The Labra Brothers and Friends Prepare a Night of Music for a Good Cause
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Labra Brothers will spread some peace and love – and introduce a couple of bands to the area – at a benefit show Dec. 18 at Westside Bowl.
The Youngstown-based Labras will headline a lineup that includes the bluesy Apostle Jones of Cleveland; Eastwood, a soul-pop band from Columbus; and Youngstown-based singer-songwriter Matt Jackson, who is also the bass player for The Vindys.
Admission for the 7 p.m. show – dubbed Peace, Love and Labras – is $15, $12 in advance; click HERE.
The show will raise money to feed those in need in the Mahoning Valley.
Adrian Labra, lead singer–guitarist of The Labra Brothers, said the goal is “to make a meaningful contribution to those in need this holiday season.”
The band will close the evening with a set that will include a handful of new songs, including “Fire,” which was released earlier this month.
“Fire” will be on an EP that will arrive in the spring. The band will play all of the new material at Saturday’s show “to see what kind of response we get,” Labra said.
The funk & rhythm act’s versatility and willingness to try new approaches is on display with the folky new single.
“We’re not becoming an Americana-folk act,” Labra said, “but it is within our roots, one of our influences.”
In putting the lineup together for Saturday’s show, the Labras enlisted acts that have a different sound than their own but still fit together.
“Their genres kind of lined up with ours,” Labra said. “They fit perfectly on a bill with us.” The Labras actually played a show with Eastwood in Columbus last month.
All proceeds from ticket sales from Saturday’s show will be donated to the Austintown chapter of the St. Vincent de Paul Society’s holiday food drive.
The event will include a visit from Santa Claus and families are invited to bring their children and take a photo in front of a holiday backdrop.
Doors open at 6 p.m.
Pictured at top: Cristian, Adrian and David Labra are the nucleus of The Labra Brothers band.
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