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Girls Rock Dallas Gets a Little Help From Amanda Palmer, Goes IndieGoGo

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Last night, Dresden Dolls singer Amanda Palmer was in town, mixing her new album with the ubiquitous John Congleton. Not only did she do a Violitionist Session with Neil Gaiman (yes, Neil Gaiman was in Denton, let that sink in), she also donated money to Girls Rock Dallas. They've declared today Amanda Palmer Day in her honor. (She's also creeping into Good Records today at 6 p.m.)

The camp just launched its IndieGoGo fundraising campaign yesterday, in an effort to raise money for this summer's inaugural July session. You've got a little over a month to contribute, or you can do it in real life this Saturday at the Curtain Club, with a concert that features Static Mind, Chloes, Crazy Ivans, Scary Cherry & the Bang Bangs, Darstar, Blackstone Rangers and Responsible Johnny.

"I just realized the other day that we are about three months out from the camp," says camp founder Rachel Michaud. "We still have a lot to do, but the support from the community has been outstanding. Some amazing girls have stepped up to help out with the behind-the-scenes work and we are right on schedule for our camp. However, we are still accepting applications for both volunteers and campers. Campers are on a first-come, first-serve basis with financial assistance available. Both applications are available on our website."

And why IndieGoGo, not Kickstarter or more traditional fundraising?

"We were looking at our schedule and the amount of money we needed to raise. We talked about going with traditional fundraisers, but we didn't want to exhaust DFW by doing one a month, which would be needed to raise the money. So we started looking into crowd-sourcing sites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo, so we could do a mix of traditional and crowd-sourcing, and IndieGoGo was able to give us what we needed."

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