AFROPUNK Fest, America's best Black alternative music and arts festival, is coming to Atlanta, and it's a big deal. The two-day festival is an Black alternative music virtuoso's utopia. The famed Brooklyn-rooted festival will make its 'Dirty South' debut on Saturday, Oct 3rd in Atlanta's Central Park.
I don't know anything about drugs. Never tried them. Yet as I write this, I am trying to sign a group with a song called "Bath Salts" and an album titled "D.R.U.G.S.". Danny Brown, my record label's marquee artist, calls himself the Adderall Admiral, openly does interviews high on Molly and raps: "it's a miracle I'm living." I happen to think he is one of the most enthralling artists out. How do I reconcile my respect for Danny and the fact that so many of his wildly creative and entertaining songs revolve around drug usage?
Union Park's attendees waded in mud at times and baked under the relentlessly hot sun at others during Pitchfork's eighth annual festival. Besides the battle against the elements, festival goers had plenty else to engage them, as the weekend offered a palate of surefire hits and miscalculated flops.