As we prepare to leave 2016 behind, it’s important to remember all the good that came of this year. Nearing the top of our list is all the altruistic work the local scene completed in service of an endless array of worthy causes, from supporting the Peach Coven to providing funds to the Standing Rock Sioux. Tonight, that good work continues when local DIY rockers Sleep Weather host a benefit for Lost-n-Found Youth, an Atlanta-based organization that assists homeless LGBTQIA youth.
“Lost and Found is one of the larger Atlanta based organizations catering to this problem, so with a little digging it was clear that [it] was a perfect organization to use our platform to sponsor,” says guitarist/vocalist Hunter Rawls. “We just want to use the voice we have here in Atlanta, however small, and try to help and encourage this vulnerable population at a time as crucial as this one.”
The benefit takes place tonight at the Roach Room (house venue) and the lineup features Kelsi Grammar, Pace House, Sleep Weather, and Extrovert (fka Bear Girl). Admission is $5 at the door and 50% of the profits will be donated to LNFY. In addition to lending their support, Sleep Weather will be celebrating a new split with Pace House. Meanwhile, for headliners Kelsi Grammar, it’s their first show after two years of relative dormancy, as well as an opportunity become shine a light on a highly underexposed cause.
“I know it’s really hard for most of us to really contribute to any sort of charity while being poor musicians,” says frontman Mark McGinn. “So it is always nice when we can use our music to help raise awareness and hopefully bring some help to those in need.”
The Lost-n-Found LGBTQIA Youth benefit show goes down tonight at the Roach House. Kelsi Grammar, Pace House, Sleep Weather, and Extrovert (fka Bear Girl) will perform. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is $5. All Ages.