Posted in TV | hiphop | music on August 29, 2012

Frank Ocean at Lollapalooza 2012 (more by James Richards IV)
Frank Ocean

As mentioned, Frank Ocean who now has a much emptier September schedule after canceling a bunch of European dates will be in NYC to play the Afghan Whigs-curated ATP NY, which goes down on Pier 36 from September 21-23. Frank plays on the Friday (9/21). Tickets for ATP NY are still available.

He'll be heading to NYC a bit sooner than though, because as Entertainment Weekly points out, Frank Ocean will be the musical guest on the 38th seaosn premiere of Saturday Night Live on September 15. That episode will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane, who will be plugging new seasons of Family Guy, American Dad, and The Cleveland Show, along the DVD release of his new movie, Ted.

Frank Ocean will also perform at the MTV VMAs, which airs on September 6. He's going up against Carly Rae Jepsen, fun., One Direction, and The Wanted for Best New Artist and his song "Swim Good" is nominated for Best Male Video against videos by Chris Brown, Drake, Justin Bieber, and Usher. It was also nominated for Best Direction.

The "Swim Good" video is below.

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Frank Ocean - "Swim Good"

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Comments (20)

This little bitch is turning into a case of herpes - can't get rid of him!

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2012 10:34 AM

ATP BABY

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2012 10:34 AM

oh em gee.

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2012 10:36 AM

There "Shore" is a lot of coverage about him.

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2012 10:36 AM

Seth MacFarlane and Frank Ocean on SNL.
Can I just cut my wrists now?

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2012 10:44 AM

Frank Ocean is the best live performer I've seen in a while. He made the Kid A of RnB with Channel Orange.

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2012 10:52 AM

my pal said it best, "I rather see Big Freedia at ATP than frank ocean"!

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2012 10:54 AM

you all should just shut up and listen to the album, it's hard not to like.

*queue guys who say they listened and didn't like it, even though they never really listened*

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2012 10:56 AM

SNL, VMAs and ATP NY = the triple crown of shit

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2012 11:10 AM

It's a standard R&B album. I don't know why people are going nuts over it...the Odd Future connection, maybe?

Either way, SNL's musical guests have been as lame lately as the rest of the show. 2 good musical acts all of last season.

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2012 11:23 AM

This guy clearly has nothing to do with independent music.. Why cover him on this blog? hype machine.

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2012 1:01 PM

I one dreamed of a hummus ocean.

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2012 1:25 PM

11:23, who were the two good acts? Haven't been paying attention, and think I caught a boy band (next or one direction?) on it one night.

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2012 1:25 PM

Cue guys who know how to spell "cue."

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2012 1:43 PM

11:23's 2 good musical acts = Radiohead (which were meh) and Sleigh Bells (of course). And that's only because Smashing Pumpkins were not available.

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2012 2:07 PM

Good performances on SNL this year:

-Radiohead
-Drake
-Florence + the Machine
-the Black Keys
-Robyn
-Michael Buble
-Bon Iver
-Jack White (killllled it)
-Rihanna

Mediocre/bad performances:

-Kelly Clarkson
-Foster the People
-Lana Del Rey
-Lady Antebellum
-Karmin
-Sleigh Bells
-The Shins
-One Direction
-Gotye
-Usher
-Mick Jagger

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2012 2:37 PM

Good Hummus Brands:
-Manouns
-Bobbi's
-Hummus Kitchen
-Oasis
-Wakims

Mediocre/Bad Hummus Brands:
-Moaz
-Sabra
-Tribe

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2012 3:05 PM

^ you're bullshit son

Sabra >>>>>> Oasis

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2012 3:07 PM

I fucked off a cube of chicken to-day. This just in: What's a mathematics?

Posted by Macker Jaymes | August 29, 2012 5:01 PM

frank is the men.

Posted by jordon | July 23, 2013 12:44 PM

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