Katrina benefit concert news

class=img_thumbleft>Today's Star-Tribune


part-time New Orleans resident Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum as saying, "There probably isn't a better act to capture what people are feeling and hit a positive note about it than


." The good news is that these New Orleans second-line kings (interviewed in today's City Pages on page 37) are still on for their Saturday benefit show at the



Jack Brass Band

, whose Mike Olander has organized a charity fund specifically for New Orleans brass band musicians. Meanwhile, local R&B greats

Mint Condition

have been added to Sunday's Katrina

benefit show

at the

Fine Line

, co-hosted by

I Self Devine

and Felix from


(Mint play at 7:00 p.m.). On the same evening, New Orleans jazz percussionist Bill Summers, of

Los Hombres Calientes

, has just now been confirmed to play

the Dakota

(where Dr. John road out the storm) at 6:00 p.m. (Sunday), sitting in with the Girls an hour later. See the

complete schedule

of Katrina benefit shows at Complicatedfun.com.

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