Acclaimed weekly online music video showcase, aimed at supporting up-and-coming indie queer musicians, begins its 10-week run on August 9, 2020
NEW YORK, NY (August 5, 2020) - Queerantine, a one-of-a-kind, weekly music video showcase highlighting artists across the LGBTQIA+ spectrum, created and hosted by musical artist Kisos, will make its triumphant return to streaming platform Twitch on Sunday, August 9, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. EST.
Queerantine’s first season premiered on March 22, 2020 with host Kisos and week one co-host, emerging artist Zach Benson, to support and elevate queer musicians during the pandemic crisis. Over the course of 15 weeks, Queerantine developed a strong, dedicated following among musicians and fans alike, each week celebrating up to 12 independent artist music videos from around the world. With a rotating all-star cast of co-hosts including the likes of Michael Medrano, Raquel Lily, Elliot Jones, NYC DJ Jon Ali and more, Queerantine quickly became the Sunday afternoon event for the world-wide LGBTQIA+ community. Throughout the first season, Queerantine also acted as a fundraising platform, raising over $4500 for Black Lives Matter and $2000 for NYC-based charity G.L.I.T.S. (Gays and Lesbians Living In a Transgender Society).
“Finding community is HARD! Once the pandemic started and LGBTQ+ meeting places closed, I felt the need to create a platform that not only acted as a digital hangout but also fostered true friendships and connections within the community,” said creator Kisos. “By the end of the first season, we had artists who met over the course of season one, featuring their own new collaborations on the show. That’s when my heart officially melted, and I knew Queerantine was truly making a difference.”
Season two of Queerantine promises to bring fans a whole new line-up of exciting, emerging indie LGBTQIA+ music videos and co-hosts, including Miss Eaves, Megan Lenius, Matkai Burmaster among many others. It will also see the debut of The Official Queerantine Aftershow (airing directly after Queerantine) hosted by Toronto-based pop artist Cory Stewart.
Queerantine can be streamed weekly on Sundays at 3:00 p.m. EST starting August 9, 2020 at https://www.twitch.tv/itskisos
Queerantine is a one-of-a-kind, weekly music video showcase highlighting artists across the LGBTQIA+ spectrum, airing on Sunday afternoons at 3:00 p.m. EST, presented by musical artist Kisos.
Each week host Kisos sources 10 visuals, that he and a co-host can spotlight and react to — live on Twitch (a well-known video live streaming service operated by Twitch Interactive, a subsidiary of Amazon) while interacting with and inviting an engaged audience to discover new and exciting musical artists in the community.
NYC-based moody alt-pop singer Kisos began his career in music publicity in 2014. Soon after, he translated his first music job into his own publicity firm, Miller Place, while simultaneously cultivating a strong following on live-stream service Twitch (twitch.tv/itskisos).
A regular fixture on outlets such as Billboard Pride, Atwood Magazine, Paper Magazine, Highclouds and Spotify’s own Cosmic Playlists, Out Now and Discover Weekly; Kisos is a strong, quirky and loveable advocate for the LGBTQ+ community.
Along with hosting several weekly live shows on Twitch, Kisos recently released his sophomore EP which has been streamed over 500,000 times across all platforms.
About Cory Stewart:
Cory Stewart (AWAL/Kobalt) has been described as an artist that creates “fearless, unapologetic and relentlessly catchy” music (Canadian Beats), providing a fresh perspective on LGBTQ+ issues. With over 500,000 downloads and streams of his music, Cory has been a supporting act for a number of legendary artists including Boy George, Crystal Waters and Murray Head.