Started playing piano and taking lessons at age 7. Took lessons till 16. Began singing at age 11. Began playing theremin at 19 years old and then picked up guitar and bass at age 22.
What was the first concert you ever went to?
1996 in Odessa, TX. I saw Pantera, Machinehead, Coal Chamber, and Pumpjack. I went with both of my sisters. My mom bought us tickets as a surprise.
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
The Beatles and The Cure. I got into The Beatles because my parents played them so much. When I was three, I knew every word to The White Album and would sing it for my mom and friends. I even had a stuffed raccoon animal named Rocky.
I got into The Cure when I was 7. The song "Friday in Love" was very popular and my sister Dana thought it was annoying. Being the youngest sister, I found this as a gateway to annoy her more. Little did I realize, I would fall in love with their whole catalog. The Cure is still my favorite band. Have you heard their last album? SO GOOD.
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
The Glass Menageries - we play dreamy music. I guess you could call it dreampop or indie rock. It started because Mauro and I were both performing with Milch and realized we needed to do something together. We play shows all of the time. You can download our album on bandcamp - http://www.theglassmenageries.bandcamp.com
I have also been a member of Milch de la Maquina for about 3 years now. We rotate members often. We are an all-female performance art/experimental group. We usually play only a few shows or so each year. I joined this band by being asked by Marisa Demarco if I wanted to play keys and sing. I have also played with my theremin, vibrators as instruments, and other items for the band.
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
Robert Smith. I think he could teach me so much about music. I think he would be amazing to just hang out with, give me insight on how I write. I also would love to just hear his stories about The Cure and other things.