No Age Lead Lineup for Anti-Walmart Benefit Show in Los Angeles
Walmart have plans to move into the historic Chinatown neighborhood in Los Angeles, Calif., but some area artists aren't liking the prospect of having the retail giant as potential new neighbors. L.A. residents No Age will headline a special benefit concert to protest Walmart's plan to build a new location in the area.
As Pitchfork reports, Walmart recently acquired permits to build a new store in Chinatown, displeasing many people who live in the area. No Age will be the voice for the voiceless as workers rights group Unionosity and art store OOGA BOOGA present the special show on June 29 at Human Resources in Chinatown. Fellow L.A. bands Tearist and L.A. Fog will join No Age for the event, which is a day before an anti-Walmart demonstration at Los Angeles State Historic Park is set to take place. A minimum $5 donation is asked at the door, with all proceeds benefiting the anti-Walmart efforts.
A press release about the concert says it "aims to draw attention to Walmart’s unfair labor practices and their plans for the region, to support the small business institutions that dignify the neighborhood and to demonstrate solidarity with the vibrant music and art scene long housed in Chinatown."