March 22, 2015
On March 28th 2015, the Dude Locker will be hosting Columbus, Ohio's second annual Women Aloud! show. This event aims to bring together for one night, in one venue, the creative power of women in and around the Columbus area. It will feature artists ranging from painters to poets to punk bands, benefiting Grrrls Rock! Columbus. The Girls! go on at midnight.
Feb 23, 2015
Hi guys! It's about that time of the year when Columbus finally thaws enough to start the van and the band members emerge one by one from hibernation... or not, as the case may be this year with recent weather conditions. :) Just kidding, see you guys soon!
Feb 2, 2015
Gettin ready to open for White Reaper, a pretty cool band from our second favorite city in the world: Louisville, KY. They just got off from touring with Deerhoof, and are SXSW bound later this year. The Girls! and White Reaper seem to share the same interests - poppy songs & an obsession with the opposite sex - so everyone should get along just fine. :) Check out the show page to RSVP.
January 24, 2015
The Mug & Brush Sessions are an independent music video series featuring national and local Columbus artists. The Girls! are proud to join the ever growing roster of musicians immortalized by Jim Morris, owner of The Mug & Brush Barbershop in Columbus, Ohio. Our session on Sunday (01/25/15) will be a closed set, but we promise to post video ASAP!
December 1, 2014
The Girls! will travel to Nashville, Tennessee on December 6th to join The Get Togethers and Scale Model for a Tacky Christmas Sweater Party. Join us at The High Watt for a cool show and visit the photobooth to commemorate your crew's terrible choice in clothing. Show starts at 9pm, $7.00 cheap!
November 13, 2014
Join us on November 28th in Chicago and November 29 in St. Paul. We share the stage with the punk alt country singer/songwriter who's voice is taller than Skwisgaar Skwigelf, Lydia Loveless! Check out our shows calendar.
October 8, 2014
Saturday October 18th we will playing at the first annual Blackheart Fest. This is going to be a three-day event to honor the memory of Joey Blackheart and raise money for services in Central Ohio that promote harm reduction and breaking of the cultural stigmas surrounding addiction. Come see us at The Summit and donate to a good cause in the process.
September 21, 2014
Thank you all for your support during this tough time. We have not in any way called it quits and are still actively making music. We are hitting the road with Lydia Loveless for a couple shows in November and we are grateful for everything!
July 18, 2014
Joseph M. Moore, aka “Joey Blackheart”, 36, of Columbus, Ohio, a former resident of South Shore, Kentucky, passed away July 9,
2014 in Columbus, Ohio.
We don't know how describe our heartbreak over our bandmate and best friend passing. Joey was our brother, and was loved by many more in our community for his friendly, joking attitude and tendency to draw people in, as well as how giving he was when anyone needed help.
We will feel his absence acutely, both as friends, and as bandmates.
June 11, 2014
Ever get to play with one of your idols? Paul Collins is a power pop legend, a cult favorite since the mid 70s, performing in bands like The Nerves and The Breakaways, whose songs have been covered by Blondie to Cat Power to Green Day. The Girls! will perform with Paul Collins Beat on June 20th at Ace of Cups.
May 9, 2014
Our friends over at CD102.5 here in Columbus have been gracious enough to add our song 'Keys To Your House' to their playlist recently and have already given it a couple spins! If you wanna hear it, text them at 68683 to request it, or you can call at (614) 221-1025. As the Ramones said: 'We want the airwaves, baby!' Well, either the airwaves or booze... Preferably both...
April 14, 2014
Record Release Party April 18th at Ace of Cups!
The record will be available at the show, as well as at local Columbus record shops
Used Kids and Lost Weekend.
Recorded and mixed by Jon Fintel at Relay Recording.
Produced by The Girls! and Jon Fintel
Mastered by Collin Jordan at The Boiler Room
Vinyl pressed by Musicol
Photographed by Brandon Page
April 14, 2014
Another Record Release Party April 19th at Ace of Cups! Compilation LP of Columbus Ohio rock'n'roll bands, to be released for Record Store Day 2014. The bands on this LP (12-inch vinyl, with a download code) include Dead Girlfriends, Bridesmaid, Sick Thrills, Nom Tchotchkes, and Hexers as well as us, The Girls! This is an exclusive song that was recorded live at Relay Recording and is not on our LP or 7-inch! Contact Pat Dull at to purchase a copy.
(original release Oct 2012)
The Girls! first single, originally released on October 5, 2012. "Rodney" is backed with "Say Yes." The first pressing sold out - this is from a second pressing of 300. The price is $4 (plus shipping, if you need it shipped), and includes a download code. Email us at to get a copy!
(formed at some point in late 2011)
We are Columbus, Ohio power pop. Our influences are Paul Collins, Blondie, The Go-Go’s, Exploding Hearts, 60s girl groups - stuff like that. The Girls! write melodic songs about ex-boyfriends and drinking. We like to go to Ryan's house and drink, play music, do the dishes, clean the house, and talk about boys.