WAM presents Local Sirens: Women In Music Performance Series in partnership with CAST featuring Skip the Needle, STONI, & DJ (TBA)
About this event
Date : July 21st, 2022
Time : 5:30 PM - 9PM
FREE - ALL AGES
Parking is limited. We advise you arrive by public transportation or rideshare service.
Encourage bringing a picnic blanket for seating and layers for windy/foggy weather.
Public park rules apply.
SKIP THE NEEDLE
Skip the Needle is a supergroup featuring bassist/vocalist Vicki Randle, guitarist/vocalists Katie Cash and Shelley Doty, and drummer/vocalist Kofy Brown, whose members bring a wealth of musical experience to the table, including Randle’s nearly 20-year run as the percussionist/vocalist with Branford Marsalis‘ band on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and her more recent extended stint as a backing vocalist in Mavis Staples‘ live band. Skip the Needle delivers impressionable original tunes deeply rooted in social justice with tight harmonies, shredding guitar solos, and searing lead vocals, like “Sly Stone, Jimi Hendrix, Chrissie Hynde, and Chaka Khan” jamming together.
Flaunting vicious flows, and a player-like persona, STONI can hold her own with some of rap’s top tier artists. Born and raised in Oakland, the California native grew up with a passion for poetry and writing. Already making a lasting impression with her unofficial release “Kirk Franklin Freestyle” with friend Rayana Jay, Stoni is gearing up to take not just the Bay Area but the whole industry by storm.
Check out Stoni in action here.
Local Sirens is a free, all-ages quarterly performance series that celebrates exceptional Bay Area women and gender-diverse musicians and artists. Local Sirens has presented the work of 75+ women and gender-diverse artists and reached over 7,500 attendees at local venues including Brava, The Rickshaw Stop, Dolby, The New Parish, and more.
Local Sirens is made possible thanks in part to grants from the San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco Grants for the Arts, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, the Fleishhacker Foundation, and the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation.