City Paper Presents Benefit Shows

From the release:

    Washington City Paper presents part two in a series of benefit shows for Callum Robbins, the 1-year-old son of local musicians J. and Janet Robbins (Channels, Jawbox, and Burning Airlines).

    Cal was born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy–a disease that affects the brain’s ability to communicate with the voluntary muscles that are used for activities such as crawling, walking, head and neck control, breathing, and swallowing. This disease is heartbreaking but J., Janet, and Cal are down for the fight… Washington City Paper is joining local bands to help them to raise money to do just that. The first City Paper show to benefit Cal Robbin’s will take place on March 11 at the Black Cat with Thievery Corporation, Atelope and Head-Roc (Sold Out).

    100% of ticket sales will go directly to the Robbins’ family.
    Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 2, at 5 p.m. The public can purchase tickets by calling 202-397-SEAT, or by going to Tickets can also be purchased without service charge from the Black Cat box office. Hand-screened show posters, and indie crafts will be for sale at the show—making a purchase is another way to donate.

    To learn more about Cal and to make a donation, go to For show information, go to