GRRRL PRTY perform at Rock the Garden 2016

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Sophia Eris of GRRRL PRTY performing live at Rock the Garden 2016 (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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GRRRL PRTY — fiery local MCs Lizzo, Sophia Eris, and Manchita with DJ Shannon Blowtorch — tore through their last show ever on Saturday, playing 12 songs in just over a half hour and dancing through the heat. After "Top Floor" ended with, "99 problems and a d-- ain't one," a girl behind me decided she adored GRRRL PRTY. She said, "That's the realest s-- I've ever heard."

Between "Nightwatch" and "Can I Live," Manchita got real about mental health, asking audience members to help "end the stigma" about the mental health conditions she says affect one in four people. She had a mental health crisis recently, she shared, but Abbott Northwestern took great care of her. Asking the crowd to donate to Northwestern via her webpage, Manchita offered hopeful words to anyone who might need them: "There is help. I promise."

Setlist

"Grrrl Anthem"
"Poppin'"
"Top Floor"
"Ashes"/"Goooo"
"Higher Ground"
"Easy Easy"
"Jada"
"Nightwatch"
"Can I Live"
"Wegula"
"Bugg'n"

Words by Cecilia Johnson
Produced by Derrick Stevens
Engineered by Mike DeMark
Mixed by Neil Weir

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    GRRRL PRTY performing live at Rock the Garden 2016 (MPR / Evan Frost)
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    Lizzo performing live with GRRRL PRTY at Rock the Garden 2016 (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Manchita of GRRRL PRTY performing live at Rock the Garden 2016 (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    DJ Shannon Blowtorch of GRRRL PRTY performing live at Rock the Garden 2016 (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Sophia Eris performing with GRRRL PRTY at Rock the Garden 2016 (MPR / Evan Frost)
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    Manchita of GRRRL PRTY performing live at Rock the Garden 2016 (MPR / Nate Ryan)