Christiana Joy Cranberry was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1973. Her first memories of feeling passionate about music was for the song Car Wash off a KTEL "Solid Gold Hits" release. She then moved on to New Edition and The Ghostbusters soundtrack before finding breakdancing and the first and second wave of hip hop that followed suit. Until sixth grade when her older brother played her Dead Kennedy's "Fresh Fruit For The Rotting Vegetables". It was like a window opening and she readily fell out of it. She also began listening to Pink Floyd and The Flaming Lips first e.p. Skateboarding would be her pastime of choice during these very formative years. She started a Flipper wannabe band called Hate Party U.S.A., who played handful of shows (mostly parties) and sold several hundred t-shirts. Christiana's foray into goth-rock and roots goth music, 4AD style chamber music, psychedelia, and fuzz rock in junior high and high school. she then opened her ears to more experimental grindcore & hardcore acts emerging i.e. Neurosis, Nausea, and European acts such as Contrapoterre, Rattus and Negazione. After Hate Party and during these years, she sang for The Generics, for a short stint before forming Staunch with Scott Brashears, a cofounder of Hate Party. The band Staunch followed more in line with Neurosis's "Pain Of Mind" era. The band then formed an allegiance with another local OKC group Misanthropic and started the seminal Oklahoma crust band Hate Farm featuring Aurora IL, band P.E.N. vocalist Drunkrock John. When Hate Farm broke up after a disastrous west coast tour, at loose ends, Christiana began squatting/couch surfing in Norman, OK, Dallas and Austin, TX, Seattle and Minneapolis. she finally settled in Lawrence, KS in 1998 and has remained there since. She has taken several jobs in food service and was an artisan baker for two years until becoming the floor manager of Blue Collar Press, overseeing t
Christiana Joy Cranberry: Keyboard, guitar, bass, vocals, drums, euphonium, concertina, theremins.
OTHER BAND SITES
A Woman A Destroyer(2008)
Concept album about a woman who destroys men. Simple as that?
What an awful mess.
The system sinks.
No tracks have been uploaded for this album yet.