This Weekend: Help Out Stevie & Tara (And Hear Good Music, Too)

12628_124192271083406_426250815_nOkay, so there’s a lot coming up this weekend — I’m early on the rundown, I know, but trust me, there’s a good-sized pile of good stuff happening. That said, some of it hits a little harder, at least in my case.

I’m thinking in particular of the show over at Walter’s this coming Saturday, January 19th; it’s a benefit show for a pair of young ladies, Stevie, who needed a new kidney, and Tara, who gave it to her. Which is awesome and heartwarming, and I’m extremely glad they both survived and are doing well, but hey, transplants like this don’t just magically happen for free. Both women are now stuck with heavy-duty medical bills.

Hence…well, this show. Sometime SCR contributor Tom Koenig is the organizer for the event, and he’s gathered together some very cool musicians & bands to help raise funds for Stevie & Tara’s dual pile of hospital voices, including the awesomely downbeat, folk-melancholia of Second Lovers, quirky indie-/alt-rock dudes Satin Hooks, and the ever-irrepressible duo of GoREALah Soul, aka (You)genious and DJ Juan 1, who are utterly freaking nuts.

It’s a damn good lineup, I have to say, made better by the fact that it’s for a good, good cause. There’ll also be some kind of an auction as part of the money-raising, too, but I’m not sure how that’ll work.

So, mark it on your calendars, then go help out. These ladies may be okay medically, but it’s far too easy for surgery like this to bankrupt you; it happens a lot more frequently than you’d think…


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7 Responses to “This Weekend: Help Out Stevie & Tara (And Hear Good Music, Too)”

  1. Tom on January 16th, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    The auction is (You)genious. He’s allowing people to kiss him for 5 bucks from 11:15 till 11:30. Kissing for the cause, as he put it. All proceeds go to the girls. Dude is awesome!

  2. Jeremy Hart on January 16th, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Honestly? That makes it even better. Holy crap. :)

  3. Tom on January 16th, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Jeremy,

    Yes. Honestly. haha, he’s a cool cat with 15 minutes to spare. AND, he had his flu shot so he’s good to go. if you can make it out it will be worth it! hell, for 5 bucks more you can make out with Yougenious too!!

  4. Jared on January 16th, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    This is great stuff. Can’t wait for the show.

  5. creg on January 18th, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    that is cool. way to go everybody. i want to meet the girl who gave someone her kidney. that is incredible.

  6. SPACE CITY ROCK » Yr. (Abbreviated) Weekend, Pt. 2: Red Cross Benefit + Stevie & Tara Benefit + Ruiners + DJ Sun + Indian Jewelry + Metalachi + More on January 19th, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    […] Second Lovers, Satin Hooks, The Valens, j.anthony, & GoREALah Soul @ Walter’s ($10) Already talked about this one earlier in the week, thankfully, but it’s well worth a mention once again. Oh, and I’ve since learned that […]

  7. Jeremy Hart on January 19th, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Agreed, man. Heartwarming & awesome, all the way ’round. :)

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