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AFROPUNK's Blog – March 2011 Archive (49)

AP Quickie: Raphael Saadiq - Stone Rollin' Video

Crooner/songwriter/producer Raphael Saadiq is keeping it groovy, sexy and old-school with the Stone Rollin' video he just released. And we don't blame him! This works out real nicely for him. Dontcha think? - L C-D…


Added by AFROPUNK on March 30, 2011 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Meet UK Rock Band Queens Of Sheba!

Hmmm we have no idea why they call themselves the first all-female all-Black band in the world. Those newbies got some nerve! :-P But let's not hold it against them oh-kayy? Queens of Sheba are a new London-based band, and they like to rock out while looking fab, if their pics are any indication. Join us in welcoming them to by listening to the two tracks they've released so far. Bluesy… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on March 30, 2011 at 4:00pm — 11 Comments

Band Black Party Politics' Intense Rock EP 'Hive Mind'

Blending soulful vocals with intense lyrics and arrangements, rock band Black Party Politics' new EP 'Hive Mind' is definitely something you guys can dig. Three original tracks and two radio edits for a guitar-heavy mix of rock, blues and funk. They also have a profile here on if you wanna stay in touch with… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on March 30, 2011 at 4:00pm — 7 Comments

WATCH: 'Aratan N Tinariwen' Video By Tuareg Band Tamikrest

Tuareg rock anyone? Watch and listen to this one with an open mind, will ya? Tamikrest mix rock and blues with Tuareg culture, taking us on a trip to the Saharian desert. Their official bio states that "the lyrics deal with the situation of the Tuaregs, about a youth without future, the loss of their culture — but also about love: the love of life and the love for the vast expanse of their home the Sahara." Check out their new… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on March 30, 2011 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

AP Quickie: Keziah Jones' Summer Tour

Catch funky blues singer-songwriter-guitarist Keziah Jones during his summer tour hitting various European countries, islands in the West Indies, Brooklyn... See schedule below, more details coming soon.

Added by AFROPUNK on March 28, 2011 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

WATCH: Solillaquists of Sound - 'Gotham City Chase Scene' Video

Yeah yeah, this video was released a few months ago, so why talk about it now you ask? Well stop raining on our parade and just check out AP members Solillaquists of Sound's 'Gotham City Chase Scene' mini-movie. It was shot in Orlando, DIY-style, "on a zero dollar budget", although it's impossible to tell by watching the incredible finished product. "A true community effort", says the band, directed by X:144… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on March 28, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

FREE DOWNLOAD: Ishe + Hezekiah - 'Stand Guard'

They call it 'gritty soul music', 'head-nodding', 'melodic'... Singer Ishe and producer Hezekiah are releasing 'Stand Guard', the first single from their upcoming album, today. Download it for free below! The full-length project is due out June 1st. Hezekiah's latest album was called 'Conscious Porn'... That's enough to make us like him... :-P It featured Talib Kweli, Peedi Crakk, Raheem Devaughn, Bahamadia, Cody Chesnutt and, surprise... Ishe! Stream one of the tracks from that… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on March 28, 2011 at 4:26pm — No Comments

Hell Yeah! Metal Band Straight Line Stitch's New Album 'The Fight Of Our Lives' + Tour Dates

Metal band Straight Line Stitch is on a roll. After touring their asses off and releasing hot singles and videos, they are now releasing their second full-length album 'The Fight Of Our Lives'. The record was produced by Johnny K (Sevendust, Disturbed). Kudos to singer/screamer Alexis Brown and her bandmates Seth Thacker (guitar), Jason White (bass), Kanky Lora (drums) and Kris Norris (guitar). Watch the video for… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on March 25, 2011 at 4:27pm — 7 Comments

AP Quickie: Mysterious Masked Producer Tyson Buzzing With His 80's-Style Funky Disco

Here's the skinny: Tyson is a mysterious masked producer based in London who makes electro-disco-funky-licious music, 80's-style. His track 'Out Of My Mind' is setting the blogosphere on fire. Even those who say it's cheesy mean that in a good way. Major DJs are picking it up too, so we thought we'd share. Watchu think? Is he the second coming or are people just being too nostalgic here? :-P - L… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on March 25, 2011 at 3:00pm — 7 Comments

WATCH: Siji's 'Ijo' Video Shot In Lagos, Nigeria

We hadn't heard from singer/songwriter Siji, and we're pleased to share his brand-new vid with you. The song, 'Ijo', is one of his collaborations with DJ/producer Alix Alvarez. The official press release explains: "Shot on location in Lagos, Nigeria, where Siji has been rediscovering his childhood past following a 20yr plus absence, the colorful and visually arresting masterpiece showcases an open audition held for dancers… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on March 25, 2011 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Who's On Top? - New Home Page Feature

As you all know, isn't just a news site, it's above all an interactive online community. There's a new spot on the home page dedicated to celebrating just that. It's called 'Who's On Top?' and will feature AP members who contribute to the website and whose content get feedback from other members (successful forum threads, most viewed pictures, videos, blog posts, etc.). For the first edition,… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on March 25, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

AP Quickie: The Memorials Announce New Tour + Opening Slot Opportunities For Local Bands

Do these motherfuckers ever stop? Fortunately, NO! The Memorials just wrapped up a U.S. tour but are already announcing a new set of Live dates throughout the country. Click here for the latest schedule, as they announce new dates on a regular basis. In case you didn't know, they're the new band of ex-The Mars Volta drummer Thomas… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on March 23, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

The Objex Got 'Reservations For Debauchery' - New Album

Bam! We tried to warn ya, and now the time has come: punk band/AP members The Objex just released their new album online, it's called -no less- 'Reservations For Debauchery' (available on iTunes, Amazon, Napster...). While the sound might be slightly more polished than on their previous records, the 'Fuck You' attitude remains intact. We asked the guys how the album came about, and they said: "Originally the… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on March 23, 2011 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

AP Quickie: TV On The Radio New Video for "WIll Do"

The electro hip-hop group, TV On The Radio just released a video for the first single "Will Do" from the fifth studio album from the band, entitled Nine Types Of Light.  Scheduled to release on April 12th, 2011, their is much anticipation for the album among hip hop and rock heads alike, with their cross over sound appealing to most genres.  Their new video is a futuristic love story about a guy who… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on March 23, 2011 at 5:00pm — 6 Comments

R.I.P. Loleatta 'Love Sensation' Holloway

'Love Sensation', 'Hit and Run'... So many classics and memorable vocal performances. Ms. Loleatta Holloway passed away earlier this week. From block parties to clubs around the globe, her music and unique voice will continue to bless us. What better way to celebrate her life than to listen to some of her timeless songs? Here we go. - Lou C-D

Listen to Loleatta tell it like it is to her womanizing man... powerful…

Added by AFROPUNK on March 23, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The Carolina Chocolate Drops Recreate Good Ole' Folk Tunes

It wouldn't be right if we had new music March and did not introduce you to The Carolina Chocolate Drops, a three piece folk band who are redefining what it means to make folk music.  It started back in 2005, when three young black musicians, Dom Flemons, Rhiannon Giddens, and Justin Robinson, decided to travel to Mebane, N.C., every Thursday night to practice with black fiddler… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on March 23, 2011 at 4:30pm — 9 Comments

A Quest to London Finds Rastamouse

On a recent trip to London, one of our contributors came across Rastamouse, a British animated entertainment series that features a reggae band who are mice dressed up in colorful outfits, rocking dreadlocks with Jamaican accents, well sort of Jamaican accents.  Since the discovery of Rastamouse, we've been debating whether this children's animated television show, which started airing on the UK BBC channel on… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on March 23, 2011 at 12:45pm — 9 Comments

New Music March: Check out Maiko Watson

If you like a good jazz and soul combo, you might like singer and musician, Maiko Watson, a Toronto based performer who's skilled on the guitar, bass and keys. Back in 2001, Maiko was a member of Sugar Jones, a girl group created from reality TV show “Popstars."  Sugar Jones debut album went platinum and had two top ten singles on the Canadian Charts, pushing Maiko into Canadian stardom and giving her the… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on March 21, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

AP Quickie: Kenyan Metal Band Last Year's Tragedy's New Single 'A Tribute to Anarchy'

Remember Last Year's Tragedy? They're a metal band based in Nairobi, Kenya. Their new single 'A Tribute to Anarchy' is more on the hardcore side than the previous one ('6 Hours'), and we say they ain't half bad! Don't let the long-ass intro scare ya, the song starts at about 1'30. Watchu think? Listen to both tracks and more below, and download '6 Hours' for free.…


Added by AFROPUNK on March 21, 2011 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

AP Quickie: Check out Marz Lovejoy's new video

It's rap mixed with neo-soul mixed with everything we loved about Left Eye from TLC.  Singer/ rapper Marz Lovejoy recently released her music video for her song, "Love Bullet Gun," from her EP, "This Little Light of Mine," which she released last November.  Check out the L.A. girl's video and let us know what you think about her sound. Hit or… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on March 21, 2011 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

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