That Brunette (aka Madeline Mondrala) is playing a Zoom Livestream show, presented by 3 Dollar Bill, called Bubble Ball on August 29 at 6 PM EST. The event follows the release of her Millenium Fig EP on August 28 and will feature drag and music performances by That Brunette, Ryder Lickquor, LEXXE, and The Dragon Sisters.
Proceeds from the show will go to Mermaids UK, an organization that supports trans children and their families. “Bubble Ball is an opportunity for us to come together as a community and support trans youth and their families,” That Brunette said. “When children feel loved, understood, and supported they are free to blossom into their authentic beautiful selves.”
In addition to ticket admissions, the Bubble Ball is collecting donations through a virtual raffle featuring prizes from We Are Fluide, Palu Costumes, and Christopher Palu New York. We Are Fluide is a non-binary makeup brand that promotes universal beauty and art. Christopher Palu (of Palu Costumes and Christopher Palu New York) is a Project Runway star and fashion icon. Fans can send a donation of their choice via Venmo to BUBBLEBALL2020 to be entered in the raffle.
“If we can help in a small way to remove some of the obstacles that trans kids face by supporting the work of Mermaids UK, all while enjoying performances from talented artists from the comfort of our living rooms, we all win!” -That Brunette
Admission to the live stream is $10 and can be purchased here.
That Brunette (aka Madeline Mondrala) is a Brooklyn based Experimental Pop songwriter and performer. Having written her first song at age eight, she promptly began performing her creations for her classmates on the schoolyard at recess. Originally from Los Angeles, Mondrala attended the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College in New York, alongside artists like Mitski, Verité, and Sean McVerry. Her first EP Cloud (2013) was acclaimed by top-tier taste making blogs such as The Line of Best Fit for “blending classically nuanced pop styles to hypnotic perfection”. In 2014 she was awarded the Thayer Fellowship grant for demonstrating “outstanding achievement and high professional potential in the arts.” Soon after, Madeline was sought out by BMG Publishing and signed as a writer/artist. During this time, she worked with producers such as Dem Jointz (Brandy, Rihanna), Larzz Principato (Dua Lipa, Halsey) and Ryan Marrone (Nicki Minaj) to name a few. Her sophomore EP Madelin (2017) garnered attention for its feminist anthem “Good List”, appearing in a myriad of music publications including Ladygunn and Popdust. Soon after, Madeline set off to pursue her music independently. Her subsequent music video for her single “High School Boys” premiered in Billboard and was embraced by the queer/drag artist community in Brooklyn. Madeline’s 7-track album Then Her Head Fell Off was released in 2019 completely independently. Despite discouragement towards this set of songs from her former management, it was met with praise in the indie scene. Gabriel Akins of Substream Magazine aptly wrote “Madeline does whatever she wants to and nails all of it.” Having spent the last two years writing and recording new music, Madeline is ready to take full ownership of her artistry and embark on a path of deliberate authenticity under her new moniker “That Brunette”.