Sun · March 25, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm


Off Sale

This event is all ages

Gifted with DIY production skills, and a majestic voice that’s textured as if sung from within a deep cave, CIFIKA composes music that evokes a futuristic dimension and otherworldly sound. Her unique blend of ethereal sonics and deep beats has propelled her from South Korea’s underground scene and set her apart as one of the “new wave kids thriving outside of the K-Pop Machine” (VICE).
Monique Atreece Zahir, better known as M/\Z and TenderTones by those she invites to Tender.Land, is a 23-year-old, multi-genre singer, dancer, and producerfrom Cleveland, Ohio. Her sound and tonality, based in soul and experimental sonics, along with herever-changing punk-goth aesthetichave thrust her into a universe of loyal listeners and broad ranging tastemakers.

She has garnered considerable buzz from various independent single releases, including her flip of PartyNextDoor’s “Persian Rugs” (30k + plays), the hauntingly infectious “Obsolete”, and her newest single and visual for“Hideaway”, which candidly takes listeners on a curiousride of seduction. M/\Z’ relationship with music dates back to her father, also a musician, and his studio, where her first visit as a 1 year old resulted in her picking up a loose microphone and gurgling into it. From there, exploration of sound began.

With influences ranging from Pink Floyd to Erykah Badu and Mariah Carey, and everything in between, M/\Z insists on never allowing her art to remain stagnant or predictable. “Atthe end of the day, I want people to feel. Feel love. Feel pain. Feel sexy. Feel fuckin sad. Really, just feel me. And I go into every song with that approach. ‘Genre’ really isn’t my thing, and I really don’t like to be called R&B, etcjust because I look a certain way”M/\Z is gearing up for her Winter 2016 release of her first proper project, “Pale Moon,” featuring production by Ethereal from upstart Atlanta label,Awful Records. The sound of the LPis a departure from her more trap-based, yet still featuring her slinky vocal inflections and infectious melodies.
Venue Information:
Beachland Tavern
15711 Waterloo
Cleveland, OH, 44110