Amber Mark, Madame Gandhi, MHYSA, Sassyblack

Moogfest Motorco Stage

Amber Mark

Madame Gandhi

MHYSA

Sassyblack

Thu May 17

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:30 pm

$229 and up

This event is all ages

Amber Mark
Amber Mark
Amber grew up anywhere and everywhere. She regularly journeyed around the world in the company of her artist mother before her untimely passing, oscillating between Miami and New York, Berlin and Darjeeling, where her mother studied the art of thangka painting, constantly blessing their home with vibrant color and relentless creativity.

Her self-produced debut EP, 3:33 AM — a deeply moving and meditative platter of earthly experimental pop inspired by the unique stages of grief she experienced in her mother’s absence — was created in stolen nocturnal moments. Living in a cramped New York apartment with her godparents, she waited until they went to bed each night before she could begin. And then she’d drift into a foggy juju of beatmaking and lyric writing, barely looking up from her screen until sunrise. With the stages of grief in mind, the EP began to form: a kaleidoscopic mix of the music she listened to as a child — jazz, soul, Indian classical and hip-hop — with sometimes up and sometimes downtempo electronica.

It’s artwork, framed by tiger orange paint, is a celebratory explosion of vibrance taken from a painting by her mother, it symbolizes her mother’s creative energy continuing through Amber’s music
Madame Gandhi
Madame Gandhi
Madame Gandhi is a Los Angeles-based musician, activist and music industry thinker, having toured professionally drumming for M.I.A and Thievery Corporation and currently DJs, drums and produces music under her own name. Her song “The Future is Female” climbed to #8 on the Viral US Top 50 Spotify Charts following the 2017 Women’s March and her solo EP, Voices, has received critical acclaim from outlets like FADER, Paper Mag and Milk. She now travels often to perform and speak about contemporary gender equality to elevate and celebrate the female voice while working on her full-length album.

In 2015, Madame Gandhi ran the London Marathon free-bleeding to combat period stigma around the world, sparking a global viral conversation about how we treat menstruation in various cultures, ultimately partnering with various menstrual health organizations to improve women’s access to affordable and safe menstrual care. She speaks often about how menstruation taboo affects women and girls daily around the world, and was part of the early round table discussions that lead to the elimination of the “luxury tax” on tampons in her home city of New York.
MHYSA
MHYSA
MHYSA is a Queer Black Diva and underground pop star for the cyber resistance from Prince George’s County, Maryland. At age 4, she was performing in her parents' basement and community events, being deeply involved in performing arts until her late teens. When she went to college, she focused on poetry and began writing songs, mostly in the 12-bar blues style. In November 2015, she released her first official track, “power cuts” (featuring Chino Amobi) via NON Worldwide, but only in 2016 did she begin using her own vocals and performing songs live, having a sample-heavy music practice before.

Labeled “identity affirming” by Fact Mag, the video for the track stars Philadelphia artists and musicians DJ Precolumbian, Genesis Martinez-Crespo, and Discwoman‘s DJ Haram along with MHYSA herself. A month after “power cuts’” release, MHYSA performed alongside Abdul Kadir on synth at Recess in New York for Sondra Perry‘s My Twilight Zone Thing. The performance ended early after Mhysa and Abdul blew out the speakers.

In winter of 2016, she was listed in Artforum’s “Best of 2016: Music” and her debut album, fantasii, was released on Halcyon Veil this summer to critical acclaim. Since then she has been performing both as headliner and support for acts such as NAR and Laurel Halo.
Sassyblack
Sassyblack
SassyBlack is a space aged singer, songwriter & producer. This Goddess of “electronic psychedelic soul” & “hologram funk” explores the concepts of sound through deep compositions. With roots in classical & jazz, her voice is often compared to Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Erykah Badu & Georgia Anne Muldrow.

She has gained attention from Okayplayer, Afropunk, The Fader, Pitchfork & more.