Success at MECCACon!

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!

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Burnt Sugar Comes to Cincinnati on Sept. 17!

2012_CafeLive_Dec_BurntSugar_613x463Burnt 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