In January, the Milwaukee music scene joins together to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer at The Pablove Benefit Concert. Including sets from Fever Marlene, The Gufs, The Lackloves, Maritime, Mike Benign, Old Man Malcom, Pet Engine, and Truth in Fiction, the show pays homage to Milwaukee native Jeff Castelaz and the fight his son Pablo waged against cancer.
Castelaz was influential in spring boarding dozens of local musicians and bands in the '90s including Willy Porter, The Gufs, The Promise Ring and Citizen King. Through his creative direction, Castelaz helped bring national attention to these bands as well as the entire Milwaukee music scene.
Later, he moved to Los Angeles, where he started Dangerbird Records and continued to work with nationally recognized musicians.
The Pablove Foundation is named in honor of Castelaz's son, Pablo Castelaz, who was diagnosed with a bilateral Wilms' tumor, a very rare form of childhood cancer. After battling the disease at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA), Pablo lost his life earlier this year but is honored and remembered through Pablove Foundation events like the forthcoming Pablove Benefit Concert.
Proceeds from the concert will support Children's Hostpial of Los Angeles in their efforts to research a cure as well as provide an outlet for fun and recreation for children battling cancer. This year, funds raised by The Pablove Foundation will sponsor evening and weekend hours of the CHLA play room.
The Pablove Benefit Concert is Saturday, Jan. 23 at Turner Hall Ballroom. Tickets can be at The Pabst Theater box office; $20 for adults, $10 for children.
OnMilwaukee.com staff writer Maureen Post grew up in Wauwatosa. A lover of international and urban culture, Maureen received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
After living on the east side of Madison for several years, Maureen returned to Milwaukee in 2006.
After a brief stint of travel, Maureen joined OnMilwaukee.com as the city’s oldest intern and has been hooked ever since. Combining her three key infatuations, Milwaukee’s great music, incredible food and inspiring art (and yes, in that order), Maureen’s job just about fits her perfectly.
Residing in Bay View, Maureen vehemently believes the city can become fresh and new with a simple move across town.