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- Posted on Nov 5th 2012 5:00PM by Jason MacNeil
Beastie Boys earlier this morning tweeted info regarding screenings of their longform video "Fight For Your Right Revisited" and LCD Soundsystem's documentary/concert film Shut Up and Play The Hits with full concert sound. The screenings are tonight at New York's Brooklyn Bowl to benefit the relief effort with a suggested donation of $10. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the show starting at 8 p.m. Donated canned goods and household goods will be collected.
The Roots' Questlove tweeted he would be playing a DJ set at New York's Highline Ballroom featuring the North Mississippi Allstars Duo and Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk. Other guest performers include Bela Fleck, Amy Helm and Eric Krasno. The four-city tour was originally to benefit HeadCount, but has expanded to help out victims of the storm. All proceeds from the four-city trek will go to the Red Cross to aid relief efforts.
Guitarist Gark Clark Jr. plays Brooklyn Bowl Tuesday night (Nov. 6) with a minimum donation of $20 gaining you admission.
According to a press release, Clark, his road crew and management are also urging concert-goers to bring non-perishable food, bottled water, blankets, clothing, medical supplies or kitchen supplies to the gig which will be collected by Occupy Sandy, an all-volunteer group assisting those in need.
"My second home is NYC, and I'm deeply concerned about all of the folks displaced from their homes on the east coast as a result of Hurricane Sandy," Clark said in a statement. "Staten Island was one of the hardest hit areas and needs a little extra love and support."
Elsewhere, Dean Ween is mounting a benefit show at The Saint in Asbury Park on Nov. 11. According to the Brooklyn Vegan,"Dean Ween and Friends" will benefit Ween's friend Nick Honachefsky, who according to Ween "lost his home and all of his worldly possessions in the storm." A fund has also been established to assist Honachefsky. More details will emerge in the coming days.
On Thursday (Nov. 8), Okkervil River's Will Sheff, Kevin Devine, Bird of Youth, Jared Evan, Thursday's Geoff Rickly (who tweeted the information) and others will East Coast Relief at New York's Knitting Factory. Tickets are priced at $40 with all proceeds going to the Red Cross.
Meanwhile, other artists have placed various items up for auction with proceeds going to help. According to Charity Buzz, Maroon 5's singer Adam Levine has placed two tickets to a live taping of The Voice up for auction, which includes a meet-and-greet. Maroon 5 concert tickets and a signed guitar are also put up for auction. Company Ink Records have posted the "acetate reference disc" of New Found Glory's album Nothing Gold Can Stay on ebay for auction with proceeds going to the American Red Cross.
Buke and Gase have posted a digital single of "Hard Times" with a cover of New Order's "Blue Monday" online with proceeds going to help the Red Hook Initiative Center. The band's duo of Arone Dyer and Aron Sanchez said in a press release the single "isn't meant to lyrically depict or relay anything of the reality happening in NYC other than be a vehicle for donations to the support system growing there and raise awareness of the need for help." The duo said they lived in Red Hook for 12 years and enjoyed many of the spots in the area. "It's home, and its terrifying to know that home is so fragile."
Finally, members of MTV reality show the Jersey Shore will mount their own one-hour fundraising special on Nov. 15 entitled "Restore the Shore." MTV reports the money raised will go to the restoration of the destroyed Atlantic City boardwalk. More guests and information will be announced.
Expect more benefit gigs to be announced in the coming days.