Mykki Blanco Gets Subversive at OUTLOUD In West Hollywood Thoughts+Photos: Mykki Blanco at OUTLOUD Raising Voices Music Festival WeHo 6/5/22
LOS ANGELES, CA-
“… Poet, activist, musician, and performance artist, Mykki Blanco does it all. Since they were a teen, they dabbled in the arts and even won several awards and scholarships before graduating high school. However, they mostly made their mark with their music. Blanco blends rap, alternative, and electronic elements together to form their experimental sound. They discuss a wide range of social issues like racism, LGBTQIA+ experiences, and living with being HIV positive. Blanco’s newest singles take their sound in a new and refreshing direction by collaborating with Diana Gordon and the legendary Michael Stipe of R.E.M.
Mykki Blanco’s high-octane performance was filled with many erratic movements, rolling on the ground, jumping on the speakers, and they even hoisted the mic stand over their head at one point. Their eclectic fashion sense is an added plus. With Blanco, there’s never a shortage of something to look at. They are a natural performer, whether the art is expressed via movement, words, or sound. Mykki Blanco is propelling the queer experience and queer voices into the limelight with their subversive art …”
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