No Celebs, No Gimmicks Just a Bunch of Awesome Femmes Rockinâ€™ Out For a Great Cause!
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For the past 5 years Girls Rock & Girls Rule has featured the best independent female rockers on the NYC music scene while at the same time giving back to women in the community. This year will they will continue that tradition. Coming off the debut of the successful Girls Rock & Girls Rule East Coast Tour the 5th Anniversary showcase promises to be the best ever. The show will feature bands from the past 4 years as well as a sampling of the amazing artists who participated in this yearâ€™s tour hailing from upstate NY, NJ and PA. For the 4th year in a row the event will benefit the Voices of Women Organizing Project, Battered Womenâ€™s Resource Center, a local NYC organization whose mission is educate and empower their members to help change the systems affecting victims of domestic violence.
The Girls Rock & Girls Rule 5th Anniversary celebration will take place Saturday, December 2, at Ace of Clubs in NYC. The line-up is absolutely stellar with 10 bands scheduled to perform including NYC locals; Loudlife, Rewbee, Loki the Grump, G-spot and Stark. Joining our local faves are September (Philadelphia, PA), Sea of Static (Long Island,NY), Missing Marcus (Ithaca, NY), and If Man is Five (Binghamton, NY). The caliber of talent is incredible and these ladies will be front and center rockin’ everything from pop rock to punk to hardcore! Girls Rock & Girls Rule is also excited to announce a new partnership with the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls. The partnership will kick off at this event with special appearances by the Willie Mae Rock Camp Volunteer band and camper band Electric Blue, who will open the festivities. GRGR and WM are very excited about the opportunity to highlight the next generation of women rockers and have plans to expand their relationship moving into 2007.
GRGR continues its mission of creating awareness and exposure for independent female artists while helping women in the community. The Girls Rock & Girls Rule Tour debuted this year and made multiple stops along the East Coast in NY, NJ, and PA. At each GRGR event Revolutionary Records partnered with artists and organizations to offer a fantastic evening of entertainment featuring a combination of local bands as well as artists from other cities that have participated in previous GRGR shows. This insures a strong local audience and gives bands an opportunity to gain exposure with new fans while offering local live music lovers some fresh new sounds they might not otherwise have had a chance to hear. Based on the success of the past NYC events and Gail Silverman, the founderâ€™s, personal passion for music (an artist herself) the timing was definitely right to grow and expand. Given the positive and enthusiastic response from the bands, fans, and media it would seem she is on the right track! GRGR is set to become the premiere showcase for discovering the best female rockers on the scene today!
In addition to the showcases the Girls Rock & Girls Rule Documentary film is currently in production and scheduled for release in late spring 2007. The film will follow the tour, showcasing the live performances while taking you on a fascinating journey with todayâ€™s hardest rockinâ€™ female musicians. Audiences will learn what it really means to be an independent female artist today, share their struggles and successes and have a chance to experience these ladies raginâ€™, rantinâ€™, snarlinâ€™ and screaminâ€™ both on and off stage!
Given the challenging state of the music industry and the lack of female rockers on the forefront today, the time has come for a platform that will being attention to all the fantastic women who are making the kind of music people want to hear. These are not re-touched pop princesses or radio clones they are unique, original and ready to show the world they can rock as hard if not harder than their male counterparts!
Since 2002, V.O.W. has been providing the women of New York City with the opportunity to organize, develop their leadership skills and effect domestic violence policy. Survivors of domestic violence are given the training and support they need to influence, change and improve the systems that allow domestic violence to continue. â€œWe are thrilled to once again be part of this exciting event where women musicians are lending their beautiful voices and talent to benefit our organization. Through these types of partnerships where women come together to help each other we can make a real difference in the lives of battered women and their childrenâ€?, says Susan Lob, Director of the Battered Womenâ€™s Resource Center, which staffs VOW. To learn more about the Voices of Women Organizing Project, go to the website at: www.vowbwrc.org
Founded in 2004, Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls is a New York City-based non-profit summer day camp serving girls aged 8-18. The program offers girls the chance to learn how to play musical instruments, write songs, perform, learn about different types of music, and generally â€œrock outâ€? in a supportive environment that fosters self-confidence, self-esteem, creativity, tolerance, and collaboration. The camp is named after Willie Mae â€œBig Mamaâ€? Thornton, a blues and rock performer/songwriter who was one of the first women to play the music that came to be known as â€œrock nâ€™ roll.â€? The camp grew out of the Portland, Oregon-based program Rock nâ€™ Roll Camp for Girls, which was founded in 2000.
Admission to the event is $10 with the majority of proceeds going to VOW, BWRC. Fans can enjoy $2.00 PBRâ€™s all night long and their will also be cool prizes and giveaways from Shure, Luna Bar, PBR, Sam Ash, LeTigre, Acme Grill and more! In addition to those mentioned above, GRGR thanks the following companies for their support of women and the independent music scene; Jakprints, Gibson, and GoGirlsMusic.com. Jakprints provides GRGR fans with special offers on printing services by simply visiting jakprints.com and entering promo code â€œGRGR 2006â€?.
So come celebrate and support women, rock and the live music scene. Catch some incredible music, get up close and personal with these fascinating, fabulous, rockinâ€™ femmes while helping an important cause!
Saturday, December 2, 2006
Ace of Clubs
9 Great Jones St (bet. Lafyette & Broadway)
Doors â€“ 6:30pm â€“ Music starts at 7:00pm SHARP – $10 Tax deductible donation benefiting Voices of Women Organizing Project, Battered Womenâ€™s Resource Center
Line-up: Willie Mae Rock Camp Volunteer Band, Willie Mae Camper Band Electric Blue, Loudlife, September, Loki the Grump, Sea of Static, G-spot, Rewbee, Stark, Missing Marcus, If Man is Five