Bad Brains joined Cro-Mags, Body Count, Straight Line Stitch, Unlocking the Truth and more at the Afropunk Festival, held in Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park.
Read the full account of the mayhem via Loudwire HERE.
On Friday, March 14
You can win a pair of Bad Brains Vans Sk8-Hi. Once sold exclusively at Supreme, the Vans x Bad Brains Sk8-Hi was one of three styles that were released in a limited run in 2009. The band worked alongside the Vans design team to showcase their iconic lightning bolt logo from their first self-titled, full-length 1982 album on the sidewall and waffle outsole of the Sk8-Hi. Retails for $75
For more details on how to win go HERE!
Darryl Jenifer, legendary bass player for Bad Brains, is featured in February of 2012’s Bassplayer Magazine. Run to your local news-stand, bookstore, or music store and grab a copy. Good interview inside.
SPIN decided to do an in-depth profile on the Legendary band, Bad Brains. Here is a bit of it:
Thirty-five years into their unlikely career, the punk legends have just released a strong new album and are finally coming to terms with their influential, genre-busting legacy. More importantly, they’re also coming to terms with each other. It hasn’t been easy.
It’s a cool November day as Bad Brains frontman HR descends the front steps of his brownstone apartment in the collegiate Baltimore neighborhood of Charles Village, which abuts Johns Hopkins University. The area is lined with trees still bearing yellow and orange leaves, but here to challenge the mundanity of this otherwise average fall day is one of hardcore punk’s most perplexing enigmas, a man who once leapt from a stage onto a young Henry Rollins, inspiring him to become a singer; a man who once smoked weed with a teenaged Brooke Shields; and a man whose chameleonic vocal delivery proved that punk frontmen could be more than just screamers.
[Read the rest of the article HERE]
American artist Shepard Fairey, a lifelong fan of the Bad Brains, has designed the packaging for their upcoming album, ‘Into the Future’ (November 20 /Megaforce). The Bad Brains classic lineup of H.R., Darryl Jenifer, Dr. Know and Earl Hudson has reunited for their first album in five years.
Shepard Fairey is one of the most influential street artists. Emerging from the skateboarding scene in the 80s, the designer and illustrator became widely known during the 2008 presidential election for his Barack Obama ‘Hope’ poster. Fairey’s work is featured at the Smithsonian, MOMA, the National Portrait Gallery and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.has designed two Person of the Year covers for Time Magazine, for President Obama and the “The Protestor” in the wake of the Arab Spring and Occupy movements.
Bad Brains has a new album in the works. In the meantime, they assaulted the Bonnaroo crowd as only Bad Brains could. Check out some footage:
The Bad Brains Documentary Band in DC will premiere at SXSW on March 12th at 9 p.m. at the Vimeo Theater – 201 Trinity Street.
Bad Brains are one of the most important and influential American bands still working today. They melded punk and reggae into an innovative style that has yet to be copied. Their impact and influence can be heard in groups like Beastie Boys, No Doubt, Nirvana, Jane’s Addiction and countless more. Despite the troubles of an eccentric front man they have stayed together for 30 years without ever reaching the level of success so many think they deserve. Using rare archival footage and original comic illustrations the film re-constructs Bad Brains’ rich and complicated history.
Check out the film’s TRAILER.
Bad Brains have announced a collection of dates for the Fall. So far, the announced dates are:
Sep-20 St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre
Sep-21 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
Sep-22 Orlando, FL Firestone
Sep-23 Charleston, SC Music Farm
Sep-24 Atlanta, GA Masquerade