by J.D. Reager
This Sunday, the Delta Girls Rock Camp will host an all-ages, matinee fundraiser at the Hi-Tone Cafe featuring the Warble, the Hot Pink Paperclips, and other surprise guests.
The Delta Girls Rock Camp, entering its second year since branching off from Murfreesboro's Southern Girls Rock Camp, is a week-long summer camp at Hutchison School for girls ages 10 — 17 that educates attendees about all things related to rock and roll, including musical performance and songwriting, making flyers for gigs, and D.I.Y. t-shirt printing. During the week, campers are divided into different bands, assigned instruments, and given time to write and rehearse material for the camp's climax, the camp-band showcase in Hutchison's plush Wiener Theater.
One of the more impressive bands formed at the camp, the Hot Pink Paperclips, has managed to stay together and will play at the fundraiser on Sunday. The group has performed regularly at clubs and events throughout the year, and has a devoted following of camp volunteers involved in the local music scene, including Noise Choir guitarist Patrick Glass.
“I helped manage the band last year at the camp, and I've seen them develop and write songs together,” says Glass. “It's been really neat to watch them keep getting better and better.”
Here's a video of the band playing at the Hard Rock Cafe:
Delta Girls Rock Camp Benefit
w/ the Warble and the Hot Pink Paperclips
Sunday, June 13, 4 p.m.
$5 (all proceeds benefit the camp)