Huge thanks to everyone who came out to Last Concert Cafe
Saturday night for the Adoption International Mission
benefit. We raised $500 which will be added to the sum of several other fund raisers until the goal of $10,000 is reached this fall. The weather was beautiful, the crowd was great and the bands ruled. First Orents Stirner set the tone for the evening by playing a short set of thoughtful, well put together songs and announcing that all the money from his merchandise sales would be donated to the cause. Playing With Stars was up second and bowled over the crowd with a high energy set of tunes. You will definitely be hearing from these guys in the future. The Googe
took the stage 3rd and put on an amazing rock-estral performance, complete with orchestration and everything. Denise performed a really touching song about her experience adopting a child from overseas - very moving. If you haven't heard their new EP (produced by Dan Workman
) it's worth checking out for sure. Mezclan
hypnotized the crowd with brilliant meditave Indian-influenced world music. We will definitely be doing shows with them in the future. After Mezclan, we
took the stage and played mostly random noise. (Speaking of random noise, check out our new live archive track "The Schlort Monster (Improv)"
taken from Brasil 03/04/05).
Special thanks to our friend Kirk Madden (Mezclan percussionist, soundman extraordinaire). The whole night would have not gone down without his help . We owe you big, thanks Kirk.