Tuesday, June 20, 2006

benefit announced

August 13th at the Empty Bottle there will be a benefit show for Voluntarios de la Esperanza (VE), the non-profit with which I'm going to volunteer. With a solid independent music line-up, a print sale featuring the work of local visual artists, and a table of information with an array of buckets for the loads of contributions that are sure to pile in, the evening is set to be the best thing happening on a hot sunday night in Chicago.

If you've never been to the Bottle, it's a few dark rooms of exposed brick with a stage placed on an angle to the long bar where PBR's are cheap and stools never enough. A Ukrianian Village favorite, this cove of a venue has housed many a great show and keeps their calendar full of both bigger names and fresh releases. Our benefit, "Hello Chile", will feature Shelley Short, Modern Temper, Big Buildings, and Beardog, which means you'll be coming early and staying until the end.

What: Hello Chile, a benefit show for disadvantaged youth in Santiago
Who: Shelley Short, Modern Temper, Big Buildings, Beardog
Cost: $10
Note of Interest: I am starting a photography program for children at social risk in Santiago, Chile. Please bring any used / new digital cameras to the event (with their cords). If we get a photo printer before the event (see article below) ink cartridges will become a requested donation-- will keep posted.

Please tell everyone you know-- thanks.

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