The Hit Like A Girl Festival held February 6, 2015 featured Kim Thompson, Emmanuelle Caplette, demos from various companies, a panel featuring Samantha Maloney, Kiran Gandhi, Val Sepulveda, and Alicia Warrington, and even a performance by the great Gina Schock of the Go-Gos, playing with a young band from the School of Rock. Kim’s clinic was notable for the way she wove the history of jazz into her playing and shared musical concepts that all ages could understand, all while blazing away on the kit.
Photos by Phil Hood and K Angonio.
Kim Thompson’s performance was powerful, both in terms of her playing and the ideas she imparted.
Beauties and the beast. DRUM! Publisher Phil Hood with (l to 4) Mona Tavakoli, Kim Thompson, and Emmanuelle Caplette
Gina Schock with the School of Rock band.
The panel on women in the music business.
Hit Like A Girl Contest co-founder David Levine.
Former Hole and Motley Crue drummer Samantha Maloney is now Vice-President of A&R for Warner Brothers Records. She shared her insights from multiple positions with in the music business.