So I had the pleasure of attending the Revolution In Just Listening Habitat For Humanity Benefit show held at McDonagh’s Pub in Keyport. This event was created by to raise funds to help rebuild some of the shore towns directly effected by hurricane Sandy, (Keyport, Union Beach, Keansburg, Port Monmouth, Highlands, Atlantic Highlands). The band Elevator Art has been such a positive force in lending a hand with the clean up from hurricane Sandy led by guitarist Elizabeth Dayback who is from Union Beach. This night was about seeing everyone not just from the towns mentioned but decent good hearted people in general who wanted to be part of something special. Not everyone has the means to give back financialy, physically or emotionally but I believe all of us have the capacity to give back in at least one or more of these ways. Being supportive and understanding of what has happened is where it begins for someone like myself who wasn’t directly hit but I can tell you that every single one of us has or will be hurt in some way going forward. The show went on like a well oiled machine, I was there from the time the show started but I know there were so many people there hours before getting everything set up and ready to go. There was an awesome heated tent set up in the parking lot to accomadate more people as well as bands that were performing. The list of bands that performed were an amazing selection of area jam bands : Moon Motel, Free Beer, Julian Fulton, Thanks, Accidental Seabirds, James Arlowe and the Ruffian Circus, Mad Feather Group, Love Assassin, The Shady Street Show Band, Elevator Art, Almost There. There was also tables set up with people selling artwork, food and raffles to raise money. I myself enjoy capturing those moments that people will be able to share as memories for ever. All the pictures from the event can be seen in my photo galleries at http://mediaqbkk.onlineview.it/GalleryThumbnails.aspx?gallery=3431835
Friday night at The Stone Pony its Scarlet Carson with Cashmier, A Criminal Risk, Dead End, Anomaly, Uncharted Waters. Saturday night there will be the Revolution in Just Listening Habitat for Humanity Benefit show in Keyport at McDonagh’s Pub.
Let’s show Sandy how we roll in the Bayshore. This benefit is for the Bayshore, IN the Bayshore and run by the Bayshore.
Much like McDonagh’s set up for St Patty’s, there will be a heated tent outside and beer served. $2.50 bottles outside. Live music inside AND outside. And the dining room will be open.
We will be raising money for Habitat for humanity to buy supplies to rebuild as well as signing up volunteers to get out and actually rebuild the houses.
Matawan local PBA’s RESTORE THE BAYSHORE will also be there with a table full of awesome stuff for sale! http://www.facebook.com/RTBSandy
Let’s take care of our own and get these houses rebuilt!
NO COVER CHARGE. Just suggested donations and a 50/50 raffle.
100 percent of the proceeds are going directly to Habitat For Humanity.
Towns benefiting from this show are:
ARTISTS SELLING ART FOR CHARITY:
Amanda Bateman – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Art-By-Amanda-Bateman/487471997951617
Allison Kolarik – http://www.comicbookafterlife.com/
BANDS PERFORMING ARE:
Julian Fulton and the Zombie Gospel
James Arlowe and the Ruffian Circus
Mad Feather Group
The Shady Street Show Band
That’s 11 bands in ONE show running back to back between the tent outside and the bar inside! I hope you’re all ready!