Battle of the 1Bands


Winter Wolf, once a two-piece now a four-piece band, hailing from NY/NJ began within the mind of Jehiel Winters. The band’s gritty, dark, and fast sound comes from a melting pot of different influences from the shock horror sounds of Screamin Jay Hawkins to the raw punching range of bands like Motorhead, and the duo vocal charges with a fast yet groovy punk beats reminiscent of Biohazard, just to name a few of their influences. “Nasty” Nate (who also plays in MAAFA) joined the band in August 2018 after the departure of the original drummer as a fill-in but soon remained full-time not long after. Tony $yxx, who initially joined as an announcer, jumped on as a full 2nd vocalist after being given the chance by Jehiel in 2019 at a Skatepark show in Queens. The band consists of Jey on Bass/Vox, Tony $yxx on Vox, Nate on drums, and Xvaiver who joined in 2022 on 2nd Bass. We originally called our genre Harlem Rhythm Punk but soon changed it to Afro-Surreal Punk, blending Hardcore, and Rock & Roll, with components of Soul and Gospel while also using the concept of Horror with the Realism of everyday life.


Attention all rebels, misfits, and non-conformists! It’s time to mark your calendars because AFROPUNK BROOKLYN 2023 is coming. Get ready for an unapologetically fierce celebration of black culture and music, taking place on August 26th and 27th.



Thank you for your interest in covering AFROPUNK Brooklyn: Circus of Soul. Please visit the link below for more information and to apply for media accreditation this year. This form must be completed by August 15th.

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