GoGirlsMusic.com Names HepCAware.org the Official Charity of the 2006 'Invasion of The GoGirls'

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GoGirlsMusic.com and HepCAware.org are working together again to raise awareness of hepatitis C. Kelly Zirbes, founder of HepCAware.org and a GoGirls member, has received a lot of support from Madalyn Sklar, founder of GoGirls, including a GoGirlsMusic Sponsorship for her annual "Hep C Aware -- The Internet Telethon". This year it was business as usual for Sklar to offer an opportunity for Kelly and her organization to be a part of their event "Invasion Of The Gogirls'and get exposure for the cause in Austin, TX during South by Southwest music conference weekend.

GoGirlsMusic.com names HepCAware.org the official charity of the 2006 'Invasion of The GoGirls'

GoGirlsMusic.com and HepCAware.org are working together again to raise awareness of hepatitis C. Back in 2002, as part of their annual charity fest, GoGirlsMusic presented a series of concerts dedicated to Hep C awareness. Kelly Zirbes, founder of HepCAware.org and a GoGirls member, was involved in the 2002 events and has received a lot of support from Madalyn Sklar, founder of GoGirls, including a GoGirlsMusic Sponsorship for her annual "Hep C Aware -- The Internet Telethon". This year it was business as usual for Sklar to offer an opportunity for Kelly and her organization to get exposure in Austin, TX during South by Southwest music conference weekend.

GoGirlsMusic.com, the oldest and largest online community of indie women musicians, will continue its tradition of highlighting the best emerging talent at its 6th Annual 'Invasion of the GoGirls' showcases taking place March 16-19 during SXSW. The seven “unofficial” showcases that weekend will feature over 60 amazing artists and bands including Sarah Bettens of K’s Choice, 13 year old pop music sensation ALyX!, award-winning songwriter Jen Foster, and 21 year old Coke Zero commercial vocalist Trisha O’Keefe. “We worked very hard to create a lineup that was stylistically exciting yet appealing to a diverse crowd,” explains Madalyn Sklar, founder of GoGirlsMusic.com. “We expect to see an electrifying blend of industry professionals, musicians and the general public at our events,” continues Sklar. "I'm very happy to use 'Invasion of The GoGirls' as a way to raise awareness of hepatitis C. We have asked HepCAware.org to provide information about Hepatitis C at all seven shows."

Below is some the info you that will be available along with a list of risk factors.

1 in 50 Americans have hepatitis C - 2 out of 3 do not know it

Hepatitis C is spread by blood to blood contact

There is NO vaccine for hepatitis C

Are you at Risk

    Have you:

>received blood, blood products or an organ transplant prior to 1992?

>ever shared drug paraphernalia?

>ever been stuck by a used blood needle?

>been on kidney dialysis?

>had a tatoo or body piercing?

>had sexual activity that involves contact with blood?

>held a job that exposed you to blood?

>shared personal care items(razors, toothbrushes, etc.) with other people?

>ever been incarcerated?

>been a combat veteran?

For more info about hep c please visit http://www.HepCAware.com

GoGirlsMusic.com celebrates 10 years of promoting, supporting and empowering women in music! The organization is a welcome destination for women in music through networking and events and are well known for supporting good causes and helping to raise awareness of important issues.

All "Invasion of The GoGirls" events are free and open to the public. For more information and a list of performers, please visit http://www.gogirlsmusic.com/sxsw

Contact: Madalyn Sklar, madalyn@gogirlsmusic.com

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Thursday, March 16th

7:30 pm – 1:30 am

Invasion of the GoGirls @ Trophy's Bar

2008 S. Congress, 512-447-0969

Free show! 21+

Friday, March 17th

7:30 pm – 1:30 am

Invasion of the GoGirls @ Trophy's Bar

5th Annual GoGirls "2 song" Night

2008 S. Congress, 512-447-0969

Free show! 21+

Saturday, March 18th

1 pm - 5 pm

Invasion of the GoGirls @ Ruta Maya

3601 S. Congress

Bob Baker will lecture at 1pm, music starts at 2pm

Free show! All ages!

Saturday, March 18th

1 pm - 8 pm

Invasion of the GoGirls @ Vanilla Girl

2209 S. 1st Street, 512-912-7885

Free show! All ages!

Saturday, March 18th

7:30 pm – 1:30 am

Invasion of the GoGirls @ Trophy's Bar

2008 S. Congress, 512-447-0969

Free show! 21+

Sunday, March 19th

12 pm - 5 pm

Invasion of the GoGirls @ Vanilla Girl

2209 S. 1st Street, 512-912-7885

Free show! All ages!

Sunday, March 19th

12 pm - 5 pm

Invasion of the GoGirls @ Bella Blue

2213 S. 1st Street, 512-691-5800

Free show! All ages!

LIST OF PERFORMERS

3 Kisses (Brenham, TX)

9 Red Sun (Menlo Park, CA)

a Melodic Daydream (Fort Collins, CO)

Addie Brownlee (New York, NY)

Allison Tartalia (Astoria, NY)

ALyX! (Allen, TX)

Amber Norgaard (Tucson, AZ)

April Dawn (Austin, TX)

Black Flamingo (New York, NY)

Bon Terra (Austin, TX)

Carmen Menza and magneeto (Highland Village, TX)

Christine Havrilla (Conshohocken, PA)

Deb Ferrara (Long Valley, NJ)

Deborah Crooks (San Francisco, CA)

EJ Labb (Brookline, MA)

Eline Emme (Warner Robins, GA)

Fallon Franklin (Austin, TX)

Heather Lauren (San Francisco, CA)

Hit by a Bus (Moriarty, NM)

Holiday Sail (Albuquerque, NM)

Hundred Year Flood (Santa Fe, NM)

Irrational Fear (Taylorsville, KY)

Jen Foster (Nashville, TN)

Jenn Franklin (Lebanon, TN)

Jennifer Richman (Brooklyn, NY)

Jessie Hughes (Baltimore, MD)

Jessie Murphy (New York, NY)

JoAnna James (Richfield, MN)

Jodelle (Pompton Plains, NJ)

Julie Gribble (Los Angeles, CA)

Julie Moffitt (Brown Deer, WI)

Kate Schutt (Cambridge, MA)

Kelly's Lot (Hollywood, CA)

Larissa (Austin, TX)

Lauren Adams (Los Angeles, CA)

Leerone (Los Angeles, CA)

Lindsay Wynn (Boca Raton, FL)

Liquefaction (Chillicothe, OH)

Lucid Fly (Orlando, FL)

Lynn King (Glendora, NJ)

MJ Baby & The Last Word (Austin, TX)

Manifest Frequency (Stone Mountain, GA)

Martha Berner (Chicago, IL)

Meghann Robinson (Brooklyn, NY)

Melineh Kurdian (Los Angeles, CA)

Melissa Greener (Austin, TX)

Melissa Mullins (Austin, TX)

Melissa Rapp (San Francisco, CA)

Pale Beneath the Blue (Dayton, OH)

Rachael Sage (New York, NY)

Rachel Platten (New York, NY)

Sarah Bettens (Johnson City, TN)

Sarah Sample (Austin, TX)

Showin' Tell (Philadelphia, PA)

Something for Jess (Lafayette, LA)

Sonia V. (Clermont, FL)

Star FX (Houston, TX)

Sunspot (Verona, WI)

The Artist Formally Known As Vince & Lauren

(Chicago, IL)

The Fallen One (Silver Spring, MD)

The Platforms (Austin, TX)

Traciana (New York, NY)

Trisha O'Keefe (Saylorsburg, PA)

Waking State (McLean, VA)

Wendy DeRosa (Oakland, CA)

INVASION OF THE GOGIRLS CHARITY

HEP C Aware (HepCAware.org)

Dedicated to raising awareness of hepatitis C

Donations welcomed at the shows!

SPONSORS

GoGirlsMusic.com

Hyperactive Music Magazine

Sonicbids

Disc Makers

IndieMusicCoach.com

GIGPAGE

The Musician’s Atlas

VersusMedia

Mpress Records

Daisy Rock Guitars

The Indie Bible

Indie-Music.com

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