LOCAL SIRENS: Women in Music featuring PLUSH


Local Sirens is a free, quarterly performance series featuring incredible local women musicians and performers.

Come support and enjoy incredible local music and women artists - free admission! This is an all ages show.

Local Sirens is made possible through support from California Arts Council, Zellerbach Family Foundation, and Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation. Come spend your evening with WAM and enjoy free live music!

An exciting new sound grips the Bay Area’s music scene as Plush pushes the bounds of genre and style. Plush is a four-piece originating from San Francisco, with members of local SF legends The She’s. While their debut LP, Pine, is a beautiful combination of surf-rock and shoegaze, their auspicious new release, Please, encapsulates a completely different tone, both sonically and lyrically. Lush and warm, it has cinematic quality which suggests, somehow, that each track takes place in a different climate. With the angular and ethereal falsetto of Karli Helm contrasted by the hypnotic and unwavering voice of Eva Treadway, Please echoes a melancholic honesty that captures the album’s heart-breaking, yet insightful versatility, deriving from both Wowee Zowee era Pavement and Painful era Yo La Tengo.

Sonically, the album embraces twinkling guitar tones that are blitzed with spurts of grainy fuzz, flaringly precise and graceful drums, as well as complimentary bass riffs that swirl and swoon each track, working in unison to pin-point these heart-wrenching emotions with clarity and catharsis. After sharing the stage with bands such as Ceremony, All Dogs, Ducktails, Sales and Creative Adult, they have proven their ability to blend seamlessly into wherever they land.


Oakland's Tanukichan is Hannah Van Loon, formerly of Trails and Ways.

'Van Loon succeeds at combining that somber, deadpan brilliance we all love about guitar-heavy Stereolab cuts with shoegazey Wall-of-Sound in the vein of My Bloody Valentine. But what sets Tanukichan apart from a band like MBV is that her voice is at the center, and comes in loud and clear.' --Bay Bridged

Rayana Jay is a multi-talented singer and songwriter from Richmond, CA. At 22 years old, Rayana Jay creates forward-thinking R&B and alternative soul music, boasting soft vocals that contrast with honest lyrics about relationships, love, and friends. The Bay Area raised singer's influences span from the Organized Noize production crew and classic Bay Area sounds to the raw emotions of Amy Winehouse and the sultry tones of Anita Baker. Rayana began singing in the choir at ten years old and recorded her first professional song in the summer of 2012. She grew up with her grandmother, who introduced her to classic singers such as Johnny "Guitar" Watson, along with her mom who worked at a record label during the rise of rap in the 90s. Rayana Jay is currently preparing to release her debut album Sorry About Last Night.

' In her new video for "Come With Me," Oakland singer and rapper Siri bathes in blue and red light, her golds gleaming in the sun, as she sings, Travel through galaxies, with no plans/ With you, you, you, my thoughts expand. The track, and the Ash Alexander-directed visual, is a one-off from Siri, who has also released a new EP entitled GAWDBAWDY. On the 6-song project, Siri shows off her vocal versatility, effortlessly switching between affected singing and rapping, over instrumentals courtesy of Oakland producer Wax Roof.' --Fader


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