Saturday, May 9, 2009

Saturday Night's Alright for... Charity?

Yes, tonight is your lucky night to be a rock and roll philanthroplist. OK, so perhaps that's an exaggeration. There are, however, three exceptionally good shows that are also benefits for worthy causes. The only hard part is deciding which ones to go to. You could attend one, two, or all three.

The first event is the Crawfish Boil at City Tavern benefitting the Dallas SPCA. The second event is called Mamma Mia, and it takes place at the South Side location of Opening Bell. The cover charge goes to help the medical bills of Delia King, mother of local musician Karen Naomi. To find out more about Karen's mother, go to for details. Finally, Club Dada is host to the 3rd annual UltraViolet showcase, benefitting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. There will not only be great live music, but also a silent auction featuring art, poetry, Ghost of Blind Lemon album reviews, you know, the usual stuff. Let the bidding war begin!!!

Here is a list of the lineups for the three charity events. Use this to plan your day accordingly.

City Tavern (SPCA Benefit)
3:00 Grant Jones & The Pistol Grip Lassos
4:00 Airline
5:00 RTB2
6:00 Slowburners
7:00 David Ramirez
8:00 Sideshow Tragedy
9:00 Macon Greyson
10:00 Binary Sunrise
11:00 Slider Pines
12:00 Somebody's Darling

Opening Bell Coffee - South Side Location (Delia King Benefit)
4:00 Karen Naomi
4:45 Mary Hestand (Merry & The Moodswings)
5:30 Casey Shock
6:15 Chris Gonzalez
7:00 Iris Leu
7:45 Camille Cortinas
8:30 Chris Holt
9:15 Johnny Lloyd Rollins
10:00 Jacob Metcalf (The Brushlanders)
10:45 Steve Jackson
11:30 Sam Arnold (Opposite Day)

Club Dada (UltraViolet - Cystic Fibrosis Benefit)
8:15 The O's (Indoor Stage)
8:50 The Felons (Outdoor Stage)
9:25 The Boom Boom Box (Indoor Stage)
10:00 The Monco Poncho (Outdoor Stage)
10:30 Lovie (Indoor Stage)
11:00 The Happy Bullets (Outdoor Stage)
11:30 El Gato (Indoor Stage)

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