Women That Rock and WMSC Present
Sedona, New Myths, Monte, Petra Jarrar, DJ Jess Louise Dye (High Waisted)
Some say she’s Dirty Pop, others say she’s Femme Funk. All bets aside, Los Angeles born/Brooklyn based musician has just set herself center stage into the world of Pop and beyond as Sedona. With her debut single “Call Me Up” turning heads, her soulful power bop is more than just a song, but rather, a femme anthem music lovers from today, tomorrow, and yesterday can enjoy. Sedona grew up singing in the shower to leading female pop icons like Diana Ross, Gwen Stefani, Madonna, Stevie Nicks, Sade - the list goes on and on. Their aesthetic broke a lot of social barriers for women, inspiring Sedona to do the same.
Her debut single “Call Me Up,” is about knowing your own worth and making others feel empowered. Combining her favorite R&B grooves from The Dramatics and Isley Brothers with a sprinkle of Jazz Fusion delight from Carlos Santana, she’s been addicted to music that makes you want to get up and move ever since she can remember hearing it. Aside from her pop and funk influences, Sedona’s roots have been buried in lullaby rock bands like The Beach Boys, Steely Dan, Steve Miller Band, and The Velvet Underground. Her self-written and self-directed music video embodies how close she holds all of her work to her heart. With her music Sedona aims to be political while remaining personal to create a longstanding balancing act between power and play. The rest of her EP, Home Before Dawn, is set to come out in Summer 2018. Having a songwriter mama and piano tuner/jazz photographer for a father, there was never a quiet moment for Sedona, and she’d like to keep it that way.
Blending electronic elements and synthesizers with fuzzy guitars and haunting vocal melodies, NEW MYTHS create a sound that catches you and keeps you. A Brooklyn/NYC-based power trio with a new wave/rock sensibility, NEW MYTHS is Rosie Slater (drums/vocals), Marina Ross (bass/vocals) and Brit Boras (guitar/lead vocals).
The trio set out to write music that they loved, combining elements of bands that inspire them like Blondie, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Nirvana, Garbage, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Joy Division. "NEW MYTHS manage to bring on the rawness of a power-trio 90’s Muffs with the smoothness of a glammed-out 80’s Blondie." - Pancakes & Whiskey
Since releasing their self-titled EP in 2012, their song “False Gold” was featured by Lou Reed on his XM radio station and was a 2016 SXSW choice by Steve Lamacq of BBC Radio 6’s “6 Music Recommends”. “False Gold” has also been featured in ad campaigns by Gucci, and surf company REEF. In 2014, both The New York Times and The Guardian wrote up NEW MYTHS as top performers at CMJ Music Festival. Building a following with a powerful live show and a uniquely dark and danceable sound, NEW MYTHS released their debut album "Give Me Noise" October 2014 via their own imprint Taming Ghosts.
MONTE SEAMLESSLY BLENDS ROCK & ROLL, PUNK AND POP INTO A SOUND THAT IS SIMULTANEOUSLY ORIGINAL AND RELATABLE. SHE IS A MUSICAL FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH; A GUITARIST, SINGER, SONGWRITER, ARRANGER & BASSIST. IN HER DEBUT SOLO RECORD, DROPPING SPRING 2018, MUSIC FANS CAN LOOK FORWARD TO A COLLECTION OF UNDENIABLY CATCHY TRACKS CHARGED WITH HOOK-DRIVEN MELODIES, INSANE GUITAR RIFFS, SMART LYRICS AND A ROCK & ROLL VIBE THAT'S TIMELESS.
FRESH OFF HER TOUR WITH DRAKE BELL, PETRA JARRAR IS YOUR NEW FAVORITE ARTIST ON THE RISE
And her journey has only begun.
Known for her "hook-drenched, danceable, optimistic pop songs" and electrifying persona, Petra's early beginnings were quite humble.
Growing up in Fairfield, CT, Petra's first introduction to music came from her brother, an established musician, who taught her how to play the piano when she was two. As she grew older, Petra told her mother that she wanted to be "different" than her brother, and not follow in his classical music steps. So, her mother bought her Fender Strat; from that day on, everything changed for Petra
While Petra always enjoyed writing, it wasn't she was twelve where she thought of setting her words to music. For several hours a day, Petra would write songs on both the piano and guitar. Soon, Petra sparked an interest in music production, and transformed her walk-in closet into a vocal booth and mini recording studio. In order to focus on her craft, Petra was homeschooled throughout middle and high school.
At the age of sixteen, Petra completed her high school diploma was accepted to The New School. She moved to the West Village, and was quickly introduced to the live music scene, with venues such as The Bitter End just a block away from her front door.
Now living in NYC and wanting to get in with the music scene, Petra performed at open mics and showcases at venues all throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn. She began to become well known for her live performances, and began to develop an impressive local following.
Her first single, 'Glamour Girl' was released in July 2015. The song was released to critical acclaim, and was praised for its "edginess," while also being able to hone in a "ethereal and nostalgic vibe." Since its release, the song has been spun on indie radio throughout the United States and Japan. Her song currently holds over 13.5k streams on Soundcloud alone.
Following the release of her single, Petra went on to establish her own band. She had an incredible demand from venues in New York, and went on the headline The Studio at Webster Hall, The Cutting Room, and Bowery Electric-- just to name a few.
Petra's popularity on the live music was not isolated in New York, but internationally as well. In Fall 2016, Petra was invited to perform a headlining ten day tour in Japan. She made appearances in cities such as Tokyo (Mona Records), Kobe (Art House & IZNT) and Osaka (Hard Rock Cafe at the Universal City Walk). She also performed a set at the Kansai Music Conference for a night in Kobe. Her tour was supported by D'Addario Strings, Evans Drumheads, Promark and Roland. who provided her with top of the line equipment for her and her band. Petra also toured Los Angeles after an invite to attend the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards in February 2017. Her tour included an exclusive show on Valentine's Day at The Mint LA.
Summer 2017 provided Petra with her biggest musical breaks as of yet. In July, she partnered with Guitar Center. Her first collaboration was a national advertising campaign showcasing her band's equipment. Her second collaboration occurred during the High School Nation Fall 2017 Tour as an opening act for Drake Bell. She performed for two weeks, with shows in Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. For the tour, she took over Guitar Center's social media. During her behind-the-scenes tour diary for her Nashville show, she had nearly 17.6k people tune in on both Snapchat and Twitter!
Currently, Petra is preparing to release her debut album, slated for Spring 2018. Although she has already achieved so much at 20, Petra is only getting started- so get ready.
Quirky 60's garage rock is re-imagined from the nose of a surfboard, making NYC's High Waisted feel like a psychedelic lullaby. They’ve been praised by Billboard, Nylon, Consequence of Sound, Noisey, Paste. NME, and GQ. High Waisted is back this spring debuting a new female line up ready to shred harder than ever. Every show is a party when High Waisted’s lo-fi fuzzy bass, reverb drenched guitars and radiant harmonies mesh to create the melodies of your wave-crashed daydreams.