Rock On Philly Presents We Can Do It!

Rock On Philly is proud to present We Can Do It!, yet another fabulous lineups of local musicians at Milkboy, celebrating Women’s History Month. On Wednesday, March 26th, come hear Tara Hendricks, Victoria Watts, and CC Davis rock the crowd. Good times to be had by all.

In keeping with Women’s History Month, we asked our talented artists to throw in their two cents about women in the music business.

“I’d love to see more venues embrace women of all genres more often, not just acoustic singer-songwriter acts, but the whole spectrum. I come from a female-fronted band that is high energy, super soulful, and funky. Whenever a new venue opens, I feel like they go straight for rock and hip-hop and male-dominated acts, and it’s only later that they open it up to more diverse acts.” – Tara Hendricks

“The worst part of being seen as merely eye candy is not the disrespectful stares or degrading shouts from male members of the audience. The worst part is having my ability dismissed before I even play a single note. Any signs of real creativity or substance are repeatedly attributed to some man who must be working with me; the work behind anything great I do cannot possibly be my own. I can understand why there’s that misconception since there exists an incessant stream of false images of women in music, but I assure every reader that I do most of the creating on my own. I’m an intelligent individual who is incredibly committed to developing my craft, the same as my male colleagues.” – Victoria Watts

There’s always been an unnecessary issue with women in the music industry, which in many respects is a real boys’ club. But there are countless female musicians out there who can rock the house as hard as or harder than their male counterparts. In the end, it’s not about the gender of the artist or any of their personal choices, it’s entirely about their music. Female and male artists alike should be allowed just to play their music without prejudice.

These women are certainly going to bring the house down on the 26th, and we want you to be there! It wouldn’t be a Rock On Philly show without a few surprises in store, so you never know what might happen! It’s going to be an awesome night.

Doors at 8:00, show 8:30. Tickets are $8 online and $10 at the door. You can find them here. 21+

Take SEPTA‘s Market-Frankford Line to 11th and head south a block to get to Milkboy!

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