We had so much fun at MECCACon in Detroit on Sept. 19! We met some really cool people and came away with some more artists and creators to feature here on the blog in coming months. The steampunk character building workshop was well received; hope to see some of you folks at Motor City Steam Con next July. Big shout out to Maia “Crown” Williams for putting on a fantastic event. The drive up from Cincinnati was definitely worth it!
Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber is coming to Cincinnati’s MOTR Pub this Thursday, Sept. 17! The band describes itself as “a territory band, a neo-tribal thang, a community hang, a society music guild aspiring to the condition of all that is molten, glacial, racial, spacial, oceanic, mythic, antiphonal and telepathic.” We talked to band leader Greg Tate and bassist Jared Michael Nickerson about the group’s sound, Afrofuturism and the country’s vast black musical communities. Read More