Wednesday, January 20, 2010

DETROIT ROCKS FOR HAITI...

Posted By on Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 2:13 PM

Anthony Morrow over at the Majestic complex just wrote to inform us of a benefit show, Detroit Rocks For Haiti, that will take place at the end of this month on Friday, January 29th and Saturday, January 30th at the Magic Stick. More than 20 Detroit bands will come together to raise money for victims of the Haitian earthquake.

Majestic co-owner Papa Joe Zainea approached retired Detroit bishop Thomas Gumbleton to ask if there was a way to help, which resulted in this benefit show. Bishop Gumbleton was instrumental in starting a clinic, Klinik Sen Michel, in Port Au Prince three years ago. The bishop is taking a group to Haiti at the end of January to provide medical assistance to the many earthquake victims.

The minimum donation for each night of the benefit is $8 -- but larger donations will be accepted. For those who can’t make it the event, there is information regarding outside contributions on Bishop Gumbleton's website. Net door proceeds and a portion of bar revenues will help the bishop purchase medical supplies to take with them to Klinik Sen Michel.

Also, our pal Rick Manore over at the Music Hall, alerted us to a Hatian benefit -- this one to aid the children of Haiti -- which takes place tomorrow night, January 21st , at the cigar and martini Lounge, La Casa De La Habana, in Harmonie Park (1502 Randolph St. Detroit,) from 6 to 10 p.m. Hosted by the establishment's manager, Maria Petrenko (who has many friends in both Haiti and Dominican Republic), the event's proceeds (all from donations received -- no amount too small or large) will go to UNICEF for Haitian children's relief. The non-formal event will feature house wine tasting, donated by Solttera, as well as raffles -- one of which will include two free tickets to the Russian Classical Ballet, on Jan.23rd at the Music Hall. A cigar sampler will also be raffled off. Haitian music will be featured throughout the evening. Phone 313-285-8332 for more info.

The full lineup for the Majestic benefit show is below:

JANUARY 29th

1:00 AM FRIENDLY FOES (MAIN STAGE)

12:30 AM COPPER THIEVES (SIDE STAGE)

12:00 AM FOUR HOUR FRIENDS (MAIN STAGE)

11:30 PM SECRET TWINS (SIDE STAGE)

11:00 PM CHARLIE SLICK (MAIN STAGE)

10:30 PM OLD EMPIRE (SIDE STAGE)

10:00 PM BLACK JAKE AND THE CARNIES (MAIN STAGE)

09:30 PM FAWN (SIDE STAGE)

09:00 PM THE COLD WAVE (MAIN STAGE)

08:45 PM THE HAND GRENADES (SIDE STAGE)

08:30 PM DESIGNASAUR (MAIN STAGE)

JANUARY 30th

1:00 AM BUMP (MAIN STAGE)

12:30 PM SISTERS OF YR. SUNSHINE VAPOR (SIDE)

12:00 PM ELECTRIC FIRE BABIES (MAIN STAGE)

11:30 PM TROY GREGORY (SIDE STAGE)

11:00 PM THE JULIETS (MAIN STAGE)

10:30 PM DECIBILT (SIDE STAGE)

10:00 PM MICK BASSETT & THE MARTHAS (MAIN STAGE)

09:30 PM TBA (SIDE STAGE)

09:00 PM COMPUTER PERFECTION (MAIN STAGE)

08:45 PM TBA (SIDE STAGE)

08:30 PM BODY HOLOGRAPHIC (MAIN STAGE)

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