Story of Women in Jazz on Film and Live During Girl/Band
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Rock out to the music of the '80s and '90s when 93.1 Jack FM brings together a stellar lineup for its annual concert blowout. In addition to the iconic Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, you'll also see Collective Soul, Billy Squier, Violent Femmes, Bow Wow Wow and Naked Eyes. Joan Jett has eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including the classics "Bad Reputation," "I Love Rock 'N' Roll," "I Hate Myself For Loving You" and "Crimson and Clover." Collective Soul is defined by their catchy melodies and guitar-driven songs that dominated the Billboard charts throughout the '90s. Billy Squier became one of the first faces of MTV in the early '80s, starting with his video for "The Stroke." The party anthem rocketed to No. 3 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart, launching Squier's career into the stratosphere. The Violent Femmes got their big break when Chrissie Hynde asked them to open for a Pretenders show at the last minute. Their raw sound and honest lyrical perspective has since influenced such artists as Pink, Keith Urban, The Smiths, Nirvana, Lou Reed and John Cusack. Bow Wow Wow's smash track "I Want Candy" defined the early '80s, and the group appealed to pop and New Wave fans alike. British New Wave band Naked Eyes exploded into the Top 10 with their cover of the Burt Bacharach/Hal David tune "Always Something There to Remind Me" and have never stopped since. Learn More
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Talk about a great local "secret"! I'm all about the idea of an organization taking over an unconventional facility to create a one-time unique experience. Avon's Warehouse turned into a stage with a huge screen to watch the documentary, "Girls in the Band", which features women jazz players pioneering what is still predominantly a men's industry. And afterwards some of the women from the documentary performed. I am only a casual fan, getting my feet wet in the genre, but I can't imagine how anyone left without being a fan of jazz. As the facility host of the event, we all walked away with Avon freebies afterwards as well.
This was cultural learning experience, and would make a great date for anyone gay or straight. The audience trends to older white folks, and you definitely want to dress a little more business casual, but with Goldstar's rate, it was very affordable. And the audience was progressive minded, boo'ing and aww'ing at all the right moments on behalf of women/minority rights.
A very grassroots operation feel, which I love, The organizer Muse/ique puts on multiple events a season through a series called Uncorked, which features different genres of music all in the Pasadena/LA area. I'm definitely keeping my out for the future ones. They'll also have a summer series, which I imagine is like CalPhil or Pasadena Pops with an intimate feel to it.
6:30pm: Wine and mingling
7:30pm: Concert and screening