The Che Café, Kill Me Tomorrow, and www.auralminority.com will put on a show tomorrow night for victims of Hurricane Katrina. Half of the proceeds will go to New Orleans musicians Quintron and Miss Pussycat, whose home was devastated by the catastrophe. The other half will go to a yet-to-be-determined charity.
In a statement on the Tigerbeat6 website, Quintron wrote, "I don't know what...is happening. This is biblical, and it is breaking my heart to see New Orleans burnt, flooded, neglected, ethnically cleansed, and basically shoved underwater to drown. But we can breathe underwater, baby."
A friend of local musicians, Quintron released an album on Justin Pearson's 31G Records in 2003. Quintron will release Swamp Tech with Miss Pussycat on Tigerbeat6 records on November 9.
"Quintron and Miss Pussycat are some of the truest artists and truest people I know," says Kill Me Tomorrow's Zack Wentz. "Their home was completely them; a combination of puppet theater, art gallery, curio museum, vintage clothing boutique, electronics workshop, intimate venue, practice space, indie label, recording studio, quirky bar, exotic cacti garden, and, consistently and above all else, a warm shelter of genuine hospitality."
My Sexual Dad (an epic rock group from Los Angeles), LiqdZunshine (a hip-hop/funk band from Orange County), and Lipstick Terror (a spazzy hardcore band from Mexicali) play in support of Kill Me Tomorrow. Doors at the Che will open at 8 p.m., and tickets will cost $6, but feel free to donate more.
(Full disclosure: in addition to writing the occasional Blurt, I'm editor of www.auralminority.com)