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GR!C Opens for Kim Gordon on 2/26

Jan 22nd, 2015 by info | Comments Off

We are absolutely thrilled to share that one of our awesome campers, Alex Lund, will be opening for Kim Gordon’s discussion of her memoir, Girl in a Band. Chicago Humanities Festival will be presenting the event at the Music Box Theatre (3733 N. Southport) on Thursday, February 26th from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. We hope you’ll join us to learn about Kim Gordon’s experience of being a woman musician in the post-punk scene, and listen to Alex Lund’s special opening performance. A book signing will follow the discussion, as well as a special party for The Shortlist, CHF’s young professionals group.

Gordon, Kim_GirlInABand_Book Jacket

Can’t miss it? Learn more & buy tickets here.

Want to hang out with cool people and dive into the book after the show? Learn about The Shortlist’s special ticket, book & drink package here.

Listen to Alex Lund’s music here!

Girls Rock! Chicago is Hiring!

Jan 21st, 2015 by info | Comments Off

Girls Rock! Chicago is currently hiring for the part-time position of Programming Coordaintor! The Programming Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing Girls Rock! Chicago programming, including researching and creating new program opportunities, activities, and curriculum. The Programming Coordinator will organize workshops, oversee and collaborate with instructors, band coaches, and other volunteers, and provide a liaison for Camp Organizers during, before and after camp season. The Programming Coordinator will report to the Operations Manager, and will collaborate with Camp Organizers for training and support.

Read the full job description & apply here.

Questions? Email info(at)girlsrockchicago(dot)org.

2014 Camp CDs: Coming Soon!

Jan 8th, 2015 by info | Comments Off

Girls Rock! 2014 camp CDs are almost ready for pick up and shipping! Big thanks to everyone who has donated their time and talent to make these possible, including Wall 2 Wall Recording and Chicago Mastering Service.

Have you ever wondered how the process works? After a long day at the studio with our campers, our amazing engineers mix hours worth of material, putting together the vocal and instrumental tracks. Once the levels are just right, the mixes head over to our friends at Chicago Mastering Service where they are mastered and prepared for duplication. A local artist creates the CD layout and design, which includes images from our End-of-Camp Extravaganza posters, band names, and song titles. This year, our very own Gear Coordinator, Jess LeMaster, designed the artwork!

Recording Gear

Finally, all of the pieces are sent off to the production plant where they are manufactured, printed, shrink wrapped, and shipped off to the GR!C office. This is a labor intensive process, and we are grateful to everyone involved, including all of our campers and families. We’re so excited to share the final product soon! Keep an eye on your inbox for pick up and shipping dates!

Frontwoman Fest

Jan 5th, 2015 by info | Comments Off

We hope you’ll join us at Frontwoman Fest on February 21st at The Burlington to listen to some of Chicago’s amazing woman-fronted bands, many featuring GR!C volunteers! It will be an entire day of female-fronted bands presented by Impossible Colors, Midwest Action and Radio One Chicago!

Frontwoman Fest

Featured bands include: DEADBEAT, TALsounds, Impulsive Hearts, Videobug, Yoko and the Oh No’s, Axons, Strawberry Jacuzzi, Spaces of Disappearance, The Baby Magic, Soddy Daisy, Haki, and Bleach Party. Full lineup and set times coming soon!

Tickets are $7.00. We are thrilled to share that proceeds from the door and a special compilation tape will benefit GR!C. Many thanks to the hardworking people organizing the event, including our camp volunteer, Adele Nicholas of Impossible Colors, and Elaine Davis of Spaces of Disappearance!

The Autumn Auction Was a Huge Success!

Nov 25th, 2014 by info | Comments Off

Girls Rock! Chicago extends our deepest gratitude to everyone who came out to our sold-out Fifth Annual Autumn Auction. We are incredibly thankful for each and every guest, donor, and volunteer who helped make the event a huge success. Because of your generosity, we were able to raise over $8,000! That is twice as much as we raised last year. That number equates to many wonderful possibilities for GR!C, such as eighteen camper scholarships, twenty new drum kits, or one full year of rent!

We are so lucky to be a part of such a generous, supportive community. Thank you all so much for being a part of our success!

YOU’RE INVITED! Autumn Auction 2014

Oct 27th, 2014 by info | Comments Off

We hope that you will join us for Girls Rock! Chicago’s biggest fundraiser of the year, our Annual Autumn Auction. You’re invited to celebrate the close of our ninth camp season with drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and a wide array of items and experiences for bid.

Autumn Auction Invite 2014

A sample of our bidding table:

Cruiser Bicycle from BFF Bikes / Acoustic Guitar from Guitar Center / Two VIP Passes to Pitchfork Music Festival / Private Cocktail & Gumbo Lessons With the Owners of Analogue / Design-Your-Own Cocktail Recipe With Mixologist Paul McGee at Three Dots & A Dash / Tickets to Sleater-Kinney, Fitz & the Tantrums, and Lucinda Williams



All proceeds benefit Girls Rock! Chicago