Thursday, December 18, 2014

’Fro Sure

This year's Afropunk Fest might be its best yet


It's that time of year, when New York's concrete jungle melts brains into madness.

Last week, when a woman needed milk for her coffee, she took off her shirt and added her own.

And Anthony Weiner actually thinks he still has a shot at becoming our next Mayor.

If you can hang onto your sanity for a little longer, we've got a reward coming August 24-25.

The Afropunk Fest goes down that weekend, and this is going to be its strongest year yet.

The music lineup is ridiculous. You’ve got two of the greatest activist forces in hip hop history, Chuck D and the Coup. You’ve got paradigm-smashing rappers Big Freedia, Le1f, Mykki Blanco and Jean Grae. You’ve got pint-sized rock bands (Unlocking the Truth, the Skins) playing riffs that are stadium-sized.

You’ve got punk bands that are legends (Death), and punk bands that are legends in the making (Trash Talk). And after those guys have worn you out, you can go get a Crif Dog, or something just as delectable from one of 26 food trucks.

Whatever you scarf down, make sure it’s enough to power you through the night. 25 venues in Fort Greene are participating in Afropunk After Dark. That means DJ sets by Questlove, comedy by Reggie Watts, and a whole lot more.

Tickets are free with RSVP, but you can skip the line by making a donation.

Because there's only one line worth waiting in right now.

Afropunk Fest 2013
Saturday-Sunday, August 24-25
Commodore Barry Park, Flushing Ave. (at Navy St.), Fort Greene

Tickets: Free with RSVP here, or buy a fast-pass for $25 here

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