Ronnie Spector tops Girls Got Rhythm Fest in May

Let's hear it for the girls! This spring, women, men and any other forms of music-loving life have a reason to get excited about girls with guitars. Announced just two days ago was word of a brand new, lady-centric music festival that will be held at Amsterdam Bar and Hall this May 11 and 12. 

Save your sighs and condescension, because headlining the inaugural Girls Got Rhythm Fest -- taking the expression back from AC/DC -- is Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ronnie Spector.
Yep, as in the voice of one of the most defining and awesome '60s pop groups, The Ronettes.  But Spector's thrilling inclusion barely breaches the surface of what the Fest -- a project of METRO Magazine editor-in-chief Dana Raidt and local promoter Travis Ramin -- has to offer in terms of a lineup.

Sharing the headlining spotlight with Spector will be Japanese rockabilly punk trio the's (you might recall them from a memorable scene in Kill Bill Vol. 1) and California pop-punker's the Muffs.

The rest of the diverse and worldly list of performers (including several local chick-fronted bands) can be accessed here. Additionally, be sure to check Gimme Noise next week for more extensive insight and ticket information from the event's organizers.

Now, try not to swoon over Ronnie Spector and The Ronettes performing their 1963 hit song "Be My Baby":

Girls Got Rhythm Fest will be held May 11 and 12 at Amsterdam Bar and Hall in St. Paul.

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