Screamin' Jay Hawkins and the Misfits are great and all, but it turns out people are still writing great Halloween songs. Check out our top 10 below and leave your favorites in the comments!
By Nathan Leigh
The Heavy – Can't Play Dead
British indie-soul band The Heavy conceived of their latest album The Glorious Dead as the score to a film that hadn't…
Two weeks ago I was invited to KibonenNY (KNY) fashion fundraiser. Kibonen at the time was invited to South Africa Mercedes Benz fashion week. Shortly after her invitation, Kibonen started an indiegogo account to help raise funds to get her and her team there. It seems Kibonen raised all the funds needed and had the opportunity to showcase her new collection KibonenNY S/S 2013: The Milagro…Continue
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Carolina 'rock-a-rolla', Caktuz, prepares to drop his 3rd studio album,Ã???Ã??Ã?Â How To Dress Well For Suicide,…Continue
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Boots Riley is the outspoken frontman for Oakland revolutionary hip-hop group The Coup. Since their 1993 debut, Kill My Landlord, Boots has become known as much for his activism and revolutionary politics as his music. He founded Street Sweeper Social Club with Tom Morello in 2006, and has been an active and outspoken member of Occupy Oakland. The Coup's latest record Sorry To Bother You drops October 30th.
As Afropunk's resident Occupier, I talked to…
So fast forward from my last blog post. Now I'm active duty military and sure enough I still hate college. A few things through my own experience.
When it comes to college, you have to do for you and no one else. I sincerely wish that I had enlisted straight out of high school rather than going to college first. I wasted time and money. I ended up going to a school that I hated. Once I…Continue
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Always good to hear from UK trip-hop power trio Morcheeba and lead singer Skye Edwards. So you're in for a double treat: 1) The band has announced that they're cooking up a new record for 2013. They say: "we’re collaborating with some great international artists and it’s set to be one of our most innovative records to date." Sounds like a plan.
2) In the meanwhile, Skye Edwards is set to release her solo album 'Back To Now' on Monday October 29th! Woo! Check the first single…
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Ok this is gonna be a riot: Trans rapper Mykki Blanco has been added to the bill of punk/electro/hip-hop group Death Grips' tour (see dates below). Her debut mixtape 'Cosmic Angel: The Illuminati Prince/ss' drops November 7.
In case you've been living under a rock and don't know Ms. Blanco yet, her peeps tell us: "Mykki Blanco is a NY-based, self-described "acid punk" trans rapper. Taking elements of rave, hip-hop, and riot grrl culture, Michael Quattlebaum has become the…
Boots Riley is the outspoken frontman for Oakland revolutionary hip-hop group The Coup. Blending hip-hop, soul, and punk rock, The Coup have a sound as radical as their politics. Since their 1993 debut, Kill My Landlord, Boots has become known as much for his activism and revolutionary politics as his music. He founded Street Sweeper Social Club with Tom Morello in 2006, and has been an active and vocal member of Occupy Oakland. The Coup's latest record Sorry To…Continue
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NATURAL HAIR Tutorial: for Halloween, Chescaleigh aka Chescalocs will be a glamed up Medusa! In the video tutorial below, you'll learn how to create this look (hair and makeup). Bonus videos: Janelle Monae look, Grace Jones look, and more natural hair ideas. Let us know which one you'll try! - L…
Carolina 'rock-a-rolla', Caktuz, prepares to drop his 3rd studio album,Ã??Ã?Â How To Dress Well For Suicide,…Continue
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Filmmaker Nelson George needs your help to raise 20K by November 9th through his kickstarter campaign! Let's bring the community together and get this awesome film made! --> "A journey through the origins and influence of funk music from James Brown to D’Angelo, we are FINDING THE FUNK!
Inspired by an idea from legendary…Continue
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We're sick of costumes that look ridiculous. it's 6 days before Halloween and chances are half of you guys have been planning since summer, but the other half of you still have NO IDEA what you're going to be are going to end up being something terrible. like writing "book" on your face and just saying that you're "facebook". Come on, guys.. we…Continue
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So I was on the Black Witch tumblr, tumblin' like always and look at what I found on my dashboard:
Oh. My. Gods. No. Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.
I don't know what site this is - I…
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UK post-hardcore band This Part Is Us played their final show this past spring, but lead singer Arthur Walwin is back with his new solo project. His debut EP For One More Night is decidedly softer, but Walwin brings the same emotional intensity and range to this set. This is post-post-hardcore.…Continue
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It’s that time of the year again, when all American citizens have a right to vote for the right person to lead the country. Apparently it is also that time again, where Blacks are being harassed by some racist white people, including in the LGBTQ community when LGBTQ issues are up for a vote. One of those issues is marriage equality. Recently, I was one of the people who was harassed by one of those white racist Gay male. The harassment spun from a comment I made on the…Continue
The hauntingly alluring "Zombie Boy", Rick Genest, redefines the face of beauty with his head to toe body art that has turned him into the Living Dead. To Rick, he is simply exhibiting his true self through skin art and it is that honesty that allows him to feel more alive...looking like a zombie. When he speaks he is surprisingly soft spoken, charming, engaging and very real. Just like with any other art form, if you are genuine about your work, people will see your true spirit…Continue
Women are sometimes not accepted furthermore recognized for the goals they have struggled to accomplished. Breast Cancer, also a common struggle is an issue for every 1 in every 8 women all around the world.
Mandee Monet's video "Feel Me" is a promotional piece to raise awareness and recognition to different career-driven woman accomplishing their goals and to the women fighting Breast…Continue
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Ever wonder where these NFL rookies get their names from? The guys on the stoop have come finally found the answer!Â …Continue
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