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EMP’s New Exhibit: This One’s For The Ladies!

Seattle’s Experience Music Project plays host to an exhibit put together by The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland Ohio starting Saturday June 15th.  It’s called Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power, and it tells the often untold tales of females who’ve made it….and/or not….in the largely male dominated world of rock and roll. It features more than 70 artists with listening stations, video screens with exclusive interviews, and artifacts such as Joan Jett’s handwritten lyrics to The Runaways Cherry Bomb, Madonna’s bullet-boobed outfit, Lady Gaga’s infamous meat dress (let’s hope they’ve kept that refrigerated), and the usual assortment of iconic musical instruments.

The exhibit is open for EMP members to preview on Friday June 14th, followed by Blow Out: Women Who Rock…an opening-night concert …open to the public… in the Sky Church with:

  • Girlschool and Go Go’s bass player Kathy Valentine
  • Hole drummer Patty Schemel
  • L7 guitarist Donita Sparks
  • The Muffs guitarist Kim Shattuck
  • Bow Wow Wow singer Anabella Lwin

…and Seattle female musicians who were the inspiration for the ACT Theater’s recent hit play These Streets, including:

  • These Streets playwright and MaxiBadd guitarist Greta Harley
  • These Streets singer and Stranger Genius Award winner Sarah Rudinoff
  • Lazy Susan singer Kim Virant
  • Goodness bass player Fiia McGann
  • Goodness and Helle’s Belles guitarist (she was Angus) Amy Stolzenbach
  • Laura Weller and Bonnie Hammond’s best-unsigned-band-in-America (circa 1988) Capping Day
  • And more special guests!

This all-ages show will have a bar for those 21+….get tickets at the EMP’s website here.

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