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The Sound Strike: Artists Call To Boycott Arizona



Numerous artists have joined Rage Against The Machine lead singer Zack de la Rocha in his call to boycott the State of Arizona until its controversial new immigration law is repealed. From Sonic Youth to Massive Attack, from Michael Moore to Kanye West, The Sound Strike's supporters are urging bands to skip Arizona during concert tours, and fans to sign a… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on May 27, 2010 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Spoiler Alert! Bad Brains, Game Rebellion & More To Play 2010 Afro-Punk Festival



Hi guys, are you ready for some really exciting news about the 2010 Afro-punk Festival? The legendary Bad Brains, Game Rebellion, P.O.S., Ninjasonik, The Bots, Cipher,… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on May 24, 2010 at 10:00pm — 9 Comments

Galaxy of Tar: a bite out of space

During their performance on Thursday night at Santos Party House, Naima Mora matter-of-factly announces that her new band, Galaxy of Tar, does not have CD's for sale, no t-shirts for prospective new groupies, and if you wanted a Galaxy of Tar sticker, you were basically shit out of luck. After meeting…
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Added by AFROPUNK on May 22, 2010 at 4:30pm — 8 Comments

Nikki Lynette & Her 'Bad-Ass Mixtape That Rocks'!



Kick-ass hip-hop-punk gal Nikki Lynette just released Roses N’ Guns: The Totally Bad Ass Mixtape That Rocks, featuring 13 tracks including dope electro cut Don't Say No, and available for free download… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on May 19, 2010 at 4:00pm — 11 Comments

Listen: Janelle Monae - Our Favorite Archandroid Releases Debut Album



Janelle Monae delivers her trademark blend of genre-defying funky sounds and sci-fi inspired visuals on Archandroid, her debut album. The record continues to explore the Metropolis theme of her 2007 EP Metropolis: The Chase (Suite I of IV). Monae's android alter ego Cindy Mayweather is on her ongoing mission to free the citizens of Metropolis from oppression. Listen to the full album below and… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on May 19, 2010 at 4:00pm — 11 Comments

Cee-Lo Featured On Major Soundtracks



Multi-talented artist Cee-Lo, also known as half of Gnarls Barkley, is one of the acts featured on the upcoming Twilight movie Eclipse's soundtrack. The tracklist also features Vampire Weekend, The Black Keys, Muse, Beck and more. The rapper/singer will also appear on the upcoming 'Sex And The City 2" soundtrack, along with Erykah Badu, Liza Minnellli.

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Added by AFROPUNK on May 19, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

blkVampires Blend Goth & Soul In New Album!



Our friends from blkVampires released a new record where 'heavy overtones' meet soulful vocals. A mix of goth, soul, and hard alternative! Click here to get a taste of the album, and join them for the release party at Fat Baby in NYC on Thursday May 27 (see flyer below).…



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Added by AFROPUNK on May 19, 2010 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

VV Brown On The Road, Wows NYC Audience



UK singing sensation VV Brown is bringing her doo-wop-punk sounds to a city near you! After wowing her New York audience with her commanding stage presence, she's taking her show around Europe and the US. Check out the tour dates below!

- Lou C-D



VV Brown's profile on afropunk.com: http://www.afropunk.com/profile/VVBrown…
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Added by AFROPUNK on May 10, 2010 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Fishbone To Embark On South American Summer Tour + US Dates!



South America, get ready for some kick-ass ska punk as Fishbone comes to you this summer, starting July 20th. The band has released dates from their upcoming tour, which include stops in Brazil and Argentina. US fans, don't worry: they're coming to you too very soon! Tour dates below!

More info: http://fishbone.net

Lou C-D…



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Added by AFROPUNK on May 10, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The Making of J* Davey: Made for T.V. Drama

The music of J* Davey is indeed dynamic and different, but the story behind how the duo met seems to be taken, right out of a made for TV teen drama. During a recent interview I had with the LA group, Jack Davey said, “We met at prom. I went to an all girls school but I went to Brook‘s prom. At the time I was singing in an all girl group. We recorded and performed a lot and we were signed to MCA but we never released anything.…


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Added by AFROPUNK on May 10, 2010 at 3:00pm — 9 Comments

Video - New Basquiat Documentary: "The Radiant Child"



"Art's Immortal Rock Star - The Intimate Documentary "Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child"

Forever remembered as one of the art world’s brightest—and fastest burning—stars, Jean-Michel Basquiat began his meteoric rise to fame in the late 70s, when he ran away from home to live on the streets of New York. Branding himself as a graffiti artist under the mysterious moniker “SAMO©”... "

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Added by AFROPUNK on May 5, 2010 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

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