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the Afropunk Festival 2012 schedule & a Rain Machine show

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As mentioned, the free Afropunk Festival returns to Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park on August 25-26. You can check out the full schedule for the fest at the bottom of this post. On the Saturday (8/25), the Green Stage will be headlined by Erykah Badu and the Red Stage by Das Racist. On the Sunday (8/26), the Green Stage will be headlined by TV on the Radio following sets by Toro y Moi and Reggie Watts and the Red Stage will be headlined by Janelle Monae.

Speaking of TV on the Radio, Kyp Malone’s solo project Rain Machine has a NYC show coming up, that will take place soon after Afropunk at Union Pool on September 1 with Soft Location and Slowdance. No other Rain Machine dates to report at the moment.

Sinkane, who also plays Afropunk Fest, continues his residency at Zebulon tonight (8/20).

2012 Afropunk Fest schedule is below.


August 25
Green Stage:

Noon – 1:15 STACK ALI – DJ
1:15 – 1:45 RADKEY
1:40 – 2:00 THE SUPASONICS – DJ
2:OO – 2:30 THE SKINS
2:30 – 2:45 THE SUPASONICS – DJ
2:45 – 3:15 JOE JORDON EXPERIMENT
3:15 – 3:45 THE SUPASONICS – DJ
3:45 – 4:15 SINKANE
4:15 – 4:45 THE SUPASONICS – DJ
4:45 – 5:15 TOSHI REAGON
5:15 – 5:45 THE SUPASONICS – DJ
5:45 – 6:20 ALICE SMITH
6:20 – 7:00 THE SUPASONICS – DJ
6:30 – 6:45 PURPLE FERDINAND
7:00 – 7:30 THE MEMORIALS
7:30 – 8:10 VENUS X GHE20 G0TH1K – DJ
8:10 – 9:00 ERYKAH BADU f. THE CANNABINOIDS

Red Stage:

Noon – 3:15 *SMOKE LES – DJ
3:15 – 3:45 *NINJASONIK
3:45 – 4:15 ROOFEEO – DJ
4:15 – 4:45 OXYMORRONS
4:45 – 5:15 ROOFEEO – DJ
5:15 – 5:45 CEREBRAL BALLZY
5:45 – 6:20 ROOFEEO – DJ
6:20 – 6:50 SPANK ROCK
6:50 – 7:30 ROOFEEO – DJ
7:30 – 8:10 DAS RACIST
(*Performance from Skate Park)

Augsut 26

Green Stage:

Noon – 1:15 STACK-ALY – DJ
1:15 – 1:45 INKY JACK
1:45 – 2:00 STACK-ALY – DJ
2:00 – 2:30 TESS
2:30 – 2:45 STACK-ALY – DJ
2:45 – 3:15 PHONY PPL
3:15 – 3:45 STACK-ALY – DJ
3:45 – 4:15 GORDON VOIDWELL
4:15 – 4:45 STACK-ALY – DJ
4:45 – 5:15 BODY LANGUAGE
5:15 – 5:45 STACK-ALY – DJ
5:45 – 6:20 REGGIE WATTS
6:20 – 6:50 STACK-ALY – DJ
6:50 – 7:30 TORO Y MOI
7:30 – 8:10 STACK-ALY – DJ
8:10 – 9:00 TV ON THE RADIO

Red Stage:

12:00 – 3:15 *SMOKE LES – DJ
3:15 – 3:45 *FLATBUSH ZOMBIES
3:45 – 4:15 E.Z. MO BREEZY OF GRITS & BISCUITS – DJ
4:15 – 4:45 BAD RABBITS
4:45 – 5:15 E.Z. MO BREEZY OF GRITS & BISCUITS – DJ
5:15 – 5:45 STRAIGHT LINE STITCH
5:45 – 6:20 E.Z. MO BREEZY OF GRITS & BISCUITS – DJ
6:20 – 6:50 GYM CLASS HEROES
6:50 – 7:30 E.Z. MO BREEZY OF GRITS & BISCUITS – DJ
7:30 – 8:10 JANELLE MONAE
(*Performance from Skate Park)

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