CHECK YO PONYTAIL ANNOUNCES KICKSTARTER TELETHON FOR GET AMONGST IT: THE STORY OF THE FIRST CHECK YO PONYTAIL TOUR
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SHARES FULL LIST OF PRIZES
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After three years of curating the some of the most progressive and diverse concert experiences for audiences in Los Angeles and across the country, Check Yo Ponytail 2 is working with director William E. Badgley and his production house Molasses Manifesto to create a feature length documentary titled Get Amongst It: The Story of The First Check Yo Ponytail Tour which will document the trials and successes of the first national CYP tour which brought Spank Rock, Big Freedia, Pictureplane, and The Death Set to audiences across the country. The film serves as a case study of what it takes to launch a true DIY tour in the current music industry landscape. This feature length doc shows you the 'How To' of building a tour yourself while also talking to a wide range of today's current names to share in their experiences both with touring and with Check Yo Ponytail itself.
Check Yo has always been more than an event series, continuously opting to direct resources back into the arts through initiatives like the Pitchfork TV-hosted Live At Check Yo Ponytail 2 video series which has featured performances such as Blood Orange, Skrillex vs. 12th Planet vs. Caspa ft. Diplo,The Drums, SpaceGhostPurrp, and Trash Talk, or a mini-doc about the first two years of CYP2 which can be viewed via The Hollywood Reporter.
Now, CYP2 needs your help to create their first ever feature length documentary and launched a Kickstarter campaign on November 21st which includes rare prizes from Check Yo friends such portraits painted by Pictureplane, a private studio session with Switch, and a trademark fedora from A-Trak. Please do what you can to support this initiative whether it be through a donation or sharing the information with others.
Today, CYP2 is announcing that they will be holding an 8 hour telethon on Sunday, December 22nd from Noon - 8 PM, hosted by Check Yo and IHEARTCOMIX founder, Franki Chan and Demonbabies. It will be a Full Day of Pranks, Live Art, Weirdos, DJs, Comedians, Bands, Puppets and Fundraising! For a small donation, you can also attend the telethon and enjoy free drinks. The telethon will take place at NerdMelt Theatre @ Meltdown Comics, 7522 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA.
The telethon will feature Prizes and Appearances by:
Andrew W.K., Italians Do It Better, Yacht, Dan Deacon, 12th Planet, Mack Sennett Studios, AC Slater, A-Trak, Salva, Switch, The Death Set, Shepard Fairey, Big Freedia, Grumpy Cat, Harvard Bass, Blood Diamonds, Pictureplane, Classixx, Eric Andre, Boys Noize, Jim Mahfood, Pretty In Puke, Yasmine Kittles, Dave Crosland, Submarine Studios, Jonah Ray, Spank Rock, Nadastrom, Tommy B, Adam Villacin, Johnny Ryan
For more details about the Kickstarter telethon, watch a special Kickstarter edition of IHC Live here. Along with the announcement of the telethon, CYP2 is also sharing a full list of Kickstarter prizes available. Check out the full list of prizes below.
Full List of Prizes:
-Posters, T-Shirts, Hats, DVDs, Slap Bracelets
-Personal Franki Chan Illustration
-Thank You in Film Credits
-Italians Do It Better Mystery Grab Bag of Goodies!
-Blood Diamonds Merch Package
-Get your photo taken with Grumpy Cat
-Pictureplane Merch Package
-Free IHEARTCOMIX shows for 1 Year
-Movie Premiere Tickets
-Boys Noize Autographed Vinyl
-Classixx Autographed Vinyl
-The Rolling Stones @ Echoplex Silk Screen Posters or Original Art
-Own a Pair of 12th Planet's Shoes
-Personalized CYP Mixtape w/ Shout Out to You
-Own one of A-Trak's Hats
-Eric Andre will Draw Your Picture
-Dan Deacon will give you one of his Pedals & a bunch of Merch
-CYP 'Best of' Photo Prints from Caesar Sebastian
-Original CYP Flyer Art by Franki Chan
-Pictureplane will Personally Paint Your Portrait
-12th Planet will deliver a 12-pack & a Pizza to Your House and Party with You!
-Autographed Shephard Fairey Books & Poster
-Personal Ableton Lesson from Salva
-Andrew W.K. will Personally Call You for a Pep Talk on Partying
-2 Days Recording at Submarine Studios w/ Dan from The Death Set
-Private Screening of the Movie w Franki Chan & Director Bill Badgely
-Trip for 2 to LA to attend CYP w AA Passes and seats to the Premiere
-Spank Rock & The Death Set will Play Your House
-Private Recording Session with Switch
Check Yo and IHEARTCOMIX founder, Franki Chan, reflects on the past three years and why he has worked with his team and the artists to bring these unique experiences to life:
"Check Yo Ponytail 2 was born in Oct of 2010. It's been a crazy ride since my partner, Danny Johnson, and I brought back this event series. What started as just an idea has blossomed into a full fledged brand and multimedia experiment. CYP2 has become the home for both emerging and established artists that want to cut their chops and make a splash onto the scene. In the 3 years we've been around such artists as the Wavves, Skrillex, Trash Talk, Grimes, Danny Brown, A-Trak, Salem and Andrew W.K. have graced our stage.
It hasn't been only about the artists tho, it's been about what Check Yo represents. We're here to put a spotlight on the best in new music, of all kinds. Whether it's a great show, a tour, our video series, the exclusive CYP2 Mixtapes or even the upcoming CYP Movie, we are striving to build a brand that represents and is a home for this generation of artists." - Franki Chan
About Check Yo Ponytail 2:
Check Yo Ponytail 2 is an open-genre, open-format party held monthly at the Echoplex in Los Angeles. The event has become known for highlighting some of today's top performers, with a few tried and true legacy acts in between. There's no doubt that Check Yo Ponytail 2 has played an integral part in the evolution of the modern music scene, supporting music that challenges the way we think about and enjoy culture in the day to day.
In the past, many of today's progressive artists including Justice, Matt & Kim, Boys Noize, and countless others made their Los Angeles debuts at a Check Yo Ponytail 2 event. CYP2 has since expanded beyond its home at the Echoplex through a series of specially branded events that include parties at SXSW, stage takeovers at Electric Forest, and the CYP Tour, a mobile version of the show that takes the full Check Yo production on the road. The story behind the first CYP Tour, which featured Spank Rock, Big Freedia, The Death Set, Pictureplane, and Franki Chan, has since become the focus of a feature length documentary titled, Get Amongst It, currently slated for a 2014 release.
While the lineups remain an integral part of the show going experience, it's the extended Check Yo Ponytail universe that make the parties "MORE THAN A SHOW" complete with live visuals, original flyer artwork, collaborative mixtapes, professional photo and video coverage, and online social media interactions that create an experience like no other.