Photo: Constance Sisk performs in concert with Eli Conley and B. Steady on Wednesday, Dec. 14.
The Spice Girls may have left with the 90s, but girl power is still strong. An organization in Richmond wants to bring that matra to a new generation to empower girls creatively through positive self-expresion.
Girls Rock! RVA aims to create a free all-girls pop/rock/hip-hop/punk/etc summer music camp in Richmond in 2011. They’re kicking things off with a concert on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at the Gay Community Center of Richmond featuring Steadwell, Eli Conley, and Constance Sisk.
DC-based artist B.Steady makes pop music for queer people of color and other folks with silenced struggles. She’s a one woman acapella band specializing in elaborate vocal layering and harmony. She released her first album on iTunes this year and posts regularly on her YouTube channel.
Eli Conley has Richmond roots and now resides in Berkeley, CA. He brings his country choirboy voice and a singer/songwriter’s sincerity crafting songs that ride the rail between indie folk and alt-country from the raw material of his life as a gay transgender man.
Singer and cellist Constance Sisk of Richmond plays arrangements from a catalog of eclectic singer-songwriters including Joni Mitchell, Lyle Lovett, Caetano Veloso, and Regina Spektor.
Tickets are $5 at the door. More information is available on Facebook. The Gay Community Center of Richmond is at 1407 Sherwood Avenue.