Posted in music | tour dates on March 26, 2010

Chris Knox

LPR will be hosting a benefit on May 6 for New Zealand artist Chris Knox who suffered a series of strokes last year. Many of the aritsts performing at this show have contributed to a fantastic tribute/benefit album for Knox that was recently released.

Tickets for the benefit will go on sale through Kickstarter on March 30 (more details coming soon).

Artists appearing will include Yo La Tengo, Kyp Malone (of TV on the Radio), Portastatic, Claudia Gonson of the Magnetic Fields, Sharon Van Etten, and The Clean. There will also be a short acoustic performance by Jeff Mangum (formerly of Neutral Milk Hotel).



Comments (18)

how much $$ will this be?

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2010 4:56 PM

Thats Chris from the Tall Dwarfs right. I imagine so. Very creative guy and a good musician.

Posted by td | March 26, 2010 5:04 PM

Sold Out


Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2010 5:20 PM

$75 according to lpr website. i understand it's a benefit, and it's incredibly rare to see mangum, but that's still steep. $50 would be more reasonable.

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2010 5:27 PM

Hey there - I realize it's a steep price. We decided on it because we want Chris to truly be able to get something useful out of the night. All the money is going to him, save for club expenses which will be decided ahead of time, and every single person there not performing will be paying, including organizers. What's the point of a benefit if there is no benefiting?

I encourage any vitriol to be directed towards me and not anyone else donating their time to this.


Posted by BaDaBen | March 26, 2010 5:32 PM

Well worth the cash. Thanks for doing this Ben. A great cause, and a bunch of great bands.

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2010 5:51 PM

to see Jeff Mangum, 75 dollars is well worth it

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2010 5:57 PM

I'm sure the event will be a success. Sounds good.

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2010 6:07 PM

I am going to try very hard to get a ticket to this!

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2010 6:18 PM

oh man, i wish i wasn't so broke. this looks fucking awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2010 6:36 PM

The Clean is playing the next night at Bellhouse too. Tickets already on sale.

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2010 7:59 PM

How is Chris Knox doing now?

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2010 11:16 PM

i would pay insane money to see jeff mangum. i need to get to this show somehow...

Posted by Gracie | March 27, 2010 4:53 PM


I think the ticket price is not high enough, where the show will sell out in seconds. What are the odds of a regular fan logging on at noon on Tuesday and getting a ticket before it sells out? How many tickets can one person purchase?

Posted by Anonymous | March 29, 2010 2:01 AM

We went back and forth to the edge of insanity on ticket price, but we decided this was the fairest price to make it, er, affordable, as well as getting Chris a worthwhile amount of money. A few details about purchasing tickets:

• Tickets on sale at noon tomorrow (Tuesday) on Kickstarter. Info will be up there shortly. Show is 18+ which I'm sorry to say is the best we could do in terms of making it as open to as many people as possible.

• You will be limited to choosing one or two tickets per person. You will need to be able to provide the name of the other person if you are buying two. Those are the names we will have at the door and who will get into the club. Nobody can give their tickets to anybody else, you will need to provide ID and match the names on our list.

• Show is looking like it will start at 7pm and go until...a bit late probably.

• More performers to be added most likely. Look on Kickstarter for updates.

• No filming (photos or film) will be allowed at the event. This is for two reasons: 1) Because I'm an asshole; 2) Because this event is for the people attending before anyone else, and having to fight for a view of the performers past somebody getting a shitty photo on their shitty RAZR phone should not be part of the equation for such a premium ticket price. We are debating having an official photographer, and of course, WFMU will be recording the sets. If you whip out your phone to film something, you will be politely asked to discontinue by someone who will be physically intimidating to you.

• Everybody will be required to wear Uggs. Just kidding. Only the women.

More info to be posted on Kickstarter.



Posted by BaDaBen | March 29, 2010 12:45 PM

Wonderful post and the location is beautiful and elegant in design and information and everything>>> to Favorites
Amazing is an enormous understatement. One of the best electronic shows I've ever been to and I've seen well over a thousand concerts. I had no idea Vladislav Delay was as good a drummer & percussionist as he is- fabulous and he kept everything swinging with a very unique style of playing. If you missed this you missed out big time...

Posted by يوتيوب القمة | February 20, 2011 9:23 PM

Wonderful post and the location is beautiful and elegant in design and information and everything>>> to Favorites
bonnaroo would never do something like put arcade fire up against soundgarden. or strokes vs gaga. thats why these festivals with curfews are not worth going to. you have to miss tons of bands you'd want to see.

Posted by يوتيوب | February 20, 2011 9:25 PM

I never had the change of seeing Yo La Tengo live on the stage. Have any of you here done so? How are they? Is is the same sound as on their Cd?

Posted by Hosting | March 4, 2011 9:48 AM

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