Team Wino's Toph One and DJ Marz Present "April Drools Party" @ Elbo Room To Raise Needed Funds for AIDS/LifeCycle

Posted by Billyjam, April 1, 2016 02:33pm | Post a Comment

DJs and cyclist-enthusiasts Toph One and DJ Marz are the organizers behind tonight's AIDS benefit concert at the Elbo Room in San Francisco that will feature sets by Bullet Proof Space Travelers / Scratch Hamsters (DJs Quest, Cue, Marz and MC Eddie K), Mista B, Luke Sick & Brycon, Lady Fingaz, B.Cause, DJ Baysik, and DJ Ewock of The Morph Life. Hosted by Blag Dahlia of The Dwarves (SF punk group that Marz is sometime member of), the night will also include standup comedy from Frankie Quinones  and Mike Evans Jr. plus live painting by Snow Monkey (Lords Crew) and Chris Micro (Trash Life). All of these artists will donate their time and talent for free. There'll be a raffle too tonight with prizes including an Amoeba gift certificate. The requested minimal $5 donation for admission go toward the upcoming annual AIDS/LifeCycle that takes place from June 5th to June 11th when 3,000+ cyclists will take on the long bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise funds for the life-saving services offered by San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center

Toph One has been participating in this worthy charity cycle for many years (both before and after his life threatening bike crash a few years ago) but this is the first year that DJ Marz will undertake the challenge that takes the longer distance coastal route south from SF to LA. "When I bought my bicycle just over a year and a half ago, I was really only just attempting to force myself to be more active every day," DJ Marz told the Amoeblog today. "I was inspired by others I saw who've been riding for years and I thought it was time to put my ass in gear. But little did I expect just six months later to be riding along with the incredible community that is Team Wino and taking on such a crazy event like LifeCycle just another year later!" 

The "Team Wino" that Marz referenced is Toph One's long running crew that the veteran SF DJ and cyclist describes as an "AIDS/LifeCycle team comprised of DJs, artists, freaks and nightlife denizens." Members include avid riders from the SF Bay Area as well as from NYC. "We ride our bikes from SF to LA every June, and have collectively raised over $300k for ALC over the years," said Toph.   "If you can't make tonight's show at the Elbo Room but would like to donate to this great cause you can do so through this link," added Marz.

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