NEWS RELEASE: The Bird and The Bee–A Benefit for Operation USA
THE BIRD AND THE BEE
A BENEFIT FOR OPERATION USA
SATURDAY, JUNE 4
AT THE BOOTLEG THEATER IN LOS ANGELES
Los Angeles, CA (April 20, 2011)—Operation USA today announced that The Bird and The Bee will perform at the Bootleg Theater on June 4th in Los Angeles, with proceeds to benefit Operation USA’s disaster relief work around the world.
Multi-instrumentalist Greg Kurstin and doe-eyed vocalist Inara George draw upon a fondness for jazz standards and ‘60s tropicalia to deliver the stylish tones of The Bird and The Bee. As intoxicating as a Brazilian breeze and ironic as a David Lynch night in L.A., the duo make a soothingly hip, deliriously cool blend of pop. Inara George is a breathy singer who channels Astrud Gilberto via Julee Cruise. Keyboardist and producer Greg Kurstin has worked with Beck and the Flaming Lips, among many others. Taking elements of everything from the Beach Boys to 60’s Brazil electronica, The Bird and The Bee spin them into irrepressible sunshine-drenched, semi-psychedelic ditties.
Doors will open at 7pm, and the show will begin at 8pm (no opening act). General admission/limited seating tickets are $35 and are available now at Ticketfly.com. The event is 21 and over. VIP tables for 4 are available with a $1000 donation and include a complete Bird and The Bee discography. Please call Operation USA for more information, 310.838.3455.
Operation USA is a Los Angeles-based international relief agency that helps communities at home and abroad overcome the effects of disasters, disease and endemic poverty by providing privately-funded relief, reconstruction and development aid. Since 1979, OpUSA has worked in 99 countries, delivering over $350 million for relief and development projects. 96% of all money donated to OpUSA’s relief efforts and programs are spent on direct support and materials for people in need; only 4% of money donated is available for operational costs or overhead. OpUSA is also unique in the way they identify and target aspects of the community that will make the most positive impact on peoples’ lives, including training that provides people with sustaining skills. Learn more at www.opusa.org.
This event is made possible by generous support from The Bird and The Bee, Gibson Baldwin, KCRW, Be Why and the Bootleg Theater.