The gender divide in music is something we’re all well aware of, but there are plenty of people out there doing everything they can to change that, including Girls Rock! Australia, who encourage young female, trans and gender-diverse people from 10-17 to get involved in music and live performance.
To raise money for the organisation, a stack of local bands are getting together at Melbourne’s Curtin Hotel for a special fundraiser, with Camp Cope and Totally Mild leading the charge at a ticketed show upstairs together with Hachiku, Lubulwa and Boats for just 20 bucks.
That’s not all though, as downstairs will play host to a free night of talks, comedy and acoustic tunes featuring triple j’s Gen Fricker; Brodie Lancaster, writer of No Way! Okay, Fine; June Jones of Two Steps On The Water and Kelso of Camp Cope; music writer and feminist Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen; and the live recording of a podcast for mental-health collective Don’t Fret Club.
There’ll be plenty of other fun ways to donate, with raffles and zines on offer, and all money will go to funding scholarships to the Girls Rock! Australia camps, which provide disadvantaged kids across the country with a safe space to meet like-minded people.
Camp Cope recently scored themselves a deserved U.S. record deal, but they’ve done so while also working with festivals like Laneway to raise awareness of the issue of physical and sexual abuse at gigs, and playing plenty of underage gigs to keep their younger fans happy.
This is one definitely not to be missed, and Good Luck #1 kicks off on Sunday October 8 at The Curtin, with tickets on sale now and more info below.
You can score sets from Camp Cope and Totally Mild for just $20
Good Luck #1 fundraiser gig
Gen Fricker (triple j)
Brodie Lancaster (No Way! Okay, Fine)
June Jones (Two Steps on the Water)
Kelso (Camp Cope)
Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen
Don’t Fret Club