Saul Williams leads “Afro-Punk” revue

Afro Punk illustration

Next week, Afro-Punk is launching its first national tour. Saul Williams headlines all dates, and ass-man CK Kidtronik opens throughout. Other artists scheduled to appear in select cities include Living Colour, Kimya Dawson, Amp Fiddler and Hollywood Holt. Should make for a great show, even though it’s distressing to see James Spooner turn his provocative 2003 documentary on marginalized black punk rockers into yet another Warped Tour-like lifestyle brand. But hey, I guess that’s “punk rock” in the new millennium. Not hating, just sayin’.

Here are the tour dates:

  • 10/21: Blender Theater, New York, NY (1)
  • 10/22: House of Blues, Cleveland, OH (2)
  • 10/23: Opera House, Toronto, ON (2) (3)
  • 10/25: Varsity Theatre, Minneapolis, MN (2) (4)
  • 10/26: Magic Stick, Detroit, MI (2) (5)
  • 10/27: Double Door, Chicago, IL (2) (6)
  • 10/30: Theatre of the Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA (2) (7)
  • 10/31: Pearl Street, Northampton, MA (8)
  • 11/01: Black Cat, Washington, DC (8)
  • 11/04: The Loft, Atlanta, GA (9)
  • 11/05: The Social, Orlando, FL (9)
  • 11/06: House of Blues, New Orleans, LA (9)
  • 11/08: Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO (2) (9)
  • 11/10: The Independent, San Francisco, CA (2) (9)
  • 11/11: TBD, Santa Barbara, CA (2) (9)
  • 11/12: Delta Room, San Diego, CA (2) (10)
  • 11/13: The Roxy, Hollywood, CA (2) (11)
  • 11/15: Aladdin Theater, Portland, OR (2) (9)
  • 11/16: Neumo’s, Seattle, WA (2) (9) (11)
  • 11/17: Venue, Vancouver, BC (2) (9)

(all dates) w/CX Kidtronik & Tchaka Diallo
(1) w/Activator, Rough Francis
(2) w/American Fangs
(3) w/Saidah Baba Talibah, The Ooohh Baby Gimme Mores
(4) w/No Bird Song, Dearling Physique
(5) w/Amp Fiddler
(6) w/Hollywood Holt
(7) w/West Vienna, Black Landlord
(8) w/Living Colour, The Smyrk
(9) w/Earl Greyhound
(10) w/Irradio
(11) w/Kimya Dawson

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