Musack is breaking into Oakland, and there's no better program for us to partner with there than 3 O'Clock Rock, an after school and summer music program there for kids and adults... right up our alley!
3 O'Clock Rock had a fundraiser this past Sunday, April 23rd, at the Pacific Pinball Museum, and our friend Jem, (VIP Volunteer/Supporter/Donick's former bandmate), had an idea to help us get involved.
We contributed a guitar as a raffle prize and a guitar to the 3 O'Clock Rock program, but not just any guitars. Read Jem's story of these guitars:
"I recently got a new reissued Mustang guitar with a great 3/4 scale set up, two humbuckers and a three way switch.
My favorite guitars are short scale with a single neck position pickup and no switches (e.g. Fender musicmaster ii), All thriller, no filler.
So I stripped down my guitar to a musicmaster configuration and asked a good friend to help me make a custom pickguard for it.I put together a duplicate of the tigerstriped guitar from some spare Mustang parts. I bought it to donate to the Three O'Clock rockers on behalf of Musack at the fundraising benefit at the Pinball Museum on the 23rd.
It seemed a fitting way to start putting some literal and figurative pieces in place."
Jem has updated us that the event was a huge success. The ticket sales alone will pay for a student scholarship with raffle tickets selling well too! Performers included:
- Thee Ugily People
- Bossifiers of the Unknown
- Devils Scorpions
- Mixed Mix Tapes
- Tashi and the Main Streets
- Half Time Show
- Uber Dystopia
- Death Metal Chickens
- Dead Stick
- Francis Lau
- with special guests the Chuckleberries
Jem's son, Theo, won the Musack guitar and donated it back to 3 O'Clock Rock! Thanks Jem and Theo for making music happen!
See more photos here and donate to help Musack continue making music happen with 3 O'Clock Rock and our other programs!