Monica Morones, a San Francisco-born visual artist and musician living and working in the Coachella Valley, will take over The Hood in Palm Desert, CA on Friday, March 31, for the release of her ﬁrst solo album as recording artist CAKES the Maniac. The record is titled Diary of a Maniac and contains 14 tracks with a range of genres from Latin, reggae, and hip hop, to pop and electronic fusion, which makes the record dynamic with a robust and unique sound selection; it is currently available for pre-order on iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon Music.
Over the course of two years writing the album, Ms. Morones has worked with numerous musicians in a band, ﬁve diverse producers, and performed live shows with a mixture of live instrumentation and a DJ, as well as back-up singers. The ﬁnal product represents the evolution of a young girl turning into a woman on the journey from band-member to solo musical artist.
Her style is raw and hard to pin down, a wild child with roots in the pop funk of 80’s heavy-hitter Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam, mixed with the sultry vocals of pop queen Taylor Dayne and the dance vibes of Samantha Fox. In contrast, contemporary inﬂuences are the likes of Santigold and M.I.A., which add an eclectic set of vocal variations with a world music sound.
The album release party will feature performances by CAKES, as the headliner, as well as Ocho Ojos, Tribesmen, and Luthergates, as supporting acts. This event is free and open to members of the public that are 21 years of age and older. Vendors at the event will include Always Watching, Veronika’s Closet, Maniac Art and Photography, and ENK Kloathing.
Doors open at 9:00pm and performances begin at 9:30. DJ Luthergates will perform mini sets in between each band. Set times are as follows:
9:30pm — Ocho Ojos
10:45pm — Tribesmen
Midnight — CAKES
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