Posted in music | pictures on February 11, 2010

photos by Rachel Carr

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

The sold-out event, concisely named "No Cancer!" hoped to raise money for Irene Garcia, the mother of a prominent L.A. scenester who was recently diagnosed with what an event volunteer would only call "an extremely rare form of cancer." All proceeds from the daylong festival -- including ticket revenues and merchandise sales -- went directly to the cause.

Organized by local indie promoting giant Sean Carlson and his team at FYF Fest [I HATE ROCK N ROLL RECORDS and VIDEOTHING.COM], "No Cancer!" brought together an eclectic group of well-known and under-the-radar bands from Los Angeles and across the country, with acts hailing from New York and Texas performing over the course of the afternoon. [Daily Trojan]

As advertised, No Age, Vivian Girls, Abe Vigoda, Cowabunga Babes, Best Coast, Nodzzz, Darker My Love and others played "No Cancer: A benefit for our Friend's Mom" in L.A. on Sunday, February 7th. Sean Carlson and FYF [update: who were NOT the organizers of this - see fixed quote above] are also the ones behind The Soft Pack's 10 shows in 10 days one weak earlier. More pictures from the benefit, with the full lineup and Vivian Girls' setlist, below...

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

>>> NO CANCER!
>>> A BENEFIT FOR OUR FRIEND'S MOM
>>>
>>> with...
>>> NO AGE
>>> VIVIAN GIRLS (NYC)
>>> DARKER MY LOVE
>>> ABE VIGODA
>>> BEST COAST
>>> NODZZZ (SF)
>>> COWABUNGA BABES (TX)
>>> WOUNDED LION
>>> GRAHAM FOREST
>>> ALE MANIA (SD)
>>> ANIMAL STYLE
>>>
>>> and DJs...
>>> Keith Morris (Circle Jerks)
>>> Jim Smith (The Smell)
>>> Jimmy Jamz (Brother Reade)
>>> Jennifer and Jessie Clavin (Mika Miko) Sam Bosson (Trash Talk)
>>> Jesspeleta (Neverever) Heather Gram (Pearl Harbor) Blaque Chris
>>>
>>> and Special Guest MCs...
>>> Josh Fadem and Preston Olson
No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

No Cancer Benefit for Irene Garcia's Mom

Vivian Girls Setlist: (via)
All The Time
Wild Eyes
Walking Alone At Night
I Have No Fun
Can't Get Over You
He's Gone (A Capella)
Lake House
Moped Girls
You're My Guy
Never See Me
Second Date
Tell The World

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Comments (48)

Glad the event went well...but man just looking at these pictures make me feel like a shower is needed.

When did everyone start wearing Derilique from Derek Zoolander?

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2010 9:06 AM

Oh to be young and warm

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2010 9:22 AM

Nice photography. Colt 45 is the new PBR?

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2010 10:09 AM

all this colt 45 advertising is really getting my goat!

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2010 10:27 AM

COOL PHOTOS

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2010 10:29 AM

Yeh, agreed about the Colt 45. PBR is better. Although, I'd take a sponsership from them anyday. Someone bring back Mad Dog 20/20.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2010 10:32 AM

haha.... LA can derrier lick ma balls....

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2010 11:10 AM

The files are IN the computer???

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2010 11:24 AM

This looks much worse than cancer.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2010 12:12 PM

You hipsters.Drinking old piss beer because you think its cool and ironic.You suck at life and have no minds of your own

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2010 12:23 PM

I'm not one to trip on hipsters, a lot of bands & people I like get stuck with that tag & I hate that a lot of creative people get dismissed that way. BUT, this crowd is laying on pretty thick.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2010 12:27 PM

Don't people just drink Colt 45 when everything else has run out? I don't know anyone who likes it, but when there's nothing else and it's free…

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2010 12:53 PM

los angeles

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2010 1:36 PM

"I'm a MEHrman, Pop! A MEHrman!"
"Colt 45 - so hot right now!"

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2010 2:02 PM

No doubt the girl smoking a cigarette was doing so to be ironic

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2010 4:22 PM

cancer's doing a benefit to wipe out LA

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2010 4:52 PM

me and my friends have been too busy bathing off the southern coast of St. Barts with spider monkeys for the past two weeks, tripping on acid. Changed my whole perspective on shit.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2010 5:04 PM

Just to let everyone know that wants to waste their time "hating on Los Angeles and our NO CANCER! event," the people from Colt 45 WERE NICE ENOUGH TO OFFER TO DONATE BEERS TOWARDS OUR EVENT.
We put every penny from this event towards supporting a wonderful person and alot of people came together to help the cause.
Why on Earth would we provide expensive beer during a time where people can barely afford a $10 benefit show?
It was an amazing day and we are so thankful for everyone that could be involved.
For everyone else that has negative and rude things to say about this event- I truly feel bad that you have to live with that attitude.
XOXO

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2010 11:11 PM

Hey, thnx for fixin' my article, yo.

Posted by Kat Bee | February 11, 2010 11:17 PM

yeah fyf fest wishes he put together this event, but no not true.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2010 12:58 AM

one picture is worth a 1000 words. uh, hipster chik with the pink breast cancer ribbon, next time you show up to support breast cancer research might be a good idea to not smoke dumb ass

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2010 1:54 AM

its so fuckin easy to just be cynical and sneer away on the interwebs.
Y'all should just keep quiet.
It was a great event, with awesome bands, and for a good cause. Stop being cynical and go enjoy life instead of ranting on others that do.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2010 4:35 AM

so many fucking babes!!! the first two dudes pictured are fine!! go fuck yourself new york!!

Posted by fuck yeah | February 12, 2010 6:15 AM

I love this comment thread.

Posted by rachel | February 12, 2010 12:55 PM

Good cause, bad choice of beer unless you like headaches after three of them and a raw stomach.
Malt Liquor is as real as Cisco or Mad dog.

Hope there was showers and beard cutters there cause that place is stanky.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2010 5:04 PM

I HOPE ALL OF YOUR MOTHERS GET CANCER (minus the handful of people with brains).

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2010 9:47 PM

You know what's cool? What I'm doing right now, commenting on shit on the Internet. The beer was free and that dude in the crown is hot.

Posted by P-dog | February 12, 2010 9:59 PM

it's so sad when ignorant people have to hate on the good things in life. instead focusing on the people and the LA culture, look deep inside your heart and all you'll see is love, love for the beautiful women and her family who are going through a shit time. i really hope that none of you have to experience such heartache.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2010 10:39 PM

Loved every minute of this concert...my sweater smelled weird after the show and someone spilled beer on my roland juno, but the synthesiezer still works fine despite the sticky knobs and faders from what I assume is colt 45. Lots of attractive east hollywood types. Very good looking. Cant wait for another person to get cancer so we can do this again. Since people smoke and all its inevitable right? Warm people are cool too right?

Posted by drewski | February 13, 2010 12:18 PM

yeah, but fashion has killed underground music. these folks are all a slippery step away from being fashion models. the big question: to rock or to pose.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2010 1:33 PM

Wait... isn't it weird that people on an internet blog called "Brooklyn Vegan" are complaining about hipsters being lame.


Must be another "ironic" hipster thing.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2010 10:24 PM

the dynamics in "hipsters" which exists in LA and other major cities like NY are constantly changing by the inconsistant nature of emotions. Like the shitty economy it is all based on emotion. Emotion is why the econmy is shitty. Emotion is why hipsters are either cool or lame. Either way its the reason why we love them and its the reason why we hate them. Which side of the fence you stay is determined by you the reader and your emotions. and cousins make dozens.

Posted by me | February 14, 2010 12:11 PM

you pussies just dont know how to drink in nyc. you add two more hours to your drinking hours and still cant figure it out. free beer for life get into colt 45 or not yawn

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2010 11:01 PM

HAHAHAHA - People on Brooklyn Vegan making fun of hipsters. That's like the KKK holding a peace rally.

You guys are hilarious.

No Cancer = A Good thing no matter how you look, where you live or what you drink

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2010 5:14 PM

After canceling a November 16th performance at SUNY Purchase due to back problems, musician Dan Deacon has returned to full force. On Saturday, February 20th, the visiting alumnus played late into the night at the Stood Student Center [ed: pronounced "'st(y)ood"]. His set was jam-packed with the crowd participation he's well-known for. Turning the Stood into one massive dance party Deacon seemed at home among the current student body.

Posted by Wed Gan | May 18, 2010 9:59 PM

Just to let everyone know that wants to waste their time "hating on Los Angeles and our NO CANCER! event," the people from Colt 45 WERE NICE ENOUGH TO OFFER TO DONATE BEERS TOWARDS OUR EVENT.
We put every penny from this event towards supporting a wonderful person and alot of people came together to help the cause.
Why on Earth would we provide expensive beer during a time where people can barely afford a $10 benefit show?
It was an amazing day and we are so thankful for everyone that could be involved.
For everyone else that has negative and rude things to say about this event- I truly feel bad that you have to live with that attitude.
XOXO

Posted by Youtube | June 23, 2010 5:25 AM

No doubt the girl smoking a cigarette was doing so to be ironic

Posted by pariloto | September 2, 2010 6:14 AM

a cigarette was doing so to be ironic

Posted by bags supplier | September 6, 2010 9:40 AM

Some really good pictures of some very hot girls here. I Love the picture of the girl in the red dress smoking the cigarette. I am yet to have the pleasure of seeing you perform.

Posted by Hot Girls | November 30, 2010 4:44 PM

If you want to get something we need to drastically modify their lifestyle. It is not enough for some people to do good things and the rest of us to mock us. I believe that only through a long education of the younger generation will get long term results.

Posted by piese auto ieftine | December 1, 2010 4:24 AM

the dynamics in "hipsters" which exists in LA and other major cities like NY are constantly changing by the inconsistant nature of emotions. Like the shitty economy it is all based on emotion. Emotion is why the econmy is shitty. Emotion is why hipsters are either cool or lame. Either way its the reason why we love them and its the reason why we hate them. Which side of the fence you stay is determined by you the reader and your emotions. and cousins make dozens.

Posted by يوتيوب | December 22, 2010 9:35 PM

the dynamics in "hipsters" which exists in LA and other major cities like NY are constantly changing by the inconsistant nature of emotions. Like the shitty economy it is all based on emotion. Emotion is why the econmy is shitty. Emotion is why hipsters are either cool or lame. Either way its the reason why we love them and its the reason why we hate them. Which side of the fence you stay is determined by you the reader and your emotions. and cousins make dozens.

Posted by Loan | December 22, 2010 9:35 PM

Some really good pictures of some very hot girls here. I Love the picture of the girl in the red dress smoking the cigarette. I am yet to have the pleasure of seeing you perform.

Posted by forum | December 31, 2010 4:19 PM

Guggenheim billed it as a performance piece and it was just an installation. Resultingly, the crowd simply waited for the "show" to start, limiting anyone's ability to freely explore the space (the ground floor was packed with indian-style seaters, and the balconies were lined with people holding onto their spots like grim death.

Posted by منتديات | January 9, 2011 1:38 PM

Wonderful post and the location is beautiful and elegant in design and information and everything>>> to Favorites
i hear there's a show at shea stadium with so so glos, static jacks, and shapes.

Posted by Elkema | January 19, 2011 8:18 PM

Hey ya'll we lost another one.......but I'm glad to have grown up with gangstarr as representatives of this music that has an incredible history.....hip hop is a book that wrote itself and GURU was definetly one of its main characters.....we are all getting older.....and GURU is one of the MCs that added a soundtrack to our lives in the 80's and 90's.......the NAMES,PLACES and FACES come to mind when I hear a GANGSTARR track.........I thank GOD that he allowed GURU to shine in his short time...........REST IN EVERLASTING PEACE GURU

Posted by تسريحات شعر | January 20, 2011 6:39 AM

i thought it was pretty amazing that these bands brought everyone to their feet in Carnegie Hall. Everyone was there with good vibes celebrating an amazing culture that embraces compassion and tolerance. I have no complaints other than the 2 hipsters behind me who had a comment about everything that was wrong with the venue. Why go?

Posted by Girls Games | May 11, 2011 7:18 AM

i was at highline and not williamsburg and the set list posted here seems to fit though I thought they only played 3 songs in the encore (definetely slush and take it in were two of them) though i could be wrong.

Posted by wdyan forums | March 13, 2012 3:36 AM

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