Rockin’ for New Orleans
Miss All the Fun, with Lisa Rhodes and Elizabeth Varon
Two Temple Faculty from the College of Liberal Arts, Lisa Rhodes (American Studies) and Elizabeth Varon (History) performed with their group Miss All the Fun at the Chestnut Hill Coffee Company on January 20th, 2007, where they raised $677 for Moore Community House in the city of Biloxi, Mississippi. The Moore Community House has been providing a variety of services, including childcare, for victims of the devastating hurricane that had hit the region in 2005. Miss All the Fun is a wonderful play on words and the name of an all-female trio consisting of Liz Varon on electric lead guitar, Robin Cohen on Mandolin and harmonica, and Lisa Rhodes on electric rhythm guitar and vocals. Rhodes is author of Electric Ladyland: Women and Rock Culture (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005). A professional musician, she performed in the rock n’ roll world for a decade, which she decided to leave through concerns about the over-commercialization of the industry. Her studies led to a doctorate in American Studies and her coming to Temple. Check out the following URL’s for more on Rhodes and a review of her recent book in the Journal of American History:
The Journal of American History: Book Review of Electric Ladyland: Women and Rock Culture
The next performance of Miss All the Fun will be on March 3rd from 6–8 PM at the same location. See below for flyer. Should you not be able to make the event, you can also send a donation directly to Moore House.
Miss All the Fun is an all-female trio from Philly, PA. The band consists of Liz Varon on electric lead guitar, Robin Cohen on mandolin and harmonica, and Lisa Rhodes on electric rhythm guitar and vocals. They play an eclectic mix of tunes by artists as varied as Macy Gray, Lucinda Williams, Gov’t Mule, and Roky Erickson, with a few originals thrown in for fun. This variety reflects the diverse backgrounds of the three members. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear great music and support the effort to rebuild New Orleans!