paul kelvington - bass, vocals

Mr. Kelvington, Pennsylvania's only high school All-City punk rock placekicker, went off to college dreaming of an N.F.L. career. After buying and listening to an SST cassette tape of a band he had never heard at a local indie store, he quit the football team the very next day. He is currently the only licensed social worker in Chicago who wears a Germs pin at work, and STILL owns (and listens to) "My First Bells", the minutemen comp tape that changed his life.

nathaniel braddock - guitar, vocals

 In recent years, Nathaniel Braddock has been leading African soukos group the Occidental Brothers Dance Band Int'l and teaching at Chicago's beloved Old Town School of Folk Music, but as a kid he was most likely found driving at midnight through the cornfields of central Michigan blasting some old SST cassette.

colby starck - drums, vocals

Originally hailing from Lincoln, NE, Colby has lived in Chicago for the past nine years, drumming for such bands as Bobby Conn & the Glass Gypsies, and Head of Femur.  After getting introduced to the Minutemen in college by dorm room buddies, Colby was so enamored with the music, words, and ideas, he headed out on a cross-country pilgrimage to California.  Driving 55 miles per hour on Interstate 10, he headed to San Pedro to recreate the cover of Double Nickels on the Dime, where it  all began.

This is their spiel:

The story so far is about three old SST records loving punkers from Chicago who met in the summer of 2010 after one posted an ad "looking for D. Boon and George Hurley." The hope was to do one benefit show that would honor the Minutemen and their brilliant record "Double Nickels On The Dime", AND use the funds to start a music scholarship in their name.  

After an initial meeting and a 3-song basement jam proved they were able to communicate not only personally but also musically, they jumped into the deep end without worries. 

As the musical communication progressed, econoline chose Girls Rock! Chicago as their beneficiary because they are passionate and committed to creativity, music in ANY format and empowerment for female rockers young and old alike.  Check them out in our GR!C link.

The benefit, entitled  "Double Nickels On The Dime-A Tribute To the minutemen" was held on February 20th, 2011 at Lincoln Hall in Chicago. The show featured econoline playing the ENTIRETY of "Double Nickels On The Dime,” aided by many guest vocalists from the local Chicago scene, such as Jay Ryan, Tim Kinsella, Damon Locks and Azita Youssefi, just to name a few! econoline was supported by the extremely talented Girls Rock!Chicago camp alumni Ruadhan Ward, who also joined econoline onstage to lend her vocal skills to "My Heart and the Real World" and "History Lesson-Pt. II". In addition, renowned Los Angeles filmmaker Dave Travis was gracious enough to allow us the exclusive midwest premiere of his documentary "A History Lesson-Pt.1” 

When all was said and done, econoline was able to turn over the evenings profits to Girls Rock! Chicago to establish "The Double Nickels Music Fund", which will give one camper at each of the two yearly summer camps a Full Scholarship to attend. Thanks to all the love and financial support given, the fund will cover SIX campers, two each for the next three summers! For all the minutemen (and Girls Rock!) fans who could not attend or live far away, you can also donate at any time you wish through the Girls Rock! Chicago website @ girlsrock!  or simply click here: Go to "Just Give" and be sure to dedicate your donation to "The Double Nickels Music Fund" in memory of d.boon.

About Girls Rock! Chicago

Mission: Girls Rock! Chicago is a 501(c)(3) non-for profit organization dedicated to fostering girls' creative expression, positive self-esteem and community awareness through rock music.  Through our music education programs for girls ages 8-16, we are committed to educating girls about the musical, technical, and creative aspects involved in musicianship, because we believe that young girls are rarely encouraged to explore self-expressive creative outlets and are less likely to be given access to musical and technical instruction or equipment.  We believe that rock music can be a crucial tool in allowing young women to respond to preconceived notions of what they can do and what they can become.

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