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AFROPUNK's Blog – January 2011 Archive (44)

More Hip-Hop/Rock Goodies From The Five One

We told you guys about indie hip-hop/rock band The Five One before, remember? Yeah, that's it, they're the bad-ass mofos who decided to shoot one of their videos with their iPhone (and managed to make it look good). Alright, well these guys release new tracks on a regular basis, sometimes original songs, sometimes… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on January 31, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

WATCH: Bilal's "Levels" Video, Featuring Erykah Badu

Free-spirited genre-bender Bilal sure got our attention with his brilliant video and track "Robots" a few months ago. He recently released a new otherworldly mini-movie for song "Levels". It was directed by artist Flying Lotus and features appearances by Erykah Badu, Thundercat and Shafiq Husayn, the producer of this experimental song. "Levels" is from Bilal's latest album,… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on January 31, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Murs Announces Tour With Whole Wheat Bread + Paid Dues Festival

We hadn't heard much from rapper Murs since we interviewed him last year, and we're pleased to announce that he'll be touring North America with punk rock band Whole Wheat Bread (again) and a few other guests. The tour will lead to the April 2 Paid Dues Festival day (created by Murs) in San Bernardino, CA,… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on January 31, 2011 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

New Music From Rising Metal Band Straight Line Stitch: 'Conversion'

By now, you know metal band Straight Line Stitch is on our radar. They definitely have huge potential and are creating a buzz around the release of their album 'Fight Of Our Lives', due out in March 2011. Their new single 'Conversion' will give you an idea of what they have in store for you, combining front woman Alexis Brown's singing and screaming. And as we've told you, they're also gearing up for a bunch of U.S. tour dates, catch them when they come to your city! Listen to the… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on January 28, 2011 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Listen: Dearling Physique Keep It Dramatic With New Single 'Monster'

Electronica drama kings Dearling Physique just released 'Monster', the new single off their 'Deadeye Dealer' album. The guys took us off-guard earlier this month with the epic video they shot for first single 'Discipline Your Hands' (which you can watch below if you missed it). With 'Monster', they keep things theatrical (both in the music and the lyrics), click… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on January 28, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The Carps are back with new music.

Did you ever get a chance to check out this Canadian two-piece called The Carps?  Aside from their hipster, skinny jeans persona, this underground band has two EP's under their belt (The Young & Passionate Days of Carpedia vol 2.1 (March 13, 2007) and Waves & Shambles (April 8, 2008), and have played with The Cool… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on January 28, 2011 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

Aaron Abraham Gives The Dirt on Whole Wheat Bread

Whole Wheat Bread are a punk rock group coming straight out of Duval County, Florida. The trio has been making their brand of loud, aggressive punk rock since 2002. They have one ep, two full length discs and they have hit both the Warped Tour and the Afro-Punk festival. Frontman Aaron Abraham let me pick his brain on many aspects of the band including favorite festivals they have played, their… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on January 28, 2011 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Tamar-Kali Joins Forces With Jean Grae & Invincible For Born In Flames Tour

Looks like you're in for a rock/hip-hop extravaganza, lucky bastardzzzz! :) "Hardcore-soul queen" Tamar-kali is joining forces with two bad-ass hip-hop artists, Jean Grae and Invincible for the Born In Flames Tour. The official press release explains that "the name of the tour, Born in Flames, speaks to the pressure these artists feel from from a world… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on January 26, 2011 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

Cee-Lo + Amy Whinehouse? That Should Be Interesting...

Talk about an interesting collab. Cee Lo Green has been spotted in St. Lucia working with Amy Whinehouse and producer Sal­aam Remi (provided that UK tabloid the Daily Star happens to tell to the truth :-P You know those British newspapers can get a lil' cra-zay). The duet they recorded is said to be for Winehouse upcoming album. A source reportedly told the Daily Star:… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on January 26, 2011 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Underground Artist, Fanesha Fabre, Gives Goosebumps

She wants people to feel like they are somewhere else in their head when they listen to her music, almost like you're tripping on something, says underground artist, Fanesha Fabre.  When we took a listen to her recently released single, "It's You," we instantly heard a sweeter version of Portishead blended with early days Morcheeba, and slipped into a slight dark trance.  A good… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on January 26, 2011 at 11:38am — 1 Comment

Skunk Anansie Back On The Road + New Video: 'You Saved Me'

UK rock band Skunk Anansie is on a roll, man! They reformed in 2009, released their album "Wonderlustre" last year and have been performing all over the place ever since. They just announced a new series of European shows in the UK, Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, The Netherlands, Sweden, Norway. Hurry, many of the dates are already sold out - scroll down… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on January 24, 2011 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Rock Meets Detroit Techno On The Dirtbombs' New Album 'Party Store'

Ever wondered how Detroit techno tunes covered by a garage rock band sounds? Well, you're in luck, The Dirtbombs just released their album 'Party Store' (out today and already available on iTunes). Tracks covered include classics such as ANumberOfNames's 'Sharevari', Innerzone Orchestra (Carl Craig)'s Bug In The Bassbin and DJ Rolando's Jaguar. Check out some of the tracks below… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on January 24, 2011 at 4:30pm — 5 Comments

WATCH: Kokayi - "RoxTar" (Feat. The Rock-afire Explosion)

"I love this guy, he has been doing his thing for many years, he is an extremely versatile producer. Played the festival a few years back with his rock band The Caesarz. Love certain parts of the video, could have done without the dancing girls and the lyrics are not his best but most certainly deserves our support and respect for continuously putting out material."

- Matthew Morgan…


Added by AFROPUNK on January 24, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Sevendust on Tour with Disturbed and Korn!

We had to hand it to Atlanta based heavy metal five-piece, Sevendust, last year when they kept their fans in the loop of their album recording process with consistent weekly Youtube posts of their recording process.  No surprise that the release of their eighth studio album,…


Added by AFROPUNK on January 24, 2011 at 11:46am — No Comments

Sweet! Renee Ruth's Video Trailer and Free Downloads

Hey kiddos, we got some vintage-style pop rock ear-candy for ya. Well the songs are not old, but AP member Renee Ruth's music sure sounds like it's coming out of an old-school jukebox at a New Jersey diner in the 1960's - and we mean that in a good way :). Sooo, without further ado, we would like to share some of his work with you, starting with the trailer for the spanking new video 'Electric Eye' + some free… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on January 21, 2011 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Extreme Sports Extravaganza: Nigel Sylvester & Stevie Williams Announce Summer Tour

Y'all know we're big supporters of BMX enfant terrible Nigel Sylvester and pro skater Stevie Williams. The guys have announced "a cross-discipline, traveling event (...) bringing together the the top talent in skate and BMX",… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on January 21, 2011 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

The Cool Kids Spot Dates in Texas

If you're lucky enough to be in Texas right now, the beat engineers, Chuck and Mikey of The Cool Kids, have headed your direction to perform in spot locations for the next several days.  Last year we enjoyed their much anticipated 15-song mixtape, Tacklebox, where they featured mixes of some new tracks with a few unreleased songs. For the Texas performances, we know Chuck and Mikey will bring their car bumping beats and flows… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on January 21, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Fishbone to play at Playboy Beach House

Naked chicks, tan lines, beach houses, cameras, and legendary Afro-punk band, Fishbone?!  Don't get us wrong, we love our fair share of steamy entertainment, in fact, we actually encourage it often, but when we heard that Fishbone agreed to make their second Playboy online television appearance and perform at the Playboy Beach House, we couldn't help but to smirk just a little at these wild guys. … Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on January 19, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Coachella 2011 line up announced!

Ahh, the joy of spring music festivals.  The weather is warming up, musicians are ready to take their sweat and tunes to the outdoor arena, and drinking beer outside while moseying from one great music performance to another for multiple days in a row actually happens.  Really, there's nothing better for music lovers.  So we are happy to announce that one of the largest music festivals in the world, Coachella, just announced their 2011 spring line-up (April 15th - 17th)…


Added by AFROPUNK on January 19, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

If You Don't Know, Now You Know: Acmatic's Genre-Bending Sound Explosion In Jamaica

More hotness from Kingston, Jamaica. Acmatic already have an album under their bad-ass belt, 'Sundial', showcasing their versatility. If you're trying to label them or sumthin', the self-described "musical chefs" have some insight for you: "What kind of music do we make? To put it bluntly, whatever the fuck we want." But to give you an idea, let's say that they blend New Wave, Hip-hop, Rock, you can listen to the… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on January 19, 2011 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

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