When Baltimore Fishbowl spoke with Joy Postell, the singer and rapper said she saw the release show for her album “Diaspora” as a coming out party. “I know y’all saw me at the Crown and it wasn’t put together… but now y’all about to see me put together, and you’re about to see this complete.” Last Friday, the packed crowd at the Ottobar was treated to an elaborate set from Postell on a stage decorated with clouds and palm leaves, and a stacked opening lineup that included Josh Stokes, Butch Dawson, Bobbi Rush and Al Rogers Jr.

Check out our photos from the show.

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