This podcast is for Alternative POC that like Anime, cartoons, Sci-Fi, Horror, Pro Wrestling, Music of all ages, Books, Stories, Art, Conspiracy Theories, and any other things I find interesting. Welcome to the Land Of Kaoz.
Iz infinite is an incredibly talented artist from Peru. I met her at an art show vending her wares that she hand makes. In addition to that, she creates logos, builds websites, makes beats, and is an all around vibe curator. Check her out at her links below.
Nessa James is a writer, spooky person, pole dancer, right advocate, and plenty more awesome. On this installment of the Cast of Kaoz, we chat about her time as a writer for hit show “How to Get Away with Murder,” what Viola Davis is REALLY like, racism in the goth/alt community, places where POC can party and get weird in LA and MUCH MORE. She also has an awesome podcast herself
The Acid Brats are by far the COOLEST twins in the Black Alt community. The Fairy Goth Mom, Roxy Vail and her twin Sibling, the Venerable Twiggy have their own podcast called Acid Beats that features a RANGE Of topics and they just wrapped their first season. Roxy Vail has content available for purchase and Twiggy has an awesome Depop store. Both are hilarious, both are nightmare fuel. Join their BratCVLT!
Jackie Venson is one of the most energetic and infectious players on the scene today. From opening to Gary Clark Jr. to performing at various festivals across the country, Jackie Venson has can do it all musically and continues to add more skills to her tool belt. She talks about how she stays busy in Quarantine, her concert schedule, supporting local artists and SOO much more. By the way she’s absolutely hilarious. Tune in to this episode and give us some feedback
The latest episode of #thecastofkaoz is now live featuring the multi-faceted magical being known on this plain of existence as @elishiasharie
She has a very interesting story about how she lost her voice and regained it to pursue her dreams. She is a serial entrepreneur @eshariephoto @eshariecreative are her other hustles that involve using her creative spirit.
Other topics include her biggest musical influences, what she’d do with a blank check, and what super group she’d form. @elishiasharie is performing at the #altkaozfest
This week’s guest is Gabby Logan AKA Guitar Gabby is an Environmentalist, Lawyer, Band leader, and overall Creative force of nature. We chat about what it was like graduating from an HBCU, founding a successful touring band, music business advice and a lot more!
Sick of love https://spinnup.link/323663-sick-of-love
Dead pool https://spinnup.link/291521-the-dead-pool
TxLips band all in one link http://hyperurl.co/ylp4xq
Zhariah is a Black Alternative artist from the DMV and she’s heavily influenced by R&B Metal Trap and surprisingly theater. Take a ride with us as we discover what her creative process is, how she ended up on Rico Nasty’s IG live, her love of performing and her budding Dominatrix career. You’re going to dig this episode
Fellow Spooky Boi and resident Afro/Indigenous historian your friend and mine, @itsalexxarson AKA my Brother in Darkness is on #thecastofkaoz this week chatting about metal, horror movies, the occult, Afro-Indigenous info, his own music collective @chicoareametal and a gang of other topics
my brother in metal arms @osirisbydeath and I dropped a podcast yesterday where we chat about SELF producing his own FULL LENGTH Alternative album, how he took a break from music to pursue acting WITHOUT changing his hairdo, music, arts, moving to GA to become an entertainer and a host more topics!
Nailah Middleton joins us to talk about spells, growing up in SoCal, being a classically trainer musician, get favorite gig, what’s it like being a Black Femme Harpist, music making and spell work, her latest Ep, and SOOO much more. Listen to her on the Alt-Kaoz playlist. https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/alt-kaoz-slaps/pl.u-DdAN2Zdta4lMLo5
This trippy rock outfit from Atlanta known in the physical realm as @lesibugrand rocked the podcast this telling us about all their influences, how the band was formed, the concepts behind their AWESOME music videos, and the birth of their musical (which has yet to be written)
@aiempressmyself is the LATEST guest on #thecastofkaoz the podcast dedicated to promoting the artists of color that folks are sleeping on.
We chat about how her and her husband @the_spirit_shrink created her online store @occultcornerstore , an online resource for occult Aficionados, her love of languages and word play, anime, and a host more things.
Follow her and be sure to check out her store that has plenty of out of print books on a variety of esoteric subjects.
Xeryus Gittens has been tearing up the clubs of LA for a few years now and has worked with some very notable names in the music industry including Chris Brown, Eric Bellinger, and Trippie Redd, to name a few. We talk about his experience moving from ATL to LA to pursue with music career, the sacrifices he’s made, the joys he’s experienced, his unique sound (and how to develop your own unique sound) and so much more from a musician that did everything on his own terms that now has been signed to a record deal and has a manager to boot. Listen to Xeryus’ journey here on the Cast of Kaoz
Joseph E Reed is a multi-genre singer and guitarist living in Altanta, Georgia. In addition to producing his own music, Joseph teaches music and even created his own set of cards devoted to practice. Musicards utilizes a simple method of memorizing notes which can also be used as a game to. In addition, you can also teach interval of distances with the cards. Joseph is a stand up guy and he studied classical voice in college so you know the vocals are smooth. Follow him @jospehereed music on IG and Facebook
Ro prefers to stay behind the scenes as she creates her black alternative network but she agreed to do the show with me and let everyone know what she’s all about. BlackXCo is a black owned business located in Los Angeles, CA that has a mailing list over 1,000 strong. The email itself features a collection of things from around the world that black alternative women would be interested in but it includes something for everyone. We chat about Ro’s favorite spooky movies, why she created this list, the new project she’s working on and so much more. Subscribe to her mailing list as well as the Alt Kaoz mailing list.
Due to the Coronavirus, everything has been shut down and most freelancers have had their work stopped. Fret not, Kelvin Kaoz is still hosting the Cast of Kaoz and this time we have a special treat for you all. Rising alternative adult film starlet Jessa Jordan made time in her schedule (forced free time) to come chat with us all about her career as an adult movie star, producer, Director, and artist. We talk about out mutual love for sensual storylines, dating, sex work, and interracial relationships. Follow her on all platforms @missjessajordan find her videos and clips here https://linktr.ee/JessaJordan
Knotty Styles is an über talented Heavy Metal Honey Dip living in ATL by way of NY.
In this episode we discuss our mutual love for Ronnie James Dio, hey biggest music influences. Her approach to Music as a Musician that Heals, and her career as a makeup artist and hairstylist before moving to ATL to pursue music.
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Chantal Brown, the lead singer on the Metal outfit from the UK known as Vodun, graced us with her wonderful presence on this week’s episode. She spill the beans on how she lives as a working musician while also funding her dreams of touring across Europe with her 3 piece AfroMetal (not sure if that’s what they call it but that’s what I’m calling it) band. She talks about growing up with parents that were in the industry and how she books all of her own gigs, how they write their songs and SOO MUCH great info for aspiring bands. Follow them on all platforms @vodunband and listen to their latest album Ascend on all streaming platforms
Jazzy is an author, artist, and historian. I saw her online one day with a caption on a post about the history of African Americans in the goth community. I was immediately intrigued and asked her to come on the show. We chat about her inspirations, favorite bands, growing up alternative in Connecticut and publishing an illustrated book on the History of Goth. Follow her @gothistorian in anticipation of the book, we’re giving one fan a free download of the book. Follow @gothistorian on all social medias and sign up for our mailing list
In this episode, Rain , the owner of Bling Out Ur Dead, graces is with her ghoulish creations. Stemming from a Biology class taught by passionate instructors, she turned the passion into an occupation. Rain gives us the ins & outs (no pun intended) of her taxidermy business, being a stay at home mom, dealing with mental health, her favorite bands and more. Here are the links: Instagram.com/bling_out_ur_dead
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@fallon.whyte is on #thecastofkaoz this evening chatting about his writing career, how he got started, when he decided to take it more seriously, how to submit your work, novel writings tips and SO much more. If you’re interested in becoming a writer, this episode is GREAT.
If you’d like to be on the #castofkaoz shoot us a message and tell us what it is you’d like chat about. The requirement is that you must be passionate about your craft, and you must be open to sharing your process. #Repost @fw.poetry with @make_repost
The mind and creative process of a poet is this.⠀
F.W. is a New York based poet and writer of African-Caribbean descent. He is passionate about the written word and has been since childhood. His tone is timeless and he enjoys playing with light dark themes. To see more of his work, follow him on:⠀
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I have two of the guys that we've had on the show previously. Steven Darden, a practicing demonalator and Arius Bookman, co-owner of www.occultcornerstore.com and Occult Consultant. He runs a YouTube channel called Black Matter Lives that has a ton of information on the workings of the Left Hand Path. In this episode, we talk about our individual introductions into occult teachings and how to find your way through it if you’re a beginner. We also answer some questions from listeners. Follow both of these gentlemen. @beastofthelaboratory makes all kinds of items including sculptures, pendants, and much more. @the_spirit_shrink runs the previously mentioned store with his wife and they have various out of print books as well as candles in the shape of human genitalia.
I had Arius Bookman on the show today and we talked about a VARIETY of subjects including the Right Hand Path, the Left Hand Path, growing up Christian, communicating with entities, spirit consultation, Metaphysics, the Bible and so Much more. Check out Mr. Bookman’s store https://www.occultcornerstore.com/ and his YouTube channel Arius Bookman got in depth explanations on Occult Teachings. You can also book him for spirit consultations
This week I dropped two episodes due to popular demand for black vampire fiction. Chiina Bloodmire is an entrepreneur in many avenues. She’s got a makeup line that was inspired by her desire to do the make up for her vampire characters from her fantasy novel series That she’s pretty far into. She described her ideas formation, how she developed the characters and plot as well as her future plans. She also is an exotic dancer and mother. Chiina gets in done and in style. Follow her on IG @chiina_bloodmire and DM her if you have any questions about her book.
The first guest of the year is Chiirp. She’s an alternative artist(in MANY mediums) currently residing in the ATL. We talk music, Art, her performance at the Gathering of Juggalos, Tarot, and plenty more. IG: @chiiirp SoundCloud.com/smokingvapors YouTube.com/smokingvapors1
I interviewed a Demonalator AKA a person that communicates with Demons. Now we aren't talking about the spooky kind in this particular episode (although there are spooky ones), we are talking about the guardians that have been mischaracterized according to the resident expert Steven Darden.
This podcast is a crash course into this type of work if you've ever been interested in doing it. We talk about what types of demons there are, personal experiences with other worldly entities, the dream world, Christianity's role in all of this and much more.
If you're leaning towards spooky and want to know where to begin, I suggest you listen to this podcast.
follow Steven at IG: Beastsofthelaboratory for his customers figurines, sigils, amulets, and more.
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In this episode Phaze out of Chicago talks to us about his love of Footwork music, how he got into, his influences and inspiring upcoming producers. We talk about his Alternative Clothing line, Black Gambit, launching in 2020. His current upscale clothing line. What it was like to grow up alternative in the Chi and much more.
This episode we have Crystal, the owner of Naughty Dreams, a black owned sexy lingerie company that also offers parties and sex advice. We talk about her serial entrepreneurship, how she got started with her company, how to start your own business, and her ultimate goal with her businesses. Check this episode out and follow us on IG/FB and Twitter. Alt Kaoz.
This episode I interview Jacasta Rex from Omaha, NE. we talk about everything from Early Music (one of my FAVORITE subjects) Horror Movies (Another one of my FAVORITE subjects) Art in Lue of therapy, medicinal marijuana, and a whole host of other things. If you'd like to commission Jacasta for custom work, their IG is JacastaRex.
This episode I chat with Nashville music artist Evrth Momma. We chat about how she got into the musicindustry, making black alternative music in Nashville, her friendship with previous guest Taja Nicholle, follow her here https://www.instagram.com/evrth_momma_music/ and check out her new single” Afterthought,”
intergalaktikaa is a writer of Poetry, Sweet Grammar PowerPoints, Vegan Recipes, Book Reviews, and many other things. She’s a yoga teacher (every Wednesday she has a class at the Los Angeles Central Library) and an avid arts supporter. Ride with with us on this adventure.
Taja Nicholle is my guest this episode. We chatted about Her love for FKA Twigs, being signed to a record label, being a member of Punk Black, moving from Nashville to Atlanta, and her love for Korean Horror films. Listen to her new single For Now(I Promise) https://music.apple.com/us/album/for-now-i-promise-single/1472274214
Our Sister in Metal Destruction came on the show to discuss her new EP S.O.S (Songs on Suicide), her rig setup and how she records at home, her musical influences , what it was like to record with a Grammy award winning engineer, being a black woman that performs metal, her favorite food, and her ultimate dream project.
My man, one the realest entertainers in show business, Joined me on the podcast to talk about his time as a promoter in NY, guitar geek stuff, what it takes to become an entertainer, and a variety of other things.
In this installment, we dive deep into the mind of Ebony Montoliya AKA Ebony Unscripted. We chat about her life growing up as one of the only Alternative POC in Arkansas, Her amazing Tik Tok game, Music, working in the Matrix and a variety of other topics. CHECK this one out. It was a shit ton of fun
This episode features Jamila Anahata, also known as the Soulful Veganista, discussing with us a variety of subjects including living a healthy lifestyle, overcoming our childhood traumas , what it’s like being a sex worker, her lover for death metal and how to get more in contact with your ancestors. Her website is www.thesoulfulveganista.com check out her social media posts on twitter, Facebook, IG, and YouTube @thesoulfulveganista
In this episode,
I interview Smoove Cosplay, a Black Cosplayer that lives in Georgia.
He shares with me his love of cosplay, how he likes to do "mashups," and his Con experiences.
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In this episode, Sasha Scarr graces us with her presence. We talk about her career as a sex worker, her favorites bands and musical inspirations, and what she'd do with unlimited funds to fund a project of her dreams. (Spoiler Alert: It's almost EXACTLY identical to the mission statement of this platform). Join us as we traverse a variety of topics that Alternative POC here and beyond care about.
Model, Artist, Human extraordinaire Roxy Vail graced us with her presence. We chat about a variety of things including her experiences as an alternative model, her favorite horror movies, what it's like making friends with people from the internet, where the aliens are hiding and MUCH more.
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In this episode, I have Nia the Artist on the show detailing her life as an actor, musician, and choreographer for "This is Us." She talks about Honesty, Living Your Truth, being honest, and owning your mental health.
The song playing in the background will be available as a single this month.
In the first episode back from my long hiatus, I talk about the Catholic Church. The Bible, The Holy Trinity, Movies about Jesus and Hildegard Von Bingen.
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Is this episode I talk about people of color making art and representing scenes that usually don’t include then. I talk about some of my own experiences as well as some from other musicians I’ve heard from recently. I’m trying to start an alt POC group in LA so if you’re interested, please contact me.
In this episode, I cover a controversial topic, theft of music and culture in America. It all began from a conversation on Twitter. I give three reasons why racism in music has allowed for loose interpretations of copyright law and what we can do going forward to prevent it and make up and coming musicians more aware. Edit: The song playing in the BG is not Lavish Living, but you can listen to it at kelvinmckayhill.com along with many more of my songs.
This episode focuses on mental health and how to not let it interfere with your music career in a negative way. Sean also tells us about his other business ventures as well as his favorite musicians and how he used music to overcome a lot of obstacles in his life. West Hollyweird Official Music Video https://www.kelvinmckayhill.com
In this episode I chat with my good friend Sunshine Rob about what it was like driving to LA from Philly, The story of how we made the remix for “Lavish Living,” (out now on all streaming platforms), and many other anecdotes. He just released an EP called “Son of Duke,” and has a new video of his song “I got what you need.” https://www.sunshinerob.com
This episode I interview a person I've for a few years. He's a fantastic, singer-songwriter, dancer, actor, and writer. He tells us about what its like performing in front of 90,000 people alongside Tony Braxton, a brief history of the tipíco dance from Panama, and some very helpful tips for the next generation of do it all entertainers. Listen to his music here http://Jahchild.com or search Julio Hanson on www.cdbaby.com
In this episode, I talk to Rahkua about the importance of building your audience by building your community. We talk about how she manages all of her business, how to get your company involved with a non-profit, and much much more. You can check out her music, non-profit and other ventures here. Websites: www.RAHKUA.com artistecard.com/rahkua ProjectAfricaLA.com Stripped4God.com aHeadOfMyHair.blogspot.com YouTube: Rahkua aHeadOfMyHair Project Africa LA Instagrams: @Rahkua_lovelosslies @Rahkua_music @Rahkua_model @aheadofmyhair @projectafricala @redsummer18 @stripped4god Facebook: Rahkua Stripped Project Africa LA Twitter: @Rahkua. **The Book we mentioned was written by James Weldon Johnson, not James Baldwin and previously mentioned.
In the first episode of KelvinNotCalvin's Insanely Kool Kast, I interview this week's guest, Tikki Vibez, on her career as an entrepreneur and she gives us some useful insight, self-care tips, advice for young musicians, and her ultimate goals with her music.