Friday, June 1, 2012

Girl's Rock! Chicago Fugazi Cover Benefit This Sunday at Lincoln Hall

We've supported Girls Rock! for years before we even had an eligible kid.   Simply put, Girls Rock! Chicago ROCKS.   This sweet summer camp teaches girls how to play instruments, builds self esteem, teaches self defense, band promotion and more.   Last year, ChiIL Mama's daughter, Sagezilla was old enough to start learning guitar and she can't wait to come back again this summer.   The girls wrote their own lyrics and music and then performed LIVE and in a recording studio for a compilation CD.   Her week of camp's final showcase was at METRO!

Sagezilla (right) plays Metro after just 1 week of guitar lessons at Girls Rock! Camp with her first band, Octopie.

Sunday, June 3 | 7pm
Lincoln Hall | 2424 N. Lincoln Ave. | Chicago, IL
All-Ages | $10 | Kids under 10 FREE

The headline might read: Punk Rock Vets Play Fugazi to Support Budding Tween & Teen Musicians. Even if it doesn't, we're thrilled to be the beneficiary of this very cool event organized by staunch GR!C supporter Paul Kelvington. Paul assembled a group of stellar local musicians - Kevin J. Frank (Guage, Haymarket Riot), Jay Ryan (Dianogah) and Adam Reach (The Poison Arrows) to form INSTRUMENT and become Fugazi for one great night --- and one awesome cause! 

They'll perform Fugazi's beloved compilation, 13 Songs, plus some surprise favorites. Girls Rock!'s own When Flying Feels like Falling will open the ALL-AGES show so bring the whole family to celebrate the DIY spirit Fugazi embodies and rock camp seeks to provide! Tickets available at Lincoln Hall's site here.

*Come early and catch WFFLF!    We've known Violet since she was a 3 year old and it's been fun to see her grow up and hit her stride.    These high school GR!C kids are our fav under age punk rockers and we frequently promote their shows.    They rock hard!

Paul Kelvington is a man who loves to pay tribute and adores doing it for a good cause. In 2010 he formed Econoline, a Minutemen tribute which enrolled the talents of over 20 fantastic local musicians to both pay homage to Minutemen's D. Boon, and to help foster DIY spirit and musicianship in future generations through a generous donation to Girls Rock! Chicago summer camp. 

For one night only, he's back with INSTRUMENT, playing Fugazi's definitive compilation, 13 Songs (plus some secret favorites). Joining him are Chicago punk vets and Econoline contributors Jay Ryan, Kevin J. Frank, and his old friend Adam Reach. Veteran Girls Rock! campers When Flying Feels Like Falling open.

All proceeds benefit Girls Rock! Chicago, a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to fostering girls’ creative expression, positive self-esteem and community awareness through rock music. Girls Rock! summer camps are open to girls 8-16 regardless of their ability to pay or play. 2012's camp season begins June 25 and limited spaces are still available.

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Saturday, June 23rd | 1 to 6pm
Chicago Quest |1443 N. Ogden | Chicago, IL
$5 person | $10 family | campers FREE

Campers! Parents! Volunteers! Grab your friends and family and help us get this summer started off right at the  4th Annual Camp Kick-Off Party & Show! As always, there will be food, bands and fun so bring your own blanket and enjoy the day in the sun with GR!C. All 2012 campers are admitted free so this is a great day to meet campers from both sessions as well as our awesome volunteers, staff and board! Stay tuned to the website & our facebook page for more details as we have them.

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