Whoops, what do you know it’s already July 20th and we have not yet done a post here to let you know that we have not one but TWO new issues of Activator Magazine in our store!!
One is the regular July 2020 issue. This one is a fun issue for us because we have a big interview spread about our new arcade and new renovations that we have been working on during the pandemic here at Dumb Records! Featured on the cover and interviewed in this issue is Junior Pasaré (TJ Byrd) and Meezy Killafield. The two talk about their upcoming collaborative project. In addition to this there are album reviews, and interviews with Edward David Anderson, Kaream Williams, Gargantuan, Champaign Cypher Series, Church The Voice, and more. There are poems, art, and photo spreads as well.
The second issue is a bonus issue for this month, and that is the “Black Artists Matter” issue focusing on black artists in Central Illinois. This includes artists, poets, musicians, and more. You can find a commentary by Wilma J Wofford, an interview with Michelle Smith, an artist directory, a list of local black owned businesses and more.
You can pick up both issues for free in our store, or various other locations around town!