This Saturday (Sept. 30), a handful of CalArtians are performing at The Lost Knight in Los Angeles for the Spare Change Benefit Concert, which supports Black Lives Matters, Planned Parenthood, Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund and American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The show is free with the option to make a donation at the door.
CalArts alumna Arielle Deem (Music BFA 14) and her band, featuring Bobby Grigas (Music MFA 16), Alex Hamberger (Music MFA 15), Joshua Linsky (Music MFA 15) and Evan Montgomery (Music MFA 15) start playing at 10:20 pm. The concert also include performance by singer-songwriter Emily Elbert and Max Ox, an electronic jazz funk trio.
Deem is an alternative jazz, spoken word and soul music artist. She wants to encourage social change through original music and to empower people to realize their dreams. She has released two albums, No Place Like Now (2014), Evolving (co-written and released with Joshua Linsky in 2017), and is due to release new songs in 2018. Based in Los Angeles, Deem has toured the Western U.S. and Canada, and this fall, she embarks on her first European tour.
Watch Arielle Deem's (Ft. Grigas, Hamberger, Linsky, and Montgomery) live summer 2017 performance at the Blue Whale below:
Spare Change Benefit Concert
Saturday, September 30
9PM – Emily Elbert
10:20PM – Arielle Deem
11:40PM – Max Ox
The Lost Knight
1538 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles
Free, donations accepted at the door.