Time Out says
Posted: Fri Oct 19 2012
At the origin of Gals Rock is a group of friends and music fans who spend hours discovering new artists on Myspace. Tired of seeing boys dominate pop, rock and electronica, they decided to focus almost exclusively on women and promote those with talent by any and all means. Their headquarters and launchpad is Gals Rock, opened in 2009, ostensibly a clothing store, but not exclusively: amongst the slogan T-shirts and classy coats, the back room contains CDs and vinyl, a temple dedicated to female musicians and singers from Austra and Cat Power to The Go! Team or Patti Smith. Books, magazines and stationery on the theme complement the range, which also boasts a program of free quality live acts. It is not uncommon for guest artists to later be invited to well-known festivals like MaMA ou Les Femmes S'en Mêlent. It's not a place for anti-male prejudice, however, and men are welcome to come and buy clothes and records.