After getting kicked out of Zeitgeist earlier this summer, The Tamale Lady's Indiegogo campaign to open her own tamaleria got off to a slow start. But after a new mural in Clarion Alley, a marketing partnership with Uber, and a fresh round of donor benefits added to the fundraising campaign, things are picking up and Virginia has bagged nearly $16,500 for her tamale store's kitchen build-out.
Keeping the momentum going, the muralists behind The Tamale Lady's Clarion Alley piece are hosting a punk/garage rock fundraiser this Thursday at The Knockout. Grandma's Boyfriend (who had a killer set at last fall's Clarion Alley anniversary party), Scraper, Windham Flat, and Quite Polite are all slated to play, and The Tamale Lady herself with be on the scene to dish out free tamales.
The party starts at 9pm, with a $5-$15 sliding scale cover (but do feel free to donate more!).