The amount of support that pours out of the Atlanta-based [established] POC music and art community, Punk Black, serves the purpose and common value we share here in Houston, Texas. This is why there should never be any competition on what it means to uplift and represent artists as a whole! Meanwhile, Ohio-based musician and this year's Punk Black Festival performer, UNIITY, has been sparking online obsessions with her Gen-Z interpretation of punk; Nu-Punk. It's a sound that merits a listen alike other new waves of genres, however, it takes the cake for being thus far, successful with emerging goth, punk, techno, metal, and sometimes hip-hop all for an experimental twist on how they're typically associated.
Heavily inspired by bands such as alt/punk band, Skunk Anansie, UNIITY proclaims self-love and self-acceptance through music without compromising her roots. Growing up a black girl in Philadelphia going to punk and metal shows alone, she eventually found assurance in her musical path when she detached herself from her own barriers. Being an artist has it's rewards as much as it has it's counter, but for UNIITY there's nothing sweeter than screaming away the evils of social issues and injustice.
"I carved a place for myself," said UNIITY. To DIY-ing her own wardrobe designs to creating a community studio for ambitious, starving artists, UNIITY is one of the new safe havens for a new generation punks.