Musicians 2018

VTFF2018 Combined Pixel Posters

Curated by the Seraphine Collective

Friday, July 27th, 2018

Nique Love Rhodes and the NLR Experience

Nique Love Rhodes & The NLR Experience 12:00AM (website)

Nique Love Rhodes is a hip-hop artist/performer, record producer, from Detroit, Michigan. Backed by her band The NLR Experience, her interactive shows fuse hip-hop music with soul, rock, and jazz to provide social commentary, spread Detroit love to all, and keep bodies rocking. This is sonically captured in her most recent project, a live album titled The NLR Experience.


Kesswa 11:15PM (website)

Kesswa is a Detroit-based afro-surrealist soul singer.

Raychel G. + Detroit Mixo (ADZKN MUSIC) 10:30PM (website)

Raychel creatively works to embody and instill the notion of each unique person’s ability to heal using dynamic storytelling with poetry, visual art, and feeding one’s inner fire. While actively bringing back traditions of her culture and honoring her ancestors, her creative healing work builds connections with many layers of communities worldwide.

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

Prude Boys

Prude Boys 12:30AM (website)

“When the sandy shores of a zombie beach party meet the salty lawlessness of a vintage wild west shoot-out, you would likely find yourself galloping within the Tarantino-lite dreamworld crafted by the […] garage pop threesome Prude Boys.” —Audiofemme

Girl Fight

Girl Fight 11:30PM (website)

Girl Fight is an energetic feminist punk duo influenced by the riot grrrl movement of the early 90s. With garage simplicity, the band draws their sound from acts such as Bikini Kill, The Stooges, The Cramps and Mudhoney.

Sara Barron

Sara Marie Barron 10:30PM (website)

Sara Marie Barron can bring your guard down. We can tend to block our emotions from bubbling to the surface, but the compositions and powerful performances of this Detroit-based singer/songwriter are an invitation, an assurance, that allowing even just for 4-5 minutes of vulnerability can be revitalizing. With formative influences like Carole King, Etta James and Billie Holiday, this young vocalist and songwriter is distinctly able to channel the evocative poignancy and poetry of a certain kind of soul music.

Seraphine Collective VTFF2018 Mixtape

Mixtape Listening & Pizza Party 7:10PM

Vidlings & Tapeheads Film Festival is partnering with the Seraphine Collective to bring musicians/music creators together with filmmakers through a digital mixtape featuring local and regional songs.

Pizza provided by Amicci’s Pizza!!

True Blue


Alternative pop rock gems with a lo-fi charm.

Dirt Room

Dirt Room 2:30PM (website)

Dirt Room’s blend of electronics and electroacoustic processing makes up the contemporary soundscape where the ensemble defies genre over hypnotic rhythms and textures, balanced by the raw energy of their live performance.

Zac Brunell

Detroit Bureau of Sound (Zac Brunell) 12:00PM (website)

Zac Brunell is a multi-instrumentalist, concert producer, and Director of the Detroit Bureau of Sound. Zac uses contemporary classical, experimental, and avant-garde music to create unique experiences for the ears and eyes, one of which was described as “sounding as raw as mating bull elephants” (Lansing City Pulse on “X is for Xenakis”, 2013). A classically trained percussionist and pianist, Zac is a graduate of the Michigan State University College of Music and is currently Production Manager with the award-winning ensemble New Music Detroit.