Don’t Panic Fest loves the work that Girls Rock Denver have been doing in the last few years. Girls Rock work to empower young women with the power of rock ‘n’ roll.
Don’t Panic Fest founder Damian Burford had a few words to say about the compilation:
“I am fortunate enough to have had very strong women role models in my life. Women who fought tooth and nail for what they believed in and fought to make the world a better place for everyone around them. They taught me to try to create a better world for everyone, and that is the work that Girls Rock Denver have been doing since their inception!
With Don’t Panic Fest, we originally had the intention of giving a portion of ticket sales to a non-profit such as Girls Rock. With a first year music festival, it’s rare for those festivals to break even much less make any money whatsoever. So rather than promise something we might not have, we decided to do take what could have been just a normal music compilation and we worked to make something a little more special.
With unreleased songs from Denver favorites, such as Sophisticated Boom Boom, Lawsuit Models and The Sleights; and old favorites from SPELLS (Featuring Comedian Ben Roy from TruTV’s Those Who Can’t), Allout Helter, Cheap Perfume and so many more…. We are giving 100% of the proceeds of this “Pay What You Want” compilation to Girls Rock Denver!
My mother, grandmother and sisters have been such huge forces in this world and I would not be the person I am today had it not been for their influence on my life. Somewhere out there is a young person trying to find their own voice and path. This is someone learning to be their own force in this world. A place like Girls Rock will help these young women find their paths to greatness. If you enjoy what you hear, you can help mold the next generation of ass kicking women!”
Don’t Panic Fest is this weekend, February 17th & 18th in Denver. The festival will be taking place between the Hi-Dive, 3 Kings Tavern & Mutiny Information Cafe. It features some of the best of Colorado punk leaning musicians along with headliners Pegboy, Off With Their Heads, Mean Jeans, Nobodys, Allout Helter, The Raging Nathans, Ray Rocket of Teenage Bottle Rocket, Chad Price of All/Drag The River and SPELLS (featuring Comedian BEN ROY of TruTv’s Those Who Can’t).