Girl Fest 2016

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Girl Fest 2016
The Last Artful Dodgr
Hart & Hare
My Voice Music AMP Band
Crystal Ballroom Property - Lola's Room | Sunday, January 10, 2016
7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show | $10 | All ages welcome
About Girl Fest 2016
In 2013, Madison Sturdevant founded Girl Fest NW because she recognized a lack of support and opportunity for female musicians in our community. She became a musician at the age of 3 when she was given her first violin. In high school, she attended Portland's Rock ‘n' Roll Camp for Girls, and in 2011, started contributing to a NW music blog. In her involvement in the NW music industry, she saw that music created by girls/women was given less of a chance, and that expectations placed on female artists to look and sound a certain way were heavier than those placed on men. A music festival aimed at promoting NW female artists is a good way to change this.

The Northwest music industry is growing and developing every day, and organizing a music festival in a competitive market isn't easy. All of the money raised by this campaign will go towards paying artists and providing publicity for the event. Girl Fest NW has been honored by support from our sponsors. But not all of this support is financial. Girl Fest NW needs your help too! In order to put together the best lineup possible, we need to offer artists fair compensation. And since we can't have a festival without an audience, providing publicity for the event is another significant expense.

About Hart & Hare
"The best noise is the one that sticks. Working in the interstitial space between pop music and experimental noise installations, Hart & Hare construct experiential atmospheres that you can tap your foot to. Not worried with technicality and of-the-minute trends, their pieces evoke cold evenings, half-remembered moments and the bleary state of memory before a jolt brings you back to the present.

Formed in the winter of 2012 by two artists, the duo deconstructs the traditional band structure by questioning what a performance should be. Relying on vocal harmonies, sonic textures and a heavy dose of guitar and synthesizer, Hart & Hare present a full experience that is at once cinematic and personal. The slow plod of drums gives way to frantic guitar and warbled voices. The images on the screen shift along to a soundtrack that follows simple structures in unexpected ways.

At its core, Hart & Hare is about exploring the beautiful disparities inherent in the commingling of two lives. Drawing from different musical and personal backgrounds, the members combine diverse ideas into a melodious whole. Each echo, chord and hiss of feedback is tamed by a return to an intimate space between the listener and the musician, by a return to something you forgot but was stuck there all along.

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