SOME STUFFS: Pharrell Williams to head line this year’s Camp Flog Gnaw

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The 3rd Annual Camp Flog Gnaw Festival has been announced, with tickets to be made available to the public tomorrow (Friday, August 8th) and what you see is not a joke: Pharrell Williams will be headlining this year, hat and all. Also scheduled to attend include people like Action Bronson, Freddie Gibbs, MURS, Rick Ross, Mac Miller, and such Odd Future folks like Tyler, The Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, Hodgy Beats, Left Brain, The Internet, Domo Genesis, and many more. Early bird tickets can be purchased directly from Camp Flog Gnaw.

Oh yeah: as for where it will be, it’ll be held again at The Park at Los Angeles Coliseum on November 8th.

SOME STUFFS: OFWGKTA Carnival expands to include Earl Sweatshirt, Mac Miller, and Flying Lotus in lineup

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A month ago, the 2nd annual OFWGKTA Carnival was announced with the promise of the full lineup coming soon. Today, the lineup for this year’s Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All Carnival is now known. Along with headliners Tyler, The Creator and Frank Ocean, the festival will also feature scheduled performances from Taco, Mike G. The Internet, Trash Talk, MellowHigh, SchoolboyQ, Flying Lotus, Mac Miller, and Earl Sweatshirt. There may or may not be special guests, but go to the show if you can regardless of who or who doesn’t show up, and have a great time. The festivities will be held on November 9th at The Park at the L.A. Coliseum.

SOME STUFFS: 9th Annual Afropunk Fest returns in August

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Look at this, I think the poster/flyer speaks for itself to where I almost don’t have to explain what’s going on. Just look at it and head out there if you can, right? However, I should let you know what’s going on.

First off, the obligatory introduction as to what Afropunk is:
AFROPUNK is an influential community of young, gifted people of all backgrounds who speak through music, art, film, comedy, fashion and more. Originating with the 2003 documentary that highlighted a Black presence in the American punk scene, it is a platform for the alternative and experimental. Remaining at the core of its mission are the punk principles of DIY aesthetics, radical thought and social non-conformity. AFROPUNK is a voice for the unwritten, unwelcome and unheard-of.

The 9th annual Afropunk Fest is bringing together a lot of talent in one place. Headlining will be Chuck D. & DJ Lord of Public Enemy, who will be performing Fear Of A Black Planet in full. Also scheduled to appear include ?uestlove (of The Roots), Saul Williams, The Coup, K-OS, Danny Brown, Jean Grae, Theophilus London, Mykki Blanco, LE1F, and so many more. In fact, more artists are being pulled in for the Afropunk Fest as you read this. Everyone will be gathering at Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn on August 24-25th, so if you want to consider this one of your end-of-summer events, this would be a great way to celebrate the season. For updates and more information on the festival, head to

SOME STUFFS: Trash Talk/MellowHype head on tour as one

With an illustrated image straight outta Compton, hardcore punksters Trash Talk are on tour right now with the superfresh MellowHype, and together they are part of the Odd Future (OFWGKTA) collective, and together they march as Trash Wang. Next month they will be arriving on the planet called West Coast U.S. Here are the dates on where they’ll be.

November 16… Ithaca, NY (The Haunt)
November 17… New York, NY (Gramercy Theater)
November 18… Cambridge, MA (The Sinclair)
November 19… Philadelphia, PA (Theatre of the Living Arts)
November 20… Washington, DC (Rock and Roll Hotel)
December 13… Seattle, WA (Chop Suey)
December 14… Vancouver, BC (Rickshaw Theatre)
December 15… Portland, OR (Branx)
December 17… San Francisco, CA (DNA Lounge)
December 18… Los Angeles, CA (Echoplex)
December 20… Anaheim, CA (Chain Reaction)
December 21… San Diego, CA – Epicentre)

SOME STUFFS: New music from Mellowhype & Tr∀sh Talk on the way

People this year have been too quick to say that Odd Future mania is over with. I don’t think these guys care, because they know once word of a new project is forthcoming, everyone goes crazy. Here’s an example.

Mellowhype has Numbers on the way, due out October 2nd.
Tr∀sh Talk has 119 ready to go, which will be released a week later.

Music videos from each album will premiere next week. After that, a Camp Flog Gnaw tour which ends with an Odd Future carnival. Yes, you read that right:

August 31… Norfolk, VA
September 1… Baltimore, MD
September 2… Philadelphia, PA
September 4… Huntington, NY
September 5… Portland, ME
September 7… Providence, RI
September 8… Wallingford, CT
September 9… Buffalo, NY
September 11… Cleveland, OH
September 12… Columbus, OH
September 14… Saint Louis, MO
September 15… Milwaukee, WI
September 16… Chicago, IL
September 18… Columbia, MO
September 19… Lawrence, KS
September 21… Boulder, CO
September 22… Boulder, CO
September 25… Vancouver, BC
September 26… Portland, OR
September 28… Santa Cruz, CA
September 29… Ventura, CA
September 30… Los Angeles, CA (Odd Future Carnival)

Venues were not given to me but if you’re a fan, you already know how to get that information.

VIDEO: Trash Talk’s “Slander”

We’re not even half way through the year, and yet I’ve seen what may be one of the hottest videos of 2012. Either this means people are going to attempt to top this, or just say “fuck it”, this rocks. I can’t tell you what to do but watch and listen.

Trash Talk make some incredible music, and this video was illustrated by Jay Howell, directed by Jim Dirschberger. If you kick in your monitor or throw out your mobile device after watching this, don’t blame me.

VIDEO/RECORD CRACK: Trash Talk’s “Awake”

Sacramento has always been a hotbed for good music, and it’s easy access to all the other territories in Calfornia. Add another to the pot: Trash Talk. They are a punk/hardcore band who are very brutal in their attack, but they in full control of their brutality. It’s going to feel like a baseball bat smack in the face, but that’s how it should be. True Panther Records are about to release a 5-song 7″ by Trash Talk called Awake, which you can pre-order directly from the label (it will be released on October 11th).