Strawberry Jam was born out of the Rock N Roll Camp for Girls Intern Program. Sophia, Zander, Eleanor, and Megan all experienced Rock Camp as campers, forming bands, writing songs, and performing all in one week for many summers, until they were eligible to be Interns. Rock Camp’s intern program provides campers with an opportunity to take on a leadership role at the camp and mentor younger campers as they gain self confidence and learn that their voices deserve to be heard. Rock N Roll Camp for Girls provides a safe space for ALL girls, where self expression is encouraged and being LOUD is applauded.
The Hair Nation is here to melt your face. Simply put, The Hair Nation seeks to destroy any vestige of couth left in this world through our antidisestablishmentarianism attitude (we just wanted to use that word in a sentence to sound like our lexicon is bigger than yours), blazing guitar riffs, and of course, the awestriking drumming fury of the drummer, since he’s the most important part of the band anyway.
In our high heels, spandex, ski goggles, and offensive articles of clothing, we will not disappoint. You have no choice but to love us.
We will Rock and Roll, Drive faster than 55 as if we’re in the Paradise City of Panama on spring break, while Jumping and Runnin’ with the Devil. No Sweet Child is Safe from this Rocket Queen of the Jungle. You Won’t Stop Believin’ by the end of the night because Anyway You Want is the Way You Need It. By the end of the set you’ll be Livin’ on a Prayer in this Hysteria of the Final Countdown. Moreover, no Rock of Ages will keep you safe in the Still of the Night…because, remember, we are here to have Nothing But a Good Time…
Members Only. Once, it was THE brand. It meant you’d arrived, because of little button snap-things on your shoulders. What does it mean to us? The Members – Creation, friendship, solidarity. The Only – Music.
In our daily lives we heal the body that the soul may prosper. Does not music heal the soul as well? Between musician and audience, who is the healer and who is the healed? The answer is “yes.” So get some healing and arrive with us. With your button snap shouldered self.
“The thing about music – it beats therapy any day” Dan Ladizinsky, MD
Hampton brothers, Jamey and David, join colleagues T.R. Cauthorn, Jason Jacobson, and guest vocalist and rock star, Sam Cauthorn, to bring you Petty Crimes. Why Petty? Because his songs demand full commitment to rocking out with soul, heart, and swagger. Hampton Lumber advocates for the arts in both rural and urban communities. As a local manufacturer, we appreciate how exposure to the arts enhances creativity and “out of the box” thinking—skills that will spur innovation and help young people thrive (and keep on rocking) in the modern economy.
From high in their ivory tower of local power, four mild-mannered government employees were minding their own business. Two blood-sucking lawyers, a number crunching pencil pusher, and a political hack were suddenly awoken. Somewhere, deep in the bowels of their city, a cry went up. There was a need that only they could meet. The people, it seemed, needed to be rocked. These four answered the call. We’re from the government, and we’re here to help
Sarah G. is a fresh talent from Alpha media, starring on Portland’s contemporary hip-hop station WE 96.3. As a young adult she enjoyed modeling for independent designers and photographers from Oregon all the way to Washington D.C. and New York. Some of her most impactful shoots were collaborations with Grafletics, a Portland sport themed street wear shop. She is also an avid supporter of Portland fashion and can be found frequenting annual runway shows such as Fashionxt, Portland Fashion Week and Portland Fashion & Style Awards. Sarah G. is a proud contributor to the Battle of the bands and hopes to enhance the experience for everyone!
Returning as Band mentor this year, Christopher Brown will provide personal guidance to each band to help them achieve their best sound. Brown’s 20+ years experience include performing or recording with the likes of Wynton Marsalis, Beyonce, and Ray Charles.
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Art has always been a part of who I am; my love of art is one of the reasons I decided to study architecture. I believe that art can enhance the human experience, be it on a nature trail, the side of a building, or in a children’s hospital. Supporting the arts is our responsibility and paramount to building strong communities.
Chloe Eudaly has called Portland her home since 1988. Her introduction to political activism came during the first Gulf War, following which she became active in a variety of civil rights, social justice, and environmental causes. An ardent supporter of the arts, in 1994 she opened her mission driven bookshop, Reading Frenzy bookstore and later co-founded the Independent Publishing Resource Center. Chloe has advocated for inclusive child care to the lack of accessibility in Portland Public Schools, and co-founded the Special Education PTA of Portland, a district-wide PTA dedicated to engaging, educating, and empowering families.