Link Session: Benefit compilations and related items

A compendium of benefit compilations and related items recently noted and received:

    Benefit Compilations

  • Coming Together For A Cure, Vol. 2, featuring songs from Thee Oh Sees, Cave Singers, Elf Power and many more, to support adult stem cell therapy and research.
  • Posting this one again because when it comes to noonday demons and black dogs run amok, April is not the cruelest month, September is: Country Fried Rock Vol. 2 for Nuci’s Space, featuring songs from Drivin n Cryin, the District Attorneys, Shonna Tucker & Eye Candy, Michelle Malone Banned and many more, to support Nuci’s Space, a non-profit health and music resource center in Athens, GA.

    The aim of the organization is to prevent suicide by providing obstacle free treatment for musicians suffering from depression and other such disorders as well as to assist in the emotional, physical and professional well-being of musicians.

  • National Endowment for the Brents, featuring songs from a broad variety of Chicago and Los Angeles musicians, including JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound, Bumpus, Terrible Spaceship, and Rachael Yamagata, to help “sexy sax man” Brent Puls pay for some recent life-saving surgery.
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Link Session: Hurricane Sandy Relief Edition v. 2

Revised and expanded from last week, but by no means complete.
Studios and Labels in Need of Assistance:

Link Session: Hurricane Sandy Relief Edition

I’ve seen a lot of music and music-related hurricane relief efforts in my various feeds in the last week; I’ve gathered a bunch of them here for quick reference.

  • Web Aid is a benefit album assembled at lightening speed and featuring a wide variety of electronic music artists, including Staten Island native Udachi, Kicks n’ Licks, Disco Fries and Mic the Drums. Their goal is to raise at least $5,000 for the Carl V. Bini Fund.

    [Ed note: The Bini Fund is based on Staten Island, New York City’s smallest borough, and as all of you have probably seen on the news, they took quite a beating. What the news may not have mentioned is that Staten Island is also home to many, many of the first responders – police, fire, sanitation, etc – who were out in the howling wind and rain taking care of the rest of the city, and will be up to their necks in the wreckage for weeks and months to come.]

  • Portions of the proceeds for the NYC premiere of the Bobby Bare Jr. documentary Don’t Follow Me (I’m Lost) on Sunday, Nov. … Continue reading