192 pages, 7.94 × 6.06 × 0.52 in
June 10, 2008
Crown Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0823099482
ISBN - 13: 9780823099481
About the Book
A member of the all-female hip-hop band Northern State, Goodmark inspires teen girls to start making music of their own. From choosing an instrument and finding band-mates to organizing rehearsals, recording music, and getting gigs, this guide shows young women how to get rockin'.
From the Publisher
Don’t most teens and tweens dream of starting a band? Sure they do, and girls are no exception. Girls Rock! gives girls the 411 on gathering bandmates, choosing instruments, selecting a name, and organizing rehearsals. Want to know what to play, where to spread the word, and how to record music and share it with the world? But what if things get, like, weird? No prob, there are even tips on solving issues within the group. Insights from female musicians tell readers about the fun along the way, from the first music lesson to the first big gig. This empowering book shows young women everywhere how to stop watching and start living large. Don’t just watch reality shows that feature new talent—be part of that new reality. Rock on, rock out, and get Girls Rock!
About the Author
Kim Althea Gordon (born April 28, 1953 in Rochester, New York) is an American musician. Gordon, who started out as a visual artist, rose to prominence as the bassist, guitarist, and vocalist of alternative rock band Sonic Youth, which she formed with Thurston Moore in 1981 and stayed with until 2011. Gordon's family moved to Los Angeles, California, when she was growing up. After high school, she attended the Otis Art Institute of Los Angeles County and was briefly a student at York University in Toronto, Canada, where she played in her first band. After she graduated from college, Gordon moved to New York City to join a band. Gordon's memoir, Girl in a Band, was published in February of 2015; one month later it was listed on the New York Times bestseller list.
Advance praise for "Girls Rock":
""Girls Rock" is essential reading for any girl who wants to make music her own way!" --Sara Quin, Tegan & Sara
""Girls Rock" offers a thorough, good-hearted nudge to girls who dream of being in a band." --Edie Brickell, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians
"This book has your back. It's got the inside scoop on everything from starting a band to surviving fights to playing shows. Every girl who dreams of being a rock goddess should keep this book in her back pocket."--Izzy S. and Sophie K. (both 12 years old), Care Bears on Fire "Whether you want to be a rock star or just play in your living room, "Girls Rock" is the definitive do-it-yourself guide for aspiring girl rockers of any age. Robyn Goodmark has created a hands-on resource that is informative, inspiring, and a whole lotta fun." --Emily Marks, Musician and Executive Director, Girls Rock Camp Austin