Today's episode features DC area musician Ann Brandstadter. Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, she moved to the D.C. area in the 90s. A communications professional by day, Ann moonlights as a local rock star in bands such as Grandma's Mini, Mimi Loco, and most recently AJ and the Kids and a new pandemic duo, Smart Patrol.
AJ and the Kids is a D.C. area rock band that plays original music and covers and will record an EP this fall. They have been active since 2018. You can follow them on Facebook and on Instagram @ajandthekids. Smart Patrol is a new project, a pandemic Devo tribute band, and will have its world debut sometime this fall with a webcast.
We sat down with Ann in early summer to discuss Siouxsie and The Banshees sixth studio album titled Hyaena, which was released back in 1984 and her overall love of the group. Enjoy!