Blow Out: Women Who Rock Opening Concert

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CALENDAR ADVISORY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 16, 2013
Contact: Anita Woo
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Blow Out: Women Who Rock Opening Concert at EMP Museum
June 14, 2013
SEATTLE-EMP celebrates the opening of Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power with The Bad
EMPressions, an all-star band performing five decades of music by the legendary female
forerunners that influenced them, along with some songs of their own that they played to fame.
The Bad EMPressions features Kathy Valentine (The Go-Go's), Patty Schemel (Hole), Donita Sparks
(L7), Kim Shattuck (The Muffs), and special guests Annabella Lwin, Star Anna, Shelby Earl, and
Choklate.
Ticket includes admission to Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power—an exhibition
dedicated to the female pioneers who propelled rock 'n' roll into uncharted territories.
Date: June 14, 2013
Time: Doors at 7:00pm, show at 8:00pm
Venue: Sky Church
EMP Museum
325 5th Avenue N
Seattle, WA 98109
Ticket Info: $25 ($20 EMP members)
ABOUT WOMEN WHO ROCK: VISION, PASSION, POWER
Organized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion,
Power is a ground-breaking and provocative exhibit that illustrates the important roles women
have played in rock music, from its inception through today. It highlights the flashpoints, the firsts,
the best, the celebrated and sometimes lesser-known women who moved rock and roll music and
American culture forward. Women Who Rock will open to the public at EMP on Saturday, June 15,
2013.
The exhibition spotlights more than 70 artists and features artifacts, video and listening stations.
The exhibit will move through the rock and roll eras, weaving a powerful and engaging narrative
that demonstrates how women have been the engines of creation and change in popular music,
from the early years of the 20th Century to the present. Notable artifacts include Lady Gaga’s
piano, Madonna’s bustier worn during the Blonde Ambition Tour (1990), Wanda Jackson’s acoustic
guitar, a dress worn by Cass Elliott of the Mamas and the Papas, The Runaway’s “Cherry Bomb”
lyrics (1976), and much more. The exhibit will be open at EMP Museum through September 22,
2013.
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ABOUT EMP MUSEUM
EMP is a non-profit organization dedicated to the exploration of creativity and innovation in music,
science fiction, and popular culture. EMP combines interpretative, interactive exhibitions with stateof-the-art technologies, and educational programming to offer visitors of all ages a first-hand,
multi-dimensional experience of the creative and artistic process.
EMP is housed in a 140,000 square foot Frank O. Gehry-designed building. This spectacular,
prominently visible structure has the presence of a monumental sculpture set amid the backdrop of
the Seattle Center.
CURRENT EXHIBITIONS AT EMP
Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic
Hear My Train a Comin’: Hendrix Hits London
Icons of Science Fiction
Can’t Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film
Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses
EMP MUSEUM HOURS
Winter Hours: Now through May 25, 2013, 10:00am-5:00pm
CONTACT INFO
325 5th Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98109
206.770.2700, main line
206.770.2702, box office
1.877.367.7361, toll-free
www.EMPmuseum.org
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