If you live anywhere near Brooklyn, New York, and you can possibly get to St. Ann & the Holy Trinity church this weekend, do it! Why, pray tell, am I telling people to go to church? Because St. Ann's is the site of Saturday's Occupy Sandy benefit concert. It's going to be a doozy, too.
I love it when local bands step up big for their communities. So many people are still struggling after Superstorm Sandy, and they need help. That's where Occupy Sandy comes into play: Several major bands are coming together to put on a show, with proceeds benefiting recovery efforts in the area.
Now, let's discuss the lineup for the Occupy Sandy concert, shall we? Bands performing will include Vampire Weekend, the Walkmen, members of the Dirty Projectors, along with Devendra Banhart and Cass McCombs. Yes, please! Tickets for this show are going to go really, really fast, so go now to see if you can snag a pair. The suggested donation price is $30 for two tickets. That's a bargain, people, especially to see musicians of this caliber.
Hopefully you'll be able to attend the Occupy Sandy show. It starts at the church (in Brooklyn Heights) at noon, and music runs until 5 p.m. That's a whole day of music and performances for a minimum $30 donation!
For those of us who can't make it there for the benefit, hopefully we'll get some videos from performances at some point. But if you can, get thee to Brooklyn on Saturday afternoon. And then be sure to come here to tell me all about the show after you get back, okay?