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Danny Amis

A message from Danny Amis

Dear Friends...

I can't thank you enough for your generosity.
Thanks to your help, and the upcoming benefit shows,
I no longer need to stress out over my medical bills. THANK YOU AGAIN!!!

As many of you know, I was diagnosed with Cancer in 2010.
This forced me to stop working and touring.
The type of cancer I've been told I have is called
"Multiple Myeloma", cancer of the bone marrow.
I was caught off guard without insurance, but thankfully was able
to obtain insurance through the Affordable Care Act which
passed congress last year and for which I am eternally grateful.
Without that insurance I wouldn't have been able to get a necessary
procedure to save my life called a Stem Cell Transplant.
I underwent that procedure in May, and it seems to have been successful.
I now face a couple of months of recovery.

Your generosity has helped immensely, it's a very expensive procedure.
Unfortunately, high medical costs are something I'll have to face the rest of my life,
as this disease is incurable. I can only hope to knock it into remission for a while.
I'm going to leave this donation button up for those who still want to help.
Simply be aware that I'm not set up to accept tax-deductible donations.
Again, I can't thank you enough for your help!

That donation button is at Danny's website, as is a list of upcoming benefit shows including the one taking place at Maxwell's in Hoboken on June 29. The Raybeats, The Individuals, Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley (of Yo La Tengo), The Schramms, and Tall Lonesome Pines all will play the NJ benefit for the sick member of the instrumental surf group Los Straitjackets. Tickets for the Hoboken show are on sale. Conan O'Brien is performing at the LA one which is also still on sale.

Los Straitjackets go on a very long tour of their own without Amis this summer. The tour stops at City Winery on June 23 and 24 with Dave Alvin & the Guilty Ones. Tickets are available for both shows. It also hits Maxwell's on August 4 with Bill Kirchen. Tickets are on sale. All LS dates and benefit dates, below...

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Danny Amis Benefit Shows
JUNE 7, 2011 Mayan Theatre Los Angeles, CA
JUNE 9, 2011 Mercy Lounge Nashville, TN
JUNE 9, 2011 Fitzgeralds Berwyn, IL
JUNE 25, 2011 Lees Minneapolis, MN
JUNE 29, 2011 Maxwells Hoboken, NJ
JULY 8, 2011 TBA Mexico City, MX

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Los Straitjackets 2011 Tour Dates
Tuesday, June 7, 201 Club Mayan @ 1038 Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, June 9, 201 Mercy Lounge @ 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203
Friday, June 10, 201 Ross's Landing @ Chattanooga, TN 37405
Saturday, June 11, 201 The Earl @ 488 Flat Shoals Ave., Atlanta, GA
Tuesday, June 14, 201 Grey Eagle @ 185 Clingman Ave., Asheville, NC
Wednesday, June 15, 201 Visulite Theatre @ 1615 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte, NC
Thursday, June 16, 201 Cat's Cradle @ 300 E. Main Street, Carrboro, NC 28204
Friday, June 17, 201 The Birchmere @ 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA
Saturday, June 18, 201 River Street Arts Festival @ Monument Square @ Troy, NY
Sunday, June 19, 201 Club Helsinki @ 405 Columbia St., Hudson, NY
Wednesday, June 22, 201 Johnny D's @ 17 Holland St., Somerville, MA
Thursday, June 23, 201 City Winery @ 155 Varick Street, New York, NY 10013
Friday, June 24, 201 City Winery
Saturday, June 25, 201 World Cafe Live @ 3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Thursday, July 21, 201 Cars and Guitars Edmonton @ TBA @ Edmonton, AB
Friday, July 22, 201 Cars and Guitars Edmonton @ TBA @ Edmonton, AB
Saturday, July 23, 201 Cars and Guitars Edmonton @ TBA @ Edmonton, AB
Sunday, July 24, 201 Oneida Casino Lounge @ 2020/2100 Airport Dr., Green Bay, WI
Monday, July 25, 201 Oneida Casino Lounge @ 2020/2100 Airport Dr., Green Bay, WI
Tuesday, July 26, 201 Oneida Casino Lounge @ 2020/2100 Airport Dr., Green Bay, WI
Wednesday, July 27, 201 Space @ 1245 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60202
Thursday, July 28, 201 Tip Top @ 760 Butterworth, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Friday, July 29, 201 Beachland Ballroom @ 15711 Waterloo RD, Cleveland, OH
Saturday, July 30, 201 Chapter House @ 400 Stewart Ave., Ithaca, NY
Sunday, July 31, 201 2011 Rowayton Summer Music @ Bayley Beach @ Rowayton, CT 06853
Tuesday, August 2, 201 Eagleview Concerts in the Square @ Eagleview Town Square @ 540 Wellington Square, Exton, PA
Wednesday, August 3, 201 Bridge Street Live @ 41 Bridge Street, Collinsville, CT
Thursday, August 4, 201 Maxwell's @ 1039 Washington St., Hoboken, NJ
Friday, August 5, 201 Turning Point @ 468 Piermont Ave., Piermont, NY
Saturday, August 6, 201 YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts @ 37 W Main St., Bay Shore, NY
Sunday, August 7, 201 Bethlehem Musikfest @ Musikfest Plaza Tropical @ Main and Spring Streets, Bethlehem, PA
Monday, August 8, 201 Bethlehem Musikfest @ Musikfest Volksplatz @ Main & Spring, Bethlehem, PA
Thursday, August 18, 201 Troubadour @ 9081 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA
Friday, August 19, 201 Tiki Oasis @ Hanelei Hotel/Crown Plaza Mission Valley @ 2270 Hotel Circle N, San Diego, CA 92108
Wednesday, August 24, 201 The Yale Hotel @ 1300 Granville St., Vancouver, BC
Thursday, August 25, 201 The Aladdin Theater @ 3017 SE Milwaukee Ave., Portland, OR
Friday, August 26, 201 Tractor Tavern @ 5213 Ballard Ave. NW, Seattle, WA
Saturday, August 27, 201 Slow Food Roots Music Festival @ Stanwood Camano Fairgrounds @ 6431 Pioneer Highway, Stanwood, WA 98292

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Comments (10)

Los Straightjackets are also playing the Boulton Center in Bay Shore,LI on 8/6.

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2011 11:44 AM

great band, great dude and great cause....

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2011 11:47 AM

Really like them.

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2011 12:03 PM

Viva Los Straitjackets!

Posted by Jason House | June 3, 2011 12:31 PM

KID CUDI / ALOE BLACC / DJ IRIE / TAMARA SKY playing TERMINAL 5 on JUNE 13 - event includes OPEN BACARDI BAR. tickets guarantee admission

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2011 12:44 PM

WHERE'S OBAMA.... oh wait, nevermind.

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2011 1:03 PM

Multiple myeloma is nasty shit. Glad to see you hangin' in there, Danny. I'm rootin' for ya!

It sucks that you still have to *buy* insurance and carry a heavy financial burden (two words: "single payer". But I'll get off my soap box). At least folks in your situation won't fall through the "pre-existing condition" cracks anymore.

Posted by The Koala Kid | July 31, 2011 5:31 PM

Viva Los Straitjackets!

Posted by Folsom | October 24, 2012 6:51 AM

Hey Danny,
Heard the band today on KCRW and loved the sound. They talked about you having multiple myeloma. Just want you to know I've had it now for 11 1/2 years and am doing very well. The disease sucks but at least there are good treatments. I had two stem cell transplants a few years ago and it really made a difference. I'll be thinking about you and wishing you a long remission. Hang in there!

Posted by Michele | December 6, 2012 12:46 AM

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