Back in March, Girls Rock Detroit took applications from musicians all over the state. These drummers, bassists, guitarists, keyboardists, and vocalists were, it would go without saying, all women. Girls Rock Detroit is about breaking the boy's club lock on rock n roll music: the non-profit music education organization has chapters across the country, with Detroit's starting up about three years ago.
This Friday night, more than two dozen musicians will be performing in eight respective bands, for a "Rock Roulette" arranged to raise funds for Girls Rock Detroit's summer camp programming. These bands are one-night-only affairs, with the assembled members of each outfit having spent the last seven weeks writing and rehearsing two original songs, along with a cover song of their choosing.
Each band is also its own fundraising team--with their individual band pages through crowdrise.com, partnering with Assemble Sound, to see which band can independently raise the most money as the concert date gets closer. Whoever raises the most cash gets crowned "Queens of Noise" - and will then set up a recording date with a producer at Assemble to capture their original tunes as a split single release.
Some of the performers will be recognizable from other bands, like Junglefowl, Junk Food Junkies, White Bee, Dear Darkness, and many more.
There will be a panel of three judges assessing each of the 8 performances. Every band will be given a specific award from these judges, a certain superlative declaring their exceptional qualities in certain areas.
All the money being raised goes toward summer camp programming and tuition assistance. It's important for the local coordinators of Girls Rock Detroit that, above all, their programming remains accessible to anyone, regardless of income or any other circumstance.
There will be a silent auction, with lots of prizes from local businesses, like Avalon Bakery, and the Detroit Institute of Music Education.
For more info - check out the FB Event page
PJs Lager House
Girls Rock Roulette 2017
Summer Camp Fundraiser
*THE FLOODLIGHTS: https://www.crowdrise.com/
*THE MAW MAWS: https://www.crowdrise.com/
*THE CHERRY BLOSSOM EFFECT: https://www.crowdrise.com/
*McDOUGALL CELLOPHANE & THE NASTY HANDS:https://www.crowdrise.com/
*NATURE VS. HER: https://www.crowdrise.com/