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The Tinderbox Music Festival announces initial line up for the September 10 celebration of female musicians!

posted Aug 25, 2011, 6:58 PM by Vu Nguyen

The second edition of the
Tinderbox Music Festival returns to NYC and the initial line-up is announced!  Showcasing a powerful and diverse lineup of established and emerging female artists producing innovative original music rooted in the vibrant New York City music scene, Tinderbox fosters community by providing opportunities to perform, collaborate, and connect.

September 10 - Knitting Factory - Brooklyn, NY
Holly Miranda (Indie Folk)
XYLOS (Multi-instrumentalist Pop)
Charlene Kaye and The Brilliant Eyes (Indie Rock Electronic)
The Debutante Hour (Indie Folk/ multi instrumental/quirky)
Alyson Greenfield (Folk Electro Hip Hop)
Kalae All Day (Hip Hop/Soul)
EULA (Post Punk)
Miss Geo (Indie Electronic Pop)
Canyon.  (Indie Folk)
Rebecca Jordan (Jazz/Soul/Folk)
Mira Stroika (Cabaret/Pop/Punk)
White Wave (Experimental)
Pepper Fandango (Folk / Blues)
Sweet Soubrette (Indie Folk)
Helicopria (Prog Rock)
Sarah Aument (Indie Pop Rock)
WOJCIK (Garage Rock)
Sarah Walk (Singer/Songwriter / Piano Rock)
Annie Fitzgerald (Americana/ Folk)
WYATT (Indie Folk Pop)
Natalie Farr (Alternative Folk)

To learn more about the festival, watch this mini-documentary about the fest, check out interviews with founder and organizer Alyson Greenfield with We All Make Music and Progressive Wednesday.

The Tinderbox Festival began as an outlet to celebrate the immense amount of talent among female performers in NYC and the press response was fantastic.  From Bust to Brooklyn Vegan, Venus Zine to Progressive Wednesday, local and national support of the festival has lead to Tinderbox's exciting sophomore year.

Tinderbox  donates 100% of its net proceeds to organizations involved in empowering the next generation of female artists including Girls Write Now, an organization providing guidance and opportunities for NYC’s underserved high school girls to develop their independent voices and explore careers in professional writing, and the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls, a non- profit music and mentoring program empowering girls and women through music education and activities.

"All the proceeds from Tinderbox went directly back to arts services for girls through Girls Write Now and the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls. What’s not to love about that cycle completing itself? A community of women gets together to form a space for women to play music and then donate all the cash to organizations that teach girls how to rock and write? Well done, Tinderbox."
Venus Zine

Summer Songwriting Workshop
Continuing to support women in music, Tinderbox held their first no-cost Tinderbox Arts/Girls Write Now Songwriting Workshop at the end of July where NYC's young women were paired with professional female NYC songwriters (some of them Tinderbox artists) to create, perform, and record original songs.

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