First Class Lady
Monsterpuss was born out of the fiery cauldron of rock and mutual friends. The goal was to play out, make it an all-girl band with 'no big egos,' and keep it fun. Lofty, but attainable, DC's girl power-trio keeps the amps on 11 and their feet on the ground. Kiki Schneider (drums/backing vocals) spent winter 2001 rehearsing with Kiki and the Rockstars. They had a record-breaking show March 1st, 2001 at The Velvet Lounge (the bar ran out of beer!). It was to be the band's first and last show. Ingrid Stack (guitarist/lead vocals) was in the audience and recalls telling Kiki's co-worker, Nadine Blinn, that 'the drummer is the strongest part of that band.' By April, news traveled quickly that Kiki and the Rockstars had broken up. Nadine suggested to both Kiki and Ingrid that they play together. Taking Nadine's advice, Ingrid gave a copy of her demo to Kiki and immediately the two joined forces. Ashley Baker (bassist) was a regular at Monsterpuss shows before joining the group. When Jess Inda (original bass player) left to pursue law school Kiki and Ingrid approached Ashley. She enthusiastically joined with the statement 'I wanna rock!' Her dedication and keen sense of style complete this dynamic trio. DC's 'hot chicks' AKA Monsterpuss took to the stage Sat., June 30th, at Velvet Lounge and have been playing regularly since. Fans & music critics have pointed out similarities to the Pretenders, PJ Harvey, Blondie, Hole, the Cure, and Sonic Youth.