LOS ANGELES, CA – October 2010 - Daisy Rock is excited to announce the 6th Annual Pretty In Punk Charity Event and Tribute to The Bangles on Friday, November 19, 2010 at The Roxy in Los Angeles, California, with 100% of the proceeds benefitting Covenant House California and their program, founded by Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx, “Running Wild in the Night.”
Originally created as a one-time fundraising event, Pretty In Punk began as a benefit for breast cancer awareness and prevention. The event has now grown into an annual charity event, combining President Tish Ciravolo’s mutual love and appreciation of giving back to the community and showcasing women in rock. “I wanted to create an event where female musicians could showcase their talents while at the same time uniting to support an important cause,” Ciravolo said. “Pretty In Punk is such a great fun way to do that and has been a huge success each year!”
Daisy Rock is excited to announce the dedication of the 6th Annual Pretty In Punk as a Tribute to The Bangles. Rock historians view the Bangles as one of the greatest all-female bands ever, lauding the L.A.-based quartet for its inventive incorporation of '60s folk rock, sunny SoCal harmonies and Beatles/Byrds/Beach Boys/Big Star godhead into a sound all its own—beguiling, frequently bittersweet, but always life-affirming; a canny merger of art and commerce. Theirs was a rags-to-riches story, from the band's beginnings in L.A.'s Paisley Underground scene through their reign as the smart-pop princesses of the 1980s—a problematic decade that was far richer for the Bangles' presence in its unfolding. In celebration and appreciation of their achievements and music, each allotted Pretty In Punk artist will perform a rendition of their favorite Bangles’ song.
Daisy Rock continues to showcase phenomenal female talent with this year’s line-up which includes The Dollyrots, Janet Robin, 5 O’clock Shakedown, and sASSafrASS—all culminating with a special performance by The Bangles. In the spirit of charity and giving back, all the performers will generously donate their time free of charge to yield the highest donation possible for Covenant House California and the homeless, trafficked, and at-risk youths it serves.
Tickets are now available. For more information about the Pretty In Punk: 6th Annual Charity Event presented by Daisy Rock Girl Guitars, visit www.daisyrock.com/pip.
ABOUT DAISY ROCK GIRL GUITARS
Daisy Rock Girl Guitars is the original girl guitar company dedicated to successfully supplying and marketing professional quality guitars for females of all ages. All Daisy Rock guitars are designed specifically for the female form and feature lightweight bodies, “Slim & Narrow” neck profiles to better fit smaller hands, and are available in inspiring finishes. Daisy Rock Girl Guitars is comprised of two extensive product catalogs. "DEBUTANTE by Daisy Rock" is a line of guitars that consists of Daisy, Butterfly, Heartbreaker, Star, and other models—geared specifically for beginning guitarists. "DAISY ROCK" is a line of professional guitars and basses consisting of full-scale models like the Rock Candy, Stardust, and Siren series. Daisy Rock Girl Guitars’ ongoing mission is to do whatever it takes to help girls play guitar and enjoy music.
Daisy Rock Girl Guitars is led by its Founder and President, Tish Ciravolo. Ciravolo is a highly acclaimed expert on female empowerment and females in music. Tish’s expertise has been immortalized by her induction into the Museum of Making Music, the world’s premier museum showcasing the history of the music products industry, and she is widely regarded as a visionary in the industry. Ciravolo’s deep insight into the subject of girl guitars and female empowerment has made her a sought after and frequent contributor on national and international television, newspapers, magazines, websites, and radio programs including USA TODAY, People, Time, Newsweek, CNN, ABC, NBC, FOX, VH1, the Premier Radio Network, BBC Radio, and the Associated Press. Daisy Rock Girl Guitars is in over 25 countries worldwide, and is co-owned and distributed by Alfred Music Publishing.
ABOUT COVENANT HOUSE CALIFORNIA
Covenant House is the largest non-profit agency serving homeless, trafficked and at risk youth in the country. Since 1988 in Hollywood and 1998 in the Bay Area, Covenant House California has impacted the lives of more than 160,000 homeless youth through its services and facilities. 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the doors of Covenant House California are open to youth living on the streets, offering them not just a bed and a hot meal, but hope, education, job training, life skills, medical attention, mental health counseling, and many opportunities to turn their lives around. For more information on Covenant House California, to make a donation, or to volunteer, call (323) 461-3131 or go to www.covenanthousecalifornia.org.