Saturday, March 31, 2007


For Callum

As Pitchfork recently reported, Catlick Records just put out a 2-disc benefit cd entitled For Callum, to help pay the bills for Callum Robbins' medical issues. Callum is the son of J. Robbins - a mainstay in the dc-area music scene for some 20-plus years. He was a member of Government Issue, Jawbox, Channels and a bunch of other bands, as well as produced records by the likes of The Dismemberment Plan, The Promise Ring and The Oranges Band.

The disc includes a bunch of local artists as well as some out-of-town folks - Maritime, Travis Morrison, Joe Lally, Mission Of Burma, The Oranges Band, Medications, J's own Channels and a bunch more. There's a mix of album tracks, demos, live material and other previously unreleased stuff here. It's a fantastic compilation in it's own right - the fact that 100% of the proceeds go directly to Callum's medical fund makes it a no-brainer to pick this up.

The discs are dirt-cheap and the money goes to a great cause. Oh - and it doesn't suck at all.

Buy it here.

Donate directly to Callum's fund here.

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