Celluloid Annoyed fav Warpaint is set to perform at a benefit show later this month at LA's Club Fais Do Do in support of John Marshall High School's Youth in Rock program. Here's the official word from the press release:
The event will take place on Saturday February 28th at 7pm at Fais Do-Do (5257 West Adams Blvd, LA, CA 90016). The all ages event will feature performances by Warpaint (with secret guests), LA Witch, Midnight Rose (featuring members of Moon Man) in addition to DJ sets by Turbotito, Ned Learner + Anna Soffer of KXLU. Hosting duties will be performed by Micky Adams. There will also be art for auction by Warpaint and friends of Warpaint.
Tickets are on sale today at 10am p.time via this link:
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Warpaint heard that a local high school classroom music program in Los Angeles was no longer functioning due to budget cuts and decided to take matters into their own hands.
As the band’s Theresa Wayman notes, “Warpaint is excited to become more involved with our community. The world is a big place, with many people and the best way to participate and uplift the standard of living for us all is to start with those around us. Thank you to all of those participating in this fun night of music and art! May we dance, drink, eat and be merry…and raise some $money$!!!”
Youth In Rock was created by Bretton Boyd, a teacher at John Marshall High School. He has explained how this event will help the school. “Established artists like Warpaint realize they can play a vital role in supporting American education. As many school districts cut performing arts programs that offer transformative experiences to students, new research reveals how these classroom experiences increase overall intelligence and well-being in today's kids. Raising money to fund classes at John Marshall High School will provide students in grades (9-12) with an exciting modern band curriculum. Students will be able to record and perform music in a safe and supportive environment that fosters individual creativity, personal growth and the development their long-term professional, vocational and educational goals.”
Header photo credit: Mia Kirby, courtesy Rough Trade