Baby let me hold your hand: Katrina benefit shows archive

Stafford "Freaky Pete" Agee of the ReBirth Brass Band (photographed in 1998 by M. Sheehan ) performed Sept. 10 at the Cabooze with a donated trombone

This is the archive for Katrina relief benefits in Minneapolis/St. Paul. For upcoming shows, go to Thanks to to the Star-Tribune for a few of these items, and apologies for the formatting issues.

_______________________________________________________ Archive of past Katrina benefit shows:

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7 [This was delicious.] Live zydeco music and cajun buffet at JJ's Dry Dock in the Minneapolis Warehouse District, 401 N. Third St., ground level at back of building (same building as City Pages). All proceeds benefit relief efforts. 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Drink for relief  Wednesday and Thursday, when Azia Restaurant is donating 100 percent of its profits from both nights to disaster relief.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 8 Drink for relief Wednesday and Thursday, when Azia Restaurant is donating 100 percent of its profits from both nights to disaster relief. 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 9 Storm Aid: Minnesota?s River of Relief Radio K (KUOM ?770 AM/ 106.5/100.7 FM)Some 20 Twin Cities radio stations will team up to broadcast a live radiothon from  6:00 a.m. to noon, from the Washington Avenue Bridge, to raise money for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. During the broadcasts there will be live interviews with victims, experts from the American Red Cross, the University of Minnesota and more.

TheBirthday Suits (new band featuring former Sweet J.A.P. members) benefit at Big V's, with Human Eye and Die Electric. The Suits are heedin the call of Goner Records in Memphis to provide relief assistance to New Orleans and southern Mississippi-area rock'n'roll scene members and their families who have become displaced and homeless.

Chubby Carrier The already-scheduled South Louisiana accordion man helps raise money for the Salvation Army. 9:00 p.m. Famous Dave's Uptown, 3001 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls. $10.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 10 New Orleans legends ReBirth Brass Band play the Cabooze with the Jack Brass Band. This concert  doubles as a benefit for Southern Baptist Convention's Katrina relief, and for the headliners themselves (some members lost everything, including their instruments, in the flood). See interview below. Jack Brass Band (review of recent show here) have played an unique role in helping round up New Orleans brass musicians and get them in contact with each other. They also throw a hell of a party, so come early. 18+ 8:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 11 New Orleans Dixieland Jazz Benefit for Hurricane Victims at Wesley United Methodist Church 3:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. 3:30 PM   Bill Evans Jazz Band4:45 PM   Pig's Eye Jazz Band6:00 PM  Jumpin' Jehosafats7:15 PM  Minnesota Dixie8:30 PM  Mouldy Figs "New Orleans was the birthplace of jazz and all jazz musicians feel a loss at the destruction of this wonderful city which gave us the roots of our music today," says organizer Jim Torok. (How many of these historic neighborhoods have been destroyed?) Wesley United Methodist Church is located in downtown Minneapolis, on the corner of Grant and Marquette (1st Avenue South). Parking is free behind the church and the underground ramp across the street. Admission is by donation, and will aid the Minneapolis Relief Fund for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, through the Minneapolis Foundation, and the New Orleans Musicians Clinic (NOMC).

Bill Summers, the New Orleans jazz percussionist of Los Hombres Calientes and Headhunters, will play a just-now-confirmed gig at the Dakota tonight (6:00 p.m. solo, then 7:00 p.m. with the Girls), 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis. He also joins the weekly set by Mint Condition's Afro-Cuban side band Joto on Tuesday 9:00 p.m. Babalú, 800 Washington Av., Mpls.)

A Hurricane Katrina Benefit Concert at the Fine Line, 6:00 p.m. to close Mint Condition have joined the lineup! Featuring... DJ Booka B, DJ Cheap Cologne, Charlie O. (6:00 p.m.), Nathan Miller (6:15), Fitzgerald (6:40), Mint Condition (7:15), Romantica (8:00), Neale/Haberman (8:35), Skywynd (9:20), Leroy Smokes (10:05), Desdamona (10:50), New Congress (11:25). The evening will be hosted by Felix of Heiruspecs and I Self Devine Doors:5:30 p.m. Cover $7 18+ show 100% of cover proceeds will go to the Red Cross Hurricane 2005 Relief Fund. There will also be Red Cross volunteers present to take donations directly as well. Multiple silent auction items will be on hand from local business for public bidding. FINE LINE MUSIC CAFÉ, 318 1st Ave. No. Mpls, MN 55401, 612.338.8100. Links to come!

TUESDAY, SEPT. 13 Poetry Slam at Kieran's in Minneapolis will donate all proceeds and accept donations to evacuees: Visit for more info. Details to come. Bill Summers The New Orleans jazz percussionist (Los Hombres Calientes, Headhunters) joins the weekly set by Mint Condition's Afro-Cuban side band Joto tonight (9:00 p.m. Babalú, 800 Washington Av., Mpls.) (I missed posting this until too late): Hurricane benefit at Gastoff's, Budda Tye, Twisted Linguistics, and more.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 Hud.jpg: MN MUSIC HURRICANE RELIEF BENEFIT First Avenue Main Room 8:00 PM Mainroom, 701 1st Ave N., Minneapolis 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. All Ages, $6 (you can give more) Belles of Skin City (MMA Best New Band nominee)Big Quarters (City Pages cover boys)Brother and Sister (Ice Rod?s Band) DJ Snuggles (Beatbox Champ/State Fair Champ)Doomtree (Sims, Dessa, Mictlan)Green (Jazz Band) Guardians of Balance T-Hud (MN Timberwolves) The C.O.R.E.Unknown Prophets Hosted by Sentwali and Sam Soulprano Proceeds from this event will go directly to 3 different families. A Literary Benefit for those Affected by Hurricane Katrina at The Loft Literary Center 7:30 p.m. Please join us as at The Loft Literary Center as we come together as a community to celebrate the rich literary history of the Delta and to raise funds for those displaced by Hurricane Katrina. The evening will feature readings and theatrical performances by celebrated local authors, artists, and community leaders including Patricia Hampl, Angela Shannon, Louis Alemayehu, and many others. The program  will be hosted by  legendary jazz commentator Leigh Kamman with live music by Dan Chiounard, and the music of New Orleans spun by Brian Engel-Fuentes, Soul and Funk DJ.  Experience the spirit of New Orleans all evening long as you step in and out of the reading, enjoy the music, and participate yourself by contributing stories and messages of welcome to a special book that will be sent to the families arriving in Minneapolis from parts of the devastated areas. Proceeds from the event will go to benefit Habitat for Humanity. Donations of gently-used children's literature for Project Book Share will also be accepted and forwarded to those arriving at Camp Ripley. The suggested donation for the event is $25; all are welcome, however, and encouraged to give what they can. The Loft also welcomes your thoughts, feelings, and response to Hurricane Katrina, its aftermath, and the events surrounding the worst natural disaster in our nation's history. Please send any pieces of writing addressing the current situation to [email protected] ; Selections from those pieces submitted may appear on the Loft Website or in the program for the benefit. Please include your name and contact information when submitting your work.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 ARISE! PRESENTS HURRICANE RELIEF BENEFIT in the Entry GANGLION with The Black Thorns, Knife World, Woodcat, and Raw Beast $6.00 door 8:00 PM / 21+ Details to come

SATURDAY, SEPT. 17 Lolly Pop show.jpg: Relief 2: Electro Boogaloo benefit for the Red Cross featuring Lolly Pop at CLUB UNDERGROUND in Northeast: With Lolly Pop, Femme Fatality from Saint Louis, DJ Samo, Mach Fox, and more. Club Underground at Spring St. Station, 355 NE Monroe St. Minneapolis, MN 55400 

SUNDAY, SEPT. 18 Kid Merv Campbell, the New Orleans evacuee who comes north with Katy Reckdahl and their new son, plays a Katrina benefit at the Dakota. Crescent City Shakedown: A Benefit for New Orleans Musicians with performances by the Butanes, Dean McGraw w/Chris Castino and Andy Miller of the Big Wu, Paul Metsa, Spider John Koerner & Tony Glover, Butch Thompson, and Day Old Bread. $10 minimum donation. All proceeds go to the Tipitina's Foundation Artists Relief Fund in New Orleans, Louisiana. Cabooze. 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 22 Impact poster.jpg: Impact at Barfly.jpg:

THURSDAY, SEPT. 22 Impact: a benefit for the Red Cross hosted by Industry Minnie-Zine from 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. at BarFly, 400 Hennepin Avenue (view map) The Twin Cities finest electronic DJs and producers perform original music live all night. Lineup:Roomsa feat. Jason Heinrichs and Lady Sarah (Aphrodisio) Monte Hilleman feat D'monica (Vino Records)Bryan Gerrard (Celebrity Records)Jevne (One Thirty Recordings)E-tones (Aphrodisio)DVS1 . Dr. Strangelove (Stereofreq)Dustin HazeFour Feet Jake Encinas Live percussion by WinstonSpecial performances by Teopelli productions. There will be opportunities to contribute additionally throughout the night through a raffle, photo booth, massage by the minute and more.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 23 hop benefit.jpg: Hip-Hop Benefit for Hurricane Katrina featuring Knowledge, RDM, Jimmy Donn, Capaciti, Infitity, Shawn Skie, EMS, and more at the Rock Nightclub in Maplewood.  Gulf Coast Benefit at Manhattan Loft: All Proceeds go to Hurricane Katrina victims. Live Performances by: LeNor Barry (folk singer/songwriter), Rad Jacket (alt jazz)Talkin' Roots Band feat. David Daniels, Mpls Junction (conscience hip hop) Sept. 23 @ 7pmManhattan Loft (on U of M campus)802 Washington Ave. SE 612.627.9737 612.871.7676

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 Restoring the Rhythm: Hurricane Katrina Benefit Concert featuring the Violent Femmes, and New Orleans's own Cowboy Mouth. At the U.S. Bank Theater at the Target Center, 4:30 p.m. (Doors open at 4:00 p.m.) On Sale Info: Tickets for this event go on sale Thursday, September 15, at NOON at the Target Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at or charge by phone at 651.989.5151. $29.75 - ALL SEATS GENERAL ADMISSION. 100% of net ticket sales proceeds from this concert will be donated to America's Second Harvest and the Tipitina's Foundation. For more information, go to


Dixie's Jambalaya Jam 5 p.m. - midnight Be a part of real southern hospitality at Dixie's Jambalaya Jam! A benefit for the survivors of Hurricane Katrina that includes southern-style cooking, live entertainment and an extraordinary live raffle. Proceeds will benefit Second Harvest Heartland Tickets are $25 per person, Dixie's on Grand, 695 Grand Ave. St. Paul, 651.222.7345

I missed publicizing this: Krewe de Walleye dance benefit for Katrina victims on Friday Sept. 30 at the Marion Knights of Columbus Hall. Dudes, send me an email! I know I've missed others, too, and will try to compile them here soon...

The Stooges (formerly the Lil' Stooges Brass Band) play next Thursday, Oct. 6, at Lili's Burlesque in Minneapolis. Link this page:


Baby let me hold your hand: Katrina benefit shows archive

Stooges Brass Band plays Lili's Burlesque on Thursday, October 6. If you missed the ReBirth Brass Band show on Sept. 10, it was a historic good time; none of these bands sound like Preservation Hall or Dixieland, and they aren't jammy. They're funky in a way that makes you want to clap and move. Seriously, you won't regret seeing this... Audio samples here.

The Stooges Brass Band to play at Lili's Cabaret on Oct. 6 with local bands Jack Brass and The South Side Aces. Flooded out of Homes by Katrina, One New Orleans Brass Band Marches on... in Minneapolis. Lili's Cabaret today announced it will host New Orleans's own Stooges Brass Band for a 3-hour show on Sept. 29, 2005 as part of the band's "March On" North American Tour. The eight members of the Stooges Brass Band are embarking on their tour despite being displaced from their homes in New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina. Members of the Stooges evacuated New Orleans after Katrina's landfall and reunited in Atlanta with little more than the clothes on their backs. The "March On" tour is an important part of rebuilding their lives by allowing them to play the music they love and letting them get back to work. Most of the Stooges band members' homes were in the Crescent City's 9th Ward - one of the hardest hit areas of the city. They lost their homes, their belongings, and even their instruments. Musicians from Minnesota helped organize the "March On" tour, and shipped the band donated replacement instruments. Locally, members of the South Side Aces and Jack Brass assisted the band in booking the 15-city tour. The Stooges Brass Band has been a major contributor to the brass band renaissance in Louisiana, which includes bands the likes of The Dirty Dozen and the Rebirth Brass Band. Regular participants in the annual New Orleans Heritage and Jazz Festival and jazz funerals, the Stooges have helped bring brass band music to the world, having traveled across the United States and Europe. But they are also well aware of their roots, playing for many of the more than 55 social aid and pleasure clubs, each of which holds a parade once a year in the Big Easy. Other cities included on the Stooges March On tour include: New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Milwaukee, Green Bay, Madison, Iowa City, and St. Louis. 9:00PM, Oct. 6, 2005, Lili's Cabaret, 327 2nd Second Ave. N., Minneapolis27 2

Contacts: Erik Jacobson, 612-325-0987, Band details, Kate Galloway, 612-871-6591, Venue details.


The Stooges are special guests of an already-booked show featuring the Evening Glow, John Charles, Electric Glide, and Brake Lazy, at the Nomad World Pub, 501 S. Cedar Ave., West Bank, Minneapolis 55454, 612.338.6424

Benefit: Habitat For Humanity. "Operation Home Delivery" benefit for Hurricane Katrina evacuees at the Turf Club. Rich Mattson performs at 8:00 p.m. for a 30 minute set, followed by many others. I'm going to try to talk the Stooges into club hopping from the Nomad over here.

Baby let me hold your hand: Katrina benefit shows archive


Hurricane Katrina Relief Show with Cue the Doves,

Crashing By Design

, Four Letter Lie, Escape From Earth, The Lie in Believing, Out There, Now and Forever. Doors @ 6:15, $8. All Ages. At

the Garage

in Burnsville.


Baby let me hold your hand: Katrina benefit shows archive

The Spittin' Cobras and others at the Uptown Bar.

Bakery On Bourbon. From

the Rake

: "A rather quaint Hurricane Katrina benefit event... This may be the last in a long line of Hurricane Katrina benefits, which, at least locally, have slowed to a trickle. [Um, no they haven't] Bakery On Grand, a glazed donut shop turned gourmet French bistro in south Minneapolis, seems the appropriate setting for such a small Creole-inspired food and music event. Reservations are required. Call soon. 6 to 9:30 p.m.; 3804 Grand Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612-822-8260


Hurricane Relief Masquerade Ball. All day at

J.J.'s Dry Dock Cafe

(401 N. 3rd St., first floor, Designer's Guild building, 612.746.5064). Live music from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00-ish p.m. Silent auction, costume contest. NOLA buffet (cooked by former New Orleans resident Louis Champs) includes shrimp ettofee, jambalaya, smoked turkey creole soup, bourbon pecan pie, and much more. Proceeds benefit the Champs family in Louisiana.


North Side Communities at Large harvest of Hope Benefit Show for Hurricane Survivors Admission: non-perishable items Performers include:


, Sandman, AK, Black, Unknown, Kool, MDG Family, R World Family, Mya, Naadirah, Coach's Team, plus "you and you and you," for more info call Uncle Don: 612.743.5613.

Red Sea Bar and Restaurant

316 Cedar So. near U of M


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