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AFROPUNK's Blog – August 2010 Archive (31)

From Projects to Parties, catch back up with Afro-punk!

So, let's just be honest. Our team is exhausted. But, we really, really couldn't care less because we've recently been bustling in support of youth homeless awareness. Four sick parties, traveling to two big cities, and eight successful volunteer opportunities down, Afro-punk and the Virgin Mobile RE*Generation…
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Added by AFROPUNK on August 31, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Nikki Lynette's Coming To Your Town & She Wants To Meet You!



Hip-hop-electro-punk chick Nikki Lynette, aka Ms. Bad-Ass, is getting ready to hit the road for a national road-trip in promotion of her upcoming EP 'The Strong Survive' (which will be released on September 15 via her Bandcamp page). Nikki is taking vlogger Nate Fisher with her to document the trip, and they want to meet you! They'll be visiting 16 cities across the U.S.… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on August 30, 2010 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

Death & Rough Francis To Perform Together In Vermont, One-Night Only!



Get ready for a night of garage/punk/rock as legendary band Death (the trio of Hackney brothers) joins Rough Francis (which includes 3 of Bobby Hackney's sons) on stage for one night only in South Burlington, VT on October 7th 2010. It's a family affair and you don't wanna miss it! Click here for show details.

- Lou C-D



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Added by AFROPUNK on August 30, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Big Boi From Outkast On Tour In The US!



Outkast's Big Boi has been an Afro-punk friend for a while now (check out pics of his performance at an AP show at SXSW). He's gonna be hitting cities around the US starting September 2nd in Iowa City. 13 dates have been announced so far (see schedule below), but new dates are being added to http://bigboi.com/tour on a regular basis. Enjoy!

- Lou…
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Added by AFROPUNK on August 27, 2010 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Congratulations To The Objex! Best Punk Band at 2010 Vegas Rocks Awards



Bad-ass group The Objex won Best Punk Band at the 2010 Vegas Rocks Awards. You've probably seen them put the stage on fire at numerous Afro-punk events (see performance videos and interview below). Congrats to them!

- L C-D



The Objex' profile on afropunk.com: http://www.afropunk.com/profile/theobjex…





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Added by AFROPUNK on August 27, 2010 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

N*E*R*D Promises Surprising New Album This Year



"N*E*R*D have been putting the finishing touches on their latest album, 'Nothing', and they promise some surprises on the new record. We got a chance to sit and chat with Pharrell and Shay of N*E*R*D before their show at Irving Plaza in NYC and asked them to tell us all about the new album! Though the album doesn’t have a solid release date yet, Pharrell & Shay assured us that Nothing will be in stores before the end of the year."

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Added by AFROPUNK on August 25, 2010 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Cee-Lo's Harmonious Swearing: "Fuck You, Ooo, Ooo, Ooo"!

From Matthew Morgan:

"Guys i came across this in my inbox and couldn't resist it.

Gotta love Cee-lo"…







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Added by AFROPUNK on August 23, 2010 at 10:30am — 15 Comments

Hendrix Items On Show In His Former London Home



If you're in London, starting next week you will have the chance to check out some Jimi Hendrix's mementoes in his former London home. According to the Associated Press, clothing, mementoes and handwritten lyrics belonging to Hendrix are going on display at his former London home to mark the 40th anniversary of his death.


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Added by AFROPUNK on August 20, 2010 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

Video: Tricky's Murder Weapon



King of trip-hop Tricky is back with 'Murder Weapon', the new single off his upcoming album 'Mixed Race' (to be released in September on Domino Records). The video, in which the artist stars as a boxer, is a pretty dark mini-movie directed by French graphic-designers-turned-directors Fleur & Manu. The single (featuring vocalist Franky Riley) is a reworking of the 90's… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on August 18, 2010 at 1:00pm — 9 Comments

AP Donations: Unity Is Strength!



Calling all Afro-punk supporters!

As you know, we're all about offering a welcoming community and producing cutting-edge content showcasing The Other Black Experience, the one we usually don't see in the mainstream media. Be it interviews, Live music & sports footage, free downloads, or thought-provoking…
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Added by AFROPUNK on August 18, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

VV Brown's Comic Book Series & Live Album + Video



If being a new-age doo-wop sensation wasn't enough, our girl from the UK VV Brown also co-wrote a comic book series, The City Of Abacus. The official press release explains: "Constantly numbed down by reality TV shows and the obsession of celebrity culture, we slowly loose our freedom of choice and thought. The comic expresses these feelings and thoughts through a fantasy world… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on August 17, 2010 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Not Enough Punk Rock On Afro-punk?



Punk rock fans, this one's for you! We've heard some of you say that they would like to see more traditional punk rock on afropunk.com, and we would like to know which bands you would like us to cover. Although we believe "punk" is more about a state of mind than about a particular music genre, we love punk rock and we want to know about the punk bands you like. We're trying our best to monitor a bunch of them, especially… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on August 16, 2010 at 11:00pm — 14 Comments

A Stop: With The Bots

Just when you think punk rock has become nothing more than cookie cutter pretty boys who love to whine and wear skinny jeans, a band like The Bots comes along and reminds you of how daring, bold and fun the genre can truly be. Seventeen year old Mikaiah Lei plays guitar and sings and his brother, thirteen year old Anaiah Lei plays the drums. Don’t let their ages fool you. The Bots are loud, aggressive and they…
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Added by AFROPUNK on August 16, 2010 at 4:57pm — 1 Comment

Download: Apollo Heights' "MFCKA SAY WHAT?!" EP



"MFCKA SAY WHAT?!" That's the title of soulful electro pop/rock band Apollo Heights' new EP. "The four-song download is available here. Also in the works: a full-length LP entitled 'Shocking Fuzz of Your Electric Fur', due out in late fall." Check out the music below and click here for some free downloads!…



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Added by AFROPUNK on August 16, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Fighting Youth Homelessness, One Show at a Time

When James Beary was 19, he found himself sleeping on the train. His mom lost her job right after 9/11 and struggled to keep the family afloat. Energetic, full of stories and smiles, James does not fit the typical mold that most people think when they hear the word "homeless." He says his situation can happen to anyone at any age. James said while being without a place to call home, he would go to music shows and stayed…
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Added by AFROPUNK on August 16, 2010 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Earl Greyhound Taking Their Brooklyn Hippie Rock To Europe



Brooklyn's own Earl Greyhound is bringing their Brooklyn-made folk-rock to the old continent, with 17 shows from September 21st to October 10th 2010. You might have seen them on last year's Afro-punk tour, in which case you know they always kill it Live. Check out the tour dates below!

- L C-D



Earl Greyhound's profile on…
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Added by AFROPUNK on August 13, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Bad Brains Bringing Mayhem to West Coast With Tour This Month



Punk pioneers Bad Brains are about to hit the road again, as they announced a mini-tour on the West Coast (U.S.) starting August 19th. And you can win 2 tickets to one of the 6 dates by entering your details here! Read on for tour details, tickets. …



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Added by AFROPUNK on August 13, 2010 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Mos Def and Lenny Kravitz Record Video, Help With Gulf Aid

Music seems to be one of the most common ways to raise awareness on devastating issues, so it's always dope when artists use their influences and creativity for a good cause. Case in point, most recently, Mos Def and New Orleans jazz artist, Ben Jaffe, got together to write a song for Gulf Aid benefit for those affected by the oil…
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Added by AFROPUNK on August 13, 2010 at 12:19pm — 5 Comments

Ezra Bang & Hot Machine's 'Cadillac' Is Ready To Roll



Hip-hop/punk/dance from the UK via Germany! Ezra Bang & Hot Machine released previews of their new single 'Cadillac', and of the new material they recorded in Berlin with collaborators such as Howard Gray (The Cure, Art Brut, Terrance Trent D'arby). Check out the banging tracks below!

- Lou C-D





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Added by AFROPUNK on August 11, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

M.I.A.'s FLASHY NEW VID 'XXXO'



Seems that M.I.A. is taking a little break from being controversial, with the release of the video for catchy electro-pop track 'XXXO'. Showing her glam side, the singer appears in flashy settings full of stars, swans, glittering graphics, Youtube videos, iChat conversations (in no particular order). Oh, and unicorns too. No… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on August 11, 2010 at 3:00pm — 8 Comments

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