Posted in metal | music on November 7, 2012

John Joseph with Vernon Reid at Bowery Electric 11/6/2012
Rock for Light

Last night's Rock for Light benefit featured a rotating cast of musicians who all sat in on Bad Brains songs at Bowery Electric. The show, part of a benefit to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy (as well as Amnesty International), featured Bad Brains frontman H.R., as well as John Joseph of Cro-Mags, Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid, members of Antidote, TV on The Radio, The Mob, Extra Life, and many many more. Watch the entire performance below, right beside the setlist.

In related news, get pumped up for the new year by checking out Cro-Mags when they team with Sheer Terror for a show at Highline Ballroom on Dec 30. Tickets are still available.

Bad Brains have a new album on the way, too, due on November 20.

If you didnt make it to Bowery Electric, you can still contribute to help out victims of Hurricane Sandy. Donate to the American Red Cross here. You can also donate to Amnesty International here.

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Rock for Light Benefit - The Music of the Bad Brains - Bowery Electric 2012 from (((unartig))) on Vimeo.

"Rock for Light" (The Music of the Bad Brains)
A Hurricane Sandy Relief Benefit
New York City at Bowery Electric on November 6, 2012.
The band:
Todd Youth (Danzig) - Guitar
Mackie (Bad Brains) - Drums
Melvin Gibbs (Living Colour) - Bass

The Songs:
Pay to Cum (H.R. - Bad Brains)
I Luv I Jah (H.R. - Bad Brains)
Big Takeover (John Joseph - Cro-Mags)
Attitude (John Joseph - Cro-Mags)
I Against I (Jesse Leach - Killswitch Engage)
House of Suffering (Kyp Malone - TV On The Radio)
At The Movies (Drew Stone - Antidote)
The Regulator (Ralphie G. - The Mob)
Sacred Love (Charlie Looker - Extra Life)
Don't Need It (Kelsey Byron - Pillow Theory)
I and I Survive (Felice Rosser)
We Will Not (Jesse Malin - D Generation)
FVK (Jesse Malin - D Generation)
Banned in DC (Pegasus Warning & Vernon Reid - Living Color)
Sailin' On (Jesse Quattro - Secret Chiefs 3)
Right Brigade (John Joseph - Cro-Mags)
Rock For Light (John Joseph - Cro-Mags)

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Comments (3)

Odd that Vernon Reid/Living Colour was not boldfaced in your write up and Melvin Gibbs never played for LC but Eye and I as well as Henry Rollins

Posted by Jeem | November 7, 2012 8:16 PM

I would just like to say a big thanks to Torsten for covering this. I myself showed up with cameras and formally volunteered to shoot - only to get bounced by BE management. They do say it's easier to ask forgiveness than permission. I had little hope that we'd be seeing much beyond the odd shakey iPhone video. Torsten works a full time job as well as his video work. His dedication to his craft is remarkable, and a great credit to the city.

Posted by Joly | November 9, 2012 2:48 AM

It took but now I can see Bad Brains here in São Paulo, waited long for this moment, I hope it's good, because I am very excited, as was later tale! XOXO to all!

Posted by Acompanhantes Campinas | April 5, 2013 10:27 AM

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