At this year’s Afro-Punk Festival, the titular genre offers less a unified aesthetic than an open-ended and open-minded way to approach various strains of contemporary pop and underground music. Case in point: On Saturday, the festival takes the elusive Queens rap group Das Racist, places them against a DJ set from Ghe20 Goth1k’s Venus X, and then has r&b visionary Erykah Badu follow both. On Sunday, the eccentric Flatbush Zombies play their set at the park’s skate area, before Phony PPL, Reggie Watts, Toro y Moi, Janelle Monáe, and TV on the Radio close the weekend. In between acts, check out the food trucks, DIY market, custom bike show, art wall, and skateboarding... More >>>