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PHOTOS: Girls Rock Camp bands play the East Atlanta Strut

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Julia Denniss, 12, and Leslie Lang, 13, are members of Quothe the Canary, a Girl Rock Camp band. AJC/Jamie Gumbrecht

The East Atlanta Strut was a soggy show this year with small crowds huddled under umbrellas. The mid-day exception was inside Earthshaking Music, where bands from Girls Rock Camp played a 45-minute set in front of a standing-room only audience.

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Natalie Spruell, 13, sings for the band 500. AJC/Jamie Gumbrecht

I wrote about Girls Rock Camp Atlanta this summer, when the not-for-profit day camp held its week-long session.

The camp teaches girls the history of women in rock, basic music skills and what it means to be in a band. Some girls have had enough by the time camp closes. Even if they loved it, the rock star life isn’t for everybody.

But some of those bands stayed together, brought in new members, wrote new songs, took lessons on their instruments, continued to practice together.

I didn’t have a microphone on me, but they sounded great. Here, at least, is a look at how they’re doing.

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500 performs during the East Atlanta Strut 2009. AJC/Jamie Gumbrecht

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Paranormal bassist Marlee Coulthard, 11, gets help adjusting the strap on her bass from a Girls Rock Camp volunteer. AJC/Jamie Gumbrecht

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Audrey Maloof, 12, a member of The Lockouts and 500, played with the bands on Saturday. AJC/Jamie Gumbrecht

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Kyte Harvey, 10, got some congrats and smiles from fans, family and Girls Rock Camp organizers after performing with Paranormal. AJC/Jamie Gumbrecht

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November 12th, 2009
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October 12th, 2009
8:55 pm

The Sexual Side Effects and Johnny Rockbridge & The High Chairs play a benefit show for Girls’ Rock Camp this Saturday afternoon, October 17, from 2–7 pm at Frogs Cantina in Midtown. Free admission, all ages, full menu, raffle prizes. http://www.dontlabelit.com

Xanna Don't

October 12th, 2009
8:55 pm

The Sexual Side Effects and Johnny Rockbridge & The High Chairs play a benefit show for Girls’ Rock Camp this Saturday afternoon, October 17, from 2–7 pm at Frogs Cantina in Midtown. Free admission, all ages, full menu, raffle prizes. http://www.dontlabelit.com

JOY JOHNSTON

September 30th, 2009
7:48 pm

Enter your comments here GO NATALIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Michelle Friedman

September 21st, 2009
11:48 am

Thanks for covering the event! :) Paranormal, Quothe The Canary, 500, The Lockouts, The Unknown, and Akatsuki – ALL ROCKED!!!

Mria Dangerfield

September 21st, 2009
8:21 am

These girls were great – especially the band, 500!
What a great opportunity for girls in Atlanta to rock out!
Go Girls Rock Camp!!!