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Featured Blog Posts – November 2009 Archive (13)

Afro-punk Yearbook

If you didn't happen to catch the flashing posts all over the AP website, Afro-punk just completed its first ever U.S. music tour- bringing the Afro-punk music festival usually reserved for New Yorkers, to 20 cities across the U.S. and Canada. Thanks to our performing headliner, Saul Williams, who brought his high energy rock swag to every night's performance, and to the countless of other Afro-punk bands that joined us throughout New York to Los… Continue

Added by Afro-punk 2009 Tour Blog on November 30, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Ending the tour with victory, Afro-punk visits Vancouver - 11.17.09

Being on the road for almost a month, the Afro-punk band's were ready to jam in their final city for the tour, Vancouver, B.C. The bands packed up their gear and crossed the border into Canada, ready to close out the tour with a bang.

Upon arrival to Vancouver, the bands checked into the music venue, creatively called, The Venue, and got ready for the night's show. The Venue was decked out with a dope light setting behind the stage… Continue

Added by Afro-punk 2009 Tour Blog on November 17, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Sticking it out to the end, Afro-punk touches Seattle - 11.16.09

Finishing out their last city in the U.S. before heading to Canada, the Afro-punk gang gathered up their belongings and took a quick flight to Seattle, Washington.

Continuing their travel explorations, the bands- headliner Saul Williams and his band, along with the guys from Krak Attack and Afro-punk production, traveled by plane and by limo bus to reach the city of Seattle. Seattle is known for being the birthplace of rock legend, Jimi… Continue

Added by Afro-punk 2009 Tour Blog on November 16, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Afro-punk plows through Portland! - 11.15.09

It was time for the Afro-punk roadies to leave the west coast after a string of four shows throughout California. Leaving the warm weather, the bands headed north to their next performance city-- Portland, Oregon.

Once the bands arrived to Portland, they quickly dropped their suitcases off at their hotel and headed straight to the venue for sound check. Tonight's show was at a venue popularly known for selling out punk bands in Portland… Continue

Added by Afro-punk 2009 Tour Blog on November 15, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Afro-punk gets lost in L.A. - 11.13.09

Continuing their trek throughout California, the Afro-punk bands left San Diego and made their way to one of the top cities on the Afro-punk scene, Los Angeles, California.



Reaching L.A. was almost a homecoming for headliner of the Afro-punk music tour, Saul Williams, after residing there for almost a decade. It's also the city where Saul began recording his first rock album, Amethyst Rock, in 1998. After checking into the hotel,… Continue

Added by Afro-punk 2009 Tour Blog on November 13, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Afro-punk swings through San Diego - 11.12.09



The weather remained warm for the Afro-punk crew as they traveled from Santa Barbara to San Diego, California-- home town of Afro-punk band, IrRAdio. Tonight's performances would be at The House of Blues, a second show night at this music venue chain while on the tour.



When the group reached San Diego- including poet and rising face on the punk scene, Saul Williams, along with CX Kidtronik and Tchaka Diallo from Krak Attack,… Continue

Added by Afro-punk 2009 Tour Blog on November 12, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Slide over Santa Barbara, Afro-punk has come to town! - 11.12.09

It was only a three hour drive from San Fransisco to the groups next destination-- Santa Barbara, California-- so the bands packed up their gear on a limo bus and headed out to their next show.



It's always show time for CX Kidtronik, Saul's electro drum machine man and one half of the spaced out rap duo, Krak Attack. While driving to the venue, CX put his drum machine aside and grabbed a mic to sing a compilation of 80's rock… Continue

Added by Afro-punk 2009 Tour Blog on November 12, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

San Francisco spins Afro-punk upside down - 11.10.09



It was another great performance night in Boulder, Colorado, but the Afro-punk crew was ready to bring the music tour to the west coast and rock out San Francisco, California.



The crew was exhausted with another morning of early flights, including headliner Saul Williams, Krak Attack, and Afro-punk production, and after only getting two hours of sleep before their flight time, they couldn't wait to crash in their San… Continue

Added by Afro-punk 2009 Tour Blog on November 10, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Afro-punk bangs out Boulder - 11.8.09

Tired and drunk after a rocking performance night in New Orleans, the Afro-punk gang packed up their bags and headed to their next destination, The Fox Theatre in Boulder, Colorado.



It was a rough morning traveling to Boulder-- the group: headliner Saul Williams and his band, CX Kidtronik and Tchaka Diallo from Krak Attack, and Afro-punk production, said good-bye to their comfy tour bus and were now committed to touring the… Continue

Added by Afro-punk 2009 Tour Blog on November 8, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Afro-punk gets naughty in New Orleans - 11.6.09

It was time for the Afro-punk tour bus to rock another city, so the bands took their journey to the birthplace of jazz-- New Orleans, Louisiana. After enjoying the warm weather that Orlando had to offer, the bands got in their whips and headed to their next city.



We pulled up to The House of Blues and the bands-- Saul Williams, Earl Greyhound, American Fangs, and Krak Attack, hit the streets after their nine hour drive to New… Continue

Added by Afro-punk 2009 Tour Blog on November 6, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Afro-punk all over Orlando - 11.5.09



The guys were tired of cold weather and decided to steam up the tour and head to Orlando, Florida. Hoping on their buses after their performance at The Loft in Atlanta, GA, headliner Saul Williams, the Krak Attack duo, American Fangs, and Earl Greyhound drove the ten hour journey to their next destination.



We pulled up to the venue and the music heads put on their shorts and began to unload their gear. Being cooped up in… Continue

Added by Afro-punk 2009 Tour Blog on November 5, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Afro-punk makes stops around Atlanta - 11.4.09



The tour bus left Washington, D.C. and made way to Atlanta, Georgia-- hometown for CX Kidtronik and Tchaka Diallo. It's also the city where Saul Williams met CX while they were attending Morehouse College. The guys were excited to play at The Loft, located in the heart of Atlanta, and planned on giving their hometown an unforgettable show.

Before the night's show, Saul decided to make a stop to his alma mater, Morehouse College, a… Continue

Added by Afro-punk 2009 Tour Blog on November 4, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Whipping through Washington, D.C., Afro-punk meets with rock legends- Living Colour!



Creeping up to their halfway point on the Afro-punk national tour, the group of musicians -- Headliner- Saul Williams and his crafty bandmates, electro-beats geneous -CX Kidtronik, Atlanta-based host and rapper- Tchaka Diallo, and in a minivan trailing behind them- the Houston guys in American Fangs, were getting into their groove of being on the road. Tonight's show at The Black Cat in Washington, D.C., would be full of surprises, with the… Continue

Added by Afro-punk 2009 Tour Blog on November 1, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

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