Silversun Pickups and Eulogies will be rocking for a good cause this Thursday at the Echoplex in Los Angeles. Tickets go on sale tonight and all proceeds benefit The Pablove Foundation.
The Pablove Foundation is named after Pablo Castelaz, the five-year-old son of Dangerbird Records co-founder Jeff Castelaz and his wife Jo Ann Thrailkill, who suffers from a bilateral Wilms' Tumor, a rare form of children's cancer.
In addition to the performances, there will be some swag for purchase to raise more money for the foundation, including a limited edition t-shirt and the two-disc benefit compilation Give. Listen. Help. Volume 5, featuring Radiohead, Bloc Party, Oasis and the Dangerbird Records roster. Each CD purchase will be accompanied with a free poster, crafted specifically in honor of the evening.
Tickets go on sale tonight at 7 p.m. for $25 via TicketWeb. Purchase will be limited to two tickets per customer and are only available through online purchase, with a scheduled will-call pick-up.
Here's some more background on The Pablove Foundation:
On May 17, 2008, Pablo was diagnosed with bilateral Wilms' Tumor, a rare form of children's cancer, and has been receiving treatment at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles.
The Pablove Foundation supports cancer research and cancer patient play activities, music and arts programs. Recently, The Pablove Foundation funded a year of evening and weekend hours in the play room on the fourth floor soft tumor units at CHLA. These 'units' are actually an entire floor of the hospital, which is filled with brave, beautiful children at any time of the year. This play room brings immeasurable joy to the heart of a child whose life has been turned upside down in the face of a life-threatening disease and whose world has temporarily been reduced to a small hospital room.
The Pablove Foundation also plans to contribute to cancer research and treatment at CHLA, including the efforts of CHLA's Saban Research Institute, one of the top cancer research facilities in the United States.