Girls Got Rhythm Fest night one
|Photo by Erik Hess|
With the Avengers, the Gateway District, the Pinsch, Total Trash
Amsterdam Bar and Hall, St. Paul
Friday, May 10, 2013
While our local summer festival circuit seems to grow exponentially with every passing year, the 2012 maiden voyage of St. Paul's Girls Got Rhythm Fest made a strong case for its return by championing a criminally under-served pocket of our local music community. It's a strange irony that a town like ours, inundated with the rock 'n' roll feminism that gave birth to icons like Babes in Toyland, didn't have an event of this scale to celebrate women until a year ago.
While that first run of GGR may have suffered some of the setbacks that plague many festival start-ups, organizers Dana Raidt and Travis Ramin wisely decided to narrow their focus this time. Focusing on guitar-heavy, punk-minded groups created a far more cohesive experience, and landing San Francisco pop-punk archetypes the Avengers for the headlining slot made for a truly unique lineup on night one.
See Also:More »
Slideshow: Girls Got Rhythm Fest, Night One
Slideshow: Girls Got Rhythm Fest, Night Two