Just a healthy dose of music by women who bring it. A little something for everyone! Listen. Download. And support!
Dance & Electronic
- The Kills – Blood Pressures
- Sarah Fimm – Yellow * Based on “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Currently in my top 10 on my iPod!
- Atoosa – When The Cardinals Come
- Windy Asari – You Said
- Allie on the Uke – Perfect Words – Amateur Ukulele Noise Making (Support her Kickstarter!)
- Sweet Soubrette – Days And Nights
- Klondike Kate – Facebook Junkie *Note- I super LOVE this one. We gotta hang again soon!
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- Hilary Grist – Little Ditties
- Katie Costello – Lamplight
- The Wellspring – The Wellspring
- Frida Selander – Forever On Your Team
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If you can catch the Wednesday, April 13th show of Oprah, I highly recommend it! This show is about “Rock Goddesses of the ’70s and ’80s” featuring Sister Sledge, Stevie Nicks, Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, Salt n Pepa, Sheryl Crow, plus newbies like Miley Cyrus and Avril Lavigne. Check out Oprah’s show page here for more information. I can’t wait to watch!
Want to make a difference for young girls? Want to rock out, inspire, improve self-esteem, and have the best week of your life? Then I recommend volunteering for Girls Rock Camps this summer, preferably at your local branch if possible! Mine is Seattle, Rain City Rock Camp…so what is Rock Camp all about?
Basically it is a camp for girls ages 8-16 with the main goal of improving girls’ self-esteem, leadership skills, building community, and inspiring them through the power of rock and roll. It’s not a camp to cover songs, or learn the “right” way to play (the right way is YOUR way) but helps girls to find confidence through music, give them a voice, both literally and figuratively. How many of us would have the inner courage to step up to the mic and speak your mind?
Rock camp aids in this by exposing these girls to strong female role-models, and giving them a chance to participate with their peers in an activity that traditionally doesn’t place women as the music makers. The camp lasts one week, with girls forming bands, learning instruments, and writing songs, which they perform at the end of week, live on stage. It is an amazing moment, I cry every time! This is what rock is about!
So, what can YOU do? They need interns, counselors, instrument teachers, roadies, band coaches, workshop leaders, general camp support, and some floaters to do a little bit of everything. No musical experience required for some of these jobs, just a positive attitude to turn it up! For more information, check out the link below.
Want to be in a camp like this but you’re over 16? Rock camp interns are usually 17 and 18, and Ladies Rock Camp is for those over 18. Same idea, it’s just a week of camp powered into a weekend.
If you can spare a few hours July 24-31, please help out! If not, you can always donate gear, money, help promote the camp, and attend the showcase and cheer on the bands. There are so many ways to help out, and every little bit helps!
Loud! Proud! Rock campers rule the crowd!