Red Bull Sound Select & Mija Partner with My Friend’s Place to Bring FK A Genre to LA with Tennyson, Kelli Schaefer and Special Guests
Venue: The Fonda
Price: $5 Through November / $10 Starting in December
Following a successful RBMA October Festival in Los Angeles and 30 Days in Chicago, Red Bull Sound Select is back with world-renowned superstar DJ/producer Mija, who is bringing her FK A Genre Tour back to LA on December 16 at The Fonda with Tennyson, Kelli Schaefer and some can not miss special guests.
In addition, Red Bull Sound Select is collaborating with Mija to support charity partner My Friend’s Place, a youth day shelter in Hollywood that was hand-selected by Mija. Attendees will be able to purchase exclusive light-weight T-Shirts designed by the producer at the show for a $10 minimum donation, with 100% of the proceeds going to My Friend’s Place. There will also be a sock drive where attendees can bring a new, unused pair of socks or underwear to donate to My Friend’s Place.
Mija’s star began to rise after a serendipitous 5 am back-to-back set with Skrillex at Bonnaroo in 2014 caught people’s attention. Since then, the DJ, born Amber Giles, hasn’t stopped. The independent artist releases her own music, started her own clothing company Made By Mija, and founded the event’s brand FK A Genre. She’s passionate about combining electronic music with contemporary, chart-topping sounds, which she dubs the FK A Genre, and she recently released her critically acclaimed debut EP, “Time Stops.”
Teenage brother-sister duo Tennyson will provide support bringing their infectious melodies infused with R&B and Jazz inspired soundscapes. The Canadian artists have had a busy year starting off with RBSS’ first release of 2017 Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday trilogy which saw collaborations with Chicago’s BJ The Kid and Mr. Carmack. The release sees the duo embrace their range of influences like electronic music, experimental pop and R&B through lush synths paired with explosive drum fills which garnered support from the likes of Zane Lowe, Vice and Stereogum to name a few.
Opening the night up is Kelli Schaefer who mirrors the expansive noise and incisive shadow of PJ Harvey, with the fearless abandon of Nick Cave and vocal play of Bjork. Schaefer’s depth and vision combined with her style of art-pop explores forgotten pieces of the American landscape and dares to examine what goes beyond.
About My Friend’s Place
My Friend’s Place is a nonprofit youth day shelter located in Hollywood that serves approximately 1,500 homeless youth each year between the ages of 12 and 25, many of whom are escaping abusive homes, emancipating from foster care, or were raised on the street caught in the cycle of homelessness. In addition to providing basic necessities like clothing, toiletries and showers, My Friend’s Place offers educational programming, health and mental health services, employment readiness programs and more.
About Red Bull Sound Select
Red Bull Sound Select is an artist development program that delivers the best in new music. Each month Red Bull Sound Select presents shows in 16 cities hosted by notable music influencers who curate artists from their local scenes, including Afropunk in New York, Fake Shore Drive in Chicago, KCRW in Los Angeles, and Sub Pop Records in Seattle. Red Bull Sound Select supports these artists through 200+ annual shows and festivals, in-studio collaborations with leading creators, and music distribution and marketing.