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We have some very awesome news that we wanted to share with you all! This winter all our bands will have the opportunity to record in the Notes 4 Notes Music Box Studios for free! We are so grateful to partner with Notes 4 Notes. Woo Hoo!
Register for winter program today here
Brandi Carlile and the Looking Out Foundation have graciously offered a songwriting workshop for 6 lucky GRSB! campers ~ these girls will also get to watch Brandi’s sound check for her August 10th House of Blues concert! Camper names will be randomly drawn the week of July 8th for the chance to participate.
Visit her website and check out her amazing music here
and her FB Page https://www.facebook.com/brandicarlile
STILL WANT TO COME TO GIRLS ROCK CAMP? YOU KNOW YOU DO & WE ARE TAKING MORE GIRLS>>>>
Because we have more gear…guess what?!! Yup, you guessed it, we are going to open up a few more slots for our Girls Rock Summer Program on a first come, first serve basis! Camper application here http://www.girlsrocksb.org/apply-to-grsb/camper-applications/
I mean who wouldn’t want their kid taking punk rock yoga, zine making, self defense, songwriting, stage performance, learning an instrument, forming a band, writing an original song, and playing it out at our Friday night showcase? Ages 7-14 ( 15+ can join our intern program)
Plus make sure to ask us about our Electric Youth 15 + Intern Program, a great way for your teen to get their community service commitment in a fun and inspiring environment.
I want to invite you all to our Girls Rock Summer showcase on June 14th @ 6 PM
If you can’t make this one, we have 3 others you can come to:
They will be at Adam’s Elementary School. $5.00 to the public. Come support us and support the girls who will be rocking out for you all! Baked goods available. Show Starts at 6:00 PM
This is a fundraiser! We are raising money for our after-school program and for scholarships.
2701 Las Positas Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93105 : Auditorium
T-shirt Design Contest Official Rules
Calling all designers to join us for our First Edition Girls Rock SB! T-shirt Design contest!
Eligibility: The T-shirt design contest is open to anyone over the age of 18 as of May 15, 2013.
Contest Submission Period: The contest runs from 12:01 a.m. on May 15, 2013 through 7:00 p.m. on June 5th, 2013.
How to Enter: Contestants may send up to three (3) total entries via email to the following email address: email@example.com Email entries must include the words “T-shirt Design Contest” in the subject line
By entering, contestants warrant that each submission is their own original creation and that no entry infringes on another contestant, person or company’s rights.
Guidelines: Design submissions (including any instructions for placement on the t-shirt) must be digital. Digital submissions must be smaller than 5MB in size and fit within two (2) 8 1/2 x 11″ frames. Designs can include up to 4-colors and must use the words Girls Rock SB! somewhere on it.
Ownership: Contestants retain the copyright to their designs, and all rights thereto, except as follows: by virtue of a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual license for the designs granted by all finalists selected, Girls Rock SB! shall have the right to edit, adapt, print (as on apparel) and publish any or all of the designs deemed finalist, and may use them in any media in association with the contest and/or the promotion of Girls Rock SB! without compensation to the contestant, his or her successors or assigns, or any other entity.
By entering the contest, all contestants agree to have their submitted design used and displayed, either singularly or in combination with others and in any size, on the girlsrocksb.org website without any fee or other form of compensation due at any time. Designs will be credited to the contestant. In the event that ownership of any design submitted is challenged in any manner by any person,Girls Rock SB!, may disqualify that design and will discontinue future use.
Prizes: The Grand Prize winner will receive $100 cash prize. Runner up will receive $50.00 cash prize.
Winners: Winner will be announced on our blog on June 5th, 2013.
Welcome Kate Graves. An amazing singer-songwriter whose passion for music has lifted her spirits and allowed her to find solace, peace, and creativity in this world. Her music is touching and inspiring, and with her album coming out this summer, she’s definitely looking forward to the world’s hearing what she has to offer. We can’t wait for her performance at our benefit concert, Requisition (February 23rd), and for young girls to be inspired by her talent, lyrics, and creativity. Enjoy our interview
GR: How old were you when you first started to sing/to play music?
KG: I learned to sing in a tiny classroom at the santa barbara middle school, with fifteen other kids gathered around Maureen Hazard’s piano. We sang everything from old Irish ballads to burning down the house by David Byrne. Maureen’s passion for singing and playing her heart out was contagious and we all stood around and just sang our little hearts out alongside her.
GR: What has inspired you to become a musician?
KG: I wrote a couple songs in that time period and I loved it. But I became distracted with the darker roads of life that included depression and drug use. I fell away from my creative side for quite some time. It returned to me in my early twenties.
I was lugging around a broken little heart after a bad breakup. My sister was writing songs at the time and dragged me along to a songwriter’s conference on the St. Vrain river in Lyons, Colorado.
I sat by the river alone for the first two days and cried. On the third day I went to a workshop with Paul Reisler who asked participants to pair up with another person in class. We were asked to tell one another a story and then charged with writing a song using other person’s story as a base to dig into writing. The exercise forced me to get out of my own head and listen to someone else. I wrote a song and shared it with my workshop partner who cried and recorded it. I realized I could take pain/sorrow/suffering and make beautiful and healing work with it. The songwriting took. I haven’t stopped since.
GR: Who do you aspire to be or any musician that you really feel connected to?
KG: I love people like Aimee Mann. I enjoy songwriters who can get into characters and write like fiction writers. I like it when a songwriter takes me into a scene and makes me empathetic to the character in the work just like good prose does. I don’t want to be sympathetic … I want to empathize with. Empathy, meaning “to suffer with.” By giving me the details of a characters surroundings, thoughts, and fears, I get to “suffer with” or “triumph with” the character in the song. It’s beautiful and cathartic.
GR: Where do you find inspiration for your songs?
KG: I love turning to other people’s writing to get inspired. I recently wrote a song “Golden Girl” after reading through letters from F. Scott Fitzgerald to his wife Zelda as she was struggling with a decline into mental illness. They loved each other so thoroughly while experiencing intense struggle. It’s my favorite piece among my works right now…probably because it’s one of my more complex stories.
GR: Besides music, what else do you enjoy?
KG: I like to cook. I also ove to spend time with my sweet husband and our three dogs. I like entertaining in small groups. Oh, and I love reading and discussing and debating media related theory.
GR: What has been your biggest challenge as a musician?
KG: Battling my “ego”… Not listening to the voices of despondency or grandeur. Despondancy yells “you’re never gonna be good enough. just give up now.” Grandeur wastes my precious time by saying “What monologue are you gonna do when you get on Ellen?”
GR: What’s your favorite song on the radio right now?
KG: It’s not on mainstream radio but I’ve been listening to Anais Mitchell’s tune “Young Man in America” on repeat for weeks.
NPR voted her record one of the 10 best folk/Americana albums for 2012
You can read the blog and hear the song at:
GR: Who’s your guilty pleasure artist you just can’t get enough of?
KG: I signed up for Massage Envy about 5 months ago so I could get a monthly massage at 50 bucks a pop. They get you though, because after you pay your 50 you can go in for 39 bucks on the second massage… which sounds cheap right!? Let’s just say I’m weaning myself back to one a month. Slowly weaning.
GR: What’s one musical goal you would like to accomplish in your lifetime?
KG: I’d love to have Daniel Lanois produce a record for me.
GR: What can we expect from you in the near future?
KG: Well, I’m putting out an album this summer on Spectra Records. It’s called “Long Night” and I’m really proud of it, so I’m looking forward to getting it out there to the world.
GR: Where can we listen to your music?
KG: You can hear two tracks from the record on my website at:
GR: How can we get in contact with you?
KG: Email me! firstname.lastname@example.org
GR: What motivated you to be a part of Girls Rock SB!?
KG: I’ve known Jen since we were teenagers at a summer camp up in the high desert. She’s always advocated and promoted musical advancement for a number of artists. Now she’s taken those promotion/advocating skills, working them into this incredible organization for young women.
I know from my own experiences that tapping into one’s creativity has the power to change one’s life dramatically. It saved mine. And how cool is it. Girls Rock will bring people together to fire up creativity, support one another and make music. It’s rad.
Carmen Curtis is a high flying aerialist and mother of two whose amazing successes have led her to becoming the co-owner of Airealistic, an aerial theater company that travels the world performing incredible aerial shows. Carmen’s passion for both teaching and performing have become her reality as she also owns and manages Airealistic Circus and Flying, a Cirque-style school in Ventura. Her achievements are motivations for young girls everywhere to show that with hard work, determination, and passion you can be successful in whatever venture you put your heart and mind towards.
Have you heard about our benefit concert?
Girls Rock SB! is holding their very first benefit concert and it’s less than a month away! It will be held on February 23, 2013 starting at 7pm at the Marjorie Luke Theatre. The title of the concert is, “Requisition,” and it’s goal is to raise money for scholarships and instruments for our summer and after school all-girls music program. We will be putting together unlikely pairings of dancers and musicians, such as a punk rock band with a ballet company!
Not only is this going to be one of the most ambitious shows you’ve seen but all the money raised will be supporting our amazing cause to empower young girls through music and to boost their self esteem and to show them that girls truly can rock!
We have an amazing night of music and dance planned for you with an incredible headlining band from Los Angeles, Meg Myers, who just got a major record deal! Performances from aerial dance companies: SB Centre For Aerial Arts ( La Petitie Chouette) and Airealistic, Local musicians: Jennifer Terran, Khasy Modisette of The Kinds, Technical Difficulties, Jamey Geston, and Kate Graves, Jen Baron, & Connor Weinstein.. dance by Alliana, Nebula Dance lab, Kaita Lepore and Film by Robin Bisio and Arna Bee…and much more…
The night will also include a silent auction and raffle. We hope you will come out and support a great cause and help represent the young women in our community.
$10 for students w ID or 12 and under
$20 for adults
Tickets are available pre-sale here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/311607