JACKIE MENDOZA, MAE POWELL, GIRLFRIEND ON THE MOON
Born and raised in the border city of Chula Vista, California, Jackie Mendoza blends the cultural influences of her hometown and her motherland of Tijuana, Mexico, creating eccentric electronic pop, Latin-driven dance beats and vibrant soundscapes. Latin-pop, indie pop and electronic music have all had strong, but equal impacts on Jackie’s musical path at different times in her life. She’s been involved in music since she was young, listening to Latin-pop songs at family parties, and playing in bands in high school, but it wasn’t until she took a course for Ableton in college that she discovered an avid interest in producing and making beats. Since then, she’s been experimenting with electronic ukulele-based pop, expanding the instrument’s sound to its maximum potential by layering it with beats while singing in both English and Spanish. Her debut EP, “LuvHz” (“Love Hurts”), was mostly written during a precarious time in Mendoza’s life, and is a six-track exploration of love and relationships.
Presented by Soda Bar.
This is a 21+ event.