Posted in music on February 21, 2013

The Who at Barclays Center, Nov. 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
The Who

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, LIC Bar in (you guessed it) Long Island City was crushed by the storm. Luckily The Who was there to help. Now the bar is returning the favor:

After The Who donated more than $3,000 worth of sound equipment to help a Queens music venue get back on its feet following Superstorm Sandy, LIC Bar is now returning the favor by putting on a show to benefit the legendary rock group's charity.

The concert on Saturday will feature a tribute band and will raffle off a guitar signed by Pete Townshend to raise money for Teen Cancer America, which The Who launched in 2011.

"This is a show to let The Who know how grateful we are for their help," said the venue's owner, Brian Porter, 44. "It's still hard to believe rock icons came to our aid." -[NY Daily News]

Tickets are on sale for the show which happens Saturday (2/23) and features tribute act Who's Next. Coincidentally, the band has the night off that night and their tour hits Atlantic City the night before.

As mentioned, The Who play tonight (2/21) at Nassau Coliseum and one week from today (2/28) at MSG with Elvis Costello.





Comments (20)

so what are ya trying to say here BV....

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2013 1:22 PM

^ read between the lines.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2013 1:26 PM

did a little birdie tell you something BV?

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2013 1:28 PM

Yes please you idiots, go believing The Who is gonna show up at some Long Island City Bar that night and also will play right after the tribute band. Hurry and grab tickets. It is so on.


Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2013 1:35 PM

BV isn't trying to say anything other than exactly what happened. The Who gave LIC Bar money, LIC Bar is giving back.
The Who is not spending their night off after playing a few shows in a row in a crappy bar in LIC.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2013 1:43 PM

does a little kid own this bar or something? I don't get why The Who would care.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2013 1:46 PM

@143 a crappy bar in LIC to which they donated thousands of dollars in gear, and the venue is throwing them an honorary party as a result. not so cut and dry.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2013 2:10 PM

Hi, my name is Gustavo Rodriguez. I am the talent coordinator and event programmer at LIC Bar.

Perhaps the name of our establishment leads some people to believe otherwise,but we are a music venue, hosting excellent original music four nights a week year round from NYC and beyond. We have a very unique outdoor performance space as well as a cozy and intimate space indoors. Aside from Silent Barn, we are the only full service music venue for bands in Queens.

We are one stop from Manhattan and minutes from Greenpoint and Williamsburg. Artists like Gordon Gano, Phoebe Snow, Mieka Pauley, Richard Julian and countless indie artists cherish LIC Bar and it's fine sound and warm and welcoming vibe.

When Superstorm Sandy wrecked our basement where much of our backline is stored, we were blessed by one fan's crazy idea to reach out to The Who for help and to everyone's shock and surprise, they answered us.

It is true The Who will NOT be attending but they are totally active in their support. Pete and Roger are personally autographing items including a real Gibson SG for the raffle.

Thanks, Brooklyn Vegan for giving us this acknowledgement. We'd love to see you come visit us for some future shows to get a picture of what we're really all about.

Gustavo Rodriguez

Posted by Gustavo Rodriguez | February 21, 2013 2:18 PM

Outdoor stage might be one of the best spots in the city to see(or play) a show. Very cool of The Who and Gus is The Man!

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2013 2:36 PM

i for one would be happier if you asshats went on not knowing about this great bar.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2013 2:48 PM

@248 those asshats are probably gonna save your great bar, genius.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2013 3:01 PM

"Aside from Silent Barn, we are the only full service music venue for bands in Queens."

"Artists like Gordon Gano, Phoebe Snow, Mieka Pauley, Richard Julian"

No offense Gus, I'm sure your place is great and all but around these parts, making statements like that is just asking for a beating.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2013 3:04 PM

who doesn't love them some Gordon Gano?

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2013 3:21 PM

I have traveled from Manhattan on numerous occasions to visit the LIC Bar and have never been disappointed by the quality of the music and the atmosphere the LIC Bar presents. Feel free to visit the place before you knock it. You may be surprised.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2013 3:49 PM

I'm glad to have learned about this venue and wish them all the best with their event on Saturday. I'm looking forward to visiting in the future for shows.

Posted by Brian | February 21, 2013 4:40 PM

fool me once, shame on you. fool me twice, we won't get fooled again.

Posted by w | February 21, 2013 5:39 PM

Old Dad Rock. Very very boring.

Posted by gilgamesh | February 22, 2013 1:41 AM

That area as well as LIC bar is over run with yuppies beyond belief.
Whatever arts or raw warehouse space for events use to be there has been pushed out in LIC long ago as condos fly up left and right. The whole area is full of midtown offices drones.

In fact thats just what is most likely happening to 5 Pointz building which is considered one of the largest legal graffiti buildings in the world but that is soon disappearing according to their site for condos.
Also I recall hearing the Bicycle non profit space down the block from LIC was pushed out too recently.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2013 3:43 AM

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Posted by Michal | February 24, 2013 8:44 PM

The Who did their best to answer punk with this but it's a pale shadow of the power of bands like the Pistols and early Clash.

Posted by Oroborus | September 18, 2014 4:09 AM

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