January 25, 2010

Eddie Vedder Releases “My City of Ruin” for Haiti Relief



Eddie Vedder is no stranger to offering his talents up to support those in need, and in that spirit he’s offering up a solo acoustic recording of Bruce Springsteen’s “My City of Ruin” for $0.99 with all proceeds to go to Haiti earthquake relief via Artists for Peace and Justice. This benefit recording is taken from the Kennedy Center Honors for Springsteen which happened last December and is available from iTunes and Pearl Jam’s Ten Club.

HT: Tripwire

January 20, 2010

Put a Local Haiti Benefit Show on your Calendar



Since I’ve received a number of notices of the local music community coming together to have benefit shows where the proceeds are going to the humanitarian effort in Haiti, I thought I’d put together a super post of posters and dates of the various events going on. I love that the local music community isn’t shy about holding benefits for it’s members and causes of substance, and considering the number of shows coming together for the cause of Haiti, this disaster seems to have really brought out Seattle’s inner compassion like I haven’t yet seen. One show is happening at Neumos tonight. The Tractor Tavern show happening the 31st features the elusive Whalebones on the bill. All the shows are bills worthy of your time.

January 28th at the Moore Theater Seattle Helping Haiti Benefit Concert & Auction with Sweet Water, Vince Mira, Mike Herrera of MxPx and Tumbledown, The Maldives, The Classic Crime and The Memphis Radio Kings. See more information and get tickets for $15 via STG Presents. “All proceeds will go to the American Red Cross’ relief efforts in Haiti. “


Wednesday, January 20, 2010 NEUMOS PRESENTS:

Kore Ionz Bakra Bata’ Big World Breaks featuring Gabriel Teodros, Yirim Seck (of Black Aries) and B-Flat (of GodSpeed and Hi-Life Sound System) Tudo Beleza DJ Tomas



January 21st Navigator vs. Navigator – laters Panther Attack /\ Eighteen Individual Eyes \/ Wah Wah Exit Wound – earliers

Starts promptly at show o’clock……..Comet Tavern – 922 E. Pike St. “100% of merch and our door earnings from this show go to UNICEF (http://www.unicefusa.org/) to help the children of Haiti.”

1/28 – Hattie’s Hoot for Haiti Performances by Kevin Murphy (The Moondoggies), Zoe Muth, and More Cover: $10 – %100 of proceeds go to the American red Cross

1/31 – Luvin’ Haiti @ the Tractor Tavern THE TRIPWIRES THE CUTE LEPERS WHALEBONES EUGENE WENDELL & THE DEMON RIND Cover: $10 suggested donation ~ 100% of proceeds go to Haiti Relief and Development Time: 8pm

Haiti Relief Flyer

Feb. 4 at Neumos Common Market, The Physics, Sol, and Dyno Jamz, and hosted by Khingz. $10 Adv. ALL MONEY FROM THE DOOR IS GOING DIRECTLY TO DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS.