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AFROPUNK's Blog – March 2012 Archive (11)

Interview + Show Review: Metal Band Straight Line Stitch Rocks Towson, MD

Alexis Brown and her bandmates of Straight Line Stitch have been touring consistently and we hope to see them play the Afro-punk Festival soon! AP contributor Olivia Haynes caught up with the metal band when they rocked Towson, MD on March 10. Below you'll find her review of the show, a few phone pics, and an interview with the artists. Here we go!…


Added by AFROPUNK on March 23, 2012 at 7:00am — 9 Comments

AP Quickie: New Clips From Bad Brains Movie Surface Online

Hey guys, as we told you, the movie 'Bad Brains: Band in DC' recently made its world premiere at the SXSW Festival. New clips have surfaced online (on, animated by comic book artist Rita Lux. The movie also features recent interviews of the legendary punk band, and rare archival footage, much of it shot by fans. Scroll down to watch the trailer and the new clips. We've also included Bad Brains' upcoming East Coast tour dates below.



Added by AFROPUNK on March 21, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Tix Giveaway: 'An Oversimplification of Her Beauty' NY Premiere + Film Selected to Major Festivals

After making its world premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, the feature film 'An Oversimplification of Her Beauty' is still turning heads all over the place. As we told you, many members of the Afro-punk community are involved in this project.

We have A PAIR OF TIX to the NY Premiere Saturday March 24th at New Directors / New…


Added by AFROPUNK on March 21, 2012 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

J*DaVeY Embark on 'New Designer Drug' US Tour

Have you been missing genre-benders and AP members J*DaVeY? They should be coming to your area real soon, as they're embarking on their 'New Designer Drug' US tour on March 26th. Philly, New York, DC, Detroit, Chicago and more... Check out the schedule below and get ready! They have also announced the physical release of 'New Designer Drug: The Liner Notes' with album included, a limited run available online soon and during their tour.…


Added by AFROPUNK on March 19, 2012 at 3:16pm — 2 Comments

Free Download + Video: Zebra Katz Lit Up Paris Fashion Week With Cunty Track

Underground artist Zebra Katz just rose to "stardom" in the fashion world when designer Rick Owens used his track 'Ima Read' for his Fall Winter 2012-2013 show, during Paris Fashion Week. The cunty song talks about "reading a bitch", aka telling someone to get lost, in club kid lingo. “For me, it was the perfect culmination of where that song could go,” Katz told The New York Times. 'Ima Read', featuring rapper Njena Reddd Foxxx was released on Diplo's Mad Decent's Jeffree's…


Added by AFROPUNK on March 16, 2012 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

AP Dating: Wanna Meet New People? Join Us March 22-24 For Badoo's Event in NY

You already come to Afro-punk for music, fashion, news and sports, now you can get the hook up too!

Badoo, the world’s largest social networking site for meeting new people, is expanding to the US and they want New Yorkers in the mix. This is your chance to represent. Register to attend an all day party hosted by Afro-punk with four of the hottest fashion photographers in NYC and get a gift of your very own portrait. The top 24 portraits will be featured on billboards and…


Added by AFROPUNK on March 14, 2012 at 5:30pm — 29 Comments

Free Download: New Death Grips Track Surfaces - 'Lost Boys'

We already warned ya: apocalyptic punk/hip-hop band Death Grips announced that they will release 2 albums this year on Epic. The first one, 'The Money Store' will be out April 24th. A new track called 'Lost Boys' surfaced online, showing that this group shows no sign of slowing down. Fasten your seat belt and press Play already! (click on "Download" to get the free mp3)…


Added by AFROPUNK on March 14, 2012 at 9:18am — 3 Comments

FREE DOWNLOAD: Rock Band O. Children Release 'PT Cruiser', Announce Upcoming Album

We had been wondering what happened to O. Children... Turns out lead singer Tobi O'Kandi was in and out of court, facing possible deportation to Nigeria for not having the correct papers to be in the UK. O'Kandi developed a breathing condition called 'Apnea' and severe insomnia. No wonder the band's new album (due out May 28th) is called 'Apnea'. While we wait, here's track 'PT Cruiser' as a free download, and the video that brought O. Children to our attention a couple of years…


Added by AFROPUNK on March 9, 2012 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

News Flash: Rock Still Considered A White Thing

So rock is still considered a white thing, huh? What a surprise! British tabloid The Daily Mail asks "Does listening to rock make you racist?", referring to a study that states that "just a few minutes of listening to mainstream rock music such as Bruce Springsteen and the…


Added by AFROPUNK on March 7, 2012 at 8:06am — 21 Comments

Pressing Issue: Stop Voter Suppression!

Hi guys, today we'd like to address an issue that many civil rights leaders see as a way to suppress black and latino votes. This is not the first attack of its kind, but things are getting worse! What are we prepared to do about this not-so-subtle way to silence the voices of countless citizens? An article published in Sociological Images explains what's…


Added by AFROPUNK on March 7, 2012 at 7:00am — 7 Comments

STREAM: 'Runnin' and Rocking With Sinkane

Sinkane (aka Ahmed Gallab of rock band Yeasayer) is gearing up for the release of his album 'Mars'. A few tracks have surfaced so far and we can already tell you that he has collaborated with AP fave George Lewis of Twin Shadow. Expect experimentations with rock, funk and various unclassifiable flavors. Take a listen below and let us know what you think!

* Bonus: check out our interview with Sinkane…


Added by AFROPUNK on March 7, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

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