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AFROPUNK's Blog – July 2011 Archive (25)

AP Quickie: Odd Future Wolf Gang's Fall Tour Dates (North America)

Mayhem and trouble are coming your way, North America! Hip-hop/skate collective Odd Future Wolf Gang announced their Fall tour, 27 dates in the U.S. and Canada. The gang is on a roll, with the success of many of its artists such as Tyler, The Creator, Frank Ocean, etc. Peep the tour dates below.



Added by AFROPUNK on July 29, 2011 at 6:41pm — No Comments

Dear Jay-Z and Kanye West: What about us little guys? An open letter.

Independent record stores are cornerstones in many a music lover’s life and in most of our communities. In a download-driven world, there is an ease and nostalgia in purchasing music from a local record store from a fellow music dude, who can’t wait to chat you up about a must-have recommendation. The champs behind Record Store Day, as well as individuals, who insist on purchasing the music they love, continue to… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on July 29, 2011 at 4:46pm — 5 Comments

Get A Room Already! Afro-punk Fest 2011 Hotels

The official hotel partner of the 2011 Afro-punk Festival is Brooklyn's own nU Hotel! Some of the fest artists and guests will be there. If you'd like to treat yourself to something real nice and sexy, call them for the Afro-punk special rate at (718) 852 8585, or book online at… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on July 29, 2011 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Cipher Drummer Daniel Bobis Goes Missing In Indonesia

*UPDATE 7/28: Daniel Bobis' body has reportedly been found off Sumatra island. Cipher confirmed the news. Our sincere condelences to his friends and family. Let's keep them in our thoughts.*

Hardcore band Cipher confirmed the bad news: drummer Daniel Bobis went missing Sunday morning while…

Added by AFROPUNK on July 28, 2011 at 7:35pm — 8 Comments

Teaser: Special Design Project / Afro-punk Festival 2011

Are you as excited as we are about this year's Afro-punk Festival?! This shall rock, but we still have suprises in store for ya, including a special design project that involves scanning people! Don't be scurred! Not going to say more about this right now, but here's a sneak peek featuring Fishbone front man Angelo Moore... ;) Stay tuned!…


Added by AFROPUNK on July 27, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Contest For Bands! Be On The 'Bikelordz' Soundtrack

Remember 'Bikelordz', the very promising documentary we told you about, highlighting the BMX bike culture in Accra, Ghana? (check out our interview with director Mikey Hart here) Well well well... Mr. Hart decided to offer bands from the AP Community a cool opportunity: to be featured… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on July 27, 2011 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

New Bands Announced! Tamar-kali, Gym Class Heroes, Das Racist, Kenna & More Join AP Fest Line-Up

Say what?!!! Having Cee Lo Green, Janelle Monae, Fishbone, Santigold and all the other bands we announced was exciting enough (see full line-up below). But now that Tamar-kali, Gym Class Heroes, Das Racist, Kenna, Jersey Klan, Bad Rabbits and Radkey are added to the bill, we'll forgive you if you're just speechless. :-P To round things up nicely, the following DJs will be spinning at… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on July 26, 2011 at 3:30pm — 7 Comments

AP Quickie: Design The Cover Of Fishbone's EP 'Crazy Glue'

You heard that right kiddos! Legendary ska/punk/rock band Fishbone is taking submissions for the cover of their new EP 'Crazy Glue' (to be released in October 2011). All you graphic design aficionados, head to the Creative Allies website to submit your entry by Wednesday, July 27th. You could win $400 + a copy of the EP.

Speaking of Fishbone, don't forget…

Added by AFROPUNK on July 20, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

TV On The Radio's Remix EP + Tour Dates

TV On The Radio are on the road! If you're in the US or Canada, you're in luck. They'll be visiting 20 cities (total 22 dates, see full schedule below). While you wait, they just released a litte treat for their fans today: 'Chemical Peels', an EP featuring the video for 'Caffeinated Consciousness' + 2 remixes, including one by Das Racist: 'Will Do (Mylo Remix)' and 'Caffeinated Consciousness (Das Racist/patrickWhat Remix)' . You can buy it… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on July 20, 2011 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Contest: Win Saidah Baba Talibah's New Album + A Free T-shirt!

Soulful rocker Saidah Baba Talibah is about to release her debut album (August 2)! Answer the following question and you'll be entered to win a copy of the album + a T-shirt: "What's the title of Saidah Baba Talibah's debut album?" That's an easy one motherfuckers (hint: you don't have to look very far). :) Send your entries to by July 25th with 'SBT Contest' as the subject.… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on July 20, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

On Our Radar: Hip-hop Crew Jersey Klan + Free Download

This is Jersey Klan, some brothers I was introduced to by one of our young bros Elliott, who has worked with us every summer since he was 16 (he is now 21!). Love these guys, very inspired by their fashion and community spirit. You'll be seeing a lot of them. Here is the latest video from rapper Moruf + a free Jersey Klan download!

- Matthew Morgan


Added by AFROPUNK on July 20, 2011 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

WATCH: Blood Orange - 'Sutphin Boulevard' Video + Free Downloads

Blood Orange (aka Lightspeed Champion, aka Devonté Hynes from the Test Icicles) released his video for 'Sutphin Boulevard', the first single from his upcoming album 'Coastal Grooves'. LP due out August 8th on Domino Records, home to Tricky and Franz Ferdinand. In the video, Blood Orange is seen performing in a bar, joined by drag queens and other gender-bending characters. The song's funky, yet otherwordly music is the perfect soundtrack for the scene. - L… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on July 18, 2011 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Fashion Designer Alexander Wang Taps Santigold & Spank Rock for New Campaign

Fashion designer Alexander Wang always seems to have dope tricks up his sleeve. For his new T by Alexander Wang campaign (Fall 2011 collection), he tapped Santigold and Spank Rock! The video spot features an exclusive remix of Santigold's latest single 'GO'. Images of the 2 artists, shot by Dan Jackson, are also used in a poster campaign for the brand. The 'wildposting' stunt consists of posters being plastered across New York City, some call this "guerilla-style marketing". Watch… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on July 15, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Liam Bailey Keeps It Old-School and Raw

It seems that old-school soul music is really en vogue in the UK these days. Luckily, many of the artists we're hearing about make honest music, not just watered down soul to jump on the bandwagon. We told you about Adele's musical buddy, crooner Michael Kiwanuka. Today we're sharing the music of Liam Bailey. A voice… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on July 15, 2011 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

BMX Madness in Ghana: Interview with 'Bikelordz' Director Mikey Hart

Bikelordz is a mini-documentary highlighting the BMX bike culture in Accra, Ghana through the eyes of a handful of self-taught, local scene stars. If you think the X Games are as good as it gets, wait until you see what these guys can do! Extreme sports in an extreme locale with extreme attitude. The film hasn’t been officially released, but director Mikey Hart let me pick his brain on filming in Ghana, biker battles and more!…


Added by AFROPUNK on July 13, 2011 at 7:30pm — 6 Comments

Interview: Teen Band Radkey Ready To Share Some Fine Rock'n'Roll with The World!

Can we get a 'Hell Yeah'?! Meet Dee (17), Isaiah (15) and Solomon (13), three brothers from St. Joseph, Missouri,rocking out and writing bad-ass songs. Radkey have opened for Fishbone and are ready to shake up the rock scene in Missouri. We had a little Q & A with the guys about their aspirations, inspirations and much more.

- L C-D…


Added by AFROPUNK on July 13, 2011 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Keziah Jones Rocks Weeksville Garden Party This Saturday July 16th

Weeksville was a village of free African Americans in Brooklyn, established in 1838, 11 years after the abolition of slavery in New York. And that's no joke. Now the good folks at Weeksville Heritage Center have some great programs and events, including their Garden Party series every summer. This year, Meshell Ndegeocello, Pharoahe Monch &… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on July 13, 2011 at 12:49pm — No Comments

AP Quickie: Pillow Theory's Banging 'Meltdown'

They've been compared to Alice in Chains and Bad Brains. NYC rock band Pillow Theory just released their EP 'Meltdown' independently. Support indie bands! The record showcases their banging sound, lead by high-energy single 'Blipsters & Buppies' (listen below). You can purchase it and preview more songs here.… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on July 11, 2011 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

AP Quickie: Be A Part of Dr. Maddvibe (Fishbone's Angelo Moore)'s New Project

Fishbone's Angelo Moore, aka Dr. Maddvibe, is funding his upcoming project The Angelo Show via a Kickstarter campaign. This means that all of us can participate and be a part of it. Funds will go towards the mixing, mastering, merchandise production, rehearsal space rental, paying musicians, and everything else needed to launch the project successfully. Angelo is said… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on July 8, 2011 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

AP Model Search: Afro-punk/Denim and Chrome 2012 Calendar

UPADTE 8/27/2011! Thank you so much to everyone who sent their pictures in. The Afro-punk Festival was cancelled for Aug. 27-28 because of the weather, but we're working on rescheduling the photo shoot.

We're looking for the baddest tattooed afro-punk chicks on Earth! If that's you, you could be one of the models in the Afro-punk/Denim and Chrome 2012…

Added by AFROPUNK on July 6, 2011 at 6:30pm — 34 Comments

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