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AFROPUNK's Blog – October 2010 Archive (35)

The 54 Album Release Party in Atlanta this Week! Mention Afro-punk, win free album!

The 54 had the best self made promo video for the 2010 Afro-punk festival, hands down. For that reason, and some others (like 1) their song, Dominate, let us know that we're just a mutha fucka, 2) they're all in the underground Atlanta scene, and 3) their guitarist, Walter, is really good), we are psyched about their first released album, Building a Giant Machine, which will be…


Added by AFROPUNK on October 31, 2010 at 3:30pm — 11 Comments

Sultry Saidah Talibah currently on tour with Johnny Reid

It took us a while to get her name just right, but that didn't stop us from totally digging Ms.
Saidah Baba Talibah when we first met her in Toronto for the Afro-punk 2009 U.S. tour. It was in Toronto where we saw Saidah dominate the stage with a string trio and… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on October 31, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Heavy Metal Band, Suffocation, Tour Kick Off

Heavy metal NYC based band, Suffocation, kicked off their U.S. tour today and will be starting up on the west coast and circling down south. They've come a long way from their 1989 three-song demo, Re-incremation, but have since put out classics, like their 1991 album Effigy of the Forgotten to their most recent album,… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on October 29, 2010 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

PREVIEW: N*E*R*D Keeps It Funky After All With New Album "Nothing"

Watch this! N*E*R*D's album "Nothing" will be out next week (November 2nd). Although Pharrell Williams has been talking about a classic rock feel in recent interviews, most of the tracks we've been hearing so far are more of a funky blend of hip-hop/rock/pop (not that it's a bad thing, but we're just sayin'...). For the first time, the band enlisted outside producers such as French electro duo Daft Punk. Playful at times, the record also deals with more serious topics: the… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on October 29, 2010 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Watch our Black Witch Live on Halloween on

No plans for Halloween afternoon at 4:30 PM EST and want to start your spooks and thrills out before night time? Puuur-fect. Join Afro-punk and Black Witch for our very first live broadcast on on Oct. 31st as she streams at… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on October 29, 2010 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Anti Sacrilegious Metal Band, The Crimson Armada, goes on tour!

Heavy metal heads who aren't so into the sacrilegious aspect that tends to trail closely behind the music and culture, check out The Crimson Armada, who kick off their 32-day U.S. tour this week as part of the The Monument Tour. The Ohio band formed in 2007 and says they go beyond just playing metal by "paying tribute to various forms of the heavy style combining…

Added by AFROPUNK on October 27, 2010 at 3:49pm — 2 Comments

Muslims Crash Punks in new movie, “The Taqwacores"

Islam and punk rock. The counter culture obviously exist, but how many movies do we get to watch- fiction based or not- on the unseen lifestyle of this underground movement. Welcome, "The Taqwacores," the newly released film based on a novel by Michael Muhammad Knight about a Muslim punk scene in the U.S. The main… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on October 27, 2010 at 2:30pm — 11 Comments

PREVIEW: Bad Brains Bassist Darryl Jenifer Releases Solo Album

Bad Brains bassist and composer Darryl Jenifer is set to release his solo album 'In Search of Black Judas' tomorrow! Expect "an experimental take on dub, Rub-A-Dub and reggae", combining hardcore influences with more down-tempo sounds. And it's coming out on Reach Out International Records (ROIR), the label that released Bad Brains' debut album. Preview some of the tracks below and click here to order the album.


Added by AFROPUNK on October 25, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Objex Announce New Album! Listen To New Track Here

Oh we like news like this: punk rabble-rousers The Objex just announced that their new album will be out globally by the end of the year! Now if you don't know Felony Melony and her band mates, you definitely need to check out the music below, including new song "Social Disease", available exclusively on If you were wondering, the title of the album is "Reservations for Debauchery", and we wouldn't expect… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on October 25, 2010 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Galaxy of Tar Debut Music Video- Shot Live!

Galaxy of Tar, who we've been watching creep up on the underground NYC music scene and who played the 2010 Afro-punk festival this summer, just released their debut music video for "Never Cease Us From Motioning Air." Lead singer, Naima Mora, let us know that the best part of the video for her was…

Added by AFROPUNK on October 22, 2010 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

LISTEN: Spotlights and Stars Got That Dope Post Punk/New Wave Sound!

AP members Spotlights and Stars are one of those bands who have enormous potential... but suck at promoting themselves. :) So if you haven't heard of them, that's probably why. They have that infectious "Post Punk/Synthpop" sound, as showcased on their brand-new album '8 Bit Emotion'. We're tellin' ya, they're good! Check out some of their new tunes below, and if you like them, as we're sure you will, support the… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on October 22, 2010 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

If You Don't Know, Now You Know: Rita Indiana Y Los Misterios

Oh hell no! Don't tell me you haven't heard of Rita Indiana. The Dominican sensation built a strong following thanks to her afro-electro-punk-latin fusion sound and her charisma, which transpires most in her Live performances (you have to see one of her show to understand the euphoria she generates). Her "fuck you" attitude didn't hurt either. Well Ms. Rita Indiana just released her first album 'El Juidero' (The Fight) with her tight band Los Misterios. The brand-new video for… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on October 20, 2010 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

NY Governor Candidate: "The Rent Is Too Damn High". Hey, He's Got A Point!

From our partners at Newsone (via Gawker)

"Did you watch the debate between candidates for Governor of New York? Did you see the man with, uh, unique facial hair? Who wore gloves the whole time? That’s Jimmy McMillan, candidate for the Rent Is 2 Damn High Party.

McMillen, a former postal worker, has been a longtime subject of Gawker’s fascination (we endorsed his mayoral run in 2005, though we’ve never completely forgiven him for…

Added by AFROPUNK on October 20, 2010 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

PREVIEW: Cee-Lo Is "The Lady Killer"

Cee Lo sure caught our attention with that "Fuck You" anthem he unleashed a few months ago. And today you can preview 6 tracks from his forthcoming album 'The Lady Killer'. OK, the songs might be a lil' too mellow and cute for some of y'all, but hey, can a brother get romantic every now and then?! Anyhow, check out the tunes below and let us know what you think.

-L C-D…


Added by AFROPUNK on October 20, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

LISTEN: California King Reveal 2 New Tracks

Indie rock band and long-time AP members California King are set to release their new album 'Le Belle Epoque' later this month! Now, don't hold their bad French against them and give a listen to the new tracks they're showcasing here on :-P These fellas are really passionate about their craft and have been a fixture in the underground New York rock scene. Check them… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on October 18, 2010 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments

Do Americans Know Or Care About What’s Said About Them Abroad?

From our partners at Newsone (written by Jayson McNamara):

Imagine this: In a college cafeteria in Paris or a coffee shop in Buenos Aires, on Copacabana beach or in taxi in Johannesburg, in a market place in Beijing or even the dining room of your next door neighbor’s home, the same time-old conversation is unraveling about you and everything you believe in.

Yes! About you! About the American! It won’t come as a surprise that this…

Added by AFROPUNK on October 18, 2010 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

VIDEO PREMIERE: (I Am) Isis - "Drive Me" (+Free Download)

In case you didn't know, we love when you, AP members, reach out to us to tell about your projects and share the product of your hard work with us. And that's just what soulful rocker (I Am) Isis did! Today, we're premiering her video for "Drive Me". From her own words, the song is "a rock-driven, spoken soul-charged call to go crazy (the good kind) in love and life".(...) “It’s about the push and pull – the tension –…


Added by AFROPUNK on October 18, 2010 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Prince Announces Concert Series With Janelle Monae, Maceo Parker, Sheila E. & More!

Nah, you're not dreaming, no need to pinch yourself!... Prince just announced a series of shows dubbed "Welcome 2 America", which will feature The New Power Generation, Janelle Monae, Maceo Parker, Sheila E., Cassandra Wilson, Esperanza Spalding, Mint Condition, Lalah Hathaway and more. You didn't see THAT one coming! Stay tuned for more info, as Prince kept things pretty mysterious at his press conference in New York (see video below). All we can tell you is that the series… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on October 15, 2010 at 2:00pm — 7 Comments

Dead Kennedys On Tour (And Pissing Off Some Fans With New Line-Up)

Dead Kennedys were one the most successful hardcore punk bands in America in the late 70's and early 80's. But you already knew that, right?! They're currently on tour around the U.S. Due to health issues faced by drummer D.H. Peligro and bassist Klaus Flouride, only some sparse dates have been announced - Flouride will actually be replaced by Greg Reeves for the tour. Most noticeably, they're performing without their original lead… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on October 15, 2010 at 1:30pm — 8 Comments

DOWNLOAD: Saul Williams' New Single "Explain My Heart"

Saul Williams is back! Yep, although the release date for his seventh album 'Volcanic Sunlight' hasn't been announced yet, the lead single "Explain My Heart" has surfaced online and Williams is offering it as a free download. The song is a percussion-heavy blend of electro and rock. Wait, and hip-hop too. Well, as you can tell it's "genre-bending", as one would expect from… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on October 13, 2010 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

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