Women Sound Off Presents: SoundOn
On December 1st, we're taking our talents to Red Bay Coffee HQ in Oakland, CA for SoundOn—our first fall/winter showcase! Join us as we uplift four womxn from the Bay Area's underground music scene, exchange good energy and share a safe space.
Your ticket will include drinks from our open wine bar and access to a variety of local food, goods and services vendors, including Ritual By Design, Custom Chain Stitch Embroidery by Sam, and Tres Mercedes.
~ Meet our artists and vendors below ~
In addition, we’ll be collecting hygiene products at SoundOn for Misssey, an Oakland-based organization that provides help and resources for trafficking victims & sexually exploited youth.
Feel free to donate what you can, we’d greatly appreciate it. ‘Tis the season for giving back & making an impact.
MEET OUR PERFORMERS
MADI SIPES & THE PAINTED BLUE
FR333 is a musical duo comprised of producer, XOA (Allie Howard) and rapper/vocalist, MADlines (Maddy Clifford). Both women share a passion for music’s capacity to heal, inspire and bring people together. XOA reached out to MADlines in 2015 after hearing her speak on a local Bay Area radio show called Women’s Magazine on KPFA 94.1. The two spent months corresponding over email before developing a unique sound and putting plans in motion for an album. They stayed in contact even after XOA moved to Santa Cruz for school, with MADlines writing hard-hitting raps to XOA’s hypnotizing instrumentals. In 2016 they recorded their songs for the first time at Converse Rubber Tracks SF (Different Fur Studios).
The two have exciting EP on the way, a collaboration with apparatus based dance company, Flyaway Productions, called The Credibility Project, expected to drop on December 4th.
Madi Sipes and the Painted Blue is a band from San Francisco, fronted by singer and electric guitarist, Madi Sipes. With her captivating voice and mature songwriting, Madi started gaining fans at a young age in her hometown of Placerville, California. While performing one of her songs at a summer camp talent show, Madi caught the attention of counselor and Los Angeles-based songwriter Andrew Heringer. The two began long-distance collaboration over the next few years, while Andrew was performing and touring in the band Milo Greene.
In the spring of 2015, Madi recruited longtime friends Nick Cunningham (bass) and Caleb Koen (drums) to form her band. The band traveled to Los Angeles to finish writing and recording the final few songs for Madi Sipes and the Painted Blue’s forthcoming debut: After Hours. Pulling from a diversity of influences -- including Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Ocean and Fleet Foxes -- After Hours showcases what The Sacramento Bee describes as “feisty and sultry indie soul pop."
Azuah’s music weaves roots in alternative folk and soul with a poet's sensibility and an unforgettable voice to create an infectious sound all her own. A Bay Area native, she has played all over the West Coast from the Roxy in Los Angeles to stages in Oakland and San Francisco. Known for her evocative lyrics and haunting melodies, Azuah captures the listener’s ear from first note to last strum with a sound that can only come from the depths of an old soul.
Bijou McDaniel is an Oakland native who is making a name for herself in the local scene with her signature genre mixing DJ style. After attending The Academy of Art in San Francisco and working various jobs from Visual Merchandiser to Non-profit Development Fundraiser, Bijou acted on one of her life-long passions and turned it into art form never looking back. Since her debut as DJ Kream, Bijou has curated grooves at nightclubs, art receptions, day parties, and corporate events.
MEET OUR VENDORS
ABOUT THE VENUE
RED BAY COFFEE was founded in 2014 by Keba Konte, a renowned local artist and successful food entrepreneur, with 10 years experience in the specialty coffee and hospitality industry. Red Bay Coffee is building a global community through their commitment to sourcing, developing, roasting and delivering the best and most beautiful coffee to the people. Every day they strive to develop beautiful coffees, fair relations, and delicious approaches to living. They focus on creating opportunities within the community at large while fostering single origin, fair trade, direct trade, organic and sustainable coffees. They believe in the creation of a value chain emphasizing ethics and diversity, not just a supply and demand chain. They envision a world in which coffee is a vehicle for inclusion, social and economic empowerment, entrepreneurship, innovation, and environmental sustainability.