SUNDAY: Check Yo Ponytail Kickstarter Telethon



The homies at Check Yo Ponytail are coming into the final stretch of their Kickstarter funding campaign for their documentary Get Amongst It – and understandably turning up their efforts to recruit those dollars.   I encourage you to support the cause – especially if you’ve ever benefitted from a guest list nod at one of their numerous shows or your friend’s band has performed on stage.  Without the likes of Franki Chan (iheartcomix), Check Yo Ponytail never would have been born and he, beyond being the event’s series father, is a staple to LA/SoCal’s art scene.  His iheartcomix label has been around for a while since he separated from working with Steve Aoki, he’s graced stages and decks across the country and his illustrations (including ones you can win in the Kickstarter) are pretty f’ing cool.  His partner in crime with the Check Yo Ponytail revival, Danny Johnson, pioneered the emergence of bass culture in Los Angeles with partners at SMOG, guided 12th Planet through the early stages of his career and continues to make moves as the captain of TopShelf Management.  Many may be unfamiliar with how far Franki and Danny’s fingerprints reach – but if you have respect for the people who make the machinery of the LA’s awesome music and arts scene work smoothly, I’d urge you to donate to the Check Yo Ponytail campaign.


Sunday Franki Chan and his clan host an eight hour live stream telethon with hosts of special guests, mystery musicians, live art, comedy and surefire shenanigans.  Locals in Los Angeles can go visit live at Nerdmelt Theatre at Meltdown Comics and enjoy the FREE drinks and entertainment (donations to the Kickstarter highly encouraged and suggested).


12th Planet, Andrew W.K., Big Freedia and more are joining the telethon party to promote and or participate in all the wild rewards.  It will be friends of Franki Chan and Danny Johnson joining this movement – so you know its a star studded cast of LA’s scene.  Join in on the fun and watch live at from noon to 8pm on Sunday or visit in person at:


NerdMelt Theatre @ Meltdown Comics

7522 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Posters, T-Shirts, Hats, DVDs, Slap Bracelets
Personal Franki Chan Illustration
Thank You in Film Credits
Italians Do It Better Mystery Grab Bag of Goodies!
Blood Diamonds Merch Package
Get your photo taken with Grumpy Cat
Pictureplane Merch Package
Free IHEARTCOMIX shows for 1 Year
Movie Premiere Tickets
Boys Noize Autographed Vinyl
Classixx Autographed Vinyl
The Rolling Stones @ Echoplex Silk Screen Posters or Original Art
Own a Pair of 12th Planet’s Shoes
Personalized CYP Mixtape w/ Shout Out to You
Own one of A-Trak’s Hats
Eric Andre will Draw Your Picture
Dan Deacon will give you one of his Pedals & a bunch of Merch
CYP ‘Best of’ Photo Prints from Caesar Sebastian
Original CYP Flyer Art by Franki Chan
Pictureplane will Personally Paint Your Portrait
12th Planet will deliver a 12-pack & a Pizza to Your House and Party with You!
Autographed Shephard Fairey Books & Poster
Personal Ableton Lesson from Salva
Andrew W.K. will Personally Call You for a Pep Talk on Partying
Producer Credit
2 Days Recording at Submarine Studios w/ Dan from The Death Set
Private Screening of the Movie w Franki Chan & Director Bill Badgely
Trip for 2 to LA to attend CYP w AA Passes and seats to the Premiere
Spank Rock & The Death Set will Play Your House
Private Recording Session with Switch

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