Hailing from Oakland, Blood Sugar X is a punk band in the tradition of bands like Bad Brains and Fishbone. Founded in 2004, the band released their first album, Crack Smack Sugar Shit Pop, in the same year. Following their immediate live success, Blood Sugar X (known at the time as “Blood Sugar”) worked with director Ken Cravens to release a DVD consisting of 10 music videos in 2005, complete with interviews and commentary.

The band toured from 2005 to 2007, playing at discos, dives, warehouses, and music halls across the U.S. and U.K. During showcases in New York and London coordinated by James Spooner, Blood Sugar X performed alongside other notable Afro Punk musicians such as Angelo Moore/Dr. Madd Vibe (Fishbone). In 2006, the band gained further notoriety as the resident band for “Club Bingo” in South Los Angeles. After a five year hiatus, Blood Sugar X released a two volume compilation album in 2012 entitled The Dead Dumb Happy Life.

Fans revere Blood Sugar X’s funk/punk sound for its “rare sensuality and spirit” that pays homage to bands like the Dead Kennedys, Bad Brains, The B52s, and Talking Heads.


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Blood Sugar X Returns From a 7 Year Hiatus — Nathan Leigh, Afro-Punk

Rock to Punk/Soul Band Blood Sugar X’s Latest — Nathan Leigh, Afro-Punk

AfroPunk Album Review: The Dead Dumb Happy Life — Melissa Webster, The Huffington Post