In support of their latest EP “The Dark Stuff,” LA-based rock quartette Tsar will be joining us in the Moheak Radio station to dish on their resurgence into the music scene and treat listeners to an acoustic set of brand new tracks! Fans of the band have seen members come and go throughout their 14-year career, but worry not as the original lineup and sound is back and stronger than ever.
In addition to their visit to the Moheak Radio station, Tsar will be performing in support of an event very near and dear to our hearts: Micheltorena Elementary School’s Great Pumpkin Festival in Silverlake THIS Saturday, Oct. 27 at 11 am. As parent to an awesome kid who goes to MT, we decided to get involved this year and help book the stage. Bands set to perform also include Fancy Space People (featuring punk icon Don Bolles), Kate Crash, The Tyde, Lil Big Ups to name a few, and Adam O’s Breakfast Show players will be there too! Los Globos nightclub has generously sponsored our stage this year and Moheak Radio has been on board with promos and of course awesome DJs: see yours truly will spin most of the day and Neon Noise’s legendary Paul V from seminal dance club Dragstrip 66 and a frequent spinner at major concerts all over town) pops in for a lil set too!
Events like this one are extremely important, people! Everyone knows public schools are struggling due to budget cuts. The Charter school movement, while an alternative many parents appreciate, is in some ways hurting our community schools and preventing them from improving. Think about this: families who do have resources and the drive to be involved in their children’s education are choosing alternative options more and more, but what if they put all that time and energy into their public school instead? Look no further than Ivanhoe Elementary, one of the most coveted public schools in Los Angeles. Can we do the same at Micheltorena? We hope so. Things are already changing with the addition of duel language classes, new arts programs and the community garden.
It’s our hope that events like this one will not only help bring the community in, but also elevate the school’s profile on a wider scale in the city. Plus, all proceeds are going to send kids on cool field trips! Parents of kids at pre-schools, privates, charters, magnets, home schooled, whatever… all are invited to come to the event Saturday, see what’s happening and enjoy some great rock n’ roll right on the outdoor playground on Sunset Blvd., plus crafts, games, food, a haunted house and more!
In addition to TSAR’s early Pumpkin Fest set, they’ll be headlining the stage at Club Los Globos on November 14 sponsored by Moheak Radio. Tune into Moheak Radio TONIGHT (Friday, Oct. 26) for the full interview and performance, and join the chatroom live on the UStream page!