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Union Pool hosting benefits

Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens
Naomi Shelton

Brooklyn bar and music venue Union Pool will host a Japan Benefit on April 10th (Sunday), and for $10 you’ll get seven bands, a raffle ticket, and piece of mind in knowing that all proceeds go towards AmeriCares & Direct Relief International. Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens will headline the festivities, which will also feature The A-Bones, The Live Ones, Mighty Fine, The Dixons, The Back CCs, and The Underthings. There will also be DJ sets from WFMU DJs Dave The Spazz, Gaylord Fields, and John Funke, as well as DJ Kongress and DJ Shimmy. The show kicks off at 4PM. The flier and more details are below.

That’s ten days before the venue will host the previous discussed benefit for the late Brendan Majewski of Orphan. Krallice, Obits, Mira Bilotte, and Dope Body are all on board for this $10 show, which kicks off at 8PM with all proceeds going back to the Majewski family to help pay for expenses. Orphan material will be reinterpreted by the bands playing the show. Flyer is below.

As previously discussed, Krallice will also play The Studio at Webster Hall on 5/2 with Withered, Ipsissimus, and Cleric. Tickets are still available.

You can of course also catch Naomi Shelton every Friday night at Fat Cat too.

More details on the benefit shows, and their fliers are below.

Japan Benefit



Proceeds to go to AmeriCares and Direct Relief International ().
Admission: $10, includes one raffle ticket
Additional raffle tickets available for $2 each

Emcee: WFMU’s Gaylord Fields
Featuring these performers:
Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens
The A-Bones
The Live Ones
Mighty Fine
The Dixons
The Back CCs
The Underthings

WFMU’s Dave the Spazz
WFMU’s Gaylord Fields
DJ Kongress
DJ Shimmy
WMBR’s John Funke (Cambridge, MA)

(Raffle prizes donated by the Great Jones Café, Harefield Road, Academy Records, and more.)


Mira Billotte (of White Magic & Quix*o*tic)
Dope Body

DJs Bob Nickas & Jacob Kassay

$10 – all proceeds go to Brendan’s family
doors 8 pm/celebration starts at 9 pm
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Union Pool
Brooklyn, NY

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