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VV Brown To Tour The US As Opening Act For Maroon 5



UK doo-wop-punk songstress VV Brown is gearing up for an extensive 4-week U.S. tour, as opening act for Maroon 5. VV caught our attention a few years ago with the demo for her song "Crying Blood" and went on to sign a record deal and perform around the globe. Check out the tour dates and video below, and stay tuned as more dates are added on a regular basis.

- Lou C-D



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Added by AFROPUNK on July 30, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Bad Brains' Music On Guitar Hero 6: Punk Move Or Sell-Out?



What's up AP fam? It has just been announced that punk band Bad Brains' song "Re-Ignition" has been licensed to be featured on the upcoming video game Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock (to be released in the fall). Other bands featured will include Ramones, The White Stripes, Them Crooked Vultures, Alice Cooper... the game will also have the now-closed legendary NY hardcore/punk venue CBGB as… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on July 30, 2010 at 4:30pm — 16 Comments

Kelis Tours The U.S. & Announces European Dates in the Fall



Kelis embarked on her "All Hearts" U.S. tour in promotion of her electro album 'Flesh Tone'. The tour also features Swedish pop sensation Robyn, and has been hitting major cities. Remaining dates include New York, Philly, Seattle (see shedule below). European fans, don't you worry! Kelis is coming your way this fall with a solo tour. Read on for more info!

- Lou C-D





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Added by AFROPUNK on July 28, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Stream Tamar-kali's First Full Length Album!



Black Bottom anyone?! It's not what you think, you naughty afro-punks, it's the title of underground rock icon Tamar-kali's first full length album. The long awaited record showcases Tamar-kali's powerful voice and songwriting, drawing inspiration from legendary bands such as The Mars Volta, Deftones and Queens Of The Stone Age. It takes us on her journey "from a place of rage and depression into determination and… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on July 28, 2010 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

Afro-punk Closing Down: You Spoke, We Answered

We recently posted a note regarding the new Ning pricing policy and how the increase of costs will affect running afropunk.com. After posting several options we are considering to help with operating costs, along with our poll, we would like to respond to some of the best ideas posted by those in the community.…
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Added by AFROPUNK on July 28, 2010 at 3:30pm — 12 Comments

Janelle Monae's Nationwide Tour With 'Of Montreal' This Fall!



What happens when one of the funkiest Afro-punk divas joins glam pop-rockers for a nationwide tour? Well you'll find out this fall as Janelle Monae and Of Montreal come to your state to cause some real mayhem. But if that's not enough, Monae has some notable Live appearances coming up in a few weeks with with Erykah Badu, The Roots, Common, B.o.B., Chuck Brown, Kings of Leon and more. Check out the… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on July 26, 2010 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

M.I.A. Promo Tour Hitting Cities Around The Globe



After causing quite a commotion with the graphic video for her single 'Born Free', and appearing on the Letterman Show with 10 look-alikes (vid below), the eccentric M.I.A. keeps performing around the globe in promotion of her album '/\/\/\Y/\'. NYC on July 24th, London, Oslo, Austin and more soon!

Do you guys think she's an interesting performer Live? If so, check out the tour dates below (for…
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Added by AFROPUNK on July 23, 2010 at 3:00pm — 7 Comments

New Fishbone Doc "Everyday Sunshine"!



A documentary about funky ska/punk pioneers Fishbone has recently been released. Narrated by Laurence Fishburne, the film offers an intimate look at the band past and present, their struggles, their passion for music, their unique place in the music industry. Featuring exclusive footage from early performances, interviews with George Clinton, Flea, Gogol Bordello, Gwen Stefani and much more. Directed by Chris Mezler and Lev Anderson. For screening dates, DVD and info, visit… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on July 21, 2010 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Skunk Anansie: New Video, New Album & More Tour Dates Announced!



Hey guys, we told you a little while ago that UK rock band Skunk Anansie reformed and is on the road. Well they've announced many more tour dates across Europe! US fans, no dates in America so far, but there's some great news anyway: the band is releasing their album "Wonderlustre" in September, and their new single "Ugly Boy" will be out August 16th. New video and tour dates below!

- Lou…
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Added by AFROPUNK on July 21, 2010 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments

Afro-punk's new partnership with NewsOne.com!

Afro-punk has recently partnered with Newsone to help promote to a larger audience the black activist message to the public, that rock/punk music is still very relevant to the history of African Americans. So, what exactly does this mean for Afro-punk? Some of the editorial content published on Afropunk.com will be published on newsone.com (reviews of Afro-punk artists, posts on what's going on in the community, really good…
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Added by AFROPUNK on July 19, 2010 at 3:30pm — 6 Comments

Weeksville Garden Party With Kimberly Nichole & Shabazz Palaces 7/17 in NY!



Hi AP Fam, we would like to tell you about an event put together by our friends over at Weeskville Heritage Center in Brooklyn: the Weeksville Garden Party With Kimberly'Nichole & Shabazz Palaces Saturday July 17! Kimberly'Nichole is "playing on an edgier side of the R&B fence with her rock, punk, and hip-hop soul… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on July 16, 2010 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

THE BOTS release new video: No One Knows!

Taking full advantage of their summer vacation, THE BOTS duo, Mikaiah and Anaiah Lee are staying busy. They recently released a new video for their song, "No One Knows," off of their Black & White Lights EP. This sound is more mellow than we're used too for this band, but you really get to hear Mikaiah's dope vocals on this track. After being one of the performing bands at the 2010 Afro-punk Festival, the guys are now…
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Added by AFROPUNK on July 14, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

If You Don't Know Now You Know: Cerebral Ballzy



Don't say we didn't warn ya, Cerebral Ballzy is causing havoc on stages around the world with their hardcore punk sounds. If you don't know them, it's time you checked out their "Insufficient Fare" single (video below) and their tour dates to experience this madness in person. There's a reason why they've been described by The New Yorker as "a crew of young drunken lunatics carrying the torch of eighties skate punk," believe… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on July 14, 2010 at 1:00am — 4 Comments

See "Fela!" Musical With Special Discount Offer



Hey guys, you've probably heard about "Fela!" on Broadway, the musical about Fela Kuti’s controversial life as artist, political activist and revolutionary musician. It's a really great show featuring some mind-blowing Afrobeat music, Kuti's signature sound + amazing dancing. We would like to share with you a great discount offer on tickets. Read on...





DISCOUNT OFFER: $35 Tues-Thurs, Sun eve: Rear Mezz (Reg. $59)

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Added by AFROPUNK on July 14, 2010 at 12:00am — 4 Comments

The Memorials On The Road: Upcoming Shows!



We wanted to let you guys know about The Memorials' upcoming shows in L.A., Detroit and San Francisco. The band was started by former Mars Volta drummer Thomas Pridgen and you can find them here on afropunk.com on their profile! Check out the flyer and music below for more info. Bonus: the video for their dope track "West Coast". Enjoy!

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Added by AFROPUNK on July 12, 2010 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Fishbone, 24-7 Spyz and Living Colour Vocalists On Stage Together!



Ever dreamed that Angelo from Fishbone, P. Fluid from 24-7 Spyz and Corey from Living Colour would get together and put on one hell of a show? Well our bro P. Fluid just informed us that it's about to happen Saturday July 17th as part of the Vans Warp Tour during Dr Madd Vibes' (aka Angelo's) set. The show will take place at Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, NY. Tickets available… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on July 12, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Afro-Punk Closing Down?





UPDATE: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR FEEDBACK.

WE'VE POSTED A REPLY TO MANY OF YOUR SUGGESTIONS, QUESTIONS, CONCERNS.


CLICK ON http://www.afropunk.com/profiles/blogs/afropunk-closing-down-you

TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS. WE STILL NEED YOUR INPUT!



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Added by AFROPUNK on July 12, 2010 at 3:00pm — 66 Comments

Ebony Bones Hits European Festivals: Tour Dates!

Our extravagant sister from the UK Ebony Bones is bringing her high-energy show to festivals across Europe. Get ready for colorful genre-bending performances, described by The New York Times as a "riotous punk stage act". ‘‘Sometimes the best way to get a message across is through comedy and color’’ says Miss Bones. Check out the tour dates below.

Lou C-D



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Added by AFROPUNK on July 9, 2010 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Afro-punk Community Guidelines



Hey guys, We've been wanting to do this for a while, and we finally got around to it with the help of Moe from hardcore band Cipher, who has been working with us. Many of you showed concerns about inappropriate behaviors on the message board, in blog comments, etc. We don't want to be policing every conversation on the website, but we have to make sure that we all respect one another. There is no excuse for members who cross… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on July 9, 2010 at 12:00pm — 21 Comments

Prince Says "The Internet Is Completely Over"! Slick Move or Big Mistake?



In an interview with UK tabloid The Daily Mirror, Prince recently stated: "The Internet is completely over, I don't see why I should give my new music to iTunes or anyone else. They won't pay me an advance for it and then they get angry when they can't get it."(...)"The Internet's like MTV. At one time MTV was hip and… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on July 7, 2010 at 1:00pm — 23 Comments

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