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