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Thursday, October 24
 

5:00pm

VIP Meet & Greet with Suzi Quatro
Limited Capacity seats available

Meet Suzi Quatro and enjoy wine and cheese with MEOW Con VIPs before the Woman of Valor banquet.

You must have a ticket for the WOV Dinner to attend this special event - cannot be purchased separately!

Speakers
avatar for Suzi Quatro

Suzi Quatro

Suzi Quatro has sold more than 55 million albums worldwide. After appearing on the cover of Rolling Stone, she was cast as Leather Tuscadero on the hit ‘70s TV series, “Happy Days.” Her duet with Chris Norman, “Stumblin’ In,” reached #4 in the US in 1978.


Thursday October 24, 2013 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Wedgwood

7:00pm

Woman of Valor Banquet - Honoring Suzi Quatro and Margaret Moser
Limited Capacity seats available

Dinner and a performance by Suzi Quatro featuring Tony Scalzo of Fastball on "Stumblin' In."

Suzi's 2nd US performance in 30 years - NOT to be missed!

Tickets onsale now. 

Speakers
avatar for Carla DeSantis Black

Carla DeSantis Black

Director, MEOW
Carla DeSantis Black is nation's leading advocate for women in music. She is the founder of MEOW (producers of MEOW Con) and ROCKRGRL Magazine (1995-2005). She also works one on one with female artists as a career strategist/coach.
avatar for Margaret Moser

Margaret Moser

Austin Chronicle
Texan. Music lover. History lover. Dog lover.
avatar for Suzi Quatro

Suzi Quatro

Suzi Quatro has sold more than 55 million albums worldwide. After appearing on the cover of Rolling Stone, she was cast as Leather Tuscadero on the hit ‘70s TV series, “Happy Days.” Her duet with Chris Norman, “Stumblin’ In,” reached #4 in the US in 1978.
avatar for Patti Quatro-Ericson

Patti Quatro-Ericson

Guitarist
One of the earliest heavy female rock lead guitarists of The Pleasure Seekers, Cradle, and Fanny, hailing from Detroit Rock City. Owner of QuatroRock.com with history, CD's, gallery, T-shirts. MEOW Con advisory board member, sister and sistah. 
avatar for Kathy Valentine

Kathy Valentine

On a trip to London with her English mother in the early `70s, fifteen-year-old KATHY turned on the telly and saw Suzi Quatro (the Detroit glitter rock star). “The only women musicians I had ever seen played acoustic guitars,” KATHY recalls, “and there she was in black leather, singing ‘Can the Can!’ I wanted an electric guitar immediately.” | | Such is the start of a career that has included 30 years in The... Read More →


Thursday October 24, 2013 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Ballroom
 
Friday, October 25
 

11:00am

Suzi Quatro Keynote Address

To date, Suzi Quatro has sold more than 55 million albums worldwide. After appearing on the cover of Rolling Stone, she was cast as the beloved character Leather Tuscadero on the hit ‘70s TV series, “Happy Days.” Her duet with Chris Norman, “Stumblin’ In,” reached #4 in the US in 1978. 

A Detroit native, Suzi has made her home in England since 1971. She released her autobiography, “Unzipped,” in 2007 and recently performed it at the London West End Theater as a one-woman show. In 2014 she will celebrate her 50th year in show business. 


Speakers
avatar for Suzi Quatro

Suzi Quatro

Suzi Quatro has sold more than 55 million albums worldwide. After appearing on the cover of Rolling Stone, she was cast as Leather Tuscadero on the hit ‘70s TV series, “Happy Days.” Her duet with Chris Norman, “Stumblin’ In,” reached #4 in the US in 1978.


Friday October 25, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm
Glass Oaks

1:00pm

Guitar Heroes
Are women as proficient as men at guitar? If so, why are there still so few female guitar heroes? And who are some of the ones to watch? 

Moderators
avatar for Beth Marlis

Beth Marlis

Vice President, Sr. Guitar Faculty, Musicians Institute
Vice President at Musicians Institute and MI/GIT senior guitar faculty since 1987, Executive Director of The Musicians Foundation. Authored two guitar books, toured/performed internationally, Master’s Degree (Jazz Guitar USC).

Speakers
avatar for Monique Caravello

Monique Caravello

Monique Caravello is a prolific songwriter who will delight your senses with her catchy blues/rock inspired tunes, smooth vocals and sweet, soulful guitar skills.
avatar for Janet Robin

Janet Robin

Guitarist Janet Robin has toured as a member of Lindsey Buckingham’s band, as well as with Michelle Shocked, Meredith Brooks Band and Air Supply.
avatar for Leni Stern

Leni Stern

Leni Stern is in the 27th year of her career as a recording artist and continues to define herself as a genre-bending master guitarist and timely songwriter.


Friday October 25, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
San Marcos

1:00pm

One on One: Linda Chorney Interview
Grammy Nominee Chorney made history as the first truly independent artist to get nominated for a Grammy without a label, manager or publicist, for BEST AMERICANA ALBUM "EMOTIONAL JUKEBOX" for the 54th GRAMMY AWARDS. As a relative unknown, her nomination was met with controversy by the gatekeepers.

She embraced it, and wrote her first book, aptly entitled "Who the F*#% Is Linda Chorney?!"

In this interview, ace reporter Chris Willman talks to Linda about her experience.  

Moderators
avatar for Chris Willman

Chris Willman

Writer
Chris Willman is the former music critic for Entertainment Weekly and author of the book "Rednecks & Bluenecks: The Politics of Country Music." He currently writes for the Hollywood Reporter, TV Guide, Yahoo, and the Los Angeles Times.

Speakers
avatar for Linda Chorney

Linda Chorney

Linda Chorney made history as the first indie artist without a label, publicist or manager to be nominated for a Grammy.


Friday October 25, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Glass Oaks

1:00pm

Separate But Equal: Do We Need Affirmative Action?
Guitar Center recently created a corporate Women's Initiative in its stores to make sure women are comfortable there as employees and customers. Do we need special programs to ensure our voices are heard? What are the pros and cons. 

Moderators
avatar for Vickie Nauman

Vickie Nauman

President 7digital US, Principal CrossBorderWorks, 7digital/CrossBorderWorks
Vickie Nauman specializes in music, technology, international business development. Experience includes President 7digital US (London-based digital music platform), Sonos, Seattle station KEXP, RealNetworks, consultancy CrossBorderWorks, and an earned international MBA.  

Speakers
avatar for June Millington

June Millington

Co-Founder & Artistic Director, Institute for Musical Arts (IMA)
June Millington has been a musician for as long as she can remember. By 1964 she and her sister Jean started an all-girl band that morphed into the group Fanny. In 1986 June co-founded the Institute for the Musical Arts, a non-profit for women and girls in music. She is currently writing an autobiography.
avatar for Laura Taylor

Laura Taylor

Sr. Executive Vice President of Operations and Musician Services, Guitar Center
Laura Taylor has been with Guitar Center for 23 years and has worked her way through the ranks, starting as a part time greeter at one of the company’s first stores. Now she is responsible for everything in the stores outside of sales.
avatar for Carol Thompson

Carol Thompson

Principal, The Thompson Group
Carol Thompson is an entrepreneur, economic development strategist, mentor and business advisor. The Thompson Group, founded in 1993, has since served upwards of 100 clients ranging from local to Fortune 500, from Services to Technology, from Manufacturing to Healthcare, from Legal to Education.


Friday October 25, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sabine

1:00pm

U.N.I.T.Y. - Women Building Communities
Whether its purpose is networking, career empowerment or a professional organization, building an effective organization takes nerves of steel and stellar leadership skills. In this informative panel, women who have built organizations from the ground up discuss the importance of community. 

Moderators
avatar for Neeta Ragoowansi

Neeta Ragoowansi

Board of Directors, Women in Music, Law Office of Neeta Ragoowansi
Neeta has 20+ years as an attorney, entertainment business professional & award-winning musician/songwriter. Formerly at TuneSat (VP, Biz Dev and Legal Affairs), SoundExchange (Dir, Artist-Label Relations), & Kennedy Ctr for the Perf Arts (Asst General Counsel), Neeta currently serves as legal counsel, skilled negotiator, strategic advisor, and business development resource to a variety of clients in her legal practice, including technology... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Caroline Burruss

Caroline Burruss

VP Brand Development, ACL Live
Caroline Burruss is the Vice President of Brand Development for Austin City Limits Live and Stageside Productions. She runs sponsorship, business development and premium seats for these properties as well as other boutique festivals around the US.
avatar for Nancy Coplin

Nancy Coplin

Music Coordinator, Austin Bergstrom Airport
1st Chair Austin Music Commission; Co-Founder Women in Music Professional Society; Board Austin Blues Society; MEOW Con Advisory Board Member
avatar for Theresa Jenkins

Theresa Jenkins

Executive Director, Texas Chapter, Recording Academy
avatar for Leanne Summers

Leanne Summers

President, Los Angeles Women in Music (LAWIM)
Accomplished performing artist & singer/vocal coach/producer/clinician. All styles - All Things Voice! President of Los Angeles Women in Music (LAWIM) and producer of Young Talent Night. See www.leannesummers.com in addition to the LAWIM site.


Friday October 25, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
San Antonio

1:00pm

Wounded Souls
Ingrid Johnson will read from her poetry book, Wounded Souls. 

Speakers
avatar for Ingrid Johnson & the Funky Fresh Crew

Ingrid Johnson & the Funky Fresh Crew

Ingrid D. Johnson, with her talented band, The Funky Fresh Crew, asks What About Love? on her 2012 debut album – love that overcomes adversity and impact of childhood sexual abuse.


Friday October 25, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Trinity B

1:00pm

How To Be Interviewed
What do you say - and not say - in an interview? Journalist Denise Sullivan will advise you on how to handle the tough questions. 

Moderators
avatar for Denise Sullivan

Denise Sullivan

Denise Sullivan writes on music, arts and culture. Author of five published titles including Keep on Pushing, Black Power Music From Blues to Hip Hop, she is editing an anthology of San Francisco stories and writing Compared To What, the authorized biography of a classic jazz-protest song. A fourth generation San Franciscan, she is co-founder of the United Booksellers and books the events at Modern Times.

Friday October 25, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Trinity A

1:00pm

Rock, Rage & Self Defense: An Oral History of Seattle's Home Alive
On July 7, 1993, singer Mia Zapata was found brutally raped and murdered in the streets of Seattle. Scared and infuriated, her friends and community members came together to share their fears and discuss how to be safe in that environment. The result was a low-cost self-defense program. Understanding the connection between self-defense and self-expression, they politicized the Seattle scene. WORLD PREMIER

Speakers
avatar for Leah Michaels

Leah Michaels

Home Alive Documentary
Leah Michaels recently graduated from the University of Washington and received her B.A. in History. Her goal is to combine history and media as tools for fighting for human rights.
avatar for Rozz Therrien

Rozz Therrien

Filmmaker, Home Alive Documentary
Rozz recently graduated from University of Washington, where she and Leah Michaels began their documentary film project. As the documentary nears completion she is now pursuing narrative film projects.


Friday October 25, 2013 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Brazos

2:15pm

No Room at the Top: Where are the Female Festival Headliners?
According to recent press, female acts at last year's Coachella Festival were less than 15% - and most of those were in the early part of the day. So how do we increase these numbers? This panel will examine why and what to do about it.  

Moderators
avatar for Natalie Zina Walschots

Natalie Zina Walschots

Natalie Zina Walschots is a promiscuous wordsmith, working as a music writer, poet and editor based in Toronto. She writes about Can Lit, comic books, video games, combat sports, sadomasochism, feminism and difficult music.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Bingham

Kim Bingham

Mudgirl Music Group
Kim Bingham's rock album "UP!" features members of QOTSA, Jellyfish, Biind Melon. Her video "UP!" won a 2013 Independent Music Award. Kim's toured internationally, notably with Nelly Furtado.
avatar for Dani Grant

Dani Grant

Dani owns the legendary Mishawaka Amphitheatre, and she’s Founder and President of SpokesBUZZ: a nonprofit that develops artists and promotes the local music scene to grow the Northern Colorado economy.
avatar for Deborah Sengupta Stith

Deborah Sengupta Stith

Web Content Producer, Austin American-Statesman/Austin360.com
Deborah Sengupta Stith is an austin360.com Web Producer who also writes about music. Deborah doesn't remember the Armadillo, but wistfully reminisces about the Empanada Parlour and the Mercury Lounge.


Friday October 25, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Sabine

2:15pm

One on One: The Patricia Kennealy-Morrison Interview
Icon to Icon. Margaret Moser of the Austin Chronicle interviews Patricia Kennealy-Morrison. Morrison is a founding Mother of rock criticism, former editor of Jazz & Pop magazine; author of 16 books, widow of Jim Morrison, Dame Templar and Celtic priestess. She lives in New York City. 

Moderators
avatar for Margaret Moser

Margaret Moser

Austin Chronicle
Texan. Music lover. History lover. Dog lover.

Speakers
avatar for Patricia Kennealy-Morrison

Patricia Kennealy-Morrison

A Founding Mother of rock criticism, former editor of Jazz & Pop magazine; author of 16 books, widow of Jim Morrison, Dame Templar, Celtic priestess, lives in New York City.


Friday October 25, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Glass Oaks

2:15pm

Radio Ladies Dish Digital: A Roadmap to the Future of Radio
Radio is one of the most widely used media platforms in the U.S. - it's free, universally available, easy-to-access and operate, and established as a trusted source for information, entertainment and
companionship. This panel will explore recent changes in radio broadcasting, including changing broadcasting standards (AM/FM, HD), the role of cell phones and other devices in the future of radio, and how traditional radio programming is changing to accommodate greater bandwidth, new technology and the ever-evolving tastes of listeners out there in radioland.

Moderators
avatar for Barbara Jo

Barbara Jo

Announcer / Weekend DJ, KGSR
Barbara Jo is a longtime radio personality in Austin, Texas and veteran of several stations and formats, KVET, KPEZ, KFON, KOKE, MAJIC 95. She has been on the air on 93.3 KGSR since 1997.

Speakers
avatar for Laney Goodman

Laney Goodman

Host / Producer, Women in Music Radio Show
Laney Goodman is the host of nationally syndicated public radio show, "Women in Music with Laney Goodman", celebrating its 17th year on 100 markets and in 140 countries.
avatar for Deidre Gott

Deidre Gott

Music Curator/On-Air Talent, KROX & Mood Media
Deidre Gott has ten years of experience in the music industry, with experience ranging from music programming for commercial radio and music television, to concert production, to on-air talent for Top-40 and Alternative Rock radio.
avatar for Mirna Hariz

Mirna Hariz

Music Supervisor, Giant Pictures
Mirna Hariz is the Music Supervisor at GIANT Pictures. An entertainment lawyer licensed in New York and Texas, she serves on the Board of Directors for KOOP Radio 91.7FM.


Friday October 25, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm
San Antonio

2:15pm

Relatively Speaking: When Your Family is in the Band
Having a family member in the band sounds like a good idea - but what happens when you mix business with family? Several artists who have been down that road reveal the benefits and challenges of such an arrangement. 

Moderators
avatar for Shelley King

Shelley King

Singer / Songwriter / Professional Traveler
Shelley King is the first woman appointed State Musician by the Texas Legislature and multiple Austin Music Awards winner. King tours ceaselessly. She's written many songs recorded by other artists.

Speakers
avatar for Meg Frampton

Meg Frampton

Chandler the Robot
Sisters and former Warner Brothers recording artists Meg and Dia Frampton toured for six years and released four records on the label. Dia made it to the top two finalists on season one of "The Voice," enabling Meg to tour with Dia and Voice judge, Blake Shelton.
avatar for Patti Quatro-Ericson

Patti Quatro-Ericson

Guitarist
One of the earliest heavy female rock lead guitarists of The Pleasure Seekers, Cradle, and Fanny, hailing from Detroit Rock City. Owner of QuatroRock.com with history, CD's, gallery, T-shirts. MEOW Con advisory board member, sister and sistah. 
avatar for Kristy Smith

Kristy Smith

Kristy Smith's songs have appeared in major motion pictures, on network and cable TV. She and her husband Steve own and teach at the iconic Seattle Drum School of Music. 


Friday October 25, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm
San Marcos

2:15pm

Queens of Noise: The Real Story of the Runaways
Evelyn will read from her new book about the Runaways: The Queens of Noise

Speakers
avatar for Evelyn McDonnell

Evelyn McDonnell

Author and co-editor of five books. Former pop music critic for the Miami Herald and senior editor for the Village Voice. She’s won several awards including an Annenberg Fellowship at USC. Now a journalism professor at Loyola Marymount University.


Friday October 25, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Trinity B

2:15pm

The Musical Maze of Money Management
Learn the most effective ways to set up your music business, track the money trail and stay out of trouble with the IRS. 

Moderators
avatar for Kim Maire

Kim Maire

Senior Partner, Maire Hamblin & Associates, LLC
Kim Maire has been a Senior Partner at Maire Hamblin & Associates, LLC, a professional bookkeeping/accounting firm in Austin, Texas, since 1982. Music Business Manager for Susan Arbuckle Music (2010) and a Real Estate Investor (2006).

Friday October 25, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Trinity A

2:30pm

The Winding Stream
EXCERPTS FROM - The Winding Stream tells these the saga of The Carter Family, punctuated with studio performances by celebrated roots music practitioners like Johnny and June Carter Cash, George Jones, Rosanne Cash, Sheryl Crow, Kris Kristofferson and others. Directed by Beth Harrington, the film illuminates the foundation–forming history of this multi–generational musical family. Country music would not be what is without them.

Watch Trailer Here 

Speakers
avatar for Beth Harrington

Beth Harrington

Principal, Beth Harrington Productions
Beth Harrington is a filmmaker and musician, Her film Welcome to the Club – The Women of Rockabilly was a 2003 Grammy nominee. She’s a former member of The Modern Lovers.


Friday October 25, 2013 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Brazos

3:30pm

Britney to Miley: Why Do Good Girls Go Bad?
Young women growing up in the glare of music's spotlight are under enormous pressure and scrutiny. And when there is a public meltdown the public turns on them like rabid dogs. This panel will examine the impact of the "good girl gone bad" and its effect on young women who want to play music. 

Moderators
avatar for Ma'Chell Duma LaVassar

Ma'Chell Duma LaVassar

A 2013 EMP Pop Conference presenter, MDL's musings on music, sex and pop culture have appeared in New York Magazine, multiple Village Voice publications, the Stranger and Seattle Weekly.

Speakers
avatar for Inch Chua

Inch Chua

Artist, Mighty Fresh
Singaporean singer-songwriter Inch Chua moves you into a different world - one that seems far richer in life’s intricacies, with blisters of joy and kooky jolts of introspection.
avatar for Grace London

Grace London

Grace London is a 13-year-old singer, songwriter, guitar player and a kick drum stomper. Indie-rock with a pinch of Texas country.
avatar for Betty X

Betty X

As if manifesting directly out of an unrealized David Lynch film, the dark and sultry melodies of singer-songwriter Betty X are dark blues with heavy rock influences.


Friday October 25, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
San Antonio

3:30pm

Classical Glass Ceilings and All That Jazz
How do women fare in the jazz and classical milieus? Students and professors and professionals in the field discuss trends and challenges. 

Moderators
avatar for Kay D. Ray

Kay D. Ray

Recent film producing and directing ; Museum Of History and Industry , Experience Music Project, “Corazon Contento” (Telly Award) “Ernestine Anderson”, “Anne Gould Hauberg”, Weatherhead Design, Microsoft, “Women’s Votes, Women’s Voices” interactive. 

Speakers
avatar for Lauryn Gould

Lauryn Gould

Performer, educator, community organizer, concert director
Lauryn Gould enjoys a vibrant career as a musician, educator, arranger, community music organizer, and concert director, and is a classically trained flutist and multi-instrumentalist, performing in many genres.
avatar for Dr. Monika Herzig

Dr. Monika Herzig

Senior Lecturer, Indiana University
Monika Herzig holds a Doctorate in Music Education and Jazz Studies from Indiana University where she is a Senior Lecturer in Arts Administration. She teaches courses on the Music Industry, Community Arts, and Creative Thinking Techniques. Her research focus is on jazz as a model for creativity and entrepreneurship. She is also the author of David Baker – A Legacy in Music, published in 2011 by IU Press. Forthcoming is “Chick Corea: A... Read More →
avatar for Joelle Zigman

Joelle Zigman

Student
Joelle Zigman is a composer, educator, and music journalist currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Music and Human Learning at the University of Texas at Austin. The brains behind facebook.com/NutsandBoltsMusic.


Friday October 25, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Sabine

3:30pm

Frightwig Interview
Frightwig, the pioneering feminist punk band from San Francisco is back. And their crotch still does not say go! Journalist Jeanne Fury interviews this fierce band of ladies - and one man - about the past and future of feminist punk. 

Moderators
avatar for Jeanne Fury

Jeanne Fury

Jeanne Fury has been writing about music professionally for more than a decade. She’s written for the Village Voice, Spin.com, NYMag.com, Decibel, and others. She lives in Brooklyn.

Speakers
avatar for Mia d'Bruzzi

Mia d'Bruzzi

Busker, Ptchoo Productions
Mia d’Bruzzi is a co-founding member of proto-punk all-female band Frightwig. She has recorded and toured with many bands, including SF legends The Mudwimin. She is also a professional street musician..
avatar for Eric Drew Feldman

Eric Drew Feldman

Lucky man, eDf Productions / Frightwig
Record producer, keyboardist, bassist. Has played with Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band, PJ Harvey, Pixies, Pere Ubu, The Residents, Snakefinger, Charo and produced/co-produced Frank/Black/Francis, Sparklehorse, dEUS, Frightwig, Jimmie Dale Gilmore & more.
avatar for Cecilia Kuhn

Cecilia Kuhn

Drummer, Frightwig
I play drums and sing in Frightwig. It's a privilege to be playing again.
avatar for Deanna Mitchell

Deanna Mitchell

Frightwig
I am a mother, wife and a founding member of the feminist punk band Frightwig. It’s more important to play music today than when we began!  We must Smash The Patriarchy!
avatar for Rebecca Sevrin

Rebecca Sevrin

Guitarist / Costume Designer, Frightwig
Started playing guitar at 14, built my first guitar at 20. Had a lot of resistance going forward as a Luthier. Now I design and build costumes for show biz.


Friday October 25, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Glass Oaks

3:30pm

Licensing to Film and TV
Getting music into music and film is one of the main revenue streams for musicians these days. Our panel of experts talk about their experience as artists and what music supervisors are looking for. 

Moderators
avatar for Solvej Schou

Solvej Schou

Solvej Schou is a Pasadena, Calif.-based journalist whose background includes working at Associated Press and as a EW.com senior film writer. She also plays guitar, belts out rock ‘n’ roll.

Speakers
avatar for Mirna Hariz

Mirna Hariz

Music Supervisor, Giant Pictures
Mirna Hariz is the Music Supervisor at GIANT Pictures. An entertainment lawyer licensed in New York and Texas, she serves on the Board of Directors for KOOP Radio 91.7FM.
avatar for Rain Perry

Rain Perry

Songwriter Rain Perry‘s “Beautiful Tree” is the theme for the CW Network’s “Life Unexpected,” a show on which she had the surreal experience of appearing as herself.
avatar for Catlow - Natasha Thirsk

Catlow - Natasha Thirsk

Natasha Thirsk has had more than 70 placements in tv, film and commercials including “The L Word”, “Heroes”, “Being Human”, “LA Complex”, “24”, “Degrassi”, “Whistler”, and “Bitten.” Her music has been used to sell cars (Toyota), chocolate bars and soft drinks - at home in Canada and internationally as well. 


Friday October 25, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
San Marcos

3:30pm

Who the F$%# Is Linda Chorney?
Linda Chorney will read from her book, Who the F$%# Is Linda Chorney?

Speakers
avatar for Linda Chorney

Linda Chorney

Linda Chorney made history as the first indie artist without a label, publicist or manager to be nominated for a Grammy.


Friday October 25, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Trinity B

3:30pm

The Art of Screaming
Susan Carr will present the growth of screams in modern music and demonstrate the original techniques she has developed for the correct placement for screaming. Susan will cover where the scream is made and the different screaming sounds for the head, chest and falsetto placements.

Moderators
avatar for Susan Carr

Susan Carr

Vocal Coach/Instructor
Susan M. Carr's DVD, “The Art of Screaming!” gained national attention in radio and print. Apple named Susan's iPhone App "The Art of Screaming-Create Your Own Vocal Warm up" as #1 Instructional App.

Friday October 25, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Trinity A

4:00pm

She Rocks - Presented by Guitar Girl Magazine
WORLD PREMIER – Guitar Girl Magazine is proud to present She Rocks, a feature-length documentary film that showcases high-caliber female guitar players both past and present, from June Millington to Orianthi, and explores the gender disparity that still exists in the world of  professional guitarists.

Watch Trailer Here 

Speakers
avatar for Greg Conway

Greg Conway

Producer, Massive Post Productions
Greg Conway became a guitar geek at the age of ten and has never gotten over it. As a documentary film producer, a passion for music continues to be the driving force.
avatar for Steve Swersky

Steve Swersky

Producer/Director, Massive Post Productions
Steve Swersky has worked on hundreds of commercials, music videos, documentaries and features including short film, “Tick Tock,” which garnered 14 film festival awards for “Best Film”, “Best Cinematography” & “Best Drama.”


Friday October 25, 2013 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Brazos

4:45pm

How Does She Manage?
What does a manager do? And how do you know when you really need one? Women in all types of management explain all. 

Moderators
avatar for Chelsea Schwartz

Chelsea Schwartz

Founder, High Voltage
I'm a professional fangirl who rooted herself in bandoms at an early age, before leaving the dark side behind and embracing the Schwartz within. Basically I'm a Tolkien loving, Disney obsessed, Game of Thrones watching Oncer who dabbles in Gotham & Marvel love.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Calejo

Rebecca Calejo

Sr. Director of Client Services, Section 101
Sr. Director of Client Services at Section 101. Works with established acts such as Duran Duran, Aimee Mann, Corey Taylor (Slipknot), BUSH, Tracy Lawrence, Diane Birch, Marc Cohn, along with many others to ensure that each artist’s online needs are met in the most effective ways.
avatar for Diana Finlay Hendricks

Diana Finlay Hendricks

Imagineer, Diana Hendricks
Award-winning fine art /music photographer /writer: journalist, editor, photographer, publicist/project manager, senior editor for Real South magazine, regular contributor to Lone Star Music magazine, and several published book projects.   
avatar for Heather Wagner Reed

Heather Wagner Reed

Founder, Juice Consulting, LLC
Past day-to-day mgr for Beyonce and Universal Music. Now on Austin Music Commission and Recording Academy boards. Clients include Gloria Gaynor, Erykah Badu, Willie and the Wheel, Texas Tornados, Grounded in Music, Houston Symphony, Red Bull, French Music Export Bureau, Emily Bell, Black Fret & Gina Chavez.
avatar for Allison Shaw

Allison Shaw

CEO / Owner, Manic Monkee
Allison owns Manic Monkee Mgmt and Brand Development which manages bands and producers, is also on the Board of Directors for Non Profit music charity Sweet Relief and heads Brand Development for Public Enemy, Jammer.fm, , Standing Sun Wineries, Jakprints, and more.


Friday October 25, 2013 4:45pm - 5:45pm
San Marcos

4:45pm

I Anonymous: Sexism, Blogs and Online Journalism
The Internet has given anonymous commenters a license to be mean. Are music comments about women meaner than comments about men? Join in this lively discussion about sexism and online anonymity. 

Moderators
avatar for Liz Tracy

Liz Tracy

Music Editor, New Times Broward Palm Beach
Liz Tracy is the music editor for New Times Broward Palm Beach. She's written for Miami New Times, Ocean Drive, The Huffington Post, and The Atlantic online. She is also the interviewer in the viral "Butt Hole Tattoo Girl" video featured on Real Time with Bill Maher.

Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Hudson

Kathleen Hudson

Founder / Director, Texas Heritage Music Foundation
Kathleen Hudson is the author of two books on Texas music, founder of the Texas Heritage Music | Foundation and teaches a Texas music class at Schreiner University.
avatar for Evelyn McDonnell

Evelyn McDonnell

Author and co-editor of five books. Former pop music critic for the Miami Herald and senior editor for the Village Voice. She’s won several awards including an Annenberg Fellowship at USC. Now a journalism professor at Loyola Marymount University.
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Deborah Sengupta Stith

Web Content Producer, Austin American-Statesman/Austin360.com
Deborah Sengupta Stith is an austin360.com Web Producer who also writes about music. Deborah doesn't remember the Armadillo, but wistfully reminisces about the Empanada Parlour and the Mercury Lounge.


Friday October 25, 2013 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Sabine

4:45pm

These Streets: Telling Women's Stories
The creators of the Seattle play, "These Streets" discuss their journey to create the most talked about production in Seattle this year.

THESE STREETS is an unconventional theatrical play and history project, inspired by women rock musicians in Seattle during the famed grunge years. Spearheaded by rock guitarist, Gretta Harley (faculty member at Cornish College of the Arts, and guitarist who played in several bands during the era), actor/playright Elizabeth Kenny and Sarah Rudinoff (Actress, Writer and Stranger Genius Award Winner), THESE STREETS is inspired by over 35 interviews conducted with and about the many women rockers who were integral to the Seattle music scene but have been overshadowed by the familiar bands and retrospectives.

Moderators
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Ma'Chell Duma LaVassar

A 2013 EMP Pop Conference presenter, MDL's musings on music, sex and pop culture have appeared in New York Magazine, multiple Village Voice publications, the Stranger and Seattle Weekly.

Speakers
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Gretta Harley

Seattle composer, performer, faculty member at Cornish College of the Arts. Co-founder of community org, Home Alive. Co-wrote the play, These Streets about women rockers of the grunge era. Current band: We Are Golden.
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Elizabeth Kenny

Actor, playwright. Her original solo show, “Sick,” received Gregory Award nominations for best performance, new play and production. Frequent speaker on story telling at conferences and universities. Co-wrote “These Streets” about the unsung women of grunge.
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Sarah Rudinoff

Sarah has been making theatrical work in Seattle, NY and LA for 20 years. A Stranger Genius Award winner, she has toured her solo shows all over world. She co-wrote These Streets about the unsung women of grunge and is half of the band, We Are Golden.


Friday October 25, 2013 4:45pm - 5:45pm
San Antonio

4:45pm

The Legacy of Marian McPartland
When Marian McPartland died in August at 95 years of age, she was one of the true legends of jazz. In this informative session, Dr. Monika Herzig reveals what made her such an important figure - and an inspiration to all. 

Moderators
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Dr. Monika Herzig

Senior Lecturer, Indiana University
Monika Herzig holds a Doctorate in Music Education and Jazz Studies from Indiana University where she is a Senior Lecturer in Arts Administration. She teaches courses on the Music Industry, Community Arts, and Creative Thinking Techniques. Her research focus is on jazz as a model for creativity and entrepreneurship. She is also the author of David Baker – A Legacy in Music, published in 2011 by IU Press. Forthcoming is “Chick Corea: A... Read More →

Friday October 25, 2013 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Trinity A

5:30pm

MEOW Mixer - Happy Hour
Unwind and discuss your day with other MEOW Con attendees. Bring your business cards. No host bar. 

Friday October 25, 2013 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Rio Grande B

6:00pm

Paula Maya
Performers
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Paula Maya

Keyboardist, bi-lingual singer-songwriter. A fusion of Brazilian, jazz, world and pop. “Paula Maya is truly a gifted songbird.”


Friday October 25, 2013 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Glass Oaks

6:00pm

SriMati
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SriMati

SriMati is a singer/songwriter with spiritual focus and a raw personal story behind her songs. She is backed by her sons, Tyler on guitar and Trapper on drums.


Friday October 25, 2013 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Rio Grande B

6:45pm

Casie Luong
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Casie Luong

A Vietnamese-American girl with R&B soul and sass, Casie Luong surprises audiences with her dynamic vocal range and piano skills.


Friday October 25, 2013 6:45pm - 7:15pm
Rio Grande B

6:45pm

Rachael Sage & The Sequins
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Rachael Sage & The Sequins

MPress Records
Rachael Sage & The Sequins perform sparkly art-pop worldwide. Sage has released 10 albums on her own label, MPress Records.


Friday October 25, 2013 6:45pm - 7:15pm
Glass Oaks

7:00pm

Alison Wood
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Alison Wood

Alison Wood has released two full-length albums: At Arm’s Length andFairytale Endings Aside.


Friday October 25, 2013 7:00pm - 7:25pm
Lobby Bar

7:00pm

Julie Christensen
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Julie Christensen

Julie Christensen‘s recent Americana album, Weeds Like Us, garnered hearty praise and a couple of 2012 “Best Of” lists. She has backed up folks from Exene to Leonard Cohen.


Friday October 25, 2013 7:00pm - 7:25pm
Trinity

7:00pm

Sue Quigley
MEOW Discoveries 2012 Artist Showcase

Performers
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Sue Quigley

Sue Quigley started writing songs about her black-sheep-ness in a small town at age 13.


Friday October 25, 2013 7:00pm - 7:25pm
Sabine

7:00pm

Teresa Neal
Austin Singer/Songwriter Night

Performers
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Teresa Neal

After four recording contracts, four publishing contracts, an internationally released album and a new CD Who I Am, Teresa Neal is still going strong.


Friday October 25, 2013 7:00pm - 7:25pm
San Antonio

7:30pm

Allison's Invention
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Allison's Invention

Allison’s Invention is a project by New York singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist and Emmy-nominated composer, Allison Tartalia.


Friday October 25, 2013 7:30pm - 7:55pm
Lobby Bar

7:30pm

Karen Chisholm
MEOW Discoveries 2012 Artist Showcase

Performers
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Karen Chisholm

Karen Chisholm’s genre-blurring tunes range from addictive pop to dark, sensual blues, rhythmic rock, soaring ballads to sweet little ditties.


Friday October 25, 2013 7:30pm - 7:55pm
Sabine

7:30pm

Naga Valli
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Naga Valli

Ranked amongst the Top 10 World Music artists at the 2013 Austin Music Awards, Naga Valli’s music is East-Indian soul with delicate touches of pop, rock and trance.


Friday October 25, 2013 7:30pm - 7:55pm
Trinity

7:30pm

One World (Revolution)
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One World (R)evolution

I've been a professional singer/songwriter/artist for 25+ years. My genre is rock. I'm mainly interested in writing for TV & film placements these days so my genre is broadening. I play bass for Austin based pop band the Samuel Davidson Project. | | I'm also a raw vegan frugivore and triathlete. | | I love my motorcycle, Lady Indigo, and ride whenever I can. I also enjoy the outdoors/nature, snorkeling, surfing, and my beloved and I... Read More →


Friday October 25, 2013 7:30pm - 7:55pm
Glass Oaks

7:30pm

The Better Halves
Austin Singer/Songwriter Night

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The Better Halves

The Better Halves are married duo Jimmy Joe and Chrissie Natolie, specializing in variety, awesome guitars and harmony.


Friday October 25, 2013 7:30pm - 7:55pm
San Antonio

7:30pm

Utley 3
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Utley3

Utley 3, a trio of Austin club veterans Cordy Lavery, Steve Chapman and Shannon Rierson sound like “Bonnie Raitt, Marshall Crenshaw and Wilco in a blender.”


Friday October 25, 2013 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Rio Grande B

8:00pm

Deann René
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DeAnn René

Deann performs original music with her full rock band and solo. Her lyrics tell the stories of her life experiences as revealed in her newly released debut album, "Not Crying Today". Simply put, her album is strong-willed rock and roll written from the heart.


Friday October 25, 2013 8:00pm - 8:25pm
San Antonio

8:00pm

DJ Fusion
Performers
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DJ Fusion/FuseBox Radio

Press-Online/Radio, Syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast/BlackRadioIsBack.com
DJ Fusion of the FuseBox Radio Broadcast is a U.S. mixshow and events DJ whose main musical focus in the Black Music/Urban Music Genre (Hip-Hop, Reggae, Funk, Jazz, Soul/R&B, House, Disco, EDM, Rock, World Music, etc.) on the independent & mainstream level. | | The syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast was founded while she was an undergraduate student at the Rutgers University - New Brunswick campus in 1998 after serving as a co-host for the... Read More →


Friday October 25, 2013 8:00pm - 8:25pm
Trinity

8:00pm

Juliana Murphy
MEOW Discoveries 2012 Artist Showcase

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Juliana Murphy

Blending folk, pop, latin, gospel, soul, and alt-country influences, Juliana Murphy’s personal, expressive songs traverse darkness and light.


Friday October 25, 2013 8:00pm - 8:25pm
Sabine

8:00pm

Sara Skinner
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Sara Skinner

Sara Skinner is a pop/rock singer songwriter from East Texas. In the past year she has acquired national radio play, a featured spot on VEVO, and has been recognized by MTV.


Friday October 25, 2013 8:00pm - 8:25pm
Lobby Bar

8:15pm

Steve and Kristy Smith
Steve and Kristy Smith are a husband and wife duo who love playing music together. They combine talent, respect, love and amazing songs to create music that sounds and feels great. 

Performers
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Steve and Kristy Smith

Kristy Smith's songs have appeared in major motion pictures, on network and cable TV. She and her husband Steve own and teach at the iconic Seattle Drum School of Music. 


Friday October 25, 2013 8:15pm - 8:45pm
Rio Grande B

8:15pm

White Shag
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White Shag

White Shag, a 3-piece hard rock band, has taken Detroit by storm with its high-energy, raw rock and roll.


Friday October 25, 2013 8:15pm - 8:45pm
Glass Oaks

8:30pm

Daisy O'Connor
Austin Singer/Songwriter Night

Performers
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Daisy O'Connor

Daisy O’Connor is a blue collar social activist and recently drove across America to make her debut EP.


Friday October 25, 2013 8:30pm - 8:55pm
San Antonio

8:30pm

Jan Seides
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Jan Seides

Singer/Songwriter Jan Seides (sigh-deez) writes and performs original, lyrics-driven, award-winning songs that combine uptown sophistication with down-home truth. They have been presented with style and verve in prestigious venues in the U.S. and Europe.


Friday October 25, 2013 8:30pm - 8:55pm
Trinity

8:30pm

Natalie Hiong
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Natalie Hiong

Banker turned singer-songwriter Natalie Hiong hails from sunny Singapore. Her lilting voice and personal lyrics lend themselves to easy-going folk-pop.


Friday October 25, 2013 8:30pm - 8:55pm
Lobby Bar

8:30pm

Sue Young
MEOW Discoveries 2012 Artist Showcase

Performers
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Sue Young

Sue Young’s latest album, Gliding, was a 2013 Texas Music Awards Nominee. “…angelic voice.” Austin Chronicle


Friday October 25, 2013 8:30pm - 8:55pm
Sabine

9:00pm

Erin Ivey
MEOW Discoveries 2012 Artist Showcase

Performers
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Erin Ivey

2012 MEOW Discoveries Grand Prize winner Erin Ivey is “a songwriter of the first order, with her jazz-inflected vocals and seductive melodies.”


Friday October 25, 2013 9:00pm - 9:25pm
Sabine

9:00pm

Jean Synodinos
Austin Singer/Songwriter Night

Performers
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Jean Synodinos

Jean Synodinos delivers grit, grace and acoustic soul with a show-stopping voice and award-winning writing.


Friday October 25, 2013 9:00pm - 9:25pm
San Antonio

9:00pm

Marla Mase
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Marla Mase

Marla Mase is fearless raw theatrical rock-n-roll with a true groove. She will be performing with legendary guitarist/songwriter Tomás Doncker.


Friday October 25, 2013 9:00pm - 9:25pm
Trinity

9:00pm

BuggIRL
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BuggIRL

BugGiRL is the beastly love child of Motorhead & Tina Turner – featuring siblings Amber & Clinno Spence and Heather Webb.


Friday October 25, 2013 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Glass Oaks

9:00pm

Catlow
Performers
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Catlow - Natasha Thirsk

Natasha Thirsk has had more than 70 placements in tv, film and commercials including “The L Word”, “Heroes”, “Being Human”, “LA Complex”, “24”, “Degrassi”, “Whistler”, and “Bitten.” Her music has been used to sell cars (Toyota), chocolate bars and soft drinks - at home in Canada and internationally as well. 


Friday October 25, 2013 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Rio Grande B

9:30pm

Ginger Doss
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Ginger Doss

Ginger trained in classical piano starting at age 6 and received a degree from HSPVA. She was in the all female band Velvet Hammer, Dreamtrybe, GBmojo and is now solo.


Friday October 25, 2013 9:30pm - 9:55pm
Trinity

9:30pm

Kate Diaz
MEOW Discoveries 2012 Artist Showcase

Performers
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Kate Diaz

k a t e d i a z ∘ pop acoustic songwriter/musician, b. 1997 | CMJ 2014 ∘ MPMF 2013 ∘ Summerfest 2012, 2013 ∘ Lollapalooza 2011 | www.KateDiazMusic.com/bio


Friday October 25, 2013 9:30pm - 9:55pm
Sabine

9:30pm

Kaye Reznick
Austin Singer/Songwriter Night

Performers
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Kaye Reznick

Kaye Reznick is a contemporary folksinger and songwriter, with a fingerpicking guitar style and a priority for lyrics that reflect her folk roots.


Friday October 25, 2013 9:30pm - 9:55pm
San Antonio

9:45pm

Betty X
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Betty X

As if manifesting directly out of an unrealized David Lynch film, the dark and sultry melodies of singer-songwriter Betty X are dark blues with heavy rock influences.


Friday October 25, 2013 9:45pm - 10:15pm
Glass Oaks

9:45pm

Changing Modes
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Changing Modes

Art rock band Changing Modes blends classical flourishes, punk energy and playful, clever lyrics that draw on ’80s new wave and a ubiquitous element of surprise.


Friday October 25, 2013 9:45pm - 10:15pm
Rio Grande B

10:00pm

Cheryl Murdock
Austin Singer/Songwriter Night

Performers
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Cheryl Murdock

Cheryl Murdock delivers Texas-tinged, emotionally honest songs with a raw yet flawless finish – a beautiful contradiction.


Friday October 25, 2013 10:00pm - 10:25pm
San Antonio

10:00pm

Katie Garibaldi
Performers
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Katie Garibaldi

Katie Garibaldi’s latest album, Next Ride Out, has catapulted her career into top speed. She is the recipient of the Songsalive! Songwriter Of The Year 2012 award


Friday October 25, 2013 10:00pm - 10:25pm
Sabine

10:00pm

Sheryl Diane
Performers
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Sheryl Diane

Sheryl Diane performs swing jazz in New Orleans after a vivid cat’s life in Seattle’s grunge era.


Friday October 25, 2013 10:00pm - 10:25pm
Trinity

10:30pm

Grace London
Austin Singer/Songwriter Night

Performers
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Grace London

Grace London is a 13-year-old singer, songwriter, guitar player and a kick drum stomper. Indie-rock with a pinch of Texas country.


Friday October 25, 2013 10:30pm - 10:55pm
San Antonio

10:30pm

Kim Bingham
Performers
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Kim Bingham

Mudgirl Music Group
Kim Bingham's rock album "UP!" features members of QOTSA, Jellyfish, Biind Melon. Her video "UP!" won a 2013 Independent Music Award. Kim's toured internationally, notably with Nelly Furtado.


Friday October 25, 2013 10:30pm - 10:55pm
Trinity

10:30pm

Sara Hickman
Performers
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Sara Hickman

Recording Artist, Sleeveless
State Musician of Texas, proud mom, songwriter, producer, public speaker, recording artist | (adult and children's), creativity/songwriting teacher, visual artist, photographer, actress, consultant, entrepreneur, networking maven, all things love.


Friday October 25, 2013 10:30pm - 10:55pm
Sabine

10:30pm

Mydolls
Performers
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Mydolls

Flip that musical chaos, downbeat sideswipe over your head, under your hair you find a belly full of teeth grinding melody and run with it. 


Friday October 25, 2013 10:30pm - 11:00pm
Glass Oaks

10:30pm

One Wing Low
Performers
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One Wing Low

One Wing Low has been described as if Pavement and Sonic Youth had children, let Wayne Coyne circa 1990 lead, with PJ Harvey from the Dry era on vocals.


Friday October 25, 2013 10:30pm - 11:00pm
Rio Grande B

11:00pm

Janet Robin
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Janet Robin

Guitarist Janet Robin has toured as a member of Lindsey Buckingham’s band, as well as with Michelle Shocked, Meredith Brooks Band and Air Supply.


Friday October 25, 2013 11:00pm - 11:25pm
Trinity

11:15pm

Jane Lee Hooker
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Jane Lee Hooker

Jane Lee Hooker is five women from NYC who take traditional blues on a fast and rough ride. Featuring double lead guitars, a heavy rhythm section, and soul-scouring vocals.


Friday October 25, 2013 11:15pm - 11:45pm
Rio Grande B

11:15pm

MilitiA
Performers
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MilitiA

MilitiA is a solo artist, singer/songwriter of SWEAR ON YOUR LIFE, lead singer of JUDAS PRIESTESS and leading lady in DEE SNIDER’s VAN HELSING’S CURSE.


Friday October 25, 2013 11:15pm - 11:45pm
Glass Oaks

11:30pm

Linda Chorney
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Linda Chorney

Linda Chorney made history as the first indie artist without a label, publicist or manager to be nominated for a Grammy.


Friday October 25, 2013 11:30pm - 11:55pm
Trinity

12:00am

Eljuri
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Eljuri

Ecuadorian singer-songwriter-guitarist Eljuri’s powerful Latin rock fusion inspires the fight for individual freedom.


Saturday October 26, 2013 12:00am - 12:30am
Rio Grande B

12:00am

Frightwig
Performers
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Frightwig

Frightwig is an American Feminist Punk Band. Frightwig Rocked it Hard in the 80's and 90's and are back to finish what they started! We aim to Smash The Patriarchy! 


Saturday October 26, 2013 12:00am - 12:30am
Glass Oaks
 
Saturday, October 26
 

11:00am

Kathy Valentine Keynote Address
Speakers
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Kathy Valentine

On a trip to London with her English mother in the early `70s, fifteen-year-old KATHY turned on the telly and saw Suzi Quatro (the Detroit glitter rock star). “The only women musicians I had ever seen played acoustic guitars,” KATHY recalls, “and there she was in black leather, singing ‘Can the Can!’ I wanted an electric guitar immediately.” | | Such is the start of a career that has included 30 years in The... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Glass Oaks

1:00pm

I Am Metal (And So Can You!)
Heavy metal and extreme music is frequently seen as a boys’ club. But in fact, women have a great deal of responsibilities, not only on the stage, but also on the business end. From vice presidents and general managers of record labels to owners of publicity firms to merchandising gurus to tour managers to journalists and book authors, women play a tremendous role in bringing metal to the masses. This panel will explore the many professions women occupy in metal, the challenges we face and the strategies we employ, as well as offering advice for like-minded extreme-music lovers seeking to get into the business.

Moderators
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Jeanne Fury

Jeanne Fury has been writing about music professionally for more than a decade. She’s written for the Village Voice, Spin.com, NYMag.com, Decibel, and others. She lives in Brooklyn.

Speakers
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MilitiA

MilitiA is a solo artist, singer/songwriter of SWEAR ON YOUR LIFE, lead singer of JUDAS PRIESTESS and leading lady in DEE SNIDER’s VAN HELSING’S CURSE.
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Laina Dawes

Author / Freelance Music and Culture Journalist, What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman's Life in Liberation in Heavy Metal
Laina Dawes is the author of What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal (Bazillion Points Books, 2012). A metal journalist and photographer, she is also a contributing editor for Blogher.com’s Race & Ethnicity section.
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Kim Kelly

NYC-based writer, music publicist, and roadie. She has written about extreme metal and the culture surrounding it for Pitchfork, Decibel, The Atlantic, NPR, Terrorizer, and many more. Up the irons!
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Shannon Void

Owner, Anthropic Records
Although she fancies all kinds of metals, she is obsessed with heart-pounding, chest crushing psychedelic doom and sludge. Her ear-catching, DIY approach has garnered much praise from various media outlets.


Saturday October 26, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sabine

1:00pm

One on One: The Jennifer Batten Interview
Jennifer Batten has played guitar for two of the most discerning artists of all time: Michael Jackson and Jeff Beck, in addition to carving out her own solo career. In this revealing interview, Beth Marlis of Musicians' Institute (where Jennifer went to school) and Jennifer discuss surviving and thriving in the male-heavy world of guitar. 

Moderators
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Beth Marlis

Vice President, Sr. Guitar Faculty, Musicians Institute
Vice President at Musicians Institute and MI/GIT senior guitar faculty since 1987, Executive Director of The Musicians Foundation. Authored two guitar books, toured/performed internationally, Master’s Degree (Jazz Guitar USC).

Speakers
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Jennifer Batten

Jennifer Batten played guitar for Michael Jackson for 10 years followed by 3 years with British Guitar icon Jeff Beck. She has 3 CD's out and will perform her multimedia show at Meow Con.


Saturday October 26, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Glass Oaks

1:00pm

Women Behind the Board Sound Off - Presented by Tape Op Magazine
Are more women seeking careers in audio engineering these days? How did successful women behind the sound board get their start? And where do they think women in the field are heading? This panel is presented by Tape Op Magazine. 

Moderators
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Marie Sorenson Meinhart

Audio Engineer
Marie Sorenson Meinhart has recorded everything from pop to heavy metal with Bon Jovi, Cinderella, Sunnie Parson and Stanley Clarke. She has taught audio recording at Full Sail University, International Academy of Design and Technology and St. Petersburg College.

Speakers
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Sally Browder

Producer / Engineer
Sally Browder’s style and technique as a producer/engineer has created a standard in the industry over the last twenty years spanning all genres of music.
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Madeleine Campbell

Audio Engineer, Tree Lady Studios
Madeleine Campbell is an recording and mixing engineer at the Grammy-winning Treelady Studios in Pittsburgh, PA. She contributes to Tom Tom and MEOWonline magazines and is a co-director of Girls Rock! Pittsburgh - and a cellist!
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Lauren Comele Morris

Composer, Engineer, Scorpion Sound
Film composer, sound designer, foley artist and talented mix engineer. Working musician for 40 years. Berklee alum for music production. Author of A Guide to Getting Your Best Vocal.


Saturday October 26, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
San Antonio

1:00pm

Women, Music, Mental Health and Trauma
How do women deal with trauma? Often, it finds its way into songs. What are healthy ways female artists can cope with life when things go wrong? 

Moderators
avatar for Jennifer Vocelka

Jennifer Vocelka

MA, LPC, LCDC, SIMS Foundation
A graduate of Texas State University and St. Edwards University, Jennifer worked with Emmis Austin Radio and The Recording Academy Texas Chapter before becoming the Assistant Clinical Director of the SIMS Foundation.

Speakers
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Robin Lane

Founder, Songbird Sings
Robin's father wrote the hit “Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime.” Robin began her career on Neil Young's Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere album, then formed Robin Lane & The Chartbusters, who had the 11th video broadcast on MTV, “When Things Go Wrong.”
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Allison Shaw

CEO / Owner, Manic Monkee
Allison owns Manic Monkee Mgmt and Brand Development which manages bands and producers, is also on the Board of Directors for Non Profit music charity Sweet Relief and heads Brand Development for Public Enemy, Jammer.fm, , Standing Sun Wineries, Jakprints, and more.
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Gianna Viola

Gianna provides individual, group, and couples' psychotherapy in her private practice in Austin. She is honored to serve the city's music community through her long-standing relationship with the SIMS Foundation.


Saturday October 26, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
San Marcos

1:00pm

Busking - How I Finally Learned to Make a Living in the Music Industry.
The word busking comes from the Spanish root word "buscar", which means "to seek". From the wandering troubadours of Europe, to present day street musicians, this traditional art form continues to prove a valid form of musical expression as well as a surprisingly reliable form of income.

Professional busker Mama Mia d'Bruzzi discusses the ins and outs of street performance in an open forum ranging from the roots of busking throughout the ages to the modern practical considerations that every performer should be aware of. 

Moderators
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Mia d'Bruzzi

Busker, Ptchoo Productions
Mia d’Bruzzi is a co-founding member of proto-punk all-female band Frightwig. She has recorded and toured with many bands, including SF legends The Mudwimin. She is also a professional street musician..

Saturday October 26, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Trinity A

1:00pm

The Only Skirt in the Room
“The Only Skirt in the Room: One Woman’s Digital Music Journey” reveals the experience of being the lone female in the tech and digital culture as well as practical advice for musicians and songwriters on navigating the next wave in digital music.

Speakers
avatar for Vickie Nauman

Vickie Nauman

President 7digital US, Principal CrossBorderWorks, 7digital/CrossBorderWorks
Vickie Nauman specializes in music, technology, international business development. Experience includes President 7digital US (London-based digital music platform), Sonos, Seattle station KEXP, RealNetworks, consultancy CrossBorderWorks, and an earned international MBA.  


Saturday October 26, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Trinity B

1:00pm

Rock & Roll Mamas
AUSTIN PREMIER – Rock N Roll Mamas follows Kristin Hersh of Throwing Muses, Zia McCabe of The Dandy Warhols, and hip hop artist, Ms.Su’ad through the daily grind of these women’s lives. We watch the women as they tour and perform, go to play dates, juggle childcare, and get to gigs.

Watch Trailer Here

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Weissman

Jackie Weissman

Director/Producer/Editor, Rock Mama Films, LLC
Documentary filmmaker, freelance director/ producer and Avid editor w/17 yrs experience. Her current film, Rock N Roll Mamas, is now on the festival circuit.  Founding board member of the Women in Film Portland Chapter, and currently serves as the board’s president.


Saturday October 26, 2013 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Brazos

2:15pm

Backlash: What Really Happened to Michelle Shocked?
When folk singer Michelle Shocked said “If someone would be so gracious to tweet out, ‘God hates faggots,’ would you do it now?” from the stage at Yoshi's in San Francisco earlier this year she ignited a firestorm of biblical proportions. Her audience booed her from the stage, then left in droves.

The media called her outburst hate speech. Then, one by one, each of her shows on her "Truth vs Reality" tour were canceled. But Shocked showed up anyway, sometimes dressed in HAZMAT gear and protesting outside each venue. Michelle's bizarre interviews on radio and television only added fuel to the fire. 

Journalist Chris Willman of the Hollywood Reporter has been following the story closely and (although Michelle may disagree) very fairly. He joins Liz Reeder, a long-time friend of Michelle's, to unravel the truth and reality behind her mysterious fall from grace.  

Moderators
avatar for Chris Willman

Chris Willman

Writer
Chris Willman is the former music critic for Entertainment Weekly and author of the book "Rednecks & Bluenecks: The Politics of Country Music." He currently writes for the Hollywood Reporter, TV Guide, Yahoo, and the Los Angeles Times.

Speakers
avatar for Liz Reeder Neubauer

Liz Reeder Neubauer

Owner / Producer / Director, Studio E
A ten year friend of Michelle Shocked, Austin Producer/Director Neubauer has worked on several projects with Michelle, and volunteered for approximately 72 hours post-incident as press agent, damage control manager and punching bag.


Saturday October 26, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Glass Oaks

2:15pm

Female Drummers Hit So Hard
Drums have long been a male domain - they are loud and you have to spread your legs a bit to play 'em. Are more women drumming these days? And what issues do they face? These issues will be examined in this information panel. 

Moderators
avatar for Kristy McInnis

Kristy McInnis

Drummer, Bluebonnets
Kristy McInnis is a dynamic drummer with 20 years of recording and performing experience. Originally from Missouri, she played with The Delphines and currently drums and co-writes for LA alternative pop band, EZ Tiger as well as drumming for garage rock blues band, The Bluebonnets of Austin, TX. 

Speakers
avatar for Janelle Burdell

Janelle Burdell

CEO, Rhythm Games
Janelle Burdell has provided out the beat for Broadway's Little Shop of Horrors and Disney's Beauty and the Beast, The Shirelles, Planet Drum, D'Cuckoo, and legendary drummer Mickey Hart.
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Laney Goodman

Host / Producer, Women in Music Radio Show
Laney Goodman is the host of nationally syndicated public radio show, "Women in Music with Laney Goodman", celebrating its 17th year on 100 markets and in 140 countries.
avatar for Cecilia Kuhn

Cecilia Kuhn

Drummer, Frightwig
I play drums and sing in Frightwig. It's a privilege to be playing again.


Saturday October 26, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm
San Antonio

2:15pm

Songwriting: Beyond the Love Song
Have you had enough of silly love songs? Sure, love is a topic for the ages, but what other inspiration is out there? 

Moderators
avatar for Sara Hickman

Sara Hickman

Recording Artist, Sleeveless
State Musician of Texas, proud mom, songwriter, producer, public speaker, recording artist | (adult and children's), creativity/songwriting teacher, visual artist, photographer, actress, consultant, entrepreneur, networking maven, all things love.

Speakers
avatar for Robin Lane

Robin Lane

Founder, Songbird Sings
Robin's father wrote the hit “Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime.” Robin began her career on Neil Young's Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere album, then formed Robin Lane & The Chartbusters, who had the 11th video broadcast on MTV, “When Things Go Wrong.”
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Rain Perry

Songwriter Rain Perry‘s “Beautiful Tree” is the theme for the CW Network’s “Life Unexpected,” a show on which she had the surreal experience of appearing as herself.
avatar for Harriet Schock

Harriet Schock

Songwriter / Singer, More Future Schock Songs
Wrote words and music to the Grammy-nominated #1 hit "Ain't No Way To Treat A Lady" plus 7 solo CDs. Many songs in TV shows and films, teaches songwriting.


Saturday October 26, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm
San Marcos

2:15pm

The Girls Of Summer: The Music Camp Revolution
The past decade has seen an explosion in musical camps for girls. How do single-sex rock camps create empowerment for young women? 

Moderators
avatar for Laura B. Whitmore

Laura B. Whitmore

Founder, The Women's International Music Network
Laura B. Whitmore is a singer/songwriter, journalist, and a veteran music industry marketer. She is the founder of the Women's International Music Network, and the producer of the Women's Music Summit and the She Rocks Awards. 

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Boettger

Jessica Boettger

Program Director, Girls Rock Austin
Jess B. is currently the Program Director of Girls Rock Austin, where she has also served various roles as camp counselor, band coach, and volunteer coordinator.
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Madeleine Campbell

Audio Engineer, Tree Lady Studios
Madeleine Campbell is an recording and mixing engineer at the Grammy-winning Treelady Studios in Pittsburgh, PA. She contributes to Tom Tom and MEOWonline magazines and is a co-director of Girls Rock! Pittsburgh - and a cellist!
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Dr. Monika Herzig

Senior Lecturer, Indiana University
Monika Herzig holds a Doctorate in Music Education and Jazz Studies from Indiana University where she is a Senior Lecturer in Arts Administration. She teaches courses on the Music Industry, Community Arts, and Creative Thinking Techniques. Her research focus is on jazz as a model for creativity and entrepreneurship. She is also the author of David Baker – A Legacy in Music, published in 2011 by IU Press. Forthcoming is “Chick Corea: A... Read More →
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Laura Mendoza

White Shag
Guitarist Laura Mendoza of White Shag is an instructor at School of Rock in Detroit, Michigan. 


Saturday October 26, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Sabine

2:15pm

Rock Chick: A Girl and Her Music
Patricia Keneally Morrison will read from her new book, Rock Chick.

Speakers
avatar for Patricia Kennealy-Morrison

Patricia Kennealy-Morrison

A Founding Mother of rock criticism, former editor of Jazz & Pop magazine; author of 16 books, widow of Jim Morrison, Dame Templar, Celtic priestess, lives in New York City.


Saturday October 26, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Trinity B

2:15pm

Creating Successful Videos With No Budget (And Why YouTube Matters)

These days making videos is a full interactive experience. But how do you do it on the cheap? Now more than ever video content is important to your brand and a must have in your digital arsenal.

  • How to get inspired to create a great video. 
  • Create content that is compelling and entertaining. 
  • Where to find great camera,  editing lessons and resourses.
  • You Tube Tips & Tricks
  • What other content can you create for your music besides a music video.
  • Building an audience outside of You Tube. 

Speakers
avatar for Modi Frank

Modi Frank

Modivation Films
Award winning filmmaker / video creator. Music videos, concert films, road adventures, shorts and lifestyle segments w/ Rollins, L7, Jane's Addition, KD Lang, Prince, Babes In Toyland, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, George Clinton & more.


Saturday October 26, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Trinity A

2:30pm

Lady Be Good: Instrumental Women in Jazz
AUSTIN PREMIER – Lady Be Good explores the musical contributions, development and extent of the all-woman groups and sexual and racial obstacles of American women instrumentalists in jazz from the 1920s to the 1970s.

View Trailer Here.

Speakers
avatar for Kay D. Ray

Kay D. Ray

Recent film producing and directing ; Museum Of History and Industry , Experience Music Project, “Corazon Contento” (Telly Award) “Ernestine Anderson”, “Anne Gould Hauberg”, Weatherhead Design, Microsoft, “Women’s Votes, Women’s Voices” interactive. 


Saturday October 26, 2013 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Brazos

3:30pm

All Female Bands: Still a Novelty in 2013?
In 2013, all-female bands are still a rarity on the charts. Are things getting better, worse or the same? Our panelists will gauge the future of all-female bands. 

Moderators
avatar for Natalie Zina Walschots

Natalie Zina Walschots

Natalie Zina Walschots is a promiscuous wordsmith, working as a music writer, poet and editor based in Toronto. She writes about Can Lit, comic books, video games, combat sports, sadomasochism, feminism and difficult music.

Speakers
avatar for Shelley King

Shelley King

Singer / Songwriter / Professional Traveler
Shelley King is the first woman appointed State Musician by the Texas Legislature and multiple Austin Music Awards winner. King tours ceaselessly. She's written many songs recorded by other artists.
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June Millington

Co-Founder & Artistic Director, Institute for Musical Arts (IMA)
June Millington has been a musician for as long as she can remember. By 1964 she and her sister Jean started an all-girl band that morphed into the group Fanny. In 1986 June co-founded the Institute for the Musical Arts, a non-profit for women and girls in music. She is currently writing an autobiography.
avatar for Derek Woodgate

Derek Woodgate

Consulting Futurist, The Futures Lab, Inc.
Futurist, author, entrepreneur – expert in experiential entertainment. Worked with artists as diverse as DJ Spooky and The Swans, co-authored with Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), futurist consultant to MTV, Showtime, BBC.


Saturday October 26, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Sabine

3:30pm

School Bus to the Tour Bus: Musical Moms
Juggling music and motherhood is a challenge for many musicians. In this panel we will examine how women manage - and the option of taking time off. 

Moderators
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Jackie Weissman

Director/Producer/Editor, Rock Mama Films, LLC
Documentary filmmaker, freelance director/ producer and Avid editor w/17 yrs experience. Her current film, Rock N Roll Mamas, is now on the festival circuit.  Founding board member of the Women in Film Portland Chapter, and currently serves as the board’s president.

Speakers
avatar for Sally Browder

Sally Browder

Producer / Engineer
Sally Browder’s style and technique as a producer/engineer has created a standard in the industry over the last twenty years spanning all genres of music.
avatar for Elizabeth McQueen

Elizabeth McQueen

Vocalist and Solo Performer in her own right, Asleep at the Wheel
Elizabeth McQueen is the longtime female vocalist for Asleep at the Wheel, mother of two girls, and a solo artist, trying to make it all work.
avatar for Deanna Mitchell

Deanna Mitchell

Frightwig
I am a mother, wife and a founding member of the feminist punk band Frightwig. It’s more important to play music today than when we began!  We must Smash The Patriarchy!


Saturday October 26, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
San Antonio

3:30pm

Should I Lie on My Bio?
When writing your bio is it OK to exaggerate your success and not reveal your real age - or will that bite you in the butt down the road? How do you tell your story when you are just starting out and don't have a story yet? 

Moderators
avatar for Denise Sullivan

Denise Sullivan

Denise Sullivan writes on music, arts and culture. Author of five published titles including Keep on Pushing, Black Power Music From Blues to Hip Hop, she is editing an anthology of San Francisco stories and writing Compared To What, the authorized biography of a classic jazz-protest song. A fourth generation San Franciscan, she is co-founder of the United Booksellers and books the events at Modern Times.

Speakers
avatar for Dean Lofton

Dean Lofton

Owner, The Lofton Agency
Dean Lofton is a publicist, media consultant and owner of The Lofton Agency, a media and entertainment firm in Austin. She blogs at DeansListAustin.com.
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Lynne Margolis

Freelance Writer
Journalist/bio writer Lynne Margolis has contributed to print, broadcast and online media including the Christian Science Monitor, Paste, Rollingstone.com and NPR affiliates. Current outlets include grammy.com and American Songwriter magazine.
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Jo Rae Di Menno

Owner / Press Agent, Hard Pressed Publicity
Former Director of Publicity for SXSW for 10 years and has worked with the French, Canadian, Dutch, Barbadian and Swedish Music Offices. Past and present clients include Ronnie, Lane, Ian 'Mac' McLagan, True Believers, Shoulders, Robert Harrison (Cotton Mather), Trish Murphy, Tony Scalzo and more.


Saturday October 26, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
San Marcos

3:30pm

"What Are You Doing Here?: A Black Woman's Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal"
Laina Dawes will read from her book, What Are You Doing Here: A Black Woman's Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal. This reading is sponsored by Capitol View Arts. 

Speakers
avatar for Laina Dawes

Laina Dawes

Author / Freelance Music and Culture Journalist, What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman's Life in Liberation in Heavy Metal
Laina Dawes is the author of What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal (Bazillion Points Books, 2012). A metal journalist and photographer, she is also a contributing editor for Blogher.com’s Race & Ethnicity section.


Saturday October 26, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Trinity B

3:30pm

Section 101: Perfecting your Online Presence
How do you establish an effective online presence? Rebecca Calejo of Section 101 will discuss the latest trends and address questions of creativity, cost, resourcefulness and more. 

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Calejo

Rebecca Calejo

Sr. Director of Client Services, Section 101
Sr. Director of Client Services at Section 101. Works with established acts such as Duran Duran, Aimee Mann, Corey Taylor (Slipknot), BUSH, Tracy Lawrence, Diane Birch, Marc Cohn, along with many others to ensure that each artist’s online needs are met in the most effective ways.


Saturday October 26, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Trinity A

4:45pm

Successful Crowdfunding
Kickstarter, Indiegogo, etc. are the new record label advance. What does it take to create a successful crowdfunding campaign? 

Moderators
avatar for Laura B. Whitmore

Laura B. Whitmore

Founder, The Women's International Music Network
Laura B. Whitmore is a singer/songwriter, journalist, and a veteran music industry marketer. She is the founder of the Women's International Music Network, and the producer of the Women's Music Summit and the She Rocks Awards. 

Speakers
avatar for Inch Chua

Inch Chua

Artist, Mighty Fresh
Singaporean singer-songwriter Inch Chua moves you into a different world - one that seems far richer in life’s intricacies, with blisters of joy and kooky jolts of introspection.
avatar for Charlie Faye

Charlie Faye

Instead of touring the traditional way, Charlie Faye decided to live in 10 different cities over 10 months, putting together a local band in each city, recording a new song, and getting to know the music communities.
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Chelsea Schwartz

Founder, High Voltage
I'm a professional fangirl who rooted herself in bandoms at an early age, before leaving the dark side behind and embracing the Schwartz within. Basically I'm a Tolkien loving, Disney obsessed, Game of Thrones watching Oncer who dabbles in Gotham & Marvel love.
avatar for Allison Shaw

Allison Shaw

CEO / Owner, Manic Monkee
Allison owns Manic Monkee Mgmt and Brand Development which manages bands and producers, is also on the Board of Directors for Non Profit music charity Sweet Relief and heads Brand Development for Public Enemy, Jammer.fm, , Standing Sun Wineries, Jakprints, and more.


Saturday October 26, 2013 4:45pm - 5:45pm
San Marcos

4:45pm

Future Music
The music industry is at its second major crossroads in a decade. Whereas digital dramatically changed how we receive, listen, store and share recorded music, the next few years will redefine how we create, produce, record, deliver and consume live music. This workshop will look at some of the emerging approaches and technologies that will rock the live scene.

Speakers
avatar for Derek Woodgate

Derek Woodgate

Consulting Futurist, The Futures Lab, Inc.
Futurist, author, entrepreneur – expert in experiential entertainment. Worked with artists as diverse as DJ Spooky and The Swans, co-authored with Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), futurist consultant to MTV, Showtime, BBC.


Saturday October 26, 2013 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Trinity A

5:00pm

When Things Go Wrong - The Robin Lane Story
AUSTIN PREMIER - When Things Go Wrong tells the life story of Robin Lane. The daughter of Dean Martin’s musical director Ken Lane began life as a Hollywood wild child and grew up to be one of Boston’s most influential singer/songwriters. The film touches on range of issues: abuse, survival, creativity, re-invention, and being female.

Watch Trailer Here

Speakers
avatar for Tim Jackson

Tim Jackson

Assistant Professor/ Filmmaker / Musician, New England Institute of Art
Tim Jackson has directed three documentaries, and spent 40 years as a drummer. He also works as an actor, writer, and college professor in the Boston area.
avatar for Robin Lane

Robin Lane

Founder, Songbird Sings
Robin's father wrote the hit “Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime.” Robin began her career on Neil Young's Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere album, then formed Robin Lane & The Chartbusters, who had the 11th video broadcast on MTV, “When Things Go Wrong.”


Saturday October 26, 2013 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Brazos

5:30pm

MEOW Mixer - Happy Hour
Unwind and discuss your day with other MEOW Con attendees. Bring your business cards. No host bar. 

Saturday October 26, 2013 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Rio Grande B

6:00pm

Rain Perry
Performers
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Rain Perry

Songwriter Rain Perry‘s “Beautiful Tree” is the theme for the CW Network’s “Life Unexpected,” a show on which she had the surreal experience of appearing as herself.


Saturday October 26, 2013 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Rio Grande B

6:45pm

Pamela Hart Quartet
Performers
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Pamela Hart Quartet

Pamela Hart‘s warm, clear tones and meticulously controlled pitch carry an illusion of effortlessness.


Saturday October 26, 2013 6:45pm - 7:15pm
Rio Grande B

6:45pm

Paula Boggs Band
Performers
avatar for Paula Boggs Band

Paula Boggs Band

Whether helping support a worthy cause or touching a listener, Paula Boggs Band aspires to make music that matters.


Saturday October 26, 2013 6:45pm - 7:15pm
Glass Oaks

7:00pm

Deborah Crooks
Performers
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Deborah Crooks

Performing/Recording/Touring Songwriter, Bird in the Tree Music
Songwriter, Ashtanga yoga, bird & beach lover.


Saturday October 26, 2013 7:00pm - 7:25pm
Sabine

7:00pm

Jane Boxall
Performers
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Jane Boxall

Award-winning percussionist Jane Boxall performs in concert halls, art galleries, cafes, kindergartens, universities and festivals in London, Chicago, NYC and Seattle.


Saturday October 26, 2013 7:00pm - 7:25pm
Trinity

7:30pm

Julia Grace Feinberg
Los Angeles Women in Music Showcase

Performers
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Julia Grace Feinberg

Julia Grace Feinberg has been writing original songs since age 13, and recently performed them throughout the Los Angeles area.


Saturday October 26, 2013 7:30pm - 7:55pm
San Antonio

7:30pm

Minne & Ella Jordan
Performers
avatar for Minnie and Ella Jordan

Minnie and Ella Jordan

Minnie and Ella Jordan (ages 15 and 13) play cool swing and hot jazz. They swing classic tunes on violin, guitar, and tenor-guitar, while singing sweet, sisterly harmonies.


Saturday October 26, 2013 7:30pm - 7:55pm
Trinity

7:30pm

Willow and the Embers
Performers
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Willow and The Embers

Folk-noir meets dreamy hush-pop in Willow & The Embers’ textural ambient rock.


Saturday October 26, 2013 7:30pm - 7:55pm
Sabine

7:30pm

Suzanne Brooks & the Jazz Generation
Performers
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Suzanne Brooks & The Jazz Generation

Suzanne Brooks, singer/bandleader; Chris Lee, keyboard; Jim Wendt, bass; Dave Peters, drums. 11 CDs. Original shows include “Great Women of Jazz.”


Saturday October 26, 2013 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Rio Grande B

7:30pm

Tricia Mitchell Band
Performers
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Tricia Mitchell Band

Tricia Mitchellwrites compelling songs for fun and sensitive people. Growing up in Woodstock and Austin, she was destined for music.


Saturday October 26, 2013 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Glass Oaks

8:00pm

Ali Holder
Performers
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Ali Holder

Ali Holder incorporates wide varieties of influence and style creating an irresistible folk-country-blues hybrid. 


Saturday October 26, 2013 8:00pm - 8:25pm
Sabine

8:00pm

Jo Wymer
Performers
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Jo Wymer

Two-time Grammy nominee, Navy veteran and roots rocker Jo Wymer bludgeons and seduces audiences with her gritty, soulful songs.


Saturday October 26, 2013 8:00pm - 8:25pm
Trinity

8:00pm

Lani Ford
Los Angeles Women in Music Showcase

Performers
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Lani Ford

After 10 years leading rock bands STARK and Tania & The Revolutionaries, Lani Ford now has the solo career she always dreamed of, playing her own style of dark Americana.


Saturday October 26, 2013 8:00pm - 8:25pm
San Antonio

8:15pm

Emily Herring
Performers
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Emily Herring

Musician
Emily Herring is a born and bred Texan, with a Marty Robbins yodel and an outlaw sound as big and varied as her home state.


Saturday October 26, 2013 8:15pm - 8:45pm
Rio Grande B

8:15pm

Kimberly Dunn
Performers
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Kimberly Dunn

In two short years, Kimberly Dunn has amassed a loyal fan base in the Texas Country/Red Dirt scene that most artists find a daunting (if not impossible) task.


Saturday October 26, 2013 8:15pm - 8:45pm
Glass Oaks

8:30pm

Abbie Bosworth
Los Angeles Women in Music Showcase

Performers
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Abbie Bosworth

Abbie Bosworth is a 15 year old singer, songwriter, guitarist and actress from Austin, TX. She attends the Austin School for the Performing and Visual Arts.


Saturday October 26, 2013 8:30pm - 8:55pm
San Antonio

8:30pm

Susan Arbuckle
Performers
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Susan Arbuckle

The powerful and soul-filled voice of Susan Arbuckle is rooted in gospel and blues. An extremely versatile performer, the spirit of her original work is positive and thoughtful, unifying a broad range of conscious listeners.


Saturday October 26, 2013 8:30pm - 8:55pm
Sabine

8:30pm

Taylor Cullen
Performers
avatar for Taylor Lynn Cullen

Taylor Lynn Cullen

Armed with a Daisy Rock guitar, a Kurzweil keyboard and many pop-country ditties, 16-year-old Taylor Lynn Cullen aims to make a nationwide impact.


Saturday October 26, 2013 8:30pm - 8:55pm
Trinity

9:00pm

Ashley Rezvani
Los Angeles Women in Music Showcase

Performers
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Ashley Rezvani

Ashley Rezvani is an 17-year-old singer-songwriter who plays piano and ukulele.


Saturday October 26, 2013 9:00pm - 9:25pm
San Antonio

9:00pm

Charlie Faye
Performers
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Charlie Faye

Instead of touring the traditional way, Charlie Faye decided to live in 10 different cities over 10 months, putting together a local band in each city, recording a new song, and getting to know the music communities.


Saturday October 26, 2013 9:00pm - 9:25pm
Trinity

9:00pm

Kathleen Haskard
Performers
avatar for Kathleen Haskard

Kathleen Haskard

songwriter, Houndsongs
Kathleen Haskard‘s songs have an ethereal quality, like static under an electricity pylon before a storm.


Saturday October 26, 2013 9:00pm - 9:25pm
Sabine

9:00pm

Lauren Silva
Performers
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Lauren Silva

Lauren Silva, a lyricist at heart, has opened for established recording artists nationwide.Her single, “Hurt” was #1 on KAZI’s Untapped Charts.


Saturday October 26, 2013 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Rio Grande B

9:00pm

Sarah Pierce Band
Performers
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Sarah Pierce Band

With eight critically acclaimed albums, Sarah Pierce is the real deal. Her songs, stories and astounding voice captivate.


Saturday October 26, 2013 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Glass Oaks

9:30pm

Brittany Pearl
Los Angeles Women in Music Showcase

Performers
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Brittany Pearl

Brittany Pearl is a 16-year-old singer-songwriter and actress, who plays piano, guitar, bass, and tuba.


Saturday October 26, 2013 9:30pm - 9:55pm
San Antonio

9:30pm

Kiya Heartwood
Performers
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Kiya Heartwood

Award winning songwriter Kiya Heartwood (Stealin Horses, Wishing Chair, Pie Tramps) delivers "soulful confessions, political broadside, and a wicked groove."


Saturday October 26, 2013 9:30pm - 9:55pm
Trinity

9:30pm

Starflight
Performers
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Starflight

Texas duo and sisters Zoe & Molly Flores -2013 winners of HLSR's Rodeo Rockstar. 14 yr. old Zoe - Lead Singer, Guitar, Bass ; 13 yr. old Molly - Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals. 


Saturday October 26, 2013 9:30pm - 9:55pm
Sabine

9:45pm

Gabriela Pepino
Performers
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Gabriela Pepino

Gabriela Pepino is influenced by jazz, blues and soul music. With an incredible vocal range, her voice is a great surprise to all ears.


Saturday October 26, 2013 9:45pm - 10:15pm
Rio Grande B

9:45pm

The Belle Sounds
Performers
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The Belle Sounds

The Belle Sounds– the new project from husband/wife Noëlle Hampton & André Moran. Rich harmonies and soaring melodies, beautifully orchestrated.


Saturday October 26, 2013 9:45pm - 10:15pm
Glass Oaks

10:00pm

Donna Lynn Caskey
Performers
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Donna Lynn Caskey

Banjo gal and singer-songwriter Donna Lynn Caskey takes a pure, timeless sound to new places with tunes that touch the heart.


Saturday October 26, 2013 10:00pm - 10:25pm
Sabine

10:00pm

Leni Stern African Trio
Performers
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Leni Stern

Leni Stern is in the 27th year of her career as a recording artist and continues to define herself as a genre-bending master guitarist and timely songwriter.


Saturday October 26, 2013 10:00pm - 10:25pm
Trinity

10:00pm

Shantell Ogden
Los Angeles Women in Music Showcase

Performers
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Shantell Ogden

Shantell Ogden’s songs have received airplay on 145 country radio stations nationwide and featured on network TV.  


Saturday October 26, 2013 10:00pm - 10:25pm
San Antonio

10:30pm

June Millington
Performers
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June Millington

Co-Founder & Artistic Director, Institute for Musical Arts (IMA)
June Millington has been a musician for as long as she can remember. By 1964 she and her sister Jean started an all-girl band that morphed into the group Fanny. In 1986 June co-founded the Institute for the Musical Arts, a non-profit for women and girls in music. She is currently writing an autobiography.


Saturday October 26, 2013 10:30pm - 10:55pm
Sabine

10:30pm

Leanne Summers
Los Angeles Women in Music Showcase

Performers
avatar for Leanne Summers

Leanne Summers

President, Los Angeles Women in Music (LAWIM)
Accomplished performing artist & singer/vocal coach/producer/clinician. All styles - All Things Voice! President of Los Angeles Women in Music (LAWIM) and producer of Young Talent Night. See www.leannesummers.com in addition to the LAWIM site.


Saturday October 26, 2013 10:30pm - 10:55pm
San Antonio

10:30pm

Robin Lane
Performers
avatar for Robin Lane

Robin Lane

Founder, Songbird Sings
Robin's father wrote the hit “Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime.” Robin began her career on Neil Young's Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere album, then formed Robin Lane & The Chartbusters, who had the 11th video broadcast on MTV, “When Things Go Wrong.”


Saturday October 26, 2013 10:30pm - 10:55pm
Trinity

10:30pm

Ingrid Johnson & the Funky Fresh Crew
Performers
avatar for Ingrid D. Johnson & the Funky Fresh Crew

Ingrid D. Johnson & the Funky Fresh Crew

Ingrid D. Johnsonwith her talented band, The Funky Fresh Crew, asksWhat About Love?on her 2012 debut album – love that overcomes adversity and impact of childhood sexual abuse.


Saturday October 26, 2013 10:30pm - 11:00pm
Rio Grande B

10:30pm

Zoe Ann
Performers
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Zoe Ann

Zoe Ann, a rock/pop, singer/songwriter was awarded “Best Teen Rock Artist 2013.”


Saturday October 26, 2013 10:30pm - 11:00pm
Glass Oaks

11:00pm

These Streets
Saturday October 26, 2013 11:00pm - 11:25pm
Trinity

11:15pm

Aly Tadros
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Aly Tadros

Lost Ridge Records
NYC-based singer/songwriter by way of Laredo, Texas. 800+ shows internationally. Nerd-out with me on songwriting, nonfiction, and Invisibilia. My music is a cross between Norah Jones, Fiona Apple, and Ani Difranco. Prepping to record & release my third album; always looking for new & interesting artists to collaborate with.


Saturday October 26, 2013 11:15pm - 11:45pm
Glass Oaks

11:15pm

Alyse Black
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Alyse Black

Soulful singer-songwriter, a mesmerizing voice. From busking Pike Place Market to performing the best stages in Austin/Seattle, Seattle’s NPR station, a commercial for Target, and over 500 shows.


Saturday October 26, 2013 11:15pm - 11:45pm
Rio Grande B

11:30pm

Jennifer Batten
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Jennifer Batten

Jennifer Batten played guitar for Michael Jackson for 10 years followed by 3 years with British Guitar icon Jeff Beck. She has 3 CD's out and will perform her multimedia show at Meow Con.


Saturday October 26, 2013 11:30pm - 12:00pm
Trinity

12:00am

Denae Gardner
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Denae Gardner

Denae Gardner is a 21-year-old singer/songwriter. Her music is Modern Country, with a hint of Rockabilly and Bluegrass. She’s had four singles on Music Row Country charts.


Sunday October 27, 2013 12:00am - 12:30am
Glass Oaks

12:00am

The Bluebonnets
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The Bluebonnets

Bluebonnets are Austin’s all-female supergroup featuring Kathy Valentine, Eve Monses, Dominique Duvalos and, from LA, Kristy McInnis.


Sunday October 27, 2013 12:00am - 12:30am
Rio Grande B
 
Sunday, October 27
 

11:00am

Austin Music Tour
Limited Capacity seats available

Welcome to Austin, Texas! The music scene here is diverse and proudly offers rock, pop, country, gospel, blues, bluegrass, jazz, Tejano and more. 

This two-hour guided tour enlightens guests about Austin’s famous music scene as the tour moves through the city. Sites of particular interest to music enthusiasts to be seen along the driving tour are a statue of Willie Nelson, Famous Sixth Street, the Austin City Limits Moody Theatre, multiple downtown music and entertainment districts, Daniel Johnston Mural, Doug Sahm Hill, Zilker Park (site of the Austin City Limits Music Festival). 

Guests will also hear about some of Austin’s history and landmarks along the tour route including the Texas State Capital • Historic Congress Avenue • Texas State History Museum • Hill Country views on 2222 and Loop 360 including the beautiful Pennybacker Bridge over Lake Austin • LBJ Presidential Library • Long Center for the Performing Arts • Texas Governor's Mansion • The Drag • Town Lake and Auditorium Shores • University of Texas at Austin • UT Royal Memorial Stadium • Lake Austin and more! 

Weather and time permitting, the tour makes a stop and takes guests on a walk to the statue of Stevie Ray Vaughan that stands on the shore of the lake where Stevie played concerts and Austin embraced the music legend long before he was known to the world as one of the greatest guitar players to ever live. This stop on the tour offers a beautiful Austin photo opportunity with the city skyline in the background. 

It’s all about music in Austin where the varied selection of clubs and honky-tonks provide a music scene where everybody finds their groove. After this tour, guests will be ready to rock with the locals! 

Tickets are $35 and must be purchased in advance.  

Sunday October 27, 2013 11:00am - 1:00am
Lobby