Thursday, July 7:
Thanks, Doll: A Celebration of Cynthia Plaster Caster
featuring Jon Langford * Sally Timms * The Waco Brothers * Chris Connelly * Suzi Gardner * Bobby Conn * Monica Boubou * Danny and Margaret Doll Rod * Brad Elvis and The Handcuffs * and more!
$20 / 18 & Over / Doors: 7pm / Show: 8pm
Event proceeds to benefit Girls Rock! Chicago
Cynthia (Plaster Caster) Albritton was an artist, writer and recovering groupie who made a name by casting the “rigs” (as she called them) of her favorite musicians, beginning gloriously with Jimi Hendrix. Cynthia was an amazingly active fan of music, supporting and keeping up with the indie music scene, and continued to cast musicians, filmmakers, and artists she adored almost to the end.
Anyone who knew or met her would be addressed by her signature “doll” and would always be amazed by her seemingly shy demeanor, her lack of pretension and amazing sense of humor.
This celebration of Cynthia’s life will feature many of her “castees” – both male and female – performing the songs she loved. Joining them on-stage will be personal friends and admirers, all sharing their favorite Cynthia moments and stories as their way to say to her, one last time, THANKS, DOLL!
Proceeds from this event will benefit Girls Rock! Chicago – a local organization that Cynthia held near and dear. Girls Rock! Chicago works to build a socially just community with girls, transgender youth, and gender expansive youth by developing leadership, fostering self-esteem, and encouraging creative expression through music.