Posted in music | tour dates on January 16, 2010

Doctors without borders

We need your help to raise $100,000 in four nights to help the victims of Haiti's catastrophic earthquake. No country in the Western Hemisphere has been battered more than Haiti in the last 500 years--the nearly complete annihilation of its native population over two decades, a brutal slave regime, ongoing foreign military interventions over hundreds of years, brutal dictatorships supported by western powers, blockades of aid and more recently, devastating natural disasters from hurricanes to this latest earthquake.

100% of proceeds from this benefit will be donated to Doctors Without Borders, Partners In Health and the mobile hospital initiative directed by the Jewish Renaissance Medical Center - all recommended by the Haiti Consule General. We ask that you give any way you can.

Check out the four shows (with ticket links) below...

Wednesday, Jan 20th
Patti Smith, Swell Season, Josh Ritter, John Wesley Harding.
BUY TICKETS.

Thursday, Jan 21st
Lewis Black, Vernon Reid & Corey Glover of Living Colour, Rich Pagano & The Sugarcane Cups, Marshall Crenshaw, David Johansen.
BUY TICKETS.

Sunday, Jan 24th
Rosanne Cash, Madeleine Peyroux.
BUY TICKETS.

Monday, Jan. 25th
20 Indie artists: Vienna Teng, Amber Rubarth, Ari Hest, Alex Berger, Nate Campany and many more
BUY TICKETS.

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Comments (12)

Do support Haiti but do not support Wyclef Jean's charity. Look at the www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2010/0114102wyclef1.html . He making money off his charity.

Posted by Conor | January 16, 2010 8:24 PM

1/25:
Confirmed so far

the Bongos

Amber Rubarth

Ian Axel

Vienna Teng

Wes Hutchinson

Ari Hest

Will Knox

Joey Ryan

Rosi Golan

Nate Campany

Martin Rivas

Dov Rosenblatt

Alex Berger

Greg Holden

Howie Statland from NYCSmoke

HOUSE BAND:

kevin Rice

Chris Kuffner

Adam Christgau

Tony Maceli

Melissa Tong

Ward Williams

Marika Hughes

---Who the fuck are these people?

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2010 9:43 PM

of all the legit charities out there from unicef to red cross, you pick the one that is sketchy and questionable at best? dumb.

Posted by ihatehipsterscum | January 16, 2010 9:53 PM

actually 85% of donations go to administrative costs to charities like red cross and unicef. very little actually goes to aid of people. majorly fucked up.

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2010 12:50 AM

Dov Rosenblatt is the lead singer of a jewish rockband called Blue Fringe...

*shrug*

Weird

Posted by jason | January 17, 2010 1:14 AM

the victims of Haiti's need help from all over the world

Posted by slideshow maker | January 17, 2010 2:01 AM

I think its really unfair what happened to Haiti. Its like those fat cats down in Washington don't even care about voodoo. Its like to them, an ancient mystical religion is just jiberryjoo. Its like nothing even matters to them.

Posted by Ronnie | January 17, 2010 6:54 PM

the moment YLT were added the price went up from 50 to 75...

Posted by me | January 18, 2010 5:26 AM

UPDATE: WE ARE GIVING 100% OF THE PROCEEDS TO THREE VERY WORTHY ORGANIZATIONS AND NOT YELE:
- Doctors Without Borders
-Partners in Health
-and an emergency mobile hospital aid mission organized by the Jewish Renaissance Medical Center.

The cost of your ticket is a charitable donation and is tax deductible as allowed by law. We ask that you give any way you can.

Posted by Michael Dorf | January 19, 2010 11:23 AM

Dov Rosenblatt is the lead singer of a jewish rockband called Blue Fringe...

Posted by uggs sale | July 18, 2010 9:08 PM

Oh, and what about those question marks on Sunday's text in the concert poster below? No, that isn't saving a spot for a Smiths reunion or U2 debut on the Coachella stage, it's the way that Yorke presents himself as a solo star, the marquee at his Orpheum concert had the same punctuational flourish.

Posted by منتديات | January 12, 2011 3:31 PM

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