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Siiickbrain on Sunset – LA Weekly


Siiickbrain on Sunset: Model, makeup artist, musician and poet Siiickbrain lands at the Whisky this week. Also on the bill are Toopoor (DJ set), Nasty Noona, Oddly Shrugs, and special guests.

We spoke to Siiickbrain in September, and she told us that, “I grew up on a farm in North Carolina, and I didn’t have any neighbors. I was 20 minutes from everything. I was in the middle of nowhere. In my hometown, it’s really conservative. Everyone was very judgy and wore Ralph Lauren, things like that. I never felt like I fit in, which led to me having a lot of anxiety, and I went through a period of time where I had agoraphobia. I felt like I couldn’t be who I wanted to be, I didn’t feel accepted because a lot of people were very close-minded. Not to say that North Carolina isn’t a great place, because it is. But the town that I was in definitely was hard for me mentally, to grow up in.”

Of her sound, she said: ““I’ve always listened to music that was more of the punk genre, and I have been getting tattooed ever since I was able to when I turned 18. It’s always been who I am.”

Of recent successes, she said: “I’m so happy and lucky that I got those opportunities. They just kinda fell into my lap. My experience with Skrillex, it was like three months after I first started recording. It just felt so surreal. There’s a lot of songs that get made, that never get put out. So I thought that this was going to be one of those situations, but it wasn’t. With Pussy Riot, I didn’t know this but Nadya [Tolokno] the singer had already been a fan of my music and she posted something about it. I was like, wow I just made a song in the studio today that she would be incredible on. So I hit her up and asked her if she wanted to be part of it. I love everything she stands for, so it was so incredible to work with her.”

Siiickbrain on Sunset: The event takes place at 9 p.m. on Sunday, December 12 at the Whisky A Go Go.





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