Poopis Aid ’07
The Attic, 115 North Center St., Plainfield, Ind.
Saturday, October 20, 1 p.m., $10, all ages
St. Francis of Assisi was one of the earliest figures to speak out on behalf of animal rights. Since St. Francis did most of his teaching during the twelfth-century, it is unlikely that he was a big fan of ska, punk, hardcore or metal. If he were alive today, however, he would be in the middle of the circle pit at this year’s Poopis Aid.
Poopis Aid is a daylong charity event in Plainfield, IN, to raise money for the Southside Animal Shelter. The event is the brainchild of One Love For All Creatures (a name St. Francis would totally dig) — a group dedicated to helping animal shelters, sponsoring adoption fees or spay/neuter programs.
At only $10, Poopis Aid is the best deal in punk rock since the Van’s Warped Tour. Headlining the bill are local punk champs Bolth (who is sporting a new line-up, featuring Will and James of The Five Second Cummings), as well as street-punk wunderkinds The Glory City Disasters. Also performing is the Indianapolis super-group Brian Peppers Goodtimes Van, which features members of just about every punk band in the city. Rockabilly thugs The Black Cat Rebellion will also bring their raw, greasy punk to Poopis.
Representing the ska-punk realm is a goof-ball four-piece (and sometimes five-piece) band, Take 2. Take 2 is particularly excited about getting their skank on in the name of animal rights. “Puppies are good; ska is good,” says drummer Jake Swiss.