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AFROPUNK's Blog – May 2012 Archive (15)

Spotlight On Funky Lady Andy Allo (Prince Collaborator, Singer, Songwriter, Guitar Player)

Today we're putting the spotlight on Ms. Andy Allo. This funky lady is a Cameroonian singer, songwriter and guitar player who has toured extensively with Prince. She also released a solo album in 2009 and has a new project coming this summer. Scroll down to check out some of her music, footage of her on stage with Prince and more. How dope is this? - Lou C-D…


Added by AFROPUNK on May 30, 2012 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

It's Here! Azealia Banks' New EP '1991' + TOUR DATES

While you wait for Azealia Banks' debut LP 'Broke With Expensive Taste' (coming in September) and her mixtape 'Fantastic' (due out July 4 - get a free track here), here's her brand-new 4-track EP '1991'. It includes '212', the song that made her an Internet…


Added by AFROPUNK on May 29, 2012 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Rock/Soul Songbirds of Najuah Set To Release Debut EP

Rocking and rolling, often soulful and bluesy, Toronto-based band Najuah’s upcoming debut EP 'Misery & Love' "is a reflection on personal relationships chronicling the triumphs and pitfalls of romance". Stream a few tracks below to let us know what you think. As a bonus, some behind-the-scenes footage and the video for disenchanted single 'Devil'.

Devil by Najuah…


Added by AFROPUNK on May 28, 2012 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Living Colour, The Roots, Amel Larrieux & More To Honor Jimi Hendrix's Music @ SummerStage Gala in NY

City Parks Foundation announced the line-up of their upcoming gala honoring the music of Jimi Hendrix: G. Love & Special Sauce, Bebel Gilberto, Amel Larrieux, Living Colour, The Roots, John Scofield, Soulive, Keller Willams and more will be performing. What's better than a dope rock show in Central Park, uh?

"On Tuesday, June 5, 2012, City Parks Foundation (CPF) will welcome guests to the SummerStage Gala, an annual fundraising benefit, to support CPF’s free year-round…


Added by AFROPUNK on May 16, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Free Download: Azealia Banks Reveals New Track Off 'Fantastic' Mixtape

Self-proclaimed lyricist/bitch/comedian/cutie pie Azealia Banks revealed a track off her upcoming 'Fantastic' mixtape. It's called 'JUMANJI', with production by Hudson Mohawke & Nick Hook.

Check it out below and download it too if you fancy it! It's…


Added by AFROPUNK on May 15, 2012 at 9:48am — 1 Comment

Comedy: Hannibal Buress Presents Double Premiere Party In NY May 20th

On May 20th come to a special edition of Comedy at the Knitting Factory. For one night only the show moves from the front bar into the mainroom for a performance by Hannibal and special guests from 9:00pm-10:20pm. At 10:20 we will screen the documentary "A WEEK TO KILL" which follows Hannibal as he prepares to film his hour special for Comedy Central. Then at 11pm on Comedy Central is the world premiere of HANNIBAL BURESS: ANIMAL FURNACE, Hannibal's first Comedy Central special.…


Added by AFROPUNK on May 14, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Turns Out Jimi Hendrix's Estate Still Doesn't Support The Biopic Starring Andre 3000

Everybody's getting all excited about the upcoming Jimi Hendrix biopic starring Andre 3000 
we told you about a few days ago. Turns out Jimi Hendrix's estate released a new statement. Excerpt: "Experience Hendrix, LLC, the family-owned company entrusted with safeguarding the legacy of Jimi Hendrix and administrator of the Jimi Hendrix music and publishing catalog, has…


Added by AFROPUNK on May 11, 2012 at 5:00am — 6 Comments

Time To Laugh Your Ass Off: Reggie Watts Is Coming To Your Area + New DVD

In case you didn't know, Reggie Watts is a real talented comedian/musician/vocalist/beatboxer. Yes, he's funny, but there's also real musical badassness there too, you heard? On the heels of his latest Comedy Central special (Live at Central Park), a new CD/DVD of the show is set for release on May 15th.

Watts also has a slew of tour dates coming up in the US. New York, Philly, Atlanta, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New Orleans and more cities have been…


Added by AFROPUNK on May 11, 2012 at 4:00am — 3 Comments

Bloc Party Is Back! Embarking On Worldwide Tour, Recording New Music

Are you ready for Bloc Party's big come back? Yes, Kele is still on the line-up, although 
he once thought he was fired... They've been recording new music and announced tour dates all over the place, from Europe to Australia, and yes, in the US (see schedule below).

Who's excited?



Added by AFROPUNK on May 9, 2012 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

AP Quickie: Sade Live DVD Coming May 22!

Sade only tours every 10 years or so, right? And while it's worth the wait, it's always nice to be able to jam to their performances a little more often. Ms. Adu and her bandmates are releasing a Live DVD from their 2011 tour on May 22nd, available 
HERE for pre-order. 122 minutes of goodness. Will you be watching it? - L…


Added by AFROPUNK on May 9, 2012 at 6:10am — 2 Comments

Win Tix To The AP 'Triptych' Screening & After-Party 5/24 @ Brooklyn Museum

Hey guys, as you know we're very excited about our short film series 
The Triptych, highlighting the work of visual artists Sanford Biggers, Barron Claiborne and Wangechi Mutu (see trailers below).

Here's the deal: we want you to attend the screening at the Brooklyn Museum on May 24th and the after-party. To enter to win tickets, you just…


Added by AFROPUNK on May 9, 2012 at 3:23am — 1 Comment

AP Quickie: 'A Band Called Death' Docu at the LA Film Festival

Punk pioneers Death (from Detroit) are telling us: "We are very excited to announce the world premiere of the Death Documentary "A Band Called Death" at the prestigious LA Film Festival which will take place between the dates of June 14 and June 22. The film will be shown on Saturday June 16, and on Tuesday June 19. The viewings will be followed by a special party at The W in downtown LA featuring a special performance by Death and Rough Francis. More details will be available…


Added by AFROPUNK on May 7, 2012 at 9:39am — 2 Comments

Andre 3000 Will Play Jimi Hendrix In Biopic

Rumors had been circulating for a minute, some said Jimi Hendrix's estate initially refused to authorize the use of his music in the movie. But
The Irish Film & Television Network (IFTN) revealed that ‘All Is By My Side’, the Jimi biopic project starring Outkast's Andre 3000, is moving forward. Filming/production will reportedly begin later this month in Ireland, under director John Ridley's watch.

"The film will be set…


Added by AFROPUNK on May 7, 2012 at 6:30am — 25 Comments

Introducing AWK (Art World Killer, Formerly Known as Kudu!)

So excited to get confirmation that indie band Kudu (an AP favorite) is being resurrected under the name AWK (i.e. Art World Killer). Expect an album this fall, but in meanwhile, we have new music and visuals for ya! (see below)

Singer/songwriter Sylvia Black, aka Betty Black (listen to her solo project here), is telling us: "Art World Killer (AWK) was born after after KUDU's…


Added by AFROPUNK on May 1, 2012 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

AP Quickie/New Music: Twin Shadow Gearing Up For New Album + Free Download

This just in from genre-bending group Twin Shadow and their frontman George Lewis (in short: get ready for his dope new album and here's a FREE MP3 for ya):

"One winter I crashed my motorcycle, with a friend on the back. I shouldn't have been riding that day, but I was young and fearless of the black roads, fast and easy in my ways. As the bike slipped from under us my head filled with words. The slow motion moments of calm just after surprise and just before regret are…


Added by AFROPUNK on May 1, 2012 at 11:56am — 1 Comment

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