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Fat White Family Playing US Fundraiser
Sarah Ward , February 24th, 2014 10:28

Fat Whites make last push to get to the States with gig this Saturday

Photograph courtesy of Roger Sargent

As we've previously reported, the Fat White Family have had a run of dates lined up in the US, starting off with a show at SXSW, and have been raising funds to get themselves there. After a sterling effort, they've got together two-thirds of the money they need from their Pledgemusic campaign and a grant from PRS, and this Saturday will be playing a special gig to try and raise the rest. It's at SHAPES in Hackney Wick, and so far has The Telescopes in support, with more to be announced; head to the Facebook event for full details.

Of course, if you’re busy that night but still want Fat Whites to be able to terrorise industry moguls in Texas, you can still pledge money - do so here - and let the words of Lias' open letter ring in your ears while you do so: "Bands are not paid for playing this disgusting industry hoedown, and first time fees stateside will barely cover gas and the one motel room we are likely to share each night after the shows [...] We are turning to you, sisters and brothers, to fund our venture; don’t let those yanks go away thinking that all this country produces is middle of the road, safe as houses homogenized industry crap, send them the Fat White Family, make a difference, make a pledge.”

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