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Gearing up for Nashville and Philly

Posted on August 2, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NEW YORK CITY (June 21, 2009) – STARK has been selected to showcase at the Indiegrrl Conference in Nashville, TN, August 20-23, 2009. Lani Ford and Joe Hogan will represent the band with duo acoustic performances on the Tryxo, Nette Radio and Indiegrrl main stages. STARK will return to Philadelphia to play Connie’s Ric Rac Friday September 18, 2009. STARK played the Girls Rock and Girls Rule Showcase at Hank's Saloon in Brooklyn, New York July 16, 2009. "Girls Rock & Girls Rule (GRGR) is sure to steam up some windows with their sizzlin’ Indie Rock Chick BBQ & Showcase!! GRGR continues its fierce femme rocker onslaught, bringing you the highest caliber of emerging artists on the NYC music scene. Don’t miss these ladies shakin’ things up and rockin’ your world at Hank’s and get some free BBQ too! GRGR is the premiere NYC organization dedicated to showcasing and serving women in rock. All proceeds will help fund GRGR’s future showcases as well as their efforts to provide the ultimate resource for ALL women who want to rock as hard as the boys -- and just need a little push and help in fulfilling their Rock n Roll dreams! GRGR thanks their 2009 sponsors Shure, Daisy Rock, Jakprints, and Sam Ash for their continued support!" STARK played Make Music New York for the 3rd year in a row. This year, the whole band was featured on the Punk Island stage 11 at Governor’s Island during a day of free music throughout the whole city. Lani Ford, a multi ASCAP Plus award winner and Daisy Rock Guitars endorsed artist, was a featured Triple R Girl for June on www.rockandrollreport.com. STARK recently released a music video for the song “OH NO!” directed by Joe Covino of East Village Studios and shot in Coney Island, New York and at Arlene’s Grocery in NYC. The video has been accepted into the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival as well as the Royal Flush Film Festival, both in New York in October 2009. STARK’s latest CD Put It To Your Head has been receiving great press and radio all over the world, especially in the U.S., the UK, Germany, Belgium and Australia since it’s release in January 2008. STARK is currently mixing a third album of nine songs, Race To The Floor, to be released this summer. Check out the official website www.starknyc.com or www.myspace.com/stark. STARK Booking and Info: Kicking and Screaming Music /Lani Ford Put It To Your Head is available at www.cdbaby.com/cd/laniford. The Curse at www.cdbaby.com/cd/starknyc.