Blue Moose Tap House — Thursday, April 6 at 11 p.m.
Michael Quattlebaum Jr., the rapper, poet and performance artist from Orange County, California better known as Mykki Blanco, is the latest addition to the lineup for the Mission Creek Festival, which runs April 4-9 in various locations across Iowa City.
Quattlebam’s Mykki Blanco persona originated back in 2010 with a teen riot grrrl persona created for YouTube. Blanco has used various pronouns over this seven-year career, and has variously self-identified as transgender and multi-gendered.
Blanco published a collection of poetry in 2011, titled From the Silence of Duchamp to the Noise of Boys. Three mix tapes and three EP’s followed, with a first full-length studio album, Mykki, dropping last year.
Rob Merritt, well known throughout the region’s arts, journalism and nonprofit sectors, established himself as a playwright in 2011 when The Summerland Project premiered as part of Theatre Cedar Rapids’...