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Vintage Trouble Rock AFROPUNK at Lincoln Center ‘Out of Doors’ (Photos)

Vintage Trouble headlined Lincoln Center's free outdoor series ahead of the Brooklyn AFROPUNK Festival and their 1 Hopeful Rd. album release.
Vintage Trouble

California band Vintage Trouble are set to release their second studio album 1 Hopeful Rd. this week with some gigs in their home state. But the four piece band was recently in New York to headline a free show that was part of Lincoln Center’s ‘Out of Doors’ series. Vintage Trouble, along with The Skins and Lion Babe, drew a huge crowd to Damrosch Park, one that wound around the block and stayed there till the end since the cordoned off space reached capacity early on. Unfortunately those left outside missed a wild performance.

Vintage Trouble, frontman Ty Taylor, guitarist Nalle Colt, bassist Rick Barrio Dill and drummer Richard Danielson, played a ferocious set of rock that draws from southern roots, blues and other genres to create an even more volatile mix. In one of his brief resting moments, Taylor reflected on how the two genres of music in AFROPUNK are not as dissimilar as one might think. He was of course referencing the AFROPUNK Festival as one of the organizers of this event. AFROPUNK returns to Brooklyn August 22nd and 23rd, and Vintage Trouble will make another appearance there, having played the fest in 2013. Check out our photos from the show below as well as Vintage Trouble tour dates and information on AFROPUNK Brooklyn.

Tour dates:

Aug 12 FONDA THEATRE Los Angeles, CA

Aug 22 AC/DC Rock or Bust World Tour Revere, MA

Aug 23 AFROPUNK FEST ’15 Brooklyn, NY

Aug 26 AC/DC Rock or Bust World Tour East Rutherford, NJ

Aug 28 AC/DC Rock or Bust World Tour Quebec City, Canada

Aug 29 Higher Ground South Burlington, VT

Aug 31 Olympic Stadium Montreal, Canada

Sep 01 Port City Music Hall Portland, ME

Sep 03 AC/DC Rock or Bust World Tour Ottawa, Canada

Sep 05 AC/DC Rock or Bust World Tour Moncton, Canada

Sep 08 AC/DC Rock or Bust World Tour Detroit, MI

Sep 10 AC/DC Rock or Bust World Tour Toronto, Canada

Sep 12 Mill City Nights Minneapolis, MN

Sep 13 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL

Sep 15 AC/DC Rock or Bust World Tour Chicago, IL

Sep 17 AC/DC Rock or Bust World Tour Winnipeg, Canada

Sep 20 AC/DC Rock or Bust World Tour Edmonton, Canada

Sep 22 AC/DC Rock or Bust World Tour Vancouver, Canada

Sep 23 Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR

Sep 25 AT & T Park San Francisco, CA

Sep 28 AC/DC Rock or Bust World Tour Los Angeles, CA

Oct 01 Irenic San Diego, CA

Oct 03 The Independent San Francisco, CA

Oct 07 House Of Blues Cambridge Room Dallas, TX

Oct 08 Paper Tiger San Antonio, TX

Oct 09 Tipitina’s Uptown New Orleans, LA

Oct 13 State Theatre St Petersburg, FL

Oct 14 Music Farm Charleston, SC

Oct 16 Cannery Ballroom Nashville, TN

Oct 17 Mercury Ballroom Louisville, KY

Oct 18 Saturn Birmingham, AL

Oct 20 Terminal West Atlanta, GA

Oct 21 Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, NC

Oct 23 Webster Hall – Marlin Room New York, NY

Oct 24 Brighton Music Hall Boston, MA

Oct 25 The Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia, PA

Oct 28 The Ready Room St Louis, MO

Oct 30 Emo’s Austin, TX

AFROPUNK’s flagship Festival, AFROPUNK FEST Brooklyn will take place August 22nd & 23rd at Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park. The 2015 AFROPUNK Festival lineup includes Grace Jones, Lenny Kravitz, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Kelis, Danny Brown and more. Due to the amount of attendees (60,000 last year) the festival has now moved to an affordable paid and earned ticket program to the event to assure entry. AFROPUNK has been long known as an advocate of cultural change as well as change directly in the Brooklyn community. The earned ticket program, called AFROPUNK Army, expounds upon that giving fans the chance to volunteer for an earned ticket. AFROPUNK will work closely with partners to provide low barrier volunteer activities and projects for youth to complete in exchange for a ticket to the festival. The volunteer program will create awareness for organizations in need, provide access to an engaged pool of valuable resources and help deliver a sustainable impact to communities. Sample projects include landscaping (beautification, painting), packing supplies (meal prep, serving) and advocacy via social promotion. Festival and ticket information can be found here.

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