benefit


V.19 No.5 | 2/4/2010
Bluegrass stalwarts Young Edward sling a mean standup bass, spot-on clawhammer banjo playing and great three-part harmonies.

Our Haiti Benefit Ruled!

Eleven bands hit the stage on Thursday, Jan. 28, to raise money for the Red Cross relief effort on the ground in Haiti. We took in $1,050, which is fantastic.

We’re grateful to Launchpad, Eclipse Production Services and Ecco Gelato for helping us do this thing. Thanks to Jessica Billey, Minie Gonzales and Maya Malloy, who contributed art for the silent auction. Love to the Alibi family for helping out and chasing down prizes for the raffle. Further ups to all the bands who put on great shows. (Guys, if you want any pictures for your websites, I’ve got tons from that night.)

Made in Bangladesh * The Scrams * Dirty Novels * World on Fyre * Ya Ya Boom * Vertigo Venus * Five-Star Motelles * SayWut * Blue Rose Ramblers * Zack Freeman * Up the Holler * Young Edward *

Enjoy this photo recap:

V.19 No.4 | 1/28/2010

Alibi’s Rock For Haiti

Free gelato!

Sometimes putting a show together involves herding inebriated cats.

This one’s been unbelievably easy, and we started working on it just a couple days ago.

All the bands are ready to play (for free). And look at this lineup:

Made in Bangladesh * The Scrams * Dirty Novels * World on Fyre * Ya Ya Boom * Vertigo Venus * Five-Star Motelles * SayWut * Blue Rose Ramblers * Zack Freeman * Up the Holler * Young Edward *

Thursday, Jan. 28 at Launchpad. $5 minimum donation. Music starts at 8 p.m.

The Launchpad was thrilled to give us a night. Eclipse Production Services happily donated amps and drums for the stage. Ecco Gelato will be serving up free scoops of gelato all night to attendees.

Jessica Billey, Minie Gonzales and Maya Malloy are contributing art for a raffle. We’re also putting up ski lift tickets, restaurant certificates and a free massage.

If anyone has anything else they’d like to donate to the raffle, call me: 346-0660 x. 245 or e-mail me: marisa@alibi.com.

100 percent of the proceeds benefit the Red Cross efforts on the ground in Haiti.

And if you’ve got an old cell phone laying around, we’ll have a box for them, too. Relief workers are requesting cell phones.