Token Empire is a long-form web series about a band of six musicians, sometimes best friends, sometimes worst enemies, who have a chance to make it big. But it’s also about existing between norms and going against the grain of what’s expected—from race, from gender, or from class.

The series examines the band members’ ongoing conflicts with each other and with the circumstances that hold them back as they try to capitalize on a lucky break and finish the album that could finally propel them to fame…or to a different set of headaches. And in telling the story, the show’s creators paint an alternative yet authentic portrait of the vibrant music scene in New Orleans.

Check out info on the show, its creators, and their Kickstarter campaign – which ends this Wednesday.