feature: black vegans rock – dreamcrusher

April 12, 2016

Dreamcrusher is a genderqueer/non-binary (they/them/their pronouns), straight edge, vegan electronic musician since 2003, creating immense, abrasive, sometimes rhythmic and often isolating soundscapes with bursts of melody choking through overwhelming sonic cacophony. Dreamcrusher was recently featured in AFROPUNK, Pitchfork, Noisey/Vice, UnArtig, Brooklyn Vegan, Impose, Electronic Beats, AdHoc, The Fader, Dazed Digital, FACT Magazine, Decoder, and many more.

Also opening for Wolf Eyes, B L A C K I E, James Chance and The Contortions, The Sediment Club, Pharmakon, Sick Feeling, Tallesen, Pop 1280, Cities Aviv, Show Me The Body, Pedestrian Deposit, Profligate, John Mannion, and many more. Moshpit worthy, high energy harsh noise vessels through hardcore, punk, and shoegaze influences: it’s an exercise in immersion and endurance.

By Black Vegans Rock, AFROPUNK contributor

From Wichita, Kansas and based in Brooklyn, New York, I’ve been vegan for nearly 15 years. It stemmed from listening to Prince (during his vegan era when his name was a symbol) who is a huge inspiration and drive for me to consider the welfare of all living things, but also health reasons played a big part. Being from a meat and potatoes midwest black family, much of my relatives have taken healthier living steps following my lead.