Punk Women Rock in Support of Chinatown Kids!

This past Sunday the Grand Star Jazz Club in Chinatown held the “Save the Music 14” fundraising event to assist Castelar Elementary School’s music program stay afloat.

Among the program’s supporters who showed up to help were punk scene movers and shakers (left to right): Michelle Carr aka DJ Baby Tender Love who provided tunes between band sets, singer-songwriter Lois Maffeo who opened the show, Allison Wolfe was in attendance to show her support, plus Phranc and Alice Bag performed together as PHAG.

Other artists including Calvin Johnson of Dub Narcotic Sound System and Mike Watt and the Missingmen also performed to help the kids. An overflow crowd showed up for this popular annual event. This is the 14th annual fundraising event for the school’s music program.

Image by Judy Ornelas Sisneros. All rights reserved.

Judy Ornelas Sisneros

About Judy Ornelas Sisneros

I am a native Californian, born and raised in Bakersfield and eventually escaping to San Jose then San Francisco where I spent every free moment in punk and post-punk culture spaces before heading to LA permanently in 1989. I have also spent major time as an AIDS and queer street activist, which today along with my passion for punk/alternative music still informs my personal and social life. I love photography, film and playing punk/post-punk stuff on the bass. My LA Beat contributions are usually photos that give a glimpse into the vibrant art and music scene that makes Los Angeles such an amazing city to live in today.
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