The Black Keys, Modest Mouse, Fugazi’s Ian Mackaye and more donate to charity auction

The Studios For Schools initiative aims to build music and film studios in low-income schools

The Black Keys, Modest Mouse and Fugazi‘s Ian Mackaye are among those who have donated to rare and signed items to a charity auction.

Memorabilia and collectibles will go under the hammer for the Studios For Schools initiative, set up by Scott Montoya, drummer for Californian band The Growlers, and his dad.

The organisation aims to build music and film studios in low-income schools. As well as those listed above, the likes of Tony Hawk, The Coathangers and Public Image Limited have also donated items.

Auctions for the goods are ongoing online here and end on May 17.


As Pitchfork reports, The Coathangers’ Julia Kugel said in a press release: “This is a unique opportunity for us to raise awareness and money for this cause. I have personally been to the studio they are building at Santiago High School in Garden Grove, CA and have worked with the kids there. It’s amazing to see the lights going off in their heads!”

You can find a list of all the auctions taking place and more information on the organisation on the Studios For Schools website.