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Nikkiesha McLeod
Nikkiesha Nicole McLeod is a queer, non-binary Trinidadian singer-songwriter, percussionist and writer. They began playing the steel pan at the age of twelve when they convinced their parents to let them join the neighborhood steel­band orchestra, Panasonic Connection. Their debut EP, 'Quarrel,' was released in 2018. They’ve played the drum kit for many bands in New York City, most notably Telenovela Star and Kenyon Phillips & The Ladies In Waiting. Nikkiesha's work has appeared in the literary journal [sic], on the online literary and artistic expression of queer and trans* people of color forum Black Girl Dangerous, and the LGBTQ mental health anthology Headcase.
Recent Posts
This week, Nikkie speaks with Bay Area cellist/singer/songwriter Mia Pixley about her just released full length, ‘Margaret in The Wild.’ They discuss how her music is informed by her training as a psychologist and background as a transracial adoptee of Venezuelan and Nigerian descent, among other things. This podcast is produced by Stereoactive Media.
This week we’re listening to plenty of recently released tunes, including a few new remixes from past guest, Tender Creature. This podcast is produced by Stereoactive Media.
This week, Nikkie speaks with queer singer/songwriter Giulia. about her new EP, ‘Night Before,’ as well as how her various creative paths inform each other and how those and her identity influence her music. This podcast is produced by Stereoactive Media.
This episode marks the end of the first year of this podcast’s run, so we thought we’d go back to a format we used for the very first episode, with J. McVay talking to Nikkie about the show itself. They discuss some of the memorable moments on the show, what it’s become vs. how it started, and also look ahead to the future. Plus, of course, some music… by Anjimile, Mel Fine, Mackenzie Shivers, Billy Dean Thomas, Sci-Fi, and Blxck Cxsper, all of whom are discussed in the episode. This podcast is produced by Stereoactive Media.
This week we’re doing something different and just playing some recently released tunes, including music by Brodka, VEN, Native Sun, Bachelor, Wombo, and more... This podcast is produced by Stereoactive Media.
Katie Kuffel is a singer-songwriter based in Seattle, Washington. Her album, ‘Alligator,’ came out in March of this year. She spoke with Nikkie about its production during the pandemic, the stories behind the songs, and her experience as a queer artist. This podcast is produced by Stereoactive Media.