Who’s the most memorable female musician in your mind? Madonna? Britney Spears? Ani DiFranco? Let’s face it. Being a woman in the music industry can be very difficult. You’re expected to be either one extreme or the other – a sex pot or a raging feminist. What if you’re somewhere in the middle, not really fitting into those molds? Most women are, and don’t. Girls Rock Denver (GRD) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping girls and young women become better musicians and giving them more confidence to break the mold. They are part of a national effort called the Girls Rock Camp Alliance. GRD gives girls an opportunity as young as age eight to start exploring themselves musically. This past November, GRD hosted a benefit concert called 50 Shows in 50 States (with girls rock camps from all over the country participating) at 3 Kings Tavern where five local bands (all with at least one woman) played for their great cause – to help raise money for the Girls Rock Denver summer camp this year. Bands that played included: Dangerous Nonsense, Monroe Monroe, The Swindlers, Karen Cuda of Nashville Pussy and Smoothbore. The show was a smashing success and the organization now has a little more to help jumpstart the young ladies that get involved. Check out the video of the show for some straight up rock ‘n roll for a damn good cause. Keep your ears to the ground for more about the camp which will be happening this July. Thanks for watching and don’t forget to support local.