Get GIRLSCHOOL’d

The future is female rock.

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GIRLSCHOOL is headed by Adrien Young, Anna Bulbrook, and Jasmine Lywen-Dill (L to R).

L.A.-based art collective and music festival GIRLSCHOOL is getting girly, one guitar shred at a time. It was founded last year by Anna Bulbrook (you probably recognize her from The Airborne Toxic Event), in response to the dearth of women in the alternative rock scene, and has already celebrated a three-day festival at the Bootleg Theater with a killer all-female fronted lineup. Tomorrow GIRLSCHOOL takes over the San Pedro Art Walk with a showcase of some of our favorites: Gavin Turek, Miya Folick, Vōx, and Dot. We caught up with the crew to ask them each what they loved about working with GIRLSCHOOL and what words of wisdom they’d impart to younger versions of themselves. Check it out below, and stay tuned for more rad and system-disrupting events on the GIRLSCHOOL front.

GAVIN TUREK

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Photo by Stephanie Bassos

What makes you want to be part of GIRLSCHOOL?

I love reminding women young and old that they are incredible, unstoppable, brilliant, and enough. Even if I don’t get a chance to express those words verbally, I truly hope that sentiment comes across when I perform. Being a musician is challenging period–from booking shows to making business decisions. It’s nice to have an organization like GIRLSCHOOL out there dedicated to supporting and highlighting all kinds of women making music!

What advice or mantra would you give to your younger self?
TRUST YOUR GUT.

 VōX

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What makes you want to be part of GIRLSCHOOL?
The music industry in general is tough on babes. It doesn’t respect them. It doesn’t acknowledge their work or their power. What GIRLSCHOOL stands for is amazing. I stand behind any organization that can show young women their art is worthwhile, worth being celebrated.

What advice or mantra would you give to your younger self?
I promise you–you can’t imagine how much confidence and magic you’re going to find in the world, so please don’t give up.

MIYA FOLICK

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What makes you want to be part of GIRLSCHOOL?
I’ve participated in GIRLSCHOOL events before, and I love meeting younger people who are excited to see women playing music.

What advice or mantra would you give to your younger self?
Don’t wait until you feel good enough.

DOT

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What makes you want to be part of GIRLSCHOOL?
I’m a huge supporter of the GIRLSCHOOL movement, so I’m excited to have the opportunity for us to team up and share music made by some powerful female creators.

What advice or mantra would you give to your younger self?
Know your worth and NEVER settle for anything less, even when it’s uncomfortable or challenging.

For more on GIRLSCHOOL x San Pedro Art Walk go here.