August 19, 2011

MYKKI BLANCO

Mission Creek Festival Presents

MYKKI BLANCO

Flint Eastwood, Meka Jean

Thu, April 6, 2017

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

$15.00 - $18.00

This event is 19 and over

MYKKI BLANCO
MYKKI BLANCO
Mykki Blanco (born Michael David Quattlebaum Jr) is a writer, activist and international performing artist. In 2010 Quattlebaum first began making crushing industrial punk under the moniker No Fear before beginning a video art project that would grow to be the glamorous riot grrrl rap of Mykki Blanco.
In 2012, Mykki burst into the music scene with the 'Mykki Blanco and the Mutant Angels' EP. Later in 2012 Blanco dropped the seminal 'Cosmic Angel Mixtape', that featured Mykki's first wave of hits 'Wavvy', 'Haze Boogie Life' and 'Kingpinning'.
On May 21, 2013 Blanco released his second work 'Betty Rubble: The Initiation' EP. In January of 2015 Mykkipartnered with !K7 to create her own imprint DOGFOOD Music Group, a label that aims to give voice to underground artists that share her vision and "transcend conventional cultural boundaries / constructs." The first DMG release titled C-ORE, a new compilation project, was out on Sept 18. Mykki is currently working on her solo album.
Flint Eastwood
Born & raised in Detroit, MI to gospel roots, Jax Anderson fell in love with the art of the melody from a young age. Following an expedition in film, Jax spearheaded Assemble Sound, a hub of Detroit creativity that fosters artists through collaboration. It was in this space that Small Victories was crafted and polished.

An unabashedly pop record by a burgeoning pop star, Small Victories brought Jax's vision of huge melodies and catchy hooks to light. The record was created as a coping mechanism to help Jax deal with the loss of her mother, who was her biggest fan and inspiration. As the listener makes their way through the EP, they experience Jax making her way through her mother's illness and passing, railing against it, dealing with the aftermath associated with such a loss, eventually accepting it, and using it as a driving force to continue to create.

"Doing anything creative in life takes a lot of persistence, struggle, and hustle. But if you focus on the little things, the "small victories," you realize that it's those things that are the most rewarding.
Venue Information:
Blue Moose Tap House
211 Iowa Avenue
Iowa City, IA, 52242
http://bluemooseic.com/