Torontonian MC Nolan Natasha is ready to party this weekend. A male identified, queer identified, feminist MC and former member of the queer punk band Scandalnavia, Nolan Natashas rhymes are introspective, humorous, captivating and full of attitude. The Coconut Grove plays host to Girl-ish Productions notoriously rad Valentines party, The Heart On. On Saturday February 16, expect a sweaty night of babes, boogie and broken hearts, with DJ Simon Thibault, DJ Ro and Motlette and The Divine Miss C joining Nolan Natasha. While visiting Halifax (Nolan Natasha performed last week at The Youth Project, a support group for queer youth), the MCs used the downtime productively: Lots and lots of writing. Im really trying to get my album out, so Im working at trying to make that as much of my full-time gig as possible, says Nolan. Im hoping it will be out this spring and I can do some touring around in the summer...pride festivals and stuff like that. Other than that Im serving at a breakfast spot and eating a lot of eggs.
Nolans front-man skills were often cited as one of the best parts of Scandalnavia and the experience helped him develop Nolan into a magnetic onstage personality. I love Scandalnavia, both as a project and a family. Without that band starting up when it did, I really dont know if I would be making music at all. Branching off from the band has led to a serious commitment to music for Nolan. Ive sort of gotten rid of everything else---school, time-consuming jobs, other stresses---now I just want to focus on making music and having fun with it.