Meet the Queens Bringing Life to the Women in Music Concert
You Can’t Miss This.
We’ve put together a unique concert to showcase some of our favorite women in music at Starline Social Club on the night of April 7th! Tiffany Gouché, Raveena, B-Side Brujas, Ah-Mer-Ah-Su, LadyRyan, Sweetest Threat and more will be gracing the stage at this year's Women in Music Festival. Last year, we danced the night away in a judgement free-zone, celebrating music and womxn from all walks of life. This year, we're doing it bigger and better by taking over both floors of Starline, showcasing a variety of DJs and performers.
Get ready to be on your best selfie game. Our friends at Glossier will be lining the bathroom with products and giving away goodies throughout the night. We'll get the night going with custom cocktails incorporating Health-Ade Kombucha and Red Bull beverages.
Learn more about our performers and sponsors below.
MEET THE PERFORMERS
Hailing from Inglewood, CA, singer, songwriter, and producer, Tiffany Gouché, has scaled her way to the forefront of the Soul and R&B scene. Equipped with her full-bodied melodies, Tiffany’s Pillow Talk EP (2015) and dual single release “Dive” (2017) turned the industry on their ears with a robust epilogue of audacious tales—garnering Gouché praise and accolades from music’s elite. Described by Billboard as purely heartfelt and soul-warming, the knob-twiddling multi-instrumentalist has been blazing the scene collaborating, touring and sharing stages with a myriad of artists, including: .Anderson Paak, Solange, Ty Dolla $ign, Jill Scott, Jay Rock, Little Simz, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Kehlani, and Kelela. Having produced for artists like Lalah Hathaway and SiR, Tiffany Gouché helms a sound that brings an unapologetic authenticity and uniqueness to music. Her nostalgic, yet futuristic-soul takes on a hip-hop flow, while giving room for innovation in the form of R&B. The FADER explains how “her lyrics about thrilling rendezvous and sticky situations feel up-close and multi-dimensional.”
Raveena releases her first EP, entitled Shanti, on December 6th. "Shanti", which translates to peace in Hindi, accurately describes the singer's mellow and romantic debut project. You can hear the influences of R&B/Soul greats like Sade, Prince, Erykah, Amy and Corinne Bailey Rae sprinkled throughout the diverse and impressive track list, but Aurora and her producer Everett Orr have carved out a sound for themselves that is unlike anybody else. Raveena described the lyrical inspiration for the EP in a BBC interview as "songs about healing, not only through romantic love, but healing and finding love for yourself through spirituality". The EP features 3 new songs, and previous singles "If Only", "Spell" and "Sweet Time", which received praise from Fader, i-D, Line of Best Fit, Nylon & Indie Shuffle, and were added to Apple Music's "Breaking R&B" list. She has also drawn hundreds of thousands listeners on Spotify and their official playlists, and "If Only" was in Hype Machine's Top 5 the whole first week it was released. Raveena's sensual, relaxing and musically impressive debut solidifies the South Asian R&B singer as one to watch in 2018.
B-Side Brujas is an all female, all vinyl collective in Oakland that reclaims the word 'bruja' (defining it as a healer) and aims to provide safe spaces for the community to do just that. Brought together for the love of oldies and soulful music, these ladies have touched dancefloors across the bay, states, and even abroad. Recognized for gettin' down, giving back, and leaving a genuine impression, the collective quickly gained momentum and has made a name for themselves since 2016. They are excited for growth and will be celebrating 2 years since their first gig in April.
AH-Mer-AH-Su is the music project of interdisciplinary artist Star Amerasu, whose music and art is based upon her experiences living loud and proud as a black, transwoman. Her early work was influenced primarily by folk and choral music. Residing in Oakland, California, Star is a Poptronic Princess. She has graced international stages captivating audiences with her looped vocals and live electronic percussion in Europe, Australia and North America. AH-Mer-AH-Su released her debut studio EP "Eclipsing" in March of 2016. She effortlessly blends her voice with intricate beats and twinkling syths. Her voice has been compared to Nina Simone, and her music is a synthesis of choir kid meets club kid and in a whole league of it's own, and in Early 2017 saw the release of her critically acclaimed 2nd EP "Rebecca".
LadyRyan, a Bay area favorite, has been rocking crowds coast to coast for close to a decade. Her music and voice have been riding the wave of partygoers in major cities around the country. LadyRyan’s passion for music started at an early age singing in her Church choir at 6, sampling and making beats at 20, and ultimately tapping into her true passion buying her first set of turntables at 23. This diverse DJ is known for the energy exchange she shares with her crowds in every song selection and tune she sings. LadyRyan’s talent crosses the board from vinyl to digital ranging in a deep knowledge of Breaks, Soul, Latin, Hip Hop, Funk, Reggae, Afro-beat and Top 40. She has played and opened up with artists such as George Clinton, Tracy Chapman, Erykah Badu, Digable Planets, Camp Lo, Chef Jarobi of ATCQ, The Internet, Foreign Exchange, Cakes Da Killa, Stic Man of Dead Prez, Flying Lotus, MC Lyte, Goapele, Nina Sky, Peanut Butter Wolf, Rich Medina, and Princess Nokia. She has held long-standing residencies at some of East Bay's most popular clubs and breweries. In 2016, LadyRyan was awarded East Bay Express, Best of the East Bay, Winner 2016 Readers Choice. This traveling DJ has many accolades and upcoming events.
Sweetest Threat, 21, is a Bay Area based DJ from Berkeley and a FIDM grad who first fell in love with music growing up with her grandparents. Surrounded by jazz, blues, and funk from birth, Sweetest Threat resonates most with these musical influences and genres. After earning a degree in the summer of 2016, Sweetest Threat turned her focus to DJing and has been showcasing her talents ever since.
MEET OUR EVENT SPONSORS
Glossier’s goal is to simplify your makeup and skin routine. The company has created easy-to-use products meant to be the cornerstone of any beauty routine. Glossier wants you to know exactly what you’re putting on your face and why it’s beneficial for you.
Health-Ade Kombucha began with a few friends who simply enjoyed drinking kombucha. The Los Angeles-based company prides itself in carefully crafting their hand-crafted kombucha in glass and using cold-pressed flavors. Health-Ade uses just four simple ingredients to make its bubbly kombucha.
Red Bull is a leader in energy drinks, but it has found ways to be more than just an energy drink company. They’ve expanded into a cultural hub reaching into sports, television and media. It is also on the forefront of music discovery with their music vertical Red Bull Academy.