Friday, September 25, 2009

ShowPaper Benefit Tonight!

Attention NYC music aficionados, please be aware of this awesome event goin' down tonight to help raise money for ShowPaper, everyone's favorite indie show listing. If you've gone to any sort of DIY show over the past two years, chances are you were handed the newsprint of concert, art and film listings on your way out.

"I often say ShowPaper runs on a love of music, not money," says Kate Wagner, ShowPaper volunteer and event curator. "But of course we don't run on money, since we have none!" ShowPaper has been volunteer-run and free since it was founded by Todd P two years ago.

Tonight's benefit will go down at 7 p.m. in Red Hook, Brooklyn's Kidd Yellin Gallery and artist collective at 133 Imlay Street. "The event will reach out to an extended new audience of arts enthusiasts while preserving the intimate feel of a typical ShowPaper underground show," Kate said. More details on the event below.

WHEN: Saturday, September 26, 2009 7 p.m. doors, $8-25 sliding scale
WHERE: Kidd Yellin Gallery
133 Imlay Street @Verona Street, Bklyn
F/G to Smith & 9th Sts

[[ MUSIC ]]
:: The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players
:::: Shilpa Ray --- of Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers, formerly of Beat the Devil
:::::: Kendrick Strauch --- of Harlem Shakes
:::::::: Rebecca Schiffman
:::::::::: Sarah and Michelle Cagianese
:::::::::::: Your Nature --- formerly Frankpollis

[[ ART ]]
:: Gibby Haynes ---- of Gibby Haynes and His Problem, Butthole Surfers
:::: Charlotte Kidd
:::::: Rebecca Schiffman

:: and special guests...

Donate to ShowPaper by clicking HERE.

And some secret info from Katie on tonight's event:
Kendrick Strauch from now-defunct :( Harlem shakes and Shilpa Ray are doing a duet, and, Kendrick says, "...someone's going to pretend to be Karen O at some point during the night (for context for this strange comment: download or visit" Basically, Kendrick recorded a "Fever to Tell" Yeah Yeah Yeahs cover album over one drunken weekend on a dare. It came out brilliantly (especially circumstances considered!).

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