The Badass Women Of Summer Camp 2017

June 17, 2017

We're less than two months out from Summer Camp 2017 and I'm extra pumped for this year's lineup! We have a lot of fun, energetic bands taking the stage at Marymoor Park this August, but I noticed that the lineup is also packed with unique and bad ass women! They all have a different sound, a different stage presence, but all of them are extremely memorable! They are also just six of the thousands of reasons you should get your bum to Summer Camp this year! 

Bishop Briggs has nudged her way into our hearts since last year's Summer Camp. I remember walking around Marymoor during her set and seeing some of the looks on your faces. She was blowing our minds with that voice! Since Summer Camp 2016, Bishop has come back to play The Showbox, Bumbershoot and a special EndSession for you.

She is so easy-going and one of the sweetest people on the planet! If you follow any of her social media pages then you know how awesome she is to her fans and how super sweet she really is, but what I love about Bishop is the energy she channels on stage. It's like she checks that 'sweet' at the door and brings on the pain! She makes you feel that heartache with songs like Dark Side and Dead Man's Arms and she will get you hype! Check out her full EP before you come see her at Summer Camp!

My pick:

K.Flay's music is my latest obsession. I'm not even kidding, I've been playing her jams in my downtime A LOT lately. She says some of the things I have wanted to say in certain situations. K.Flay doesn't punk out and you are never left wondering how she's feeling in her songs. She lays it all out on the table, unapologetically and I love her for it! I know you're feeling her material, too just from the texts and tweets that come in! You like good music, virtual high five! It's difficult to pick just one favorite K.Flay song, so I'll give you an old and a new jam that you need to put in your earholes. 

From her self-titled EP:

Life As A Dog album:

And of course, tune in to us for her new, new! 

LP has been in the game for a minute-she was discovered by David Lowery of the band Cracker in the late 90's and he produced her debut album in 2001. Since then, she's been a songwriting machine! She has three EP's and four studio albums in her catalog and has written for over a dozen other artists including Christina Aguilera, Cher, Joe Walsh of The Eagles and Rihanna.

The first time I saw LP perform was during our EndSession earlier this year and she was incredible! I've never heard anyone whistle so beautifully the way LP did that night. Seriously, it's a skill! Not only is she crazy talented, but she's a delightful human being :) Get the Camp Counselor tickets and meet her for yourself at Summer Camp!

What we're playing on your radio:

Two of my favorites from her latest album:

I became a Metric fan ever since I heard their song Monster Hospital on an episode of Grey's Anatomy in '05. It's true. Emily Haines reigned me in with her raw, punky vocals.. "I fought the war but the war won!" Emily is not only the founder, frontwoman and songwriter for the band, but she's also a member of Broken Social Scene and has branched out on her own under the moniker Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton. It actually was just announced the other day that a new album from Emily ATSS will be dropping September 15th. Maybe if we ask nicely, she'll play her new song at Summer Camp!:

One of my favorite Metric albums is Synthetica because of what it stands for. Before the album was released, Emily explained that it's about forcing yourself to confront what you see in the mirror when you finally stand still long enough to catch a reflection. Synthetica is about being able to identify the original in a long line of reproductions. It’s about what is real vs what is artificial.

My pick:

I have too many favorites from them to list here, so I'll just leave one song that has really stuck out for me:

You may recognize Beth Ditto's sultry voice and that's because up until last year, she was singing and touring with the band Gossip. They formed in Olympia in 1999 and split up in 2016. Beth recently stated she wants to focus on making music as a solo artist and her clothing line. Oh yeah, she has a personal clothing line, released a memoir in 2012 and sings alongside Debbie Harry on Blondie's song, A Rose By Any Name. If that isn't enough to make her a member of the badass women's club, she just released her debut solo LP, Fake Sugar which you can listen to in full here! A self-described "fat, feminist lesbian", Beth is a big supporter of the LGBTQ community and human rights. It's been said that her stage presence is unforgettable and I'm looking forward to seeing her perform in person at Summer Camp!

What we're playing:

I hope by now you have at least heard of the local band, Dude York. They get a ton of spins on Locals Only Sunday nights and for good reason! They rock. Plain and simple. The trio consists of Andrew Hall on drums, Peter Richards on guitar and vocals and Claire England on that bass and vocals. They totally impressed the entire crowd at The Showbox when they opened for Weezer in April! Claire was all over the stage rocking the freak out, it was incredible!

I think you should come check out all these rad ladies and the rest of our solid lineup at Summer Camp August 12th-13th, but that's just me!

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