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Stream: Band Cramps Volume 1 (Benefiting The Willie Mae Rock Camp For Girls)

Mike Mehalick January 6, 2017 New Music, Reviews No Comments

Band Cramps

Yup! I’m a pretty big fan of charity compilations. The idea of gathering a pool of awesome talent to come together and create is thoroughly rewarding in and of itself, and to put all of that effort towards a worthy cause. ULTIMATE VIBES.

Back in early November, Naomi Scott of Basic Bitches gathered her band and 15 more of NYC’s finest hard-rockers to set forth Band Cramps Volume 1 which benefits the essential non-profit, The Willie Mae Rock Camp For Girls.

In Scott’s own words:

“The idea behind Band Cramps is simple: I was thinking about all the great bands I had been playing with around NY and NJ (with my band Basic Bitches) and how great it would be to try to collect us all together in the style of the punk compilations and label samplers so many of us listened to in the 90s/early 00s. Bandcamp seemed the best place to do it, in order to keep costs down, and it seemed like a great opportunity to raise money for a good cause (Willie Mae Rock Camp For Girls).

I started reaching out to bands to see if people were interested and everyone was pretty instantly onboard and suggesting other bands to speak to. Band Cramps Volume 1 was a go!

The resulting collection of songs is stronger than I had ever imagined. I’m so proud of this release.”

Across the comp’s 16 tracks you’ll encounter a variety of righteous fuzz and punk with cross-haired targets including armchair activists, mansplainers and, oh yeah, Donald “eat shit and die” Trump.

Give Band Cramps Volume 1 a stream below and consider purchasing it here while doing so. Also, why not check out The Willie Mae Rock Camp For Girls’ company overview and smash that like button to all of the band’s Facebook pages while you’re at it. Also, also, Desert Sharks play our showcase, Blox Cord 3, January 12th at The Footlight. OK, I’m done.

The Willie Mae Rock Camp For Girls

We bring together girls and women from diverse communities and encourages them to explore self-expression through music, hone their critical thinking skills, build meaningful alliances with other girls and women, develop confidence in making healthy choices in their lives, and effect positive change in their communities and in the world. We operate a summer day camp, after-school programs, and community events in New York City.

Thundera
Desert Sharks
Basic Bitches
Lady Bits
Ellen And The Degenerates
Tonya Harding
Sharkmuffin
TinVulva
Answering Machine
Vaureen
Lady Bizness
The Subtexts
Four Eyes
The Rizzos
Heavy Negatives
Damsel Trash

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Mike is a graduate of the School Of Visual Arts with a BFA in Film & Video focused on screenwriting. His career stops have included editing positions at AOL, The Huffington Post, and BuzzFeed. He regularly contributes to a variety of outlets. Follow him @mmehalick

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