Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Big thank you to Spoon!

We'd like to thank Spoon for having us during their three night stand last week at Stubb's.  We were able to raise enough money to pay for almost two scholarships!  The lucky winner of the Epiphone guitar was Taylor Adamson.  Congratulations, Talyor!

Spoon has a new EP out now, available on their web site.  They've also signed a poster for us that you can bid on at our second camp showcase on Saturday, August 1 at the Parish.  We'll have a lot of other nifty music swag and goods/services/certificates from local businesses available also, not to mention ten great songs from bands formed during the week of camp.  It's a seriously blissful hour of entertainment along with the opportunity to support camp by bidding in the silent auction!  Please join us! 

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Calling all lady bike riders!

The groovy East Austinite blog posted about this women's bike race, benefiting Yellow Bike Project.  Sounds like fun!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Ladies Rock Camp

Wish you had Girls Rock Camp when you were a girl? Ever wanted to start a band but were not sure how to do it? Do you want a fun and empowering weekend rocking out with some other awesome ladies?

No experience necessary!

Dates: Friday, July 17, Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19 (Showcase)

Venue: Hosted by The Griffin School and Sri Atmananda: 710 East 41st Street and 4100 Red River St., Austin, TX 78751,

Contact Number 512. 809.7799

Application Fee: $350 (The camp for women 19 + includes instrument instruction, food, parties, and workshops, culminating in the Ladies Rock Camp Showcase on Sunday, July 19, where camper bands perform!) Remember, this is a benefit for Girls Rock Camp Austin, so your application fee enables us to give financial aid to kid campers who need it!

For an application and FAQS, go to the Girls Rock Camp Austin home page.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Win a guitar signed by Spoon!

How cool is this?  Spoon shows their Girls Rock Camp Austin love this Thursday, July 9.  Enter to win a guitar signed by the band at the first night of the three night stand at Stubb's!
Also playing: Quasi and Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears

Fans who attend Spoon’s show on Thursday, July 9, at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater (featuring opening acts Quasi and Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears) will have a chance to enter a special drawing presented by Girls Rock Camp Austin to win an Epiphone Dot guitar signed by all members of the band. Tickets for the drawing are only $5 each. Girls Rock Camp will display the signed guitar at the event, and will post the winner on http://www.girlsrockcampaustin.org/

This is an opportunity for a Spoon fan to grab a very special piece of memorabilia and help out Girls Rock Camp Austin at the same time. Girls Rock Camp Austin, the only nonprofit all-female summer music program in Central Texas, is devolted to empowering girls through musical education and performance.  Fifty percent of GRCA's campers receive financial aid through the organization.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Why I Love Girls Rock Camp

I felt so flattered when Robyn Czarnecki, a camper mom sent me this blog about her thoughts on why she is so moved by Girls Rock Camp Austin. Please take a minute to read this. Enjoy!