Since 2007, Girls Rock Philly has ceaselessly pulled the toxic fingers of patriarchy from the throat of rock ‘n’ roll one camper at a time. Their goal is to provide a positive space for 80 tween and teen girls with potentially no prior musical training to become no-holds-barred rock stars through a rigorous, weeklong combination of instrument instruction and workshops on the history of women musicians, hip-hop, music marketing, business and theory, and DIY home recording. The big payback for the young artists is a live concert where 18 bands will have the opportunity to get up under the Troc house lights to do their thing. That’s not it, though, for the bands will head to the studio to record their original material the day after unleashing it on a live audience. New fans will be created. Legends will be born. Rock will never be the same again. Nor should it be.
Sat., Aug. 14
1003 Arch St.
The Pack A.D. are built for the road
PW's Music Issue 2014