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Saturday, May 26, 2007

Girls Rock!: The Rock Show

posted by on May 26 at 12:32 PM

I caught Girls Rock! over at the Harvard Exit last night, and it was so much more adorable than I thought possible. The structure gets a little sloppy in the third act, but that’s okay. The punk fucking rock kids and teens are beyond amazing.

If you want to see my favorite of the girls, the bright and slightly spazzy Amelia, play a noise show (at least I’m assuming—that’s obviously her favorite genre) this afternoon, head over to the Chop Suey at 1:30 pm. Her band King is in the lineup, along with a Rock Camp “House Band” featuring the totally fierce 8-year-old Palace (pictured below) and her song about how much San Francisco sucks.

Hell yeah.


Tix are $10 (or more—donations go to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp), and more info about the show can be found here.

I’m not going to be able to make it, so somebody go and tell me how much it rocked, please.

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It's SIFF season, when Stranger staffers take a break from the difficult task of sleeping at their desks and instead repair to the city's movie theaters, where they tip back their heads and doze in cushy chairs, air conditioning blowing around their unwashed coifs and gibberish dreams (soon to be turned into SIFF "movie reviews") churning about in their few remaining brain cells.

Is it me, or does this assesment by A. Birch Steen sound like the pitch by one of the many drug dealers I encountered when living in the CD, or now ignore totally, since they regularly do business 20 yards from my door a few miles south of the CD?

In some sense, ABS's 'A Critical Overview' is the section I look at first when opening each new issue while waiting at the bus stop. The past several months (probably years) have stayed the course with the unnecessary hilarity that befits this 'column.'

"Maker's Marxist" - funny funny phoney. love it. The other bullshit is boringly humourous as well! It heartedly confirms Willie the Shakes' maxim:
(c. 1665): Many a true word hath been spoken in jest.."
ibid. Chaucer's earlier version is more eloquent.

What are ABS's credentials? I bet he has resume with wonderful editorial and newspaper writing experience. And of course the honorary DEGREE, musn't forget:
Mr. Steen
B.achelors in S.cience o fA.rts

Posted by Garrett | May 26, 2007 1:37 PM

Help the SIFF festival by picking up volunteer shifts using their online Shiftboard at .

You get ticket vouchers and can schedule yourself when and where you want after joining 1 or more department/teams. You can also find other stuff to volunteer for at other local organizations that use the same system (like kexp, bumbershoot, etc). Neat.

Posted by david | May 26, 2007 3:19 PM

My daughter was probably too young to be there, but I had to get more info for when she turns 8. She had an awesome time. They had a mini camp, and everyone in there demonstrating was really cool and somehow managed to give demos that resulted in people picking up new fills etc. in a couple of minutes. The drums were a massive hit, my daughter loved her sticks and ripped them out of my hand later, and there was one girl (maybe 8) who's got a serious future.

That's all a side note, the bands were fantastic. My daughter lost it after the second act, but they were really great. The co-director who was really nice and into this movement. Ev1 @ CS and ev1 volunteering were fantastic. It was great. I'm just hoping to find out where all the pics and video will be posted. Thx all.

Posted by vegetable lasagna | May 27, 2007 9:05 AM

Last night at the party for A Battle of Wits, Girls Rock was the subject of more than one conversation.

Sounds like everyone who saw it loved it.

Posted by Will in Seattle | May 27, 2007 2:45 PM

Saw it, loved it, and heard a wee bit of Palace's SF Sucks song in the movie. Now I'm totally miffed no one told me the girls were gonna play Chop Suey. Where the heck was that event advertised?

Posted by christopher | May 27, 2007 6:00 PM

GR was a pleasant surprise. I was signed up to volunteer during the screening which was easy enough with the shiftboard. I got to see the film and I also received ticket vouchers for my time. Yes, I feel guilty. I hope I get to see Anthony Hopkins but I can't afford (justify) the tickets and I haven't found any volunteer shifts for the event online yet.

Posted by J | May 28, 2007 4:56 PM

Hey, co-director of Girls Rock! here, and just wanted to thank y'all for being such supportive audiences! We had a great time at the screenings and the concert. In answer to the person who went to the fest, we will have pics up on our site over the next couple days, and the video in a couple weeks. Check back at . And sorry to Christopher about missing the concert! We advertised as best we could, and got a front page story in the PI, but I'm sorry we missed you. There'll be another when the movie is released in theaters in the beginning of '08. See you then!

Posted by Arne | May 28, 2007 6:13 PM

Thanks Arne. Again, great event, and I've been telling everyone who'll listen about how much fun my daughter had. We're dying to see the movie. Brilliant idea to make it, and I expect it to be a phenomenal success. I can't wait until my daughter if old enough to go to Portland. If you're ever looking for a place to put up promotional stuff for the movie (or the camp is) in Seattle, my daughter's mom owns a kids clothing store in Ravenna and would be happy to help out. Again, wish you great success with the film.

Posted by vegetable lasagna | May 29, 2007 1:15 PM

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