A Party for Good
A Benefit for InVenture Fund, a Micro-Venture Capital Fund that empowers businesses to lift their communities out of poverty
Hypernova – Live Set
Yellow Dogs (No One Knows About Persian Cats) – Live Set
Arash Saedinia (Pomegranates) - DJ set
Mahssa Taghinia (Pomegranates/Amoeba/Finders Keepers) - DJ set
+ Special Guests
Where: Downtown Los Angeles Loft
816 S. Santa Fe Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90021
When: Friday, July 23 – 9PM
Tickets: $10 at the door
$4 from every ticket will go directly to InVenture Fund.
Founded in 2009, InVenture Fund is an online person-to-person micro venture capital fund that invests in socially conscious businesses to solve the root causes of global poverty. InVenture targets businesses that have moved beyond microlending but lack access to larger-scale financing. By investing in these businesses, InVenture fosters ground-up economic development and empowers businesses to do more for themselves and their communities. InVenture Fund currently operates funds in Ghana, Mali, India, and Mexico.
For more information, visit www.inventurefund.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
There are some artists who consider "suffering for their art" to mean weathering harsh critics and dealing with paparazzi. But when performing your art in your home country could mean arrest, larges fines or even a public flogging, the idea takes on a whole new meaning. After playing numerous secret gigs in their homeland of Iran hoping to avoid detection, Hypernova made an exodus to the U.S. giving them not only a means to do what they love without threat but also a new lease on personal freedom. Their debut album, Through the Chaos, was released on April 6, 2010 via Narnack Records. Produced by Herwig Maurer and mixed by Sean Beaven (Nine Inch Nails, No Doubt, Marilyn Manson), Through the Chaos is self-described as "a futuristic version of Joy Division meets the Chameleons with a little bit of Che Guevara."
For further info go to: www.hypernova.com
About Yellow Dogs
Formed in 2006, The Yellow Dogs are an underground indie rock band from Tehran. The ideology of the Iranian government, which essentially outlawed Western-style music, forced the band to hide in their tiny practice room which they had constructed themselves on the rooftop of their drummer’s parent’s house. They named the space Sagdooni (Farsi for doghouse), and found their own unique sound there. Playing live concerts had always been their dream however, so in 2007 they worked together with pals The Free Keys to convert a garage/basement into a venue for their underground concerts. The music scene they created in Tehran became legendary, and inspired Iranian director Bahman Ghobadi to document the scene in his award-winning film "No One Knows About Persian Cats."
For further info go to: www.myspace.com/theyellowdogsband
About Narnack Records
Founded in 2002, Narnack is an independent label that grew organically out of Brooklyn’s underground music scene. It rapidly garnered a reputation for its ability to get new acts on track (Iran, Langhorne Slim, Thee Ohsees, Restavrant, and, most recently, Hypernova), and is also known for its work with established bands such as the legendary Lee “Scratch” Perry, The Fall, Guitar Wolf, and The Slits. Narnack Records relocated its HQ from New York to Los Angeles in 2006. Two years later the label received it first a Grammy nomination for Best Reggae Album, thanks to a collaboration with producer Andrew W.K. on Lee “Scratch” Perry’s Narnack Records-released album Repentance.
For further info go to: www.narnackrecords.com