Women in Music Performance Series – Music Connection Magazine

WAM presents Local Sirens: Women In Music Performance Series in partnership with CAST featuring Skip the Needle, STONI and DJ (TBA)

About this event

Women’s Audio Mission present local sirens: Women In Music Performance Series in partnership with CAST. WAML

With Skip the Needle, STONI and DJ (TBA) in The Parks at 5M on Minna & Mary St. in San Francisco, CA!

Date : July 21, 2022

Time : 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.


Parking is limited. We advise you to arrive by public transport or carpooling service.

Encourage them to bring a picnic blanket to sit on and layers in windy/foggy weather.

Public park rules apply.



Skip the Needle is a supergroup comprised of bassist/vocalist Vicki Randle, guitarists/vocalists Katie Cash and Shelley Doty, and drummer/vocalist Kofy Brown, whose members bring a wealth of musical experience to the table, including near Randle’s 20 years as a percussionist/vocalist with Branford Marsalis’ band on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and her more recent extended stint as a backing vocalist in Mavis Staples’ live band. Skip the Needle delivers impressionable original tunes deeply rooted in social justice with tight harmonies, jagged guitar solos and searing lead vocals, like “Sly Stone, Jimi Hendrix, Chrissie Hynde and Chaka Khan” jamming together.

Watch them perform “We Ain’t Never Going Back” and “black lives”.





Flaunting vicious flows and a gamer-like persona, STONI can handle some of the best rap artists around. Born and raised in Oakland, the California native grew up with a passion for poetry and writing. Already making a lasting impression with his unofficial “Kirk Franklin Freestyle” release with his friend Rayana Jay, Stoni is gearing up to take not just the Bay Area, but the entire industry, by storm.

See Stoni in action here.




Local Sirens is a free quarterly performance series for all ages that celebrates the Bay Area’s exceptional women and genre-diverse musicians and artists. Local Sirens featured the work of over 75 women and artists from various genres and attracted over 7,500 attendees to local venues such as Brava, The Rickshaw Stop, Dolby, The New Parish, and more.

Local Sirens is made possible in part by grants from the San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco Grants for the Arts, Zellerbach Family Foundation, Fleishhacker Foundation, and Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation.