King's Rook Club presents Chickstock featuring Claire Stuczynski, Brooke Surgener, and Whitney White

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Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 at 6:25 AM
King's Rook Club presents Chickstock featuring Claire Stuczynski, Brooke Surgener, and Whitney White by Alex Bieler

Three years ago, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame had a pretty cool exhibit on display titled Women Who Rock, a special show focusing on the impacts various femmes have had on the music industry. I’d start listing some of them, but there’s a long list of performers with the XX chromosome that deserve to be mentioned and I do have to follow a word-count. So let’s focus local, because Erie’s going to have its own display of women who rock, except instead of historical memorabilia in a building shaped like a turntable, we’ll be treated to a pretty stellar lineup of some extremely talented locals.

Enter Chickstock, a special Friday, Nov. 21 performance at the King’s Rook Club featuring Claire Stuczynski, Brooke Surgener, and Whitney White, a trio of ladies who can put on quite a show.

“Sometimes you’ll hear ‘Oh, you’re really good for a girl,’ or people will think that someone is good because she’s a girl,” Surgener says of some people’s perception of female artists. “No, just focus on the fact that I’m a good songwriter.”

And write songs these girls can. The trio will be putting on a display for the free show, playing their own tunes separately, as well as joining together for a few choice cuts, a performance that should help inspire even more people to commit themselves to music.

“I have girls come to up to me, because I’ll give them confidence to be like ‘Wow, I guess I could do that,’” Surgener says. “When I was younger, girls weren’t playing shows all that often, but now it’s much more common, which is very cool. It’s good for other girls to see and it’s good for other people to see so that we’re not always being stereotyped for having a vagina, but more so for the fact that we’re just good.”

You can see just how good Surgener, Stuczynski, and White are for yourself at Chickstock, a night dedicated to women who rock. 

9 p.m.  // 1921 Peach St. // facebook.com/kingsrookclub

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