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Tonight At Monarch: Free Show From 3 Female-Fronted Local Bands

Photo: Antique Naked Soul / Facebook
By Brittany Hopkins - Published on June 29, 2015.

Women's Audio Mission, which aims to "change the face of sound" by providing women and girls with access to music production training and recording arts technology, is taking over Monarch tonight to host a free show featuring three female-fronted Bay Area bands. The show (8pm, 21+) is part of the nonprofit's quarterly concert series, which aims to promote local female artists and offer the community free, high-quality entertainment.

Here's a preview of tonight's diverse lineup:

First up, Built For the Sea. This "oceanic indie rock" quintet, fronted by UC Berkeley graduate Lia Rose, is known for its hypnotic sound. The group has performed at SXSW twice, and was just signed this month to Firebrand Records, the new label from Tom Morello (of Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave and The Nightwatchman fame). 


They'll be followed by Antique Naked Soul. Hailing from Oakland, this beatboxing soul band aims to preserve classic hip-hop while staying true to Oakland's political roots. The group's founder, Candice “Antique” Davis, has performed all over the world and volunteers with Young, Gifted And Black of Oakland, a youth performance group that instills identity and pride in black youth.


The show will conclude with singer-songwriter Lauren O'Connell. Originally from Rochester, New York, the San Francisco-based O'Connell got her start by uploading videos of herself playing guitar on YouTube. She now has three full-length albums, performed at this year's SXSW and joined singer Nataly Dawn as the opening act on her spring tour. 

There you have it: three very good reasons to spend your Monday night on Sixth Street. See you there?

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