Bam! Here are more tour dates from kick-ass metal band/AFROPUNK Festival alums Straight Line Stitch. If you're in the US you're in luck! Check the schedule below.
The kids are back at it! Here's the first single from punk band, AFROPUNK members Radkey's upcoming EP 'Devil Fruit'. It's called 'Romance Dawn' and rocks hard as usual. Stream it below.…
The kids from Queens "World's Fair" have a big weekend coming up! Labor day weekend they will play Fool's Gold infamous Labor Day "Day Off" extravaganza! As the latest signees of Fool's Gold they better show off! We can't wait! Check the new tune (dropped very timely, if we do say so) and the album art for the first album "Bastards of The Party" due out…Continue
Added by Sound Check on August 29, 2013 at 6:40pm — No Comments
"Call him the Doogie Howser of the physics world. Carson Huey-You has been admitted to Texas Christian University as an incoming freshman — at only 11 years old. Around the time when most kids are playing with jacks and baseball cards, young Huey-You will be taking university-level courses among teenagers and young adults. And it won't just be any…Continue
Rock goddess Tamar-kali is looking for extras for her video shoot on Saturday 9/14 in NY. She wrote: "Looking for extras for my music video shoot on sat 9/14. Eclectic urban warriors, punk rockers etc. Email your picture with name and contact info to email@example.com by sun 9/1. *cellphone pics are fine, no frills, waist up."
Sounds like a plan!…
Contribution by AFROPUNK Festival goer Edna Finland
On the first night of the Afropunk 2013 Festival, there was an onstage twerk contest. It was right before Saul Williams was supposed to go on stage and it was not on the program. It was an impromptu event that was designed to buy time and presumably build excitement. Big Freedia was playing the next day, so it is impossible for one to say that twerking was something that didn’t belong at Afropunk. Twerking, like any…
Ms. Janelle Monae is embarking on a US tour this fall to spread the good word about her album 'The Electric Lady' (out September 10th). Below are the dates we received from her camp so far, more dates to be announced soon!…Continue
You gotta hand it to Afropunk Fest alums Death Grips, who in 2 short years have earned the right to get away with the sort of don't-give-a-fuckitude that most bands only fantasize about. Stunts like bailing on their major label by leaking their own album No Love Deep Web with a picture of a dick as the cover, or skipping out of a series of shows with their “performance art” piece would ruin any other band. But Death Grips operates by a different set of rules from other…Continue
Jean Grae has been named many a person's "favorite female rapper" which would be offensive if it wasn't true. Jean Grae will body ANY GIVEN rapper, male or female and that's just a fact. Her sense of timing, flow, use of mind-blowing metaphor and respect for the art form, Jean has earned her place, over the last 20 years as, many…Continue
Added by Sound Check on August 22, 2013 at 7:10pm — No Comments
INDIE BANDS UNITE! Make sure you visit the Dingus pop-up-music-shop at the community tents at AFROPUNK FEST, supplying you with free music, free goodies, and new tunes to bring in your labor day with some BANGERS! And make sure you say HEY to Dingus founder Andrew Prieto and Benjamin Spinrad, founder of Dingus Records…Continue
Added by Sound Check on August 22, 2013 at 5:40pm — No Comments
Hot off the presses, the new track from LE1F "Damn Son" is a "let me feel myself" anthem that we can get behind that will be featured on his next album Tree House. The silky synth and sparkling bells are welcomed and fun! Maybe we'll get a LIVE version at the festival? Listen to the damn-so-bomb track "Damn Son" over on …Continue
Added by Sound Check on August 22, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments
The new single off Bad Rabbit's American love is a collaboration with MEGA producers Teddy Riley and Clinton Sparks. That my friends, is a two for ONE! It has that deep retro funk Riley is known for, the extreme danceability Clinton Sparks is so famous for and the silky vocals and big musicality we've come to expect from the Rabbits. IT'S MAD JAMMY, so dig it if…Continue
Added by Sound Check on August 21, 2013 at 6:20pm — No Comments
M.I.A. dropped another track off her upcoming album 'Matangi' (to be released Nov. 5th). Here's 'UNBREAK My Mixtape', sampling Blur and many more. Feeling it or not?
Added by Sound Check on August 21, 2013 at 1:46pm — No Comments
OFFICIAL Lineup and schedule for AFROPUNK FEST '13. DOWNLOAD and PRINT a copy of the schedule by clicking …Continue
Added by Sound Check on August 21, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
If you're not already down with Sunny Gang, the quartet from New Jersey breathes some fresh life into the New Jersey punk scene. Known as the land that gave us iconic and original bands like The Misfits, Thursday, and most recently The Screaming Females, Sunny Gang brings something that's been missing from the Jersey scene for a while: unironic fun.…Continue
THESE KIDS ARE 12! Sure, there are plenty of talented 12 year olds. Piano savants, Jeopardy champions, figure skaters, mature voiced singers ETC ETC, but what makes Unlocking the Truth truly phenomenal is their incredible sense of SELF and determination. The Brooklyn pre-teens Malcolm Brickhouse, Alec Atkins, and Jared Dawkins are defining…Continue
Bam! New music from Ragga/punk/metal band Skindred, unleashing their inner 'Ninja'. From their upcoming album 'Kill The Power'. Fasten your seat belt, this one rocks hard, with strong dancehall influences!…Continue
Added by Sound Check on August 19, 2013 at 6:11pm — No Comments
By: Cara Donaldson for AFROPUNK
Actress Jada Pinkett Smith has become a household name with her amazing performances in movies like Set It Off and…Continue
As if determined to make sure fans know that their upcoming hiatus is really a hiatus and most definitely not a break-up, Bloc Party ends their recent renaissance with a new EP. Titled The Next Wave Sessions, the EP points to a handful of possible futures for the band if and when their hiatus ends.
Bloc Party may never live down starting their career with one of the most unique and compelling albums of the 00's. It's almost unfair to compare…
Added by Sound Check on August 16, 2013 at 11:42am — No Comments