2017 Lonestar Board Game Review

Over the New Year 2017 my husband Patrick Walsh, who writes the amazing blog Bugbears for Breakfast, and I attend the 13-year-old boardgaming invitation only event.  The event is Lonestar gaming convention.  You have to know someone at the event and they have to invite you.  To my understanding one invitation per current attendee is what is allowed.  My husband Patrick just recently posted his review of the board games he played during our three-day stay at this four-day event on his blog Bugbears for Breakfast.

I am looking forward to 2018 being able to attend all four days.  The event is  across town at the Sonesta Hotel.  The travel time to Lonestar at the Sonesta is about 30 minutes to an hour.  Any notations on days of when played are questionable after the first day starting after dinner.  Con Time takes over and over clocks the neurons and they over heat.  There are no windows and no clocks on  or in the walls.



I am writing a separate review of the games I played as we were are at different tables for most of the convention.  Patrick enjoys involved games and Lonestar provides him the opportunity to play games that can last as long as 18 hours or quiet frankly a week.  My bottom has a timer going the moment it hits the seat.  My maximum time in a game is about 3 hours.  The longest board game I have played was 8 hours.  Though it was a marvelous game,  Fortune and Glory.

I play a few games with my husband Patrick, thus there will be some overlap between my blog Throwing Down Acorns and Bugbears for Breakfast.    I will be reviewing the games I played in the order in which they were played by me the first time round.

I have huge pockets of time missing from my Lone Star gaming fest.  I choose to play the puzzle contest, why I do not know.  Puzzles are Patrick’s thing.  Lost 3 hour there and had to cut a game short to participate, not doing that again.  Game show another 4 hours.    Buffy was my partner we got the hang of the rules and grid search techniques about half way through the evening.  Would do again. Were wolf at 11 PM.  I won one of the nights of Werewolf.  I should only do one game but I tend to take in the real game and the B.S. game.  I also participated in the social Battleship game.  My partner and I did not win.  I missed out on Liar’s Dice because I was eating lunch in my room after the end of Puzzle search which went past feed the hypoglycemic time.

Each of the games below has a hyperlink in the first appearance of the game’s name.  The hyper link goes to the website of much awesomeness Board Game Geek.  Each of these links will provide a deep delve into each game.  Such things are ratings by other board gamers, awards and nominations, other versions, expansions, where to buy a copy, year printed, and much more about and around the featured or rather reviewed game.

Sagrada (2-4 players) best at 2  20 -40 min.



The first board Game I played was Sagrada  I played this with two other players Nathan Zartman and Barry Bruegeman.  This is a beautiful game.  I ould have easily fallen in love with this game.  One issue the rules were explained by the owner of the game.  Both Barry and I had never played previous and trusted the owner of the game to know the rules well enough to explain the game en toto.  Nathan read the rules at us.



This board could never happen in Sagrada


He needed to point out the VERY IMPORTANT DETAILS OF the same color cannot be adjacent vertically or horizontally.  Further, Nathan neglected to point out that same die facings adjacent are also verboten.  Had I known these two highly valuable points of order at the top of the game, possibly through a sample board I would have had a much higher opinion of this game.  I would like to play again with four players.   I did not win. I left the table a tad frustrated, but determined to have a better next game.  I do not have to win to enjoy a game.  I really seriously appreciate playing the game correctly.



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A very pretty game. 

I truly wish the rules allowed for colors next to one another to create stained glass window effects with the dice.

There is more to the game Sagrada than was in my review.  I was very saddened that this was how the first game of Lone Star went for me.


 Here is how to play Sagrada.


Click Clack Lumber Jack

(2  – 7 players), supposedly plays in 10 min.

Not so with 2 players one of them timidly waking at the trunk (me)



Box and art for Click Clack LumberJack


Click Clack Lumber Jack was my next game played with Ashley Boyer.  This is a dexterity based game.  I am still beside myself that I won a dexterity based game.  Ashley was training to win an upcoming competition that includes a series of games.   I went in knowing this information, so my win was even more profound.  Final score was Ashley -7 and me +2.


Game set up to play on mat


I choose to play this game because I was curious.  It is one of the many games are preset up on gaming tables at Lonestar.  Click Clack Lumber Jack  is a very quick playing game.



A very successful chop!


Basically you take a plastic axe and strike at the plastic tree trunk to knock off “bark”  In this the third iteration of the game there are grub stickers that allow another strike at the trunk to make another go at chopping off bark.


  Here is how to play Click Clack Lumber Jack


The next game took a searching of the board gaming shelves set up round the room.  Lonestar is invitation only, because each participant brings a selection of games from their home collection to be placed on shelves set around the edge of the room.  The shelves are free to be accessed by other convention participants.  We each like to know the other people in the room borrowing our games. So that we may trust that the other gamers will care for our games as we protectively and carefully look to the welfare of their collection of generously shared games.  I found Photosynthesis across the room from our  half shelf of games.

We then grabbed lunch.


Photosynthesis (2-4 Players)  30 – 60 min.

Longer if everyone is new to the game.

The box for Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis was my next gaming selection on day one Friday.  I was taken by the beauty of the game.  I love, adore, and enjoy wandering in the forest.  Thus my immediate selection of this Photosythesis when I laid my eyes upon the sumptuous art on the cover of the box.


Close up of the burgeoning forest

I played Photosynthesis with a full game of four players.  My competition was Neal Bertolwitz,  Ashley,  and Gabby.  I came in tied for second for this game.

The game is supposed to run 30 min to an hour. We took two hours to play Photosynthesis.  The game is plant trees from your free stash score sunlight points based upon where your trees are located relative to one another.  Use the sunlight points scored to grow trees which depending upon size will block other players trees and keeping them in the shade and keeping others with a dearth of sunlight.



Staged game in play

You use the sunlight points to buy new trees, and seed and to harvest them.   Point value is based upon soil quality.  One player sat on the rich soil location the entire game and choose not to harvest his center tree, nor grow it.   I have disdain for players who sit on a board location which is supposed to turn over.   I found this person’s action distasteful and in bad form.



Photosynthesis prepped to play

Over I did not enjoy this game.  Mostly, I suspect due to the poor explanation of the instructions.  I do think I shall be looking up the video explanation next time when I play a game.  We played the basic game.  This saddened me as I had exceptionally high hopes for this piece of art masquerading as a board game.  As I have a tendency to do I set off a trend.  The trend was the Lonestar gaming room filling up with every available copy of Photosynthesis.  By the time we completed the game there were no less than five other games of Photosynthesis being played.


 This is what I wish I had to explain this beautiful game.


Splendor (2 – 4 players) 30 min.


Next up for day 1 of the 3 days we were at LoneStar is Splendor.  We had 4 players which is the maximum amount of players for the game.  I recorded 2 of the three players names as the fourth player joined at the last possible moment.   The players names I have are Bob and Cheryl.  Three of the four players were quiet familiar and impassioned by the mention of a round of Splendor being played.

The fourth was a new player, James looking for a short game as he had another game he was due to join as soon as Splendor completed.  If you look above at the box top the game runs 30 minutes; 45 minutes with a single player with analysis paralysis.  The game copy came from our shelf.

James was almost always surprised when his turn came round again.  A very excellent and quick game.  Always time enough to play, get your butt kicked and turn right around and kick some hinny right back!


The Splendor is tidy. It unpacks and reloads quickly.

We were looking for a quick game before dinner. We being Bob and I.

 Beginning Playing Field


I love this game, so does Patrick.   The cards are beautiful.   The game pieces are a good weight.   The game is simple to explain and easy to quickly learn and master.


Early in the game


The goal is first to 15 points.  The acquisition of points is achieved by an accumulation of gem cards of various colors which become permanent gems of the type required to buy cards which have points.  There is a second way to accumulate points, patrons.


Nobles are selected random for each game and by player count

Each patron demands tribute according to the colors of gems on the left side of their card.  One patron may be acquired each round even if a player qualifies for multiple patrons.


Camel Card in Second Row


The sample camel card requires 3 diamond, 3 emerald, and 2 onyx to claim this card, for which you will receive both 1 point and permanent onyx gem.

The game begins with 2 options, reserve a card and take a gold piece (wild), or take gem tokens 1 of each gem color up to 3 total or 2 of one color which has at least 4 in its stack.

Maximum number of reserved cards is 3.  Maximum number of token pieces including gold is 10.  A player may reserve a card that is face up or pull blind from the deal deck.  Player will take gold if available.  In order to move a card out of your reserve deck into the play space where the player can use the gem on the card and attached points to the playing field they must meet the payment requirements in gem tokens or gem cards or a combination of both.  First to 15 or more wins once the play completes to the first player. High score takes the day!

Cheryl won, err mopped the floor with us.  I still had a really good time.


  A Video Tutorial of Splendor


We went to dinner off site at Dish  Society.  I loved the food and atmosphere.  The waiter was particularly wonderful.


Azul  (2-4 players) 30-45 min.


Box art for Azul


Upon our return from dinner I played my first round of Azul with Lynn and Peter Hendee.  They were enthusedly searching for players to teach their beloved game, thus I was in good hands.  Once again just 3 of us in a four player game.  Peter and was a fabulous teacher for Azul.


Markets with tiles

This is basically a drafting game with tiles.  The objective is to get the highest score.  A player will draft tiles to fill rows and columns on their board.  Columns are worth more than rows.  Gathering all of one color or multiple of individual colors function as multipliers at the end of the game.  The game ends when a row is completed.

A running score is kept throughout the game as players play through tile drafting phase.  There is a final scoring round.  I played Azul twice at Lone Star.  It is on my highly desired list of new games.  Peter won Azul with 43 points. A very good learning game.  I want this game. It is luxurious to the touch, engaging, and visually decadent.


Player’s card about mid game


Bag with heavy tile pieces


Two player run through of Azul


Mystic Vale (2 – 4 Players) 45 min.  An hour and a half with new players or players with analysis paralysis

Box cover for Mystic Vae


Next was Mystic Vale with a full table with Michael, Deborah, and Neal.  Warning incoming Eye Candy.  The game was described as druids saving the forest.  I heard druid and I was in as my faith path is Druid, so I was instantly pulled in.  Then I was shown the box and the cards.  My brain was full of glee.  So much lovely.  I love the theme of saving the forest.  SquEeEEeEeeeee.  Environmentalist heart says YAeh!


End game point and powers for during game

Energy unit face up (active) reverse is used in active

Back art for the draw decks

Points pieces gathered during game and for end scoring


Board Game Geeks description: (included in blog post, because I love this description)

“A curse has been placed on the Valley of Life. Hearing the spirits of nature cry out for aid, clans of druids have arrived, determined to use their blessings to heal the land and rescue the spirits. It will require courage and also caution, as the curse can overwhelm the careless who wield too much power.

In Mystic Vale, 2 to 4 players take on the role of druidic clans trying to cleanse the curse upon the land. Each turn, you play cards into your field to gain powerful advancements and useful vale cards. Use your power wisely, or decay will end your turn prematurely. Score the most victory points to win the game!

Mystic Vale uses the innovative “Card Crafting System”, which lets you not only build your deck, but build the individual cards in your deck, customizing each card’s abilities to exactly the strategy you want to follow.”


Player cards late in the game

The decks are very similar except for the symbols on the back.  I played the one with my religious symbol the triskelion for my first game.  I also played Mystic Vale twice at Lonestar.  The second time was to show Patrick my new love Mystic Vale. Want want want.

  Comes with card sleeves and 20 additional sleeves as needed

On my second game play Sunday I got to open a new box, quiet wonderful.

I got 4th in the scoring order on my first game.  Still marvelous.  Mystic Vale is a drafting game to build your cards up so that you may buy end game magic points and heal the land.  Below is a full tutorial from the game publisher AEG.

Mystic Vale Video instructions

Mystic Vale has a very high replayability, gorgeous cards, has an expansion, which I believe adds to more players.  Complex that It will take another two play through to full grasp the nuances of the rules and strategies.



Sol: Last Days of a Star (1-5 Players) best with 4.  45 -90 min.

Sol with Patrick, my sweety  Buffy and Tim.  Buffy and Tim own the game and had yet to play.  Patrick is an enthusiastic purveyor of Sol.  He jumped at the chance to play the game as he is yet to purchase this gem of a game.  I love love Love when Patrick teaches games.  98% of the time he does a brilliant job of explaining rules, even if he has never previously played.  The 2 % accounts for times Patrick is under the weather, has poorly written rules that have multiple ways of possible interpretation, and the odd day his mind is not focused.

Patrick explained the game perfectly.  We all had a really good time, even though once again Buffy mopped the floor with us.  She had easily gained escape velocity early on and everyone attempted to catch her.


Instability spiral and Momentum track

Blue player’s control board

Embellished game pieces blue

Patrick played Blue.  He prefers the shape of the blue ship to all others.



Green player’s control board

Embellished game pieces green

Tim played green.


Silver player’s control board

Embellished game pieces silver


Purple player’s control board

Embellished game pieces purple

I played the Squidies.  Very reminiscent of Vorlon Ships.  I love purple so I was thrilled.  Patrick does not like to include the silver pieces as he says the mothership looks like a pair of scissors.  I agree with his opinion on the look of the silver  ship.   However; not with removing the color from selection.  Some person may want to cut their competition down to size.


Black player’s control board

Embellished game pieces black

We all agreed that Buffy’s ship looked like a Babylon Five Ranger’s White Star.



Embellished Instability Marker


Game near completion


Staring position on Instability spiral and Momentum track

Sol is a beautiful game. Such a variety of winning strategies.

How to play Sol: Last Days of a Star (with the prototype)


I will complete this blog post tomorrow.  However; I have to be at a doctor’s appointment at 9 am so I am going to post a mostly complete blog at 4 AM this morning.  This blog will repost at 4PM this evening with completed content.  The new post time will from hence forth be 4AM or 4PM, which ever is the next time frame in my day.  I will be writing my book and posting excerpts to my blog as well as going and selling chapters of my work over on Patreon.  I will be establishing a yet to be named new category that I will use for blogging on my book writing.


Divinity Derby  (3 – 6 players ) 45 – 90 min. 

Box Top Art for Divity Derby

Divinty Derby is a game I sat down to play on Saturday evening.  I never got a chance to play a full game.  It looked Great I got to listen to the rules.



New Post Coming Soon


New Category Squirrel Games.  This new category will include board game reviews from Lonestar annual game fest.  New board games we acquire.  Possibly the blog posts will inlude game notes from RPGs that I participate.  The upcoming post is specifically about LoneStar 2017.

Squirrel Food for The Powerful Soul – Part 3 of 8 postponed until late Janaury

Yes, I have decided that posting a review of five videos from the 25 Feminist Anthems is too much for me to manage in on evening and have any chance of getting proper sleep.  Thus, the next post on this topic will include three artists.




The readership of this blog has also precipitously declined over the years.  I need to post more often with more intriguing topics.  My new goal is to get the readership of my blog up; start getting feedback, and see about releasing books,

Squirrelly Computer and Squirrelly Weather



Lets start with the first issue my Surface is acting up, or the internet.  I honestly do not know which one.  I did set the last post to auto publish as promised, but low it did not happen.  WeLL FRAK! BIG HONKIN’ SQUIRREL NUTS!




Last night the second issue rolled in on the wind… damn Cold weather with a serious pressure front.  Oh, and to add more fun to the mix it is RAinIng, Fucking UGGG..




Normally; I am a singing in the rain type of squirrel….. Rainy and cold is just NOT up my tree.. So concurred my sinuses, which are under the spell of the pressure front driving  the rain and cold weather through.

To sum up computer or internet giving me the Stink EyE or Mercury Retrograde (which if you did not know already electronics  may be cranky during these astrological events)  AND a pressure front with COLD rain damping my tail.  I need my tail dry and non compressed to focus.


Squirrel Food for the Powerful Soul – Part 2 of 5







The list of the 25 Feminist Anthems are not ranked in the article on billboard.com  by Allison Stubblebine.   I suspect Allison was profoundly influenced by Madame Ghandi’s lyric, ” A world in which we are linked and not ranked!”    I do admit I am  extremely   competitive.  However; when I play to have enjoy the game I find peace, as well as joy.  I am especially fond of games that are cooperative.  I am presenting the list as Allison dropped them into the article.  The first segment is a direct quote from Allison Stubblebine’s article.   I will  quote the article description of the video, personally comment on the video,  provide a copy of the video for you to enjoy, provide the lyrics for the song, and finally I will provide herstory on the artist or group.

For me these are 25 women standing shoulder to shoulder challenging his story to make it our story.   No one is better than the other.  We are all different and we are all one.  When we stand together we are at greatest power.  These women across time and tide are launching bright fireworks of defiance and love to illuminate the darkness of ignorance and oppression. 

Remember, when you look across at a female coworker you are her sister.  Sisters raise one another up.  Sisters are wise.  I go to mine for advice and warm kindness on rough day.  We as wise women stand together.  Women are stronger together.  We as wise women listen and rebuke aggressors and opposition together.  We as wise women acknowledge one another.  Be the love you want to receive in the world.  Be powerful.  Choose words powerfully.   Choose your actions powerfully.  Choose your deeds with honor and love…. as our daughters (and sons) are learning how to Love Powerfully at our hemlines.

Much of the information will be compiled from other sources.  All sources which are quoted have links to their point of origin.  All authors, bloggers, images and intellectual property is retained by the originators of said properties.  Thank You for each of your work to support and empower women everywhere my sisters, aunts, mothers, and grandmothers.  

Here are the next five on the billboard.com article by Allison Stubblebine:


“Independent Woman” – Destiny’s Child

“Charlie, how your Angels get down like that?” All the honeys who are making money have to admit this song is a timeless feminist hit. Destiny’s Child had a common theme of buying their own things for themselves, and not needing to wait on a man to come around to do the same things (hello, “Bills Bills Bills”).”

by Allison Stubblebine 


Goddess knows this is the song that will pop into my brain and go for a wild ride on repeat at random points in my day.   I adore Destiny Child’s, “Independent Woman” song and the video.  Destiny’s Child is one of my favorite musical groups of all time.  Beyoncé is great, but the ladies made magic when they were together.  Having listened to “Independent Woman”   I feel this is highly important for all girls, young women who like to reference themselves as girls, women who feel that girl is their empowering term a Women who revel in womanhood, and women who have crones and revel in their power too.  This song speaks to all women of mind sets.

We as women may have differing strength and height challenges, but in most other respects we are of similar spiritual and capable functionality.  Yes, I am including the women who are transgnder in the women.

It is also of import for boys and men to hear that women do not have to have them in their lives.

I now realize, why I feel like such a rotten toe, as I feel I am not contributing half or at least paying for my car, etc.  I need to release the blame and shaming I am feeling around this issue and get on with claiming the power that I do have and am in process of using to create my life fully ALIVE, Enlivened and WOKE.

No going back to sleep.  I have a plan.  I am working the plan.  Rise early, Keep the faith, Stay the Path, Keep Devotions, Focus,  Get Help and Assistance as need, Rely on my sisters, Excercise, Spread Truth, Spread Love, Spread Hope, Trust in my Inner Voice, Value myself, Value my work, Value my Product, Value my ideas, and Repeat.  Oh and DANCE all by myself at least once a week.  More on The Plan, My Plan later after this series has concluded.  I gave my word that I would present the series of blogs and this I shall do!

Over all another excellent addition to the  list of the 25 Feminist Anthems by Allison Stubblebine.




Independent Women 

by Destiny’s Child

Lucy Liu
With my girl, Drew
Cameron D. and Destiny
Charlie’s Angels, come on
Uh uh uh
Question; tell me what you think about me
I buy my own diamonds and I buy my own rings
Only ring your celly when I’m feelin lonely
When it’s all over please get up and leave
Question; tell me how you feel about this
Try to control me boy, you get dismissed
Pay my own fun, oh and I pay my own bills
Always 50/50 in relationships
The shoes on my feet
I’ve bought it
The clothes I’m wearing
I’ve bought it
The rock I’m rocking
I bought it
Cause I depend on me
(If I want it)
The watch I’m wearing
I bought it
The house I live in
I’ve bought it
The car I’m driving
I’ve bought it
I depend on me
(I depend on me)
All the women, who are independent
Throw your hands up at me
All the honeys, who making money
Throw your hands up at me
All the mommas, who profit dollars
Throw your hands up at me
All the ladies, who truly feel me
Throw your hands up at me
Girl I didn’t know you could get down like that
Charlie, how your Angels get down like that
Tell me how you feel about this
Who would I want if I would wanna live
I worked hard and sacrificed to get what I get
Ladies, it ain’t easy being independent
Question; how’d you like this knowledge that I brought
Bragging on that cash that he gave you is to front
If you’re gonna brag make sure it’s your money you flaunt
Depend on no-one else to give you what you want
The shoes on my feet
I’ve bought it
The clothes I’m wearing
I’ve bought it
The rock I’m rocking
I bought it
Cause I depend on me
(If I want it)
The watch I’m wearing
I bought it
The house I live in
I’ve bought it
The car I’m driving
I’ve bought it
I depend on me
(I depend on me)
All the women, who are independent
Throw your hands up at me
All the honeys, who making money
Throw your hands up at me
All the mommas, who profit dollars
Throw your hands up at me
All the ladies, who truly feel me
Throw your hands up at me
Girl I didn’t know you could get down like that
Charlie, how your Angels get down like that
Destiny’s Child
You in the house?
Sure ’nuff
We’ll break these people off Angel style
Child of Destiny
Independent beauty
Noone else can scare me
Charlie’s Angels
All the women, who are independent
Throw your hands up at me
All the honeys, who making money
Throw your hands up at me
All the mommas, who profit dollars
Throw your hands up at me
All the ladies, who truly feel me
Throw your hands up at me
Girl I didn’t know you could get down like that
Charlie, how your Angels get down like that
Songwriters: Mark Rooney / Samuel Barnes / Jean Olivier / Beyonce Knowles
Independent Women lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc


Destiny’s Child

This powerhouse group has had a total of six women as members over the past.  The group started under a different name, Girl’s Tyme.


Destiny’s Child Over the years not in linear order:



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5th Annual Soul Train "Lady of Soul" Awards
Celebrities at MTV Awards
Destiny’s Child
Destiny Child at Super Bowl XLVII halftime show.jpg

Destiny’s Child performing during the Super Bowl XLVII halftime show at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New OrleansLouisiana on February 3, 2013. From left to right: Kelly RowlandBeyoncé KnowlesMichelle Williams
Background information
Also known as Girl’s Tyme
Origin HoustonTexasUnited States
Years active 1990–2006
Website destinyschild.com
Past members Beyoncé Knowles
Kelly Rowland
Michelle Williams
LaTavia Roberson
LeToya Luckett
Farrah Franklin

Destiny’s Child was an Americangirl group whose final and best-known line-up comprised Beyoncé KnowlesKelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams. Formed in 1997 in Houston, Texas, Destiny’s Child members began their musical career as Girl’s Tyme, formed in 1990, comprising Knowles, Rowland, LaTavia Roberson, and LeToya Luckett among others.[1] After years of limited success, they were signed in 1997 to Columbia Records and Music World Entertainment as Destiny’s Child. Destiny’s Child was launched into mainstream recognition following the 1999 release of their best-selling second album, The Writing’s on the Wall, which contained the number-one singles “Bills, Bills, Bills” and “Say My Name“. Despite critical and commercial success, the group was plagued by internal conflict and legal turmoil, as Roberson and Luckett attempted to split from the group’s manager Mathew Knowles, citing favoritism of Knowles and Rowland.

Both Roberson and Luckett were soon replaced with Williams and Farrah Franklin; however, in 2000, Franklin left, leaving the group as a trio. Their third album, Survivor, which contains themes the public interpreted as a channel to the group’s experience, contains the worldwide hits “Independent Women“, “Survivor” and “Bootylicious“. In 2002, they announced a hiatus and re-united two years later for the release of their fourth and final studio album, Destiny Fulfilled (2004). Destiny’s Child has sold more than sixty million records worldwide to date.[2]Billboard magazine ranks the group as one of the greatest musical trios of all time,[3] the ninth most successful artist/band of the 2000s,[4]placed the group 68th in its All-Time Hot 100 Artists list in 2008[5] and in December 2016, the magazine ranked them as the 90th most successful dance club artist of all-time.[6]   

For more from the Destiny’s Child Wiki
Another option for information on Destiny’s Child 




“Quiet” – MILCK

MILCK saw viral fame after her feminist battle cry at the Women’s March on Washington acquired millions of views in a short time. After an emotional start to the song, “Put on your face/ Know your place/ Shut up and smile/ I could do that” MILCK breaks out into the sweeping chorus, garnering strength with “I can’t keep quiet, oh/ A one woman riot.”

This space is for my impression of the song “Quiet” by  the Goddess MILCK…  HOLY SHIT, WOW, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.  EVERY TIME I LISTEN TO “QUIET” I TEAR UP!  I get chills.  The video is both haunting and uplifting. The imagery is incredibly empowering.    I hope and pray that MILCK’s “Quiet” will start a Phoenix of women rising to sing out their new anthems.

I know in my soul that “Quiet” is definite contributing factor to the fiery explosion across all media, sports, and cinema burn understanding that abuse, grose sexual misconduct, and rape is utterly vile and unacceptable.  This anthem of hope have called to all the abused no longer have to be “Quiet”. They are stepping into the light and raising their voices, as if a choir shouting down demons.

A deeply moving selection for the  list of the 25 Feminist Anthems by Allison. 





put on your face
know your place
shut up and smile
don’t spread your legs
I could do that

But no one knows me no one ever will
if I don’t say something, if I just lie still
Would I be that monster, scare them all away
If I let the-em hear what I have to say

I can’t keep quiet, no oh oh oh oh oh oh
I can’t keep quiet, no oh oh oh oh oh oh
A one woman riot, oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

I can’t keep quiet
For anyone

Cuz no one knows me no one ever will
if I don’t say something, take that dry blue pill
they may see that monster, they may run away
But I have to do this, do it anyway
I can’t keep quiet, no oh oh oh oh oh oh
I can’t keep quiet, no oh oh oh oh oh oh
A one woman riot, oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh I can’t keep quiet

Let it out Let it out
Let it out now
There’ll be someone who understands
Let it out Let it out
Let it out now
Must be someone who’ll understand
Let it out Let it out
Let it out now
There’ll be someone who understands
Let it out Let it out
Let it out now

I can’t keep quiet

from Quiet, track released January 14, 2017
Written by Connie Lim and Adrianne Gonzalez
Produced by AG
all rights reserved






….in her own words

“There’s a lot of fight inside MILCK.

After a decade of quiet independent releases and tireless gigs around her native Los Angeles, the singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and poet MILCK confidently carried a generational anthem in the form of “Quiet.” Originally penned in 2015 with frequent collaborator Adrianne Gonzalez, the song provided a clarion call for people of all races, creeds, and colors who have suffered and survived gallantly in the face of trauma, trials, and tribulations with resounding piano chords and shuddering, soulful delivery.

“It’s unbelievable to think now, but I was initially told to hold the song,” she recalls. “I couldn’t keep compromising anymore though. It’s my story as a survivor of abuse. I was finally letting myself out of the chains. Recording ‘Quiet’ was a very genuine moment of therapy for me. It’s very real. I thought if the honesty healed me, maybe it can heal someone else? After the election, I said, ‘Fuck you’ and shared it.”

She shared it in the most beautiful way possible. Traveling to the historic January 2017 Women’s March in Washington, D.C., MILCK teamed up with 25 female singers—whom she had never met before—and delivered seven acapella flashmob performances of “Quiet” on the streets. video of the flashmobs was captured by the award-winning director Alma Har’el and quickly went viral after being posted on her Facebook page, drawing over 14 million plays in just two days. By the end of the week, MILCK took the stage on Full Frontal with Samantha Bee for another riveting rendition as VICE, NPR, Refinery29, BuzzFeed, Associated Press, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, and more extolled her. It ignited the #ICantKeepQuiet social media project as everyone from Emma Watson, Debra Messing, and Tegan & Sara to Tom Morello and Denis Leary shared the video. The initiative’s merchandise benefits the Step Up chapter in L.A., which provides after school and mentorship programs for underprivileged girls 13-18.

Crafting “cathartic pop” rooted in classical training and inspired by a pastiche of artistic muses ranging from Hemingway and Maya Angelou to modern art, this style defines her debut EP for Atlantic Records.

“Throughout all of those years struggling, a major label never felt like it could be a reality,” she admits. “I’m just being myself, and I don’t want to assume that I can sing for everyone. I want to sing what I feel. If people connect, that’s awesome.”

MILCK has been singing for as long as she can remember. Born to Chinese immigrants in the Los Angeles suburb of Palos Verdes, she enrolled in classical piano at six-years-old and opera classes at the age of eight. Honing her talents during high school, the budding artist headed to Berkeley for college, promising she “would try pre-med” and allaying some of her doctor father’s worries about a potential career in music. Inspired by everything from Frédéric Chopin, Tori Amos, and Elton John to Imogen Heap, Portishead, Radiohead, and Massive Attack, she experienced something of an awakening in the college’s underground piano rooms.

“I realized I could sing and play piano at the same time,” she goes on. “That opened the door to writing pop songs. I felt like I could finally express myself. I’m grateful for my classical foundation. The amazing thing about opera is I learned how to use my vocal cords to sing for hours without getting tired, but rather, becoming stronger. I had all of these tools and decided I would graduate, move to L.A., and get my ass kicked by the music industry.”

Performing under her given name, Connie Lim, she paid her dues tenfold. Throughout the next 8 years, she successfully financed an indie release via Kickstarter and built a sturdy foundation all the while weathering crumbling business partnerships and a series of obstacles. In 2016, she re-emerged under the name MILCK—her last name Lim spelled backwards and first two initials.

“I wanted to establish myself, so I did MILCK,” she explains. “It uses the name I received from my ancestors, but I’m changing it and making it my own, so I can actually be who I am. It’s taking accountability.”

She made waves with “Devil Devil,” which went on to receive high-profile syncs in Lucifer and The Royals as it racked up 925k Spotify streams and over 1 million YouTube views. However, the stark and shuddering, yet disarmingly catchy “Quiet” finally needed to be heard.

“I was pretty sad,” she remembers. “My management disappeared, and I felt like I hit rock bottom. I said to my boyfriend, ‘I lost my team. He looked at me and went, ‘But honey, you are the team.’ That really shifted my perspective. Shortly after that, I released ‘Quiet.

Hemingway wrote, “You are so brave and quiet I forget you are suffering.” MILCK is quiet no more, and her honesty possesses the power to heal.

“I’d rather express than impress,” she leaves off. “When people listen to me, I want them to feel empowered. I want a catharsis. My ideal situation as an artist is to harness my voice so it becomes like the purest form of water. When I sing in a room, I want to wash people and the walls of all the pain and shit they deal with. I come from a family of doctors. Doctors are healers. I want to be a sonic healer.” ”

from MILCK website



““Cinderella” – Play

Swedish girl group Play was singing feminist anthems left and right in their heyday. At the same time they threw down the damsel-in-distress trope in this hit, the group also released “Us Against the World,” another track about backing each other up and taking on the world together.” ”

by Allison Stubblebine 


Good goddesses that is very candy sweet Poppy GIRRRRRL Power Anthem. I freegin’ LOVE this song.  I just visited my dentist, or otherwise I would have had instant cavities!

I am very incredibly fond of the stanzas “My knight in shining armor
Is me;  So I’m gonna set me free.   The stanza that I am most fond of from Play’s “Cinderella” is “I can slay my own dragons” especially since I used to have a passion for Dungeon’s and Dragons, now Pathfinder, and D&D.  I also really love playing the warrior in plate mail.  Further I love fantasy novels where the princess saves the day or world or merely just the kingdom, oh and the effect of her heroinic efforts leads to other princesses following suit.

Every stanza is full of wonder and glee.  Cinderella makes me as the listener feel as I never have to ever consider being a Cinder ella; rather the knight slaying dragons.  The writers really honor and did justice to the audience of  Play, Play with their youthful exuberance and sas!   Happy Happy Joy Joy

A definitive happy happy win for the list of the 25 Feminist Anthems by Allison, presented by our youngest artists, dragon slayers, and righteous knights!



Cinderella Lyrics


“When I was just a little girl
My mama used to tuck me into bed
She read me a story
It always was about a princess in distress
And how a guy would save her
And end up with the glory

I’d lie in bed and think about
The person that I want to be
Then one day I realized
Fairy tale life wasn’t for me

I don’t wanna be like Cinderella
Sitting in a dark cold dusty cellar
Waiting for somebody
To come and set me free

I don’t wanna be like Snow White waiting
For a handsome prince to come and save me
On a horse of white
Unless we’re riding side by side
Don’t wanna depend on no one else
I’d rather rescue myself

Someday I’m gonna find someone
Who wants my soul, heart and mind
Who’s not afraid to show that he loves me
Somebody who will understand
I’m happy just the way I am
Don’t need nobody taking care of me
(I will be there)
I will be there for him
Just as strong as he
Will be there for me
When I give myself then it has got to be
An equal thing

I don’t wanna be like Cinderella
Sitting in a dark cold dusty cellar
Waiting for somebody
To come and set me free

I don’t wanna be like Snow White waiting
For a handsome prince to come and save me
On a horse of white
Unless we’re riding side by side
Don’t wanna depend on no one else
I’d rather rescue myself
(Rescue myself, rescue myself)

I can slay my own dragons

I can dream my own dreams
(My own dreams)
My knight in shining armor
Is me
So I’m gonna set me free
I don’t wanna be like Cinderella
Sitting in a dark cold dusty cellar
Waiting for somebody
To come and set me free

I don’t wanna be like Snow White waiting
For a handsome prince to come and save me
On a horse of white

I don’t wanna be like Cinderella
Sitting in a dark cold dusty cellar
Waiting for somebody
To come and set me free

I don’t wanna be like Snow White waiting
For a handsome prince to come and save me
On a horse of white
Unless we’re riding side by side
Don’t wanna depend on no one else
I’d rather rescue myself

I don’t wanna be like Cinderella
Sitting in a dark cold dusty cellar
Waiting for somebody
To come and set me free
I don’t wanna be like Snow White waiting
For a handsome prince to come and save me
On a horse of white
Unless we’re riding side by side
Don’t wanna depend on no one else
I’d rather rescue myself”

Writer(s): Kevin Stuart James Savigar, Lindy Robbins “



Images from the life of Play














Play  is a four member young Swedish girl group that has had seven participants,  as some choose to pursue their college goals so that they could slay dragons and be knights.


Origin StockholmSweden
Genres Popeuropopelectropopteen popbubblegum pop
Years active 2001–2005, 2009–11
Labels Columbia (2001–05)
Bonnier Music (2009–11)
Associated acts Destiny’s ChildAmanda LamecheDream StreetA-TeensB2KEden’s Crush
Website http://play-mania.com/
Past members Anaïs Lameche
Faye Hamlin
Emelie Norenberg
Rosie Munter
Sanne Karlsson
Anna Sundstrand
Janet Leon

Play was a Swedish pop girl group consisting of, in total, seven young women. Faye HamlinAnna SundstrandAnaïs Lameche, and Rosie Munter formed Play’s original line-up from the band’s formation from 2001 until late 2003. After founding member Faye left the group, fifth member Janet Leon joined Play to fill Hamlin’s position as lead singer.[1] In 2005, the group officially announced an “indefinite break” and split up.[2] At that time, Play had sold almost one million albums.[3] Four years later, in 2009, the group reformed with a new line-up of three members consisting of Anaïs, Faye, and the sixth and oldest member of Play, Sanne Karlsson. In February 2011, an official statement was made that Faye had once again left the group in 2010 and would be replaced by Emelie Norenberg.[4] It was announced in May 2011 that the band had separated for the second time.

Herstory of Play




““Woman” – Kesha

Aside from all the other reasons to be absolutely stoked on Kesha’s most recent album Rainbow, which marked her long-awaited return to music making, “Woman” is the icing on the cake, ‘cause she “run this shit, baby.” ”

by Allison Stubblebine 


Very Brassy (pun intended)  Has a very brass tits kind of feel.  Ovaries to the wall action packed video.  I love the sassy brass horns.  I also feel the gold lamė cape and jumpsuit Kesha is  wearing is perfection.  I do not know if this is  the case, but this song makes me wonder if Kesha is a Destiny’s Childe fan, the lyrics are similar.  Kesha’s delivery has a sharper dangerous edge.  Where as, Destiny’s Child is pure in your face you better step up and own your power.

Overall “Woman” is an excellent addition for the  list of the 25 Feminist Anthems by motherfuking Allison, by the writer and singer Kesha.



“Woman” – Kesha

Let’s be serious, come on
This is a real, this is, excuse me?
Ok, shut up
I buy my own things, I pay my own bills
These diamond rings, my automobiles
Everything I got, I bought it
Boys can’t buy my love, buy my love, yeah
I do what I want (she does), say what you say
I work real hard every day
I’m a motherfucking woman, baby, alright
I don’t need a man to be holding me too tight
I’m a motherfucking woman, baby, that’s right
I’m just having fun with my ladies here tonight
I’m a motherfucker
Mmm, yeah
Let’s drive around town in my Cadillac
Girls in the front, boys in the back
Loosey as a goosey and we’re looking for some fun
I’m a motherfucking woman, baby, alright
I don’t need a man to be holding me too tight
I’m a motherfucking woman, baby, that’s right
I’m just having fun with my ladies here tonight
I’m a motherfucker
Mmm, yeah
Mmm, yeah
Don’t buy me a drink, I make my money
Don’t touch my weave, don’t call me “honey”
‘Cause I run my shit, baby
(I run my shit)
Don’t buy me a drink, I make my money
Don’t touch my weave, don’t call me “honey”
(‘Cause I write this shit, baby)
I write my shit
Don’t buy me a drink, I make my money
Don’t touch my weave, don’t call me “honey”
(‘Cause I run my shit, baby, I run my shit)
Don’t buy me a drink, I make my money
Don’t touch my weave, don’t call me “honey”
‘Cause I run my shit, baby, I run my shit
Don’t buy me a drink, I make my money
Don’t touch my weave, don’t call me “honey”
I run this shit, baby, I run this shit
Don’t buy me a drink, I make my money
Don’t touch my weave, don’t call me “honey”
(‘Cause I write this shit, baby, I write this shit)
I’m a motherfucking woman, baby, alright
I don’t need a man to be holding me too tight
I’m a motherfucking woman, baby, that’s right
I’m just having fun with my ladies here tonight
I’m a motherfucker
Mmm, yeah
Songwriters: Kesha Rose Sebert / Drew Pearson / Stephen Wrabel
Woman lyrics © Cypmp







Kesha Planes Fire & Rescue premiere July 2014 (cropped).jpg

Kesha at the premiere for Planes: Fire & Rescue in July 2014
Born Kesha Rose Sebert
March 1, 1987 (age 30)
Los AngelesCalifornia, U.S.
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • rapper
Home town Brentwood, Tennessee, U.S.
Parent(s) Pebe Sebert (mother)
Website keshaofficial.com
Musical career
Years active 2005–present
Associated acts


“Kesha Rose Sebert (/ˈkɛʃə rz ˈsɛbərt/ KESH-ə ROHZ SEB-ərt; born March 1, 1987; formerly stylized as Ke$ha) is an American singer, songwriter and rapper. In 2005, at age 18, Kesha was signed to producer Dr. Luke‘s label Kemosabe Records. Her breakthrough came in early 2009 after appearing on American rapper Flo Rida‘s number-one single “Right Round“. Kesha’s music and image propelled her to immediate success, with her debut album Animal premiering at the top of the charts in several countries. She achieved 3 more number-one singles, “Tik Tok” and “We R Who We R” as a solo artist, and “Timber” as a featured artist. At the same time, she continued to write songs for other artists, becoming respected as a songwriter. Warrior, her second studio album, was released in 2012, and spawned her eighth consecutive top-ten single “Die Young“. “Tik Tok”, at one point, was the best-selling digital single in history, selling over 16.5 million units internationally.

Since 2013, Kesha has been in legal dispute with her former producer Dr. Luke, in which a series of lawsuits (known collectively as Kesha v. Dr. Luke) were exchanged between the two parties. Kesha accused him of physical, sexual and emotional abuse and employment discrimination against her, while Dr. Luke claims breach of contract and defamation by Kesha. During this period, the singer only managed to release one single. She returned to music in 2017 with the release of her third studio album, Rainbow, and its lead single “Praying“; both of which garnered Kesha two Grammy Awards nominations.

Kesha has received several awards and nominations, including her win for MTV Europe Music Award for Best New Act in 2010. As of November 2013, she has reportedly sold over 59 million records in the United States and 76 million records worldwide.[1][2]”

Early Kesha




““The Future is Female” – Madame Gandhi (TT the Artist Club Remix featuring UNIIQU3)

This super recent track is packed with cold hard facts, like “We have to value girls more than their looks/ The biggest threat is a girl with a book.” Plus, the artist’s main goal in performing is to “make gender equality culturally even more relevant,” and that’s about as feminist as a goal can get.”

by Allison Stubblebine 


I almost posted the wrong lyrics and left out the powerhouse contributions of TT the Artist, MERRILL GARBUS, and UNIIQU3.   Queens all, these women are spinning the world to a make hersoty with The Future is Female – Club Remix.  Very techno with juicy lyrics.  The Future is Female – Club remix is reminiscent of some of the late work of Annie Lennox.  Though it stands apart as the Devas of Club Feminism.  I do not have the linguistic nuance of the street, so I will not attempt flattery in such a manner.  Brilliant work of art Ladies, Thank You.

A fine addtion to the  list of the 25 Feminist Anthems by  Madame Allison. 





The Future is Female

The Future is Female…

TT The Artist
Madame Gandhi

Power in what you say

The future is female means that…

Where my ladies at?

Future is Female
Singin’, Singin’
Future is Female

Where my ladies at?

Where my ladies
Around the world
This the anthem
Of the year
Shake it
Get up out yo chair
Work it ladies
Flip your hair
Hands up
Like yo don’t care
Time is near
We taking over
By step
We getting closer
Talk the talk
Get the do
Bossed up
From head to toe
Suits to
We run the show
We actin up
Kick down the door
If you feel me
Get on floor dance
Til you can’t no more
Party till you can’t no more
Female is future
Dats for sure

Making Strides
With my sister by my side
We killin it ( Yup )
Love Trumps Hate
Pussy so Magnificent
Diversity the key
Don’t care what your preference is
Fuck the system
Middle Fingers up
They ain’t running shit

Leave your pain the floor
Shake it off and drop it low
Feel the vibe and let it flow
I’m fab and fem you see the glow

How could girly ever be an insult?
All the women I know are ones moving culture
What would happen if we all would lead with a little less aggression more femininity?
We have to value girls more than their looks
The biggest threat is a girl with a book
The system must make room for all that we do
We’ve been bleeding each month till we gave birth to you!

To me, “The Future is female” means that no longer will female qualities be subordinated to male qualities
I want to live in a world that is collaborative
A world that is emotionally intelligent
A world in which we are linked and not ranked!

Power in what you say

Don’t be afraid

We we we
We Run the club
Bring it back


Future is Female
Singin’, Singin’
Future is Female

Where my ladies at?







I heard Amy Poehler speak at the White House
Her words hit me hard like a light bulb
Fictitious depictions of girls must die out
If we want to live in a world that triumphs

I am just talking about loving the femme
I ain’t talking bout nobody else
Toxic masculinity has to end
I am just talking about loving ourselves

You can catch me singing these words
In a black Otherwild “Future is Female” t-shirt
Like AY! Me, I got something to say
Gender constructions just get in the way
I’ve been playing drums since I was like 8
The future is female, the future is great!







Madame Gandhi

“Kiran Gandhi, born in 1989,[1] is an American Indian electronic music artist, drummer, singer and activist. She is also known by her stage name Madame Gandhi.[2] Her music career includes being a touring drummer for artist M.I.A.. Gandhi’s music and activism focuses on female empowerment and Fourth-wave feminism. She has performed at music festivals such as Bonnaroo and SXSW. In 2015, she ran the London Marathon bleeding freely on her period as a symbolic act to combat menstrual stigma around the world.[3] Her debut EP as Madame Gandhi was released in 2016. ”


More on Madame Gandhi


I am not satisfied with the limited amount of information on the extraordinary woman who is Kiran Gandhi so I have chosen to include information from her blog.


“The Future is Female has its own powers, and has already been such a symbolic journey in the past 4 months. It represents to me my belief in women being able to find their inner madame (the person who is authentically themselves and feels safe and liberated enough to do what they want and make the world a better place), it represents the potential that our next US president might be a woman, it represents a new era where we no longer use the world “feminine” as an insult. 

On Otherwild’s website, the herstory of the slogan is clearly explained:

The original “The Future Is Female” T-shirt design was made for Labyris Books, the first women’s bookstore in New York City, which was opened in 1972 by Jane Lurie and Marizel Rios. The photographer Liza Cowan took a picture of musician Alix Dobkin, her girlfriend at the time, wearing it in 1975. The photograph was done for a slide show she was working on called: “What the Well Dressed Dyke Will Wear.” 

This slogan has lasted through the decades and is reemerging as an empowering statement for all, as female-identified bodies and rights remain under attack. Inflexibile and compulsory sexual and gender binaries are used to oppress and deny people their humanity and agency. Otherwild believes in an inclusive, expanded and fluid notion of gender expression, identities and feminisms. We support liberation, embrace our trans sisters, and call for the end of patriarchal ideology, domination, oppression and violence. We believe that “The Future is Female” is the past, the present and the future, and is language that resonates.

25% of sweatshirt sale proceeds donated to Planned Parenthood.

In short, “The Future is Female” represents to me the notion that each of us possess a unique and individual mix of female traits and of male traits. That they are different and equally desirable. That we still, as a society, value male traits over female traits, using “effeminate” as an insult instead of a compliment, and setting desirable standards of success often based on male standards. For example, even to this day, some of the advice that is given to women entering the workplace is to “masculinize” – to become cold, or harsh, or play down emotions or wear a suit. Given that masculinity itself is a human construct, this advice sets women up to fail – it teaches us to not be who we are authentically, and it sets us up to try to achieve a standard that isn’t possible since we are not men. I want to live in a world where me being my authentic self, everything that comes with being female, with my mix of female and male traits, is what is desired. Me being my best self, is what is desired. To me, this is what “The Future is Female” means – it means we all, men and women, value both our female and male traits equally instead of playing the female down and exaggerating the male. It means feeling safe and free enough to be our authentic selves, without being insulted. It means we value collaborative power just as much as we value dominative power, it means we cherish emotional intelligence just as much as we value brute force, it means we find power in care and kindness just as much as we find power in self-centeredness and harshness. 

Rachel at Otherwild has taught me that the slogan means different things to different people. I am ok with that. Alix Dobkin, who wore the shirt originally in the 70s was a staunch radical lesbian feminist who was non trans-inclusive. For each person who wants to wear it, it does have different significance. It makes some angry too! They say, “the future has no gender!” or “this is reverse sexism!” For me, I do agree, the future has no gender, and that is baked in to the slogan already. In fact, if the shirt didn’t exist, i don’t know if we would be hearing people proudly respond, “the future has no gender!” anyway! I believe words are political, they get people thinking, shocked, angry, happy, self-actualized. This is politics at its finest, moving people forward. And to the point of the shirt being sexist, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. Men have female in them, they must embrace it and love it instead of let society value constructed roles of masculinity only. ”  for more from Madame Gandhi’s Blog

TT the Artist









TT The Artist


From sketchbooks to rhymes performer, filmmaker,  creative director, community artist and designer, Tt The Artist prepares to paint the world with visual language. Through art and music, this artist creates a well-blended sound of hip hop, pop, club and EDM .

Born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, it was as a high school student when Tedra Wilson discovered her fearless approach to performance. A college-graduate from The Maryland Institute College Of Art (MICA) with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and a concentration in video, Tedra  now known as “Tt The Artist,” postponed pursuing a career in music to make education her number one priority.

While attending MICA in Baltimore, MD, Tt became very involved within various community projects and student organizations within the Baltimore Community. Baltimore soon became Tt’s second home where she began to tap into her desire to express herself through the many creative outlets. Baltimore enabled Tt to test the waters and create a reputable name for herself within the local music scene. By the end of her junior year at MICA, Tt had successfully secured an internship at MTV Networks in New York, NY where she explored her interest in television production both in front of the camera and behind the scenes. After two years of living in New York City, Tt  returned to Baltimore to further pursue her passion in music. Tt showcased her innovative style through live, artistic performances at performance venues throughout the Eastcoast.


At the peak of 2010, TT The Artist alongside Dj Devin Byrnes, Boston bred electro producer, opened up for dance, dj and musical performer Dan Deacon and psych-rock, synth-pop, hip-hop duo, Phantogram. Soon after, Tt teamed up with the well-known dance dj and producer, Will Eastman, and opened up for the electronic duo, Thunderheist at the trendy and hip performance venue the BLACKCAT, in Washington, DC.  Following her collaboration with Eastman, Tt performed for a massive crowd of hype, young, dance party goers at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC, as a part of the Blisspop dance party series featuring International superstars Tittsworth and Nadastrom. ”

Much More on TT The Artist

Balitmore Sun article on TT The Artist











About Merril Garbus

“Singer and musician best known for her musical project Tune-Yards. Much of her musical performances include on-the-spot drum loops, layered vocals and ukulele. She released her debut album Bird Brains on recycled cassette tapes. Her music is trademarked for her unique experimentation and rich artistic themes.

Before Fame

Before beginning her music career, she worked as a puppeteer for Sandglass Theater and then played ukulele for Sister Suvi in Montreal.


She has made guest appearances on songs by artists like Citay, Afuche, and The Blind Boys of Alabama.

Family Life

She was raised in both New York and New Canaan, Connecticut. After working in Montreal, she eventually moved to Oakland, California.

Associated With

She signed to 4AD, a British label shared by Ariel Pink and Scott Walker.”








 F. B. Bio UNIIQU3

Jersey Club
Newark, NJ
Record Label
NLV Records (Warner)
Insomniac Records (Interscope)
NLV Records
The Jersey Club movement is being hailed by music authorities such as FADER and VICE, being the next big wave in dance music. Thankfully, this movement has found it’s first lady to pave the way it into the future. UNIIQU3, born Cherise Gary began her music career as a sought-after vocalist in the club scene, and has recently solidified herself as one of the most electrifying producers in the game. From throwing some of Jersey’s hottest DIY events, like her signature event #135theParty, to now spreading the genre across the globe from Australia to South America leaving her impact wherever she goes.

Within the past year, she’s worked with Givenchy, Red Bull Sound Select, H&M, MTV, Boiler Room and more, to provide a unique experience to a variety of diverse audiences worldwide. Her records have been obliterating festival and club sound systems through the hands of some of the most influential people in dance music such as Skrillex, A-Trak, Diplo, Anna Lunoe, Nina Las Vegas, Sinjin Hawke. She’s also shared the stage with notable artists and DJ’s such as Rae Sremmurd, Kehlani, Skepta, Cashmere Cat and Hudson Mohawk to name a few. As a performer, UNIIQU3 is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser who moves effortlessly from hard-hitting bass music to hip-hop, R&B along with her own live cuts. She also had the opportunity to perform at Coachella and continues to hit festivals stages all around the world.

UNIIQU3 is the future of dance music, who continues to raise the bar by pushing the genre forward. She is on a mission to inspire others by proving to the world that you can do whatever you want as long as you work hard and stay true to yourself. Be on the lookout for her debut EP on NLV Records coming Summer 2017.”

For more on UNIIQU3