The 5th Annual West Coast D.A. Taylor Charitable Foundation benefit concert will once again take place at The Independent in San Francisco on Saturday, June 5th with a featured performance by The Dodos. The Dodos join a growing list of artists that have performed on behalf of the foundation that includes Rogue Wave, Adam Stephens of the Two Gallants, Earlimart, West Indian Girl, Slackstring and Chow Nasty. The proceeds from the event will go directly toward college scholarships for underprivileged youths in the name of D.A. Taylor. Please come out and support the cause!
D.A. Taylor Charitable Foundation
On March 20, 1995, D.A. Taylor died from a rare form of meningitis as a teenager. His family and friends founded the D.A. Taylor Charitable Foundation to honor D.A.'s spirit and the quintessential and symbolic good that he represented. The mission of the foundation is to identify the youth with the will to better themselves through academic study and then to instill a sense of hope, and perhaps then purpose, by giving them the confidence and means to attain higher education.
Originally formed in 2006 as Dodobird by multi-instrumentalist Meric Long, unpredictable San Francisco indie rock duo the Dodos acquired their new moniker with the arrival of Logan Kroeber, a fellow West Coast artist whose penchant for experimental drumming and progressive metal melded perfectly with Long's interest in West African Ewe drumming and country blues finger picking. The Dodos released their debut album, Beware of the Maniacs, that same year independently, followed by Visiter in 2008. Long and Kroeber added electric vibraphonist Keaton Snyder to the fold and collaborated with producer Phil Ek on 2009's Time to Die, which found the trio exploring a more fleshed-out sound.