The People's Bodega is a mobile mutual aid initiative based out of a 14 foot box truck, distributing essential goods, food, supplies, and resources throughout NYC for free. Beginning in June 2020 out of the movement for Black lives, the bodega is guided by abolition and anticapitalist praxis.
Lifeline Grocery Initiative makes weekly deliveries of groceries, completely free of charge, to 800+ families a week throughout Queens who have lost work due to the pandemic and do not qualify for government assistance.
Homie House Press is a skeleton bones crew of femmes creating + publishing in the foto book medium. We are photographers + book makers + educators holding space for and with underrepresented communities. We are a playground where fotos become books, a safe space for secret stories and an open house for honest content. Find us migrating through the
in-betweenness of all that we are, and al otro lado del charco.
Josh Gondelman is a writer and comedian who incubated in Boston before moving to New York City, where he currently lives and works as a writer and producer for Desus & Mero on Showtime. Previously, he spent five years at Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, first as a web producer and then as a staff writer. In 2016, Josh made his late night standup debut on Conan (TBS), and he has also performed on Late Night With Seth Meyers (NBC) and The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS). Gondelman is also the author of the essay collection Nice Try: Stories of Best Intentions and Mixed Results published September 2019 by Harper Perennial. And as of 2019, he has become a regular panelist on NPR mainstay Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me. In Spring 2020, Gondelman launched his own podcast Make My Day, a comedy game show. And, if you remember this far back, he was the co-creator of the popular Modern Seinfeld Twitter account.
Julia Dickens is a visual artist and DJ based out of Toronto, ON. She is the host of The Loving Echo on Montreal's n10.as radio, and Mr Show on Toronto's True Connection FM. Julia began as a record store clerk, collector and music fan, designing posters, installations and music videos for local Toronto musicians. She began collecting wave and italo dance records and started casually playing in bars and events around the city. Julia now focuses on collecting contemporary and classic electro, techno, breaks, and experimental dance music. She is an enthusiastic organizer and believer in local communities, and believes in music as a point of connection and catharsis between people, on and off the dance floor.
PLAYGIRL(FKA Sailorq) is an electronic DJ serving different sounds worldwide. Residing in one of the most diverse melting pots in Toronto, Canada. She seamlessly blends sounds from all over the world, while staying true to her electronic sound, keeping you on your feet every minute.
Ian Rodriguez is an artist, producer, and composer. His work as Lorica (previously Avbvrn) filters a surgical attention to detail and sound design through a wide-scope approach to atmosphere and the spatial qualities of music. The resulting work conjures up dramatic, vivid, and tactile sonic landscapes that recall classical forms and techniques, while drawing upon contemporary textures and approaches to rhythm and memory.
A large scale work as Lorica is forthcoming on Display, while music has previously been released as Avbvrn on PH17, as well as labels including JEROME, Decisions, and Intruder Alert, with remixes produced for artists such as N1L, Born in Flamez, and Kablam. Further work has been featured in Truants, AQNB, Mixmag's Essential Listening, and FACT Magazine's "For Club Use Only".
Gabrielle Macafee is cracking open a new world with her debut artist project. With roots in Nashville and NYC, Gabrielle’s love for both cities’ scenes are prevalent in her sound and image. From holy hymnals to the riot grrrl movement, Gabrielle’s sound cuts inspiration from all genres. By marrying these two worlds, Gabrielle has crafted a unique songwriting style that embraces tradition while challenging it all at once.
Her debut single “Apocalypse Rodeo” (coming March 2021) is a sardonic reckoning with evangelicalism topped with a spaghetti western flair.
Benjamin Kotik (known as Kotik by his artist name) is a 19-year-old rapper and producer from Ostrava, Czech Republic. Born on the south side of the city, Ben grew up most of his early childhood in the downtown area which he calls the 702 00. According to Kotik, much of his artistic description derives from the city and its darker reputation. In late 2013, Ben and his mother moved to Brooklyn where his father already resided as an independent composer. Separated from most of his family, Ben began developing his music-making skills in bands and on his own, learning concepts of rock music and later on rap music. Today, Ben is a sophomore at Brooklyn College and full of ambition and commitment to become the next greatest rapper, producer, and engineer.