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There's only one thing to talk about this week and that is of course that this Friday & Saturday is the big 2 day Spondalytis Association of America benefit concert (http://www.spondylitis.org) at Buddie's Tavern, 277 Johnsons Ln., Parlin (Sayreville), NJ.
Over the year's I have been proud to be involved with many benefit shows for various causes, but never have they been more personal then this show. My wife, Naomi, suffers from Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), so I have seen the chronic pain and discomfort that she goes through daily as a result of this disease.
All money collected over the course of the 2 days, from donations, a percentage of the food & drink purchased at Buddie's tavern, and from a raffle/tricky tray, will go directly to the Spondylitis Association Of America for research.
About the Spondylitis Association Of America:
"SAA is a non-profit organization and we were the first and remain the largest resource for people affected by spondylitis. Through our efforts, we help advance education, research and treatment for ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and related diseases. Literally thousands of people visit this site seeking information, support and most of all, hope. For over 20 years SAA has dedicated all of its resources to help improve the lives of people coping with spondylitis."
With well over 20 local bands and solo performers playing over the course of the 2 day event, there is sure to be music for everyone, from acoustic/folk, to pop/rock, to garage/punk.
Here is the complete schedule of performers:
Bobby Strange 9:00
J Stanley 9:40
Dead Pony Cats 10:25
The Heshers 11:20
Mod Fun 12:15
Joe Canzano 2:10
Thomas Martin 2:35
Jim Testa 3:00
John Raido 3:25
Joshua Van Ness 3:50
Kate Hart 4:40
The Wag 5:05
Lloyd United 5:35
Joe Harvard 6:15
Alex Brumel 6:55
Mike Ferraro 7:35
Souls Release 8:15
Matt Fisher & The Telephone Junkies 9:35
Grover Kent 10:15
Nerve Tonic 11:35
Zigman Bird 12:15
As I mentioned above, there will also be a raffle / tricky tray on both days of the benefit, featuring:
5 Bruce Springsteen rare "radio only" promo CD singles from the Tracks box set
Autographed They Might Be Giants "venue songs" DVD/CD 2 disc set
Autographed The John Popper Project featuring DJ Logic CD
Intellivision X2 15 video game system
A Gourmet Goodie Basket: filled with snacks
A Gift Basket for Her: has a picture frame, note cards, pretty dish linens, cookie cutter, salt and pepper shakers, candles
Everything's Gone Green DVD
Mo'Nique I Coulda Been Your Cellmate DVD
Katt Williams The Pimp Chronicles pt. 1 DVD
Sin City DVD
Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic DVD
National Lampoon's Pledge This DVD
National Lampoon's TV The Movie DVD
Disney's Sleeping Beauty VHS
Disney's Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs VHS
Toy Story VHS
Toy Story 2 VHS
Dipsomaniacs, Headshop Records, Retromedia, Aeria Records, Fake Chapter, 1000 Miles From Home, and Satoru t-shirts
Mama's Cookin', and 1000 Miles From Home baby t's
LaSalle coffee mug
and lots of CDs from:
Evergreen File, Readymade Breakup, Shawn Mullins, Val Emmich, Chris Batten & The Woods, LongRoad, Birdsting, Astrella Celeste, Wiser time, George Porter Jr., The States, Straight Dope Cherry, The Getaway People, Western Civ, Racecar, Crease, Skyline Rodeo, Mimi Cross, Dirt Road 14, Janey Todd, Garage Mayhem (v/a), Mitsuko, Lifeguard Nights, Johnnieboy, Mike Black, Mark Kerr, Orpheos, Johanna Stahley, Gregory Schwartz Poetry Team, The Dark Marbles, Mike June & The Dirty Doves, Hector Contreras & His Latin Jazz Ensemble, One Eyed Jack, Skyline, Lisa M. Bello, Artical One Productions (v/a), What To Do With Everything (v/a), John Raido, Brian Fitzpatrick, Otto's Daughter, Gracie, One Day Left, The Freewheelers, Citrus, Saves the Day, SoCo Music Experience (v/a), Always: Bon Jovi Tribute (v/a), St. Christopher, Juggling Suns, Mark Prescott, Colie Brice, Orange Sash & The President of the Galaxy, Amsterdam, Green To Think, The Plastic Chapter, Rachel, The Subterraneans, Dipsomaniacs, Left of the Dial: replacements tribute (v/a), Kerry Politzer, Jupiter One, Zap Mama, Moses Guest, Pete Miser, George Sanford Jackson, and Jen Chapin
Items come courtesy of TMB Productions, Ariel Publicity, Headshop Records, Aeria Records, Fake Chapter, FDR Label, various artists who have donated CDs, and BlowUpRadio.com.
Please come out to this 2 day benefit. You can hear some great bands, and help a great cause!
Tonight (Monday) on Lazlo's Den, Jim Testa will be calling in to talk about his set this weekend at the benefit, as well as give big news about the future of Jersey Beat, and Folk You!
And Wednesday night, Joshua Van Ness will be calling into the Den to talk about his performance this weekend at the benefit.
Both interviews will be in the intervierw archive at LazlosDen.com for you to stream after they are broadcast.
Both interviews will also be on this week's BlowUpRadio.com Podcast, which will be available later tonight (Monday).
Click here to download the new podcast
Thanks for reading this long message, and I hope to see you all this weekend!
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