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Save Music in Chinatown 19: The Last, Vulturas, PR Shake, The Linda Lindas

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Grand Star Jazz Club

943 Sun Mun Way

Los Angeles, CA 90012

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All-ages matinee carrying on the punk rock tradition of the old Hong Kong Cafe to support music at Chinatown's public elementary school

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THE SHOW

This is the nineteenth 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, Dils, Phranc, Alice Bag, PHAG (Phranc and Alice Bag), Channel 3, Mike Watt (with the Missingmen and Secondmen), Hector Penalosa (with Neko Neko, My Revenge, and Baja Bugs), Bob Forrest (solo and with the Bicycle Thief), The Crowd, Rikk Agnew Band, Chuck Dukowski Sextet, Midget Oddjob (with Keith Morris), California, Sean Wheeler & Zander Schloss (and Zander solo), Ford Madox Ford, LP3 & The Tragedy, Horseheads, Gitane Demone Quartet, Money Mark, Dengue Fever, Carsick Cars, Birdstriking, Chui Wan, Neptunas, Bombon, Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Upset, Rachel Haden, Rough Kids... A real nice mix of original L.A. punks and underground bands that carry on the tradition.

We will begin our seventh year of all-ages matinees with the following kickass lineup of new and old friends:

• The Last - Legendary, super influential pre-punk power pop band from the South Bay that is celebrating the 40th anniversary of L.A. Explosion, an essential LP for fans of cool underground music.

• The Vulturas - Ripping new punk band from behind the Orange Curtain featuring our buddies Louie and Eric (LP3 & The Tragedy) on vocals and drums and Rob Milucky (The Pushers) on axe.

• PR Shake (ex-Unshakable Nighmares) - Equally melodic and raw rock 'n' roll power trio featuring our friend Giuliano Scarfo from Ford Madox Ford and The Dils!

• The Linda Lindas - Our in-house garage punk band featuring girls who have grown up coming to our all-ages matinees and are now opening for bands like Bikini KIll and Bleached.

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

• Castelar gear, orn by Adolescents, CH3, Hurry Up, Neptunas...

• Save Music in Chinatown zines: The First Two Years, The Second Two Years, The Fifth Year. Maybe we'll finish the Sixth Year zine in time?

• 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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