The Electric Fetus Reborn

The eclectic lineup alone is bound to get a wide variety of local music fans snatching up tickets to this benefit concert, and the fact that it's for a good cause only ups the ante. The Electric Fetus Reborn will feature the re-emergence of Cloud Cult, who have been off the tour circuit for the past six months as lead singer Craig Minowa and his wife Connie had a child. According to a recent press release, Minowa has spent their hiatus working on new material (they have a new album in the works, set to be released later this year), so their set at First Ave will likely feature some unreleased songsā€”but get there early, as the headliners at this benefit will be playing an unusually early set at 8 p.m. Other bands on the bill range from a hefty portion of singer-songwriter and folky fare (Jeremy Messersmith, Caroline Smith & the Goodnight Sleeps, Peter Wolf Crier, Roma di Luna) to more musically diverse groups like hip-hop duo Unknown Prophets, honky-tonkers Trailer Trash, '60s pop revivalists Total Babe, dance-pop group Ruby Isle (featuring local piano man Mark Mallman), and a unique collaboration between experimental guitar player Bill Mike and beatboxer Carnage. Most of the ticket proceeds will benefit the reconstruction of the Electric Fetus, which was hit by a tornado last summer and suffered extensive damage, and a dollar from each ticket will benefit relief efforts in Haiti. 18+.
Fri., Feb. 26, 7 p.m., 2010

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