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AFROPUNK's Blog – August 2011 Archive (20)

AP Quickie: Punk Pioneers, Death, Recording New Album - New Single Coming This Fall

If you can't get enough of 70's punk band Death's music, here's some news that will get you excited: they say that they're "finishing up tracking a brand new 10 song album featuring songs written by David and Bobby Hackney from 1974, 75, & 76, along with tracks newly written by the current Death members Bobby and Dannis Hackney and Bobbie Duncan. Look for the single entitled "Relief"… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on August 31, 2011 at 6:49pm — 4 Comments

New Music + Free Downloads To Kick Off The Week: Spank Rock, Hussle Club, Dearling Physique & More

Well now that we got rid of that biotch Irene, time to kick off the week with some new music. Here are the latest offerings from Spank Rock, Hussle Club (stream), and goodies from from other members such as Dearling Physique, Brittany… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on August 29, 2011 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

Afro-punk Festival 2011 Cancelled for This Weekend

Afro-punk Family, though we have tried everything in our power to maintain the dates of the Afro-punk festival this weekend despite the expected hurricane, after numerous meetings with the city, parks department, our sponsors and countless others, we are unable to move forward with the festival this weekend. The expected inclimate weather poses a great safety risk for all participating/attending, and subsequently we have been instructed to cancel the outdoor festival.


Added by AFROPUNK on August 26, 2011 at 11:09am — 42 Comments

AP Fest Interview: Tamar-kali, The Not So But So Afro-punk Poster Kid - Revisited

Almost one year to date, Afro-punk sat down to speak with someone no stranger to the AP movement: Brooklyn powerhouse and songstress, Tamar-kali. Tamar is most noted for her highlighted appearance in the 2003 Afro-punk documentary, which undeniably spearheaded the Afro-punk genre into a household term where black kids who identified with alternative music and culture finally found there home. Eagerly… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on August 24, 2011 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Afro-punk Festival 2011 Aug. 27-28: Rain Or Shine

Hi guys,

Like you, we've heard the weather reports. The program of the Afro-punk Festival hasn't changed until further notice, as this is a rain or shine event. We care about your safety and we'll make announcements if we have to modify the program. In the meanwhile, let's all combine our positive energies to make sure that everything will be fine and can go as…

Added by AFROPUNK on August 24, 2011 at 2:39pm — 2 Comments

Food Truck Of The Day: Frites'N'Meats - Afro-punk Bites and Beats Food Truck Festival

New York. One of the most unique places in the world. Where else can you see a stock broker, a punk rocker, and a college student standing in line for a burger? And when you do see that line, it's probably outside of Frites & Meats. Frites and Meats can be found all around Manhattan and will be featured at the Afro-punk Festival this year. Frites & Meats is one of Manhattan's up and coming food trucks. “We love… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on August 22, 2011 at 5:14pm — 1 Comment

Win Tix To Afro-Electro-Pop Kenyan Band Just A Band's Show in NYC 8/25!

New York! You're in for another treat: afro-electro-pop music from Kenya, courtesy of Just A Band. They will be playing at Drom Thursday, August 25th (10pm), with special guests Analogue Transit. We have 2 pairs of tickets up for grabs. This will be the… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on August 22, 2011 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Free Stuff! Ninjasonik Give You A Vest, Yes Sir

UPDATE: Congrats to AP member Symphony, who won the vest!

We're talking about a badazz vest, people, don't get it twisted! Ninjasonik [was scheduled to hit] the Afro-punk Festival stage on August 27th. Admission to the Fest is free, but the guys felt they had to give your more free sh*t! Cue the badazz vest, created by Artful…

Added by AFROPUNK on August 19, 2011 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

Free Download: The Weeknd Keeps It Lush (And Tortured) With 'Thursday' Mixtape

Mysterious and sought after artist/producer The Weeknd dropped his mixtape 'Thursday'. As lush (and tortured) as 'House of Balloons', the previous installment of this three-part series. 'Thursday' is available from his official website. Try this alternative link if you're having a hard time (the official website gets a lil' funny… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on August 19, 2011 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Food Truck Of The Day: Mexicue - Afro-punk Bites and Beats Food Truck Festival

New Yorkers are no stranger to Mexican food. Most people hear or think Mexican food and immediately run to Chipotle. But there is another restaurant entering the race. Mexicue has been changing the face of Mexican food with their unique blend of Southern American BBQ and authentic Mexican street food. The self proclaimed “sweet sweet love child”, has been serving up great dishes since August 2010. They will be… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on August 19, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Food Truck Of The Day: Desi - Afro-punk Bites and Beats Food Truck Festival

New York is full of Arab-themed food carts and trucks. Halal this, Shawarma that. But what if you have a craving for Indian food? Well if you happen to be Downtown or on Water Street, you're in luck. Desi Food Truck has been proudly serving delicious Indian food since 2010. They will be joining us for the Afro-punk Bites and Beats… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on August 17, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Community Feedback Needed! Take Our Survey & Win Hot Prizes

Hey Afro-punk Family,

We need your help with a very important project that we put together in order to better understand our community. As you can imagine, creating large, free events such as the Afro-punk Festival requires the help of sponsors and a lot of energy, but we want to do things right, in a way that you feel comfortable with. Your replies to the linked…

Added by AFROPUNK on August 17, 2011 at 5:00pm — 9 Comments

Afro-punk Festival 2011: Boost Bus Campaign

Hey Afro-punk! Boost Mobile is powering an Afro-punk Bus for our friends in Harlem, Queens and the Bronx! The first 25 people to Tweet us @afropunk or write BOOST BUS + your borough e.g. "BOOST BUS BRONX" on our Facebook wall will win a round trip bus ride for you and a friend from your home borough to the Afro-punk Festival. Winners will be… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on August 17, 2011 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

AP Quickie: 'White Riot' Book Explores The Politics of Race In Punk Rock

'White Riot', published on Verso Books, offers a collection of essays about punk rock's intense relationship with race. Edited by Stephen Duncombe and Maxwell Tremblay, the book also features photos, reports, lyrics, and a foreword by Afro-punk movie director James Spooner. The official book description explains: "From the Clash to Los Crudos, skinheads to afro-punks, the punk rock movement has been obsessed by… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on August 12, 2011 at 5:30pm — 10 Comments

The F* Word, The Ancient Phrase That Will Never Die

Let’s face it: the word "fuck" has always been and will continue to be one of the most multi-purposed words in the English dictionary. You can use it in almost every instance and in so many forms, from "fuck yes, I found five bucks in some 99 cents shorts I bought at the thrift store", to "fuck no, I just caught my girl cheating on me with my best friend… and my cousin". Add an –ed at the end of the word, and it can be used in a sexual reference or negatively,… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on August 12, 2011 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

The Underdogs of Kisumu (Kenya) With Raw Music International

What do the hip-hop kids, the rastas and bluesmen of Kenya's third largest city, Kisumu, have in common? They're all going against the grain and could be considered "Afro-punks" there. Granted, there is also a rock scene in the capital Nairobi (check out one of our features about this here). But Cyrus Moussavi, who produced the video segments below and took the picture above as part… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on August 11, 2011 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Afro-punk Festival 2011: Music Schedule

This year's Afro-punk Festival has the most stellar line up yet with Cee Lo Green, Santigold, Janelle Monae, Fishbone, Toro Y Moi, Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely, Ninjasonik, Cerebral Ballzy, Gym Class Heroes, Das Racist, Gordon Voidwell, Reggie Watts, Res, Joi, Straight Line Stitch, Kenna, Tamar-kali, Bad Rabbits, Joe Jordan's Experiment, Jersey Klan, Radkey, Rocky Business, and… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on August 10, 2011 at 12:30pm — 14 Comments

Comedy: W. Kamau Bell & Friends To Launch 'Laughter Against the Machine' Tour

Do you like your comedy seasoned with spicy social and political commentary? AP friend W. Kamau Bell is a part of the 'Laughter Against the Machine' (LATM) tour and documentary film project. Also on the bill: comedians Nato Green and Janine Brito. The tour starts Sept. 10 in Phoenix (see schedule below) and will be filmed for a documentary (click… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on August 8, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Free Music From Ninjasonik, N'Dambi, 88 Days Of Fortune, Elephant 12!

It's the weekend honey, time for some treats! Let's see what we have here... N'Dambi sent us her badass track 'Get On Up' in which she tells her man "Take your shit and leave!". You go girl! (the song is from her album 'A Weird Kinda Wonderful', out now, check it). In other news, Ninjasonik recently released another free mixtape, featuring… Continue

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

'Outcast Forever' Documentary To Put The Spotlight On Oldest US All-Black Motorcycle Club

Outcast Motorcycle Club: the oldest all-black motorcycle club in America. Director Devaughn Hughson and editor Gabe Moscovitz are currently working on 'Outcast Forever', a documentary to take an in-depth look at the club, its history, its current members, their values, the brotherhood (and the misogyny? - some of them call their women "property" according to some reports). Co-producer Jason Staten tells us: "We will…


Added by AFROPUNK on August 5, 2011 at 1:00pm — 24 Comments

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