The music we create is inspired and influenced by black music. We wouldn’t be the group of people that we are if it weren’t for black musicians and black lives. As a band that combines funk and hip-hop with all white members, we recognize that we benefit from the efforts, struggles and successes of black musicians. We feel it is our responsibility to give back to black musicians and their communities in meaningful ways.
In light of the recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and countless other victims of systemic oppression, racism and police brutality in America, we will be donating all of the funds received for this show (from tips via our venmo!) to the NAACP, Campaign Zero, and Black Lives Matter. Through our research we landed on these three organizations because they provide systemic, legal, and on-the-ground impact.
In normal circumstances, we would be collecting a cover charge for this kind of show, so we humbly ask that you consider virtually “tipping” our band tonight while also supporting an important cause. Thank you in advance for your tips and your support. We wish you could all be in this room with us, it’s not the same without you.
We will continually work to lift up and make space for black musicians because we continue to love black musicians, and the incredible sounds they create. Thanks and praises to the black musicians locally, nationally and internationally who have directly inspired and influenced our sound. We will humbly listen to black people, use our privilege to echo and amplify black people’s messages and be willing to adapt our role as an ally to create a better world for black people.