Turn It Up!, the newly formed Los Angeles-based organization which advocates for parity for women in the music industry, held its first large benefit show last Sunday at the Echoplex to raise funds for its educational and advocacy work. Gender parity in the music business is needed for women and others typically excluded from the industry, and all the platforms of visibility and behind the scenes: studios, airplay, bookings, media coverage, etc.
The benefit’s performers represented a wide range of women in rock; musicians and djs: Alice Bag (Alice Bag Band), Phranc, Nina Diaz (Girl in a Coma, solo), Lisa Kekula (The Bellrays), Drew Arriola Sands (Trap Girl), DJ diA, DJ Mukta Mohan, Adele Bertei (Contortions, Bloods), Kristine Nevrose (The Tissues); Annie, Nadine and Dewie of The Groans, Solvej Schou, Sharon Needles (Betty Blowtorch), Abby Travis (Sumo Princess), Gere Fennelly, Tosha Jones (The Randies) and Blare Bitch (Betty Blowtorch).
(Click on each gallery image to learn more about each performer.)
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