by carl wilson

This One's For All the Broken People

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This just in: Broken Social Scene to hold Asia Earthquake & Tsunami Relief benefit concert. Arts&Crafts; recording artists Broken Social Scene along with fellow label family members will perform later this month in support of the Asian earthquake and tsunami relief efforts. One hundred per cent of proceeds from the show will be donated to the relief effort. The show is at Lee's Palace, Tuesday Jan 25, 9 pm. Tickets are $30 and go on sale this Thursday (Jan 6) at Rotate This, Soundscapes and Ticketmaster at 10 a.m.

Readers are reminded that other Toronto tsunami relief shows are already underway, starting tomorrow (Wed) at the Andy Pool Hall at 7 pm with a phalanx of DJs, as well as Saturday at Studio 99 with another platoon of DJs, and on Jan. 13 with another army of selectors at Supermarket. BSS seems to be the first "live"-music-band-type entity to step up locally. Zoilus would be happy to hear and spread word of more such events. Please see the January Live 2005 guide for details. Torontoist also has details of local vintage/designer-duds doing their part with an emergency jumble sale. (But beware their promotion of a non-existent Tegan and Sara show this week - it's not till February.)

Elsewhere, Willie Nelson is leading the way in Austin (backed by Patty Griffin, Spoon, Joe Ely, Alejandro Escovedo, Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis), a Dutch experimental-music charity springing into (slightly hard to decipher) action, and even the Osbornes spearheading what might become a "Live-Aid-style" effort in the pantheon of the uberstarz. Most impressive of all so far is Linkin Park, who have donated $100,000 U.S. and created Music For Relief to help raise more. I decline every opportunity for sarcasm in this case. (And even in the case of the Boy George-Cliff Richard-and-friends benefit single, with its rather unfortunate title for a bunch of aging pop stars.) The Chicago Sun Times has a roundup.

Canadian readers should know that the federal gov't has now pledged to match individuals' contributions at least till Jan. 11 to the following NGOs, so give up some beer money: Canadian Red Cross, CARE Canada, OXFAM, World Vision, UNICEF, Doctors Without Borders and Save the Children.

News | Posted by zoilus on Tuesday, January 04 at 5:33 PM | Linking Posts | Comments (1)

 

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Good news about the fed'l government matching our donations for tsunami relief. I thought for a moment that Cdn Red Cross wasn't included so its good news to read that they are since that's who I donated to.

Posted by mike on January 5, 2005 9:18 PM

 

 

 

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