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Keep Girls Rock! DC Strumming this Summer [Pick Education]

For those of us outside the Beltway, it may seem like the only thing happening in Washington DC is politics. But don’t forget, our nation’s capital is home to a thriving music scene, and influential artists like Bad Brains, Henry Rollins, and Dave Grohl all hail from DC.

Nonprofit organization Girls Rock! DC is on a mission to not only keep the DC music scene alive, but pump it up with a healthy dose of girl power. And for this, we are proud to have Girls Rock! DC as this week’s Pick Education partner.

Through July 1, 2012, for each GearPipe guitar pick sold in the GearPipe Shop, we will donate one pick to Girls Rock! DC for use in their music education programming.

Mile High Mayhem! Help Us Support Girls Rock Camp Denver [Pick Education]

If you ask the staff, volunteers, and campers of Girls Rock Camp Denver, rocking has been a male-dominated sport for way too long. And it’s tough to argue! The Godmothers of Rock — artists like Heart and Patti Smith — paved the way for the explosion of female fronted, and all-female, bands of the past ten years. Bands like The Donnas and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have proven girls can rock harder than most boys.

And this is why we are proud to welcome Girls Rock Camp Denver as this week’s Pick Education partner!

Help Nude spread music making to La Habra, CA students [Pick Education]

While the California band Nude is busy pushing their new album, Fearless Generation, they never forget that without the inspiration of someone when they were young, they never would have dedicated their lives to what they love, making music.

That’s why members of the three man band (Tony Karlsson, Bobby Amaro, and Dave Mattera) volunteer at Washington Middle School, along with community centers and other schools in La Habra, California, teaching students to play music.