Last week, we mentioned that Milwaukee's WebsterX was competing in Afropunk's Battle of The Bands for a chance to play the Afropunk festival in Brooklyn this year. We have exciting news. Not only WebsterX made it to the semifinal round in Philadelphia, he took the number one spot for the Philadelphia bracket and placed an overall seventh from over 200 entries from across the country. WebsterX will peform on June 19th. 88Nine Radio Milwaukee wishes WebsterX good luck in Philadelphia. You can check out the other semi-finalists over at Afropunk's website and listen to their music below.
About Afropunk Fest:
Described by the New York Times as “the most multicultural festival in the US,” the word AFROPUNK itself has become synonymous with open-minded, non-conforming and unconventional, placing the institution at the epicenter of urban culture inspired by alternative music.
Adamant in promoting diversity, the festival stage is always studded with music’s most distinct acts. Rivaling those of the past, last years line-up featured New Orleans bounce artist Big Freedia, NYC’s downtown darling Mykki Blanco and festival veteran Saul Williams. Other notables were, blues-infused up-and-comers Vintage Trouble from Los Angeles and The Heavy from the UK, and hardcore punk band Trash Talk from Sacramento. Even Brooklyn’s own metal prodigies Unlocking the Truth and 2013 Battle of the Bands winners Meatloaf Muzik hit the stage. This isn’t to mention hip-hop heavyweights Danny Brown, Jean Grae and Chuck D—just a few more who held it down.