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Meet Me @ The Altar Shares Their Favorite BIPOC Artists In The Scene

Meet Me @ The Altar Winter 2023
[Photo by: Jamie Rice]

As we continue to celebrate Black History Month by empowering and amplifying the voices in our music community, it’s crucial to remember that embracing diversity—whether that includes people of color, women, nonbinary individuals, or LGBTQIA+ voices—is essential every day and not just throughout the 28-30 day monthly calendar period designated for celebrating these individuals. We caught up with the empowering, progressive, pop-punk three-piece Meet Me @ The Altar on February 1 while they were performing in Cleveland, Ohio, to chat with them about diversity and the celebration of marginalized voices.

Throughout the day we spent with MMATA and their electrifying performance later that evening, it’s evident that since their inception and, even more recently, the release of their debut album, Past // Present // Future, via Fueled By Ramen, the group has firmly established themselves as confident young women of color. Not only do their voices ring across the pop-punk genre as trailblazers, but as their star rises, they’re actively empowering other minority groups. With the mighty Honey Revenge—led by the spirited, bubblegum-pink-haired Devin Papadol and the pink guitar-slinging Donny Lloyd—joining them as direct support on their current tour, the crowds have ushered in a vibrant sea of people, reflecting the beautiful spectrum of diversity from all walks of life.

Read more: Honey Revenge Guitarist Donny Lloyd Celebrates Black History Month With Their Favorite Musicians

Against this empowering backdrop, Meet Me @ The Altar—frontwoman Edith Victoria, guitarist Téa Campbell, and drummer Ada Juarez—shared their favorite BIPOC artists exclusively with idobi Radio, spotlighting those who are making significant contributions to the community. Check out who they’re hyping up in the community below.

Téa Campbell — Pinkshift

My favorite BIPOC artist is a band called Pinkshift. They’re absolutely killing it in the Baltimore/DC area. They’re a really great punk band, and I think they deserve so much more recognition for what they’re doing for the scene.

Edith Victoria — WILLOW

My favorite BIPOC artist is Willow Smith. I just think she’s doing so many great things for people of color and Black people. I love her so much!

Ada Juarez — Nova Twins

My favorite BIPOC artist is a band called Nova Twins. We’ve hung out with them a couple of times at festivals. They’re always killing it in the UK, and we love them, and I love them. 

Meet Me @ The Altar is currently on the last stretch of their winter 2024 tour with Honey Revenge, John Harvie, and Eliott Lee. You can check out their remaining tour dates below and get tickets to see them live here.

Tour Dates:

  • Feb. 13 – Sacramento, CA @ Goldfield Roseville
  • Feb. 15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent
  • Feb. 16 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
  • Feb. 18 – Austin, TX @ Antone’s
  • Feb. 19 – Dallas, TX @ Gilley’s 
  • Feb. 21 – Nashville, TN  @ Basement East
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