Hurricane Sandy Benefit Parts 2 and 3: Grizzly Bear, Cults, The Antlers, More
December 12 might have it’s fancy, big name artists at their Hurricane Sandy benefit, but there’s another benefit that might be more your style. On December 14, acts such as Grizzly Bear, Sleigh Bells, the Antlers, and Cults will take to Terminal 5 in New York City, with proceeds going to the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City (via Pitchfork). Sort of sounds like it’s a made up fund, but it has its own website, so it must be real.
There’s a third benefit on the books, and surprisingly Los Angeles is helping out. There will be the awesomely named “We Hate Hurricanes: A Night of Comedy to Benefit Victims of Hurricane Sandy” that will feature Beck, the overrated Aziz Ansari, Will Ferrell, Jon Hamm, Sarah Silverman, and more. Does this mean all these acts or going to sing, or that Beck needs to crack some jokes?
Andrew W.K. and the Middle East – The Story That Just Won’t Die
Andrew W.K. was supposed to go the Bahrain and the U.S. Department of State’s Cultural Ambassador. Then he wasn’t. Then he issued a statement. And now, he said fuck it, he’s going to Bahrain anyway (via NME).
Bahrain have personally invited him, which is weird since Bahrain isn’t actually a real person. Andrew W.K. went on to say “In the face of a lot of disappointment and confusion there has been an incredible amount of support, especially from Bahrain. They’ve now invited me personally, regardless of whether or not my own country wants me to go, and we’re actively working on that.”