Katrina benefit concert news
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 thanReBirth
." 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 theCabooze
withJack Brass Band
, whose Mike Olander has organized a charity fund specifically for New Orleans brass band musicians. Meanwhile, local R&B greatsMint Condition
have been added to Sunday's Katrinabenefit show
at theFine Line
, co-hosted byI Self Devine
and Felix fromHeiruspecs
(Mint play at 7:00 p.m.). On the same evening, New Orleans jazz percussionist Bill Summers, ofLos Hombres Calientes
, has just now been confirmed to playthe Dakota
(where Dr. John road out the storm) at 6:00 p.m. (Sunday), sitting in with the Girls an hour later. See thecomplete schedule
of Katrina benefit shows at Complicatedfun.com.
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