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Save Music in Chinatown 17: The Dils, The Alley Cats, Rhino 39, Neko Neko

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Grand Star Jazz Club

943 Sun Mun Way

Los Angeles, CA 90012

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$15 at the door, $12 advance.

Kids under 12 are free. Teachers, too. And bands that have played for us or will be playing for us. :)

THE SHOW

This is the seventeenth in a series of fundraising concerts organized to pay for the underfunded music education program at Castelar Elementary School. Established in 1882 and sitting right in the middle of Chinatown, the inner-city public school serves mostly immigrant kids who don't get much exposure to performing arts or creative outlets. Chinatown has an unbeatable musical past (mostly punk) and rad art scene in the present (post punk). Neither subculture crosses paths often with the residents in Chinatown but we're trying to create a bridge for them to help out the local kids.

Previous shows have included Adolescents, Alley Cats, Phranc, Alice Bag, PHAG (Phranc and Alice Bag), Channel 3, The Crowd, The Gears, Rikk Agnew Band, Chuck Dukowski Sextet, Mike Watt (wth the Missingmen and Secondmen, Hector Penalosa (with My Revenge and Baja Bugs), Bob Forrest (solo and with the Bicycle Thief), Midget Oddjob (with Keith Morris), California, Sean Wheeler & Zander Schloss (and Zander solo), LP3 & The Tragedy, Horseheads, Money Mark, Dengue Fever, Carsick Cars, Birdstriking, Chui Wan, Neptunas, Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Upset, Rachel Haden, Rough Kids... A real mix of original L.A. punks and underground bands that carry on the tradition.

This lineup mixes up original punks from Hong Kong Cafe days in some new combinations:

• The Dils. Chip Kinman has played for us twice in Ford Madox Ford and so has his son Giuliano Scarfo. This time they will be playing the songs that started it all for the Brothers Kinman for the first time in decades.
• The return of Alley Cats. Like The Dils, our friends the Alley Cats were a Dangerhouse band that played the Hong Kong Cafe regularly. How could we not invite back Randy Stodola with Apryl Cady and Matt Laskey?
• The Los Angeles debut of Neko Neko, featuring Hector Penalosa (ex-The Zeros), who has played for our cause at least four times now. The new San Diego power trio includes Adriana Dawn and Nicolas Peters and will play old hits and new faves.
• Just added: Dangerhouse punks and Proloxin stompers Rhino 39!

That's a lot of cool music for 12 lousy bucks (and maybe some raffle tickets).

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TBA

THE RAFFLE

In addition to donating for admission, guests will be able to donate money toward raffle tickets for a chance to score prizes. $1 = 1 ticket. So far, and it's still early, prizes include the following:

• Vinyl from Frontier Records
• Gift certificates from Scoops Chinatown
• Gift certificates from Pho 87
• Rock 'n' roll goodies from Berndt Offerings
• Joe Strummer star from Mike Magrann/Channel Three
• Printed goods from Allister Lee
• Castelar gear, as worn by Adolescents, CH3, Hurry Up, Neptunas...
• Save Music in Chinatown zines (including a new third volume)
• More to come!

Check this site regularly for additions as the show draws nearer, and contact us if you'd like to donate something cool to the cause!

PARKING

There is free metered parking on the streets (try going north on Broadway) and pretty cheap parking on College.

MISC.

All ticket proceeds minus Eventbrite surcharges will be donated directly to FACES (Friends and Alumni of Castelar Elementary School, a registered nonprofit organization) to be applied specifically to the music education program.


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