Girls Rock RI/RIOT RI's Second Annual BATTLE OF THE PATRIARCHY!
What is a Battle of the Patriarchy you ask? It's basically a Battle of the Bands Fundraiser wherein women, trans and gender-expansive adults are placed into bands (a great chance to work with new people!) and given a fundraising goal. The bands write original music while fundraising online to support their local rock camp, and at the end of 9 weeks, the bands finally play a huge fundraiser show!
Here’s how it works: SIGN UP! No experience on your instrument is necessary, but a bit is helpful! We’ll randomly place you into bands with folks you've (ideally) never played with before.** Registration costs $10.00. To complete your registration payment, please follow the paypal link here:
The pre-gathering and announcing of band assignments will be held on Sunday April 19, 2020 from 3–5pm! MARK YOUR CALENDARS! This gathering is mandatory in order to participate! Location TBA.
The bands have 10 weeks to come up with a short set, composed of two - three songs, at least one of which must be an original. GRR! will lend gear to folks that don't have the instruments that they need, along with some practice space***!
The ~final fundraiser show spectacular~ is on June 27 at Dusk in Providence!
We invite individuals who self-identify as women, trans, or non-binary to sign up (this includes both trans-masculine and trans-feminine individuals).* We welcome individuals of any gender identity to participate in more indirect ways. (i.e. band promoter, door person, event volunteer, sponsor liaison, stage team, etc.).
*Folks must be 18 years or older (and out of high school!) to sign up for this event.
**registration is first-come-first-served, we will be forming up to 10 total bands
***bands will be able to use the Girls Rock! RI space up to 2x/month, with consideration for scheduling
To sign up, please fill out the form, and we'll get back to you shortly to confirm your spot!
Gender Pronouns (ie. she/her, they/them, etc.)
Age (Must be 18+ to take part)
Instruments you play or are interested in playing in this band
What is your level of proficiency on the instruments you have selected? Do you have proficiency on any other instruments as well?
Do you have (access to) a drum kit your band could use?
Do you have a practice space for bands to use?
Yes! and I have a PA.
Yes! but I don't have a PA.
Do you currently play music or are you in a band(s)? If so what band(s)? (If you've never touched an instrument, that's wonderful, too!)
We want to know more about you! tell us what your favorite music styles are, and what kind of music you would be interested in playing in this band!
What do you want to get out of being in this band? (ie. just playing for fun, performing out after the BOP showcase, fundraising for an organization you love and playing incidentally, etc)
How many times a week do you hope to practice?
Every other week
Just wing it and cram everything the day before the showcase
Do you have any experience fundraising?
A little bit
Not very much
None at all
Please confirm that you can attend Rock Roulette Band Selection Day & Kick-Off on April 19th, 2020 from 3-5pm, Location TBA *Attendance is required to participate, but we may be able to make an accommodation with notice. *
Yes, I can attend on March 20
I'm not sure yet
Any questions or concerns?
Do you know people who might be interested in volunteering to help make this event happen? Please tell us more.
They could be a door person, a band promoter, collect money for the raffle, design flyers, screen print, take video of the performance, connect us with sponsors... You can also email us/have them email us at
Any other information you can/want to share with us about your participation?
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