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September 2014 Blog Posts (114)

VIDEO: TV On The Radio team up with Pee-wee Herman for 'Happy Idiot' video

Check out the new video from TV On The Radio, featuring actor Paul Reubens - of Pee Wee Herman fame. The video is for the band's latest single, 'Happy Idiot'; the lead single from their upcoming album, 'Seeds', which will be released November 18th.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor



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Added by Sound Check on September 30, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

My Idea for a "Star-Spangled" Video

Lately, ever since Adult Swim did their singles project and released this track, a version of Star-Spangled Banner by Fatima Al-Qadiri, I've been so obsessed with the track that I wound up imagining a video for the track last night.…

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Added by Lightning Pill on September 29, 2014 at 10:21pm — No Comments

NEW MUSIC: Georgia Anne Muldrow's 'Oligarchy Sucks'

Check out the new project from soulstress/producer, Georgia Anne Muldrow: an instrumental album titled 'Oligarchy Sucks'. Get into it (click on the image below to begin sreaming).

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor…

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Added by Sound Check on September 29, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments

FREE DOWNLOAD: Josiah Wise releases 'Sign Of Submission'

Check out the new release from Josiah Wise, known also as the SERPENTWITHFEET. The performance artist and musician has steadilly been making a name for himself over the years - from fronting the musical outfit GodBodi to recording with musician CHLLNGR at the Red Bull Studios in Copenhagen . Get into his new release below, 'Sign of Submission'.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK…

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Added by Sound Check on September 29, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

NEW MUSIC: Get Into Some "jazz-electro-hop-pop" with Toya Delazy's 'Forbidden Fruit'

South African artist Toya Delazy revealed 'Forbidden Fruit', the first single off her upcoming album Ascension. The song seems to be about coming to terms with one's sexual orientation.

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Added by Sound Check on September 29, 2014 at 11:57am — 1 Comment

Maintenance Man

So, in the course of one weekend, I managed to cobble together an album for release. The album is called Maintenance Man. It took one guitar, around two keyboards, a laptop and, unfortunately, a cell phone to create it.

When I first thought of the title, I had a concept connected to it. The concept had to do with turning regular people into superheroes. But this time, they don't have to save other people per se. They at least have to save themselves. Inspired by the lyrics to…

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Added by Lightning Pill on September 29, 2014 at 11:46am — No Comments

FEATURE: How I Beat Anxiety (At Least, For Now)

Are you currently having trouble trying to face your anxiety head on? Do you always feel this need to be perfect and think that just because you aren't perfectly tuned-up, you might not ever make it anywhere? I got a present for you. But first, I am going to explain the premise behind it. I'm sure I'm not the only musician or songwriter that hates hearing the imperfection in his vocals. Or when I write a song or an album, I have trouble figuring out the perfect way to begin. As…

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Added by Robust on September 29, 2014 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

FEATURE: Photographer, Delphine Diallo - Soulful Expression In Art

One of the most subjective topics besides religion is Art, a gift that I believe is a divine connection between this world and an existence in between. With so many people underestimating and unappreciative of artwork, the artist becomes invisible. But, this is not the case for Delphine Diallo who through her artwork shows us her courage, vulnerability, knowledge, love and most of all - spirit. The work of the New York based photographer is currently a part of the 'Harlem…

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Added by Eye Candy on September 29, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

FEATURE: Celebrating Outstanding Talent from the Boston Hip-hop Scene

I remember when I talked to (I believe) Slaine about why Boston isn't getting enough attention for their brand of hip-hop. He told me that Boston seemed more known for white people living there, so it will probably never get the same kind of blow-up that New York did. At least not since the days of Ed O.G. and Guru. As a Dorchester native, this is where I have to help out and introduce to the masses some rappers who could use your ears.…



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Added by Sound Check on September 29, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

NEW MUSIC: Gary Clark Jr Cements His Place As One of The Greatest Living Modern Guitarists on 'Gary Clark Jr. Live' #SoundCheck

Shortly before he died, I got to meet the jazz pianist Boyd Lee Dunlop. A mutual friend introduced us. As the three of us sat down at the piano in the nursing home cafeteria, we took turns at the piano. I'd never define myself as a pianist, and here I am with an unsung jazz legend asking me to play something. I started playing “Gymnopedie No. 1” because it's one of the only piano pieces I can play from memory, and Boyd Lee interrupted me. “Don't play me a song, kid. Play the… Continue

Added by Sound Check on September 29, 2014 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

NeMiss Chiyork with Mazzi opens for Ghostface at La Moulin Rouge in PARIS and films Video Anything Is Possible

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuNPqW3D4k0

NeMiss teams up with Yoann Da Cunha in France to film Anything Is Possible. It's Okay to dream and so far much of what NeMiss has written in this song has…

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Added by NeMiss Chiyork on September 28, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Hoffle Stoff Awaffogus

Plz check out our new 12Track album.
It's free or name your price. Whatever. Take it and lend it an ear! Had ore band based from Houston,Tx.

www.hofflestoffawaffogus.bandcamp.com

Added by Ryu Sanchez on September 27, 2014 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Why People Hated on Diddy

While I'm still here, I might as well take on a topic that I felt needed to be addressed quickly.

Back when I was working for Benchmark, I would hear songs with P. Diddy where the chorus asks exactly why people hate him. "I don't know what they want from me, it's like the more money we come across, the more problems we see", goes the chorus of "Mo Money, Mo Problems". This just happens to point out the problem entirely. I think the reason why DIddy is getting hate has a lot to…

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Added by Lightning Pill on September 27, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

How to Beat Anxiety

Are you currently having trouble trying to face your anxiety head on? Do you always feel this need to be perfect and think that just because you aren't perfectly tuned-up, you might not ever make it anywhere? I got a present for you. But first, I am going to explain the premise behind it.

I'm sure I'm not the only musician or songwriter that hates hearing the imperfection in his vocals. Or when I write a song or an album, I have trouble figuring out…

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Added by Lightning Pill on September 27, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

FREE DOWNLOAD: The Black Opera - Beginning Of The End (feat. Georgia Anne Muldrow)

Georgia Anne Muldrow has teamed up with The Black Opera for their new single “Beginning Of The End”, produced by Tall Black Guy. The single is from the group's upcoming LP, 'The Great Year', and is set for release September 30th via Mello Music Group. Check it out below by clicking on the image.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor…

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Added by Sound Check on September 26, 2014 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

CBGB MUSIC AND FILM FESTIVAL 2014

We are excited to announce that Billy Idol will be the keynote speaker for this year's CBGB Music and Film Festival. The night will include a performance by The Skins. The event will take place on Thursday October 9 at 6pm at our festival HeadQuarters, Center548 (548 W 22nd St).

We also are excited about our Music Talks occurring on Thursday October 9th at…

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Added by RC Begeb on September 26, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

NEW MUSIC: Stream the Uplifting Self-Titled Debut from Meridian Lights #SoundCheck

Listening to the forthcoming debut from Meridian Lights, I can't help but feel like I'm doing this wrong. There's something about the earnest minimalism of Yohimbe Sampson (also of Game Rebellion) and Bradley Valentin that belongs at a campfire, or at an outdoor festival just as the sun's setting. These headphones just don't feel right. Influenced in equal parts by classic rock, soul, folk, 90's alt rock, and reggae, Meridian Lights makes the sort of heartfelt and unpretentious…

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Added by Sound Check on September 26, 2014 at 1:33pm — 1 Comment

NEW MUSIC: The Trp and Dos Global release 'Spun'

Check out The TRP and Dos Global (aka Michael Tousana)'s new track 'Spun'. Before, the track could only be heard via DJ Kitty Cash's mix, 'Love The Free Vol. II'; but now the duo have posted the track on HYPETRAK SoundCloud for…

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Added by Sound Check on September 26, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

PHOTO ESSAY: Street Style at Howard University

We believe that style is a form of creative expression that empowers us as we navigate our world and become aware of our place in it. Created in the fall of 2013, Howard Style strives to present a truthful platform for young Black representation, specifically regarding the students of Howard University. Also invested in displaying the work of talented photographers in the community, Howard Style is dedicated to supporting…

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Added by Safety Pins on September 26, 2014 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

FEATURE: Writing While Latina

A few months ago, I sat on the cold marbled floor of the Brooklyn Public Library as Junot Diaz read excerpts from This Is How You Lose Her. This by no means was the first time I had travelled to hear him speak, and as a young Dominicana trying to write herself into…

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Added by Eye Candy on September 26, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

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