken word poet as part of a duo called 5th L so doing spoken word came…

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Added by Kodachi on September 26, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Black Witch The Arts!: Lupe Fiasco's "B!tch Bad" is Pretty Good

Recently, Lupe Fiasco released the video, “B*tch Bad”, a song off his newest album Food & Liquor 2. Here it is below.

Now, I have words about this. This vid is probably why Lupe will possibly be the only well-known emcee I actually like. Look at the site for the…

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Added by Kodachi on September 26, 2012 at 8:29pm — No Comments

What if??

"WHAT IF?" THA' UNDEAD GATA-STEIN,

cross promotional print for "Tha Original Gata" and "Ginger-Stein." Graphite and digital painting 2012.

both comicbooks "Ginger-Stein;Rise of the…

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Added by THA TRUE ORIGINAL GATA™ on September 26, 2012 at 5:58pm — No Comments

Sugar & Spikes Tattoo Feature: "Exploring Sex and Ink with Madam Natur"

If you find yourself bored with reading the same old dry columns on sex and thirsty for something a little bit more invigorating, then you'll no doubt find Madam Natur Magazine quite refreshing. Its creator, Chrissi J., has set out to publish a zine that aims to teach, inspire, stimulate, flatten taboos and broaden sexual horizons. Meeting Chrissi, you get the sense of an earthy woman who does not shy away from organically seducing you into her world. You'll leave knowing only…

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Added by Safety Pins on September 26, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Heavy: perfect retro-cool with “The Glorious Dead” #SoundCheck

The past few years have seen an increasing percentage of the music scene mining the vaults of Stax records circa 1968 in search of lost singles for inspiration. And why shouldn't they? There's some great shit in there. But retro savants The Heavy have picked a different corner of the Stax catalog for their muse; that sublime period around '71 when some of soul's best songwriters made the switch from songwriter to film composer. Outfitting their soul+indie formula with lush…

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Added by Sound Check on September 26, 2012 at 7:41am — 1 Comment

THANK YOU URBANWORLD FILM FESTIVAL: THE TRIPTYCH WAS A SUCCESS

THANK YOU to everyone who came out for the AFROPUNK FILMS screening of THE TRIPTYCH at the Urbanworld Film Festival. The moving film about 3 artists' perspectives brought the house down and the supporters of the arts down to 34th street in Manhattan this past…

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Added by Eye Candy on September 25, 2012 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Black Fashion By Javii: The 10 Best BLACKFASHION images of the week

Hey guys, here are the 10 Best BLACKFASHION images of the week. Let us know which one is right down your alley. Marcus Branch of SKLTN Magazine

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Added by Safety Pins on September 25, 2012 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

Tattoo of The Week: Kitty Crystal

Kitty's love of tattoos began as a teenager and by sheer determination, she managed to get her first tattoo in a state where it was illegal at the time. Her drive to achieve what others deemed as impossible carried on though her life. This artist, actress and model eventually set her sights on achieving success in New York City when she left her hometown of Las Vegas about 2 years ago. Her favorite piece is a tattoo done by a dear friend who had given it to her as a going away…

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Added by Safety Pins on September 24, 2012 at 9:07am — 1 Comment

SoundCheck: Stream the sexy new 'Grammar EP' from Brooklyn synth-pop quartet Body Language

Body Language rocked the house at AP Fest this summer, and if you couldn't get enough of them, the synth-pop quartet has a new EP out now. The Grammar EP continues their infectiously danceable blend of synth-pop, chillwave, electrofunk, and at least 3 other hyphenate genres probably. But whatever you want to call it, this is undeniably sexy.…

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Added by Sound Check on September 24, 2012 at 7:58am — 3 Comments

day 1 8:49pm something like 10 hours in.......

I need to remember a few things. I have to remember that Patrick asked me to move in with him to help save money. Sounds familiar? We love him and he loves me, but we are only friends.

RELAX

Added by Ti Pha Nerd on September 22, 2012 at 8:50pm — No Comments

Rock To Punk/Soul band Blood Sugar X's latest “The Dead Dumb Happy Life vol 2.” #SoundCheck

Blood Sugar X burst back onto the music scene earlier this summer after a 7 year hiatus with The Dead Dumb Happy Life vol. 1. Continuing this week's unintentional theme of “new releases by genre-busting bands who had disappeared for a while but now are back hooray!” (the name tested great in the focus group...), Xavier Dphrepaulezz and company are…

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Added by Sound Check on September 21, 2012 at 10:27am — 4 Comments

Interview: Catching Up With Skate Pioneer Alphonzo Rawls

In the late 80’s and early 90’s skateboarding emerged as one of the fastest growing sports to date. With over 18 million skaters worldwide, skateboarding has continued to grow since its conception in the late 1960’s. One skater who laid the foundation for early African-American professional skateboarders is Alphonzo Rawls. Rawls who is an independent shoe designer in San Diego spoke with us about skating and his career.…

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Added by APX on September 21, 2012 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

The Peculiar Kind is going on a College tour!

We are taking our documentary, "The Peculiar Kind: A Doc" on tour starting October 22nd thru November 16th! The documentary is based on the web series that provides a more detailed look into the QWOC community with never before seen conversations, meetings, events and interviews. The film covers topics from gentrification to unemployment and issues from queer communities around the world.

If you're interested in bringing TPK to your College or University, reserve your date…

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Added by Gender Bent on September 21, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

AFROPUNK PRESENTS: THE TRIPTYCH AT THE URBANWORLD FILM FESTIVAL SATURDAY SEPT. 22

AFROPUNK Presents The TRIPTYCH, a series of bio-pics with three of the most resonant voices in art: Wangechi Mutu, Barron Claiborne and Sanford Biggers. Come be a part of this amazing festival with…

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Added by Eye Candy on September 20, 2012 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

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