Transient Season, The Traveling Suitcase

She’s crushing the drums relentlessly, not smashed in the back behind the amps, but on the front line. Accompanied by a guitar or two (Pat Boyce and Bill Grasley), bass (Brandon Domer), and sometime keys (Domer), Nichole Rae concusses the tension out of her drum heads while vocally exhuming all manners of their collective innards,Continue reading “Transient Season, The Traveling Suitcase”

Tomorrow Today, MC Mikal with H.E.R., Men of Tomorrow

MC Mikal lumbered in the BBC upper room, tall, gangly, vibrating above it all. The scene, relatively modest by hip-hop standards, dropped like an ember that starts a wild brush fire. A performative charge present, highly concentrated energy burned the anticipatory material around it, not caring to be seen. In a benefit for Men ofContinue reading “Tomorrow Today, MC Mikal with H.E.R., Men of Tomorrow”