’Tis the season for giving! There are, luckily, many teams and organizations that get meals, toys and clothes to these in want. One factor that always will get neglected when individuals donate is menstrual hygiene merchandise. Garments, toys and meals are all very useful and naturally that ought to not cease, however individuals who don’t have common entry to tampons/pads — and the well being penalties after they use unhygienic alternate options — usually go unnoticed. Go With the Circulate is an annual occasion/fundraiser hosted by native nonprofit HOME (People Optimistically Motivating Every-other). For the previous 5 years, Go With the Circulate has been a music-centric occasion held at Flux Capacitor and the Triple Nickel.
The undertaking was began in 2015 by native artists Noel Edie and Melanie McKee. “I wished to do it as a result of I would like everybody to know they’re liked,” says Noel. “My favourite a part of the entire thing was when individuals would get 500-plus tampons and pour them into the donation bin. Seeing how excited individuals have been to donate or purchase native artwork actually warmed my coronary heart.”
Menstrual cycles are a traditional a part of on a regular basis life and but they nonetheless carry a stigma and produce up uncomfortable emotions for a lot of ladies. “Women legit really feel humiliation in junior excessive/highschool over having a interval and that’s simply ridiculous,” says McKee. “Eliminating the stigma is extremely essential to me.”
With COVID-19 taking place, a giant live performance is just not a possible strategy to do the occasion/fundraiser this yr, however that doesn’t imply that individuals instantly don’t want these merchandise. So HOME has determined to make this an extended occasion by having donation bins obtainable at native companies. Additionally they plan on having a livestream this month with native acts Low cost Fragrance, Tejon Avenue Nook Thieves and Saustro. Yow will discover bins to donate tampons, pads, and so on. at Novis Mortem Collective and What’s Left Information (disclosure: co-owned by Bryan Ostrow, who writes this column, and his brother Sean). These things shall be collected and distributed to organizations which have an extended attain, reminiscent of Springs Rescue Mission, TESSA and Native American-focused nonprofit One Nation Strolling Collectively. For data on the trigger, donation drop-offs, and data on the livestream, go to facebook.com/GWTFCO.
Talking of stream, there have been some nice hip-hop releases popping out which have a lot stream, you would possibly want a pad or two! Native rapper/DJ Earsiq simply launched a track filled with artists together with Colorado rappers The Unknown, Rattling Selen and Jeffe of Clydesdale Ent., and likewise options artists from Minnesota’s Capaciti, Doc Treatment from Ohio, and Cincinnati’s AP Counterfit. The observe known as “Makeshift Kingdom.” “I need to showcase the gorgeous work my friends can do,” explains Earsiq. This track shall be obtainable on all digital streaming platforms, and in 2021 there shall be a restricted tape run of this track together with a bonus observe.
719 hip-hop favorites Bull-head*ded have been releasing a three-part sequence of comedian books which have an accompanying music EP. They’re releasing their second comedian titled Heartstones that goes with their EP of the identical identify. “They’re type of companion items. One doesn’t rely upon the opposite, however they do inform an even bigger story collectively,” says Bullhead*ded loopy man, ZETfree. The band got here up with the storyline for the comics and acquired assist from tattoo artist Mike Garcia for the artwork. Following this launch, they will even be releasing a single known as “Residence” with New Mexico rapper Wake Self. They have been engaged on this track final yr, earlier than Wake Self tragically handed away. His loss of life shook the band exhausting. Between that and COVID, motivation to do extra music simply wasn’t there, however the band looks like now could be the fitting time to place the track out to honor him respectfully and get again to what they do greatest.
In 2021, Bullhead*ded will launch the ultimate piece of the comedian/music undertaking. It is going to be obtainable full as a field set together with all of their materials on vinyl. You’ll be able to pre-order the comedian at bullheadded.bandcamp.com/merch.
Langue D’Amour is a brand new hip-hop undertaking from Dangermancam. He simply launched the debut album on Bandcamp. It is a lovely lo-fi deal with with spoken phrase, experimental noise and discordant melodies. Listening to the album is what a darkish collage would sound like, in the absolute best manner. The beats have been made by native digital artist Bitsutra whereas points of manufacturing together with guitars and samples have been dealt with by Glitter Gore. Dangermancam handles the spoken phrase, and raps together with visitor vocals by Cyotti. Yow will discover the album digitally on Bandamp.
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