Pop songstress Miz Mandy’s sophomore album Today’s the Day was released last week on BabyLove Records. “We did a soft release in December for presales to the fan club,” says Mandy (real name Mandy Gasparich), “and now that it’s through the distribution channels, we are officially releasing it to the general public.”
Mandy scored a national chart hit in 2007 with a dance remix of her song “In the Mix.” She’s one of several front women of locals Liquid Blue to go from onetime “Blue Girl” to recording artist. A locally shot music video for her song “Let Love Be Free” debuts February 27 at Universal Hillcrest, 1202 University Avenue, 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Comedic singer-songwriter Happy Ron Hill will debut cuts from his upcoming album If You’re Bored in San Diego, It’s Your Fault at Lestat’s on March 4. The album title was inspired, he says, by “my coworkers at Costco, where I’ve worked for 25 years, who virtually never come to my shows. They’re often in their 30s or older and never get out. They say things like ‘I’m old’ or ‘I’m tired,’ but, when pressed, they say, ‘Well, there’s nothing to do in San Diego.’ ”
The reunited twins of Scarlet Symphony, Joshua and Zachary Wheeler, celebrate the release of their new album Foundation (Cat 9 Records) at the Casbah on Saturday, February 21.