The recovery continues following the destruction from Hurricane Sandy. Along with tonight’s massive 12-12-12 event and Pitchfork’s next benefit show (this Friday at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus with The Men, Widowspeak, Lust for Youth, and Waxahatchee) many other benefits for the relief effort have been organized for the coming weeks.
Staten Island native Raekwon has organized a benefit for his home borough this Thursday, December 13 at Jaguars 3 in Brooklyn. Raekwon has also partnered with Affinity Cycles to launch a non-profit, Ride4NY, which will assemble charity group rides and other fundraisers. They’ve created a series of custom bicycles, up for auction on eBay now, featuring Wu-Tang’s signature black-and-yellow and marked with names of New York areas hit hardest by Sandy– Staten Island, Rockaway, Red Hook, and Coney Island.
On December 17, Chairlift, Twin Sister, Empress Of, Slowdance, Jason McMahon, and Ice Choir (DJ Set) will play a benefit at Brooklyn’s Glasslands Gallery.
My Morning Jacket, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Joseph Arthur, Nicole Atkins, River City Extension, and Tangiers Blues Band will play a benefit on January 2 at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, New Jersey to benefit Coastal Habitat for Humanity, The Food Back of Monmouth/Ocean Counties, Waves for Water, Food for Thought by the Sea, and RebuildRecover. The event will be hosted by New Jersey native Matt Pinfield of MTV2’s “120 Minutes”. My Morning Jacket are also donating a portion of ticket sales from their four year-end shows to various Sandy causes.
Watch an episode of Pitchfork.tv’s “+1” with Chairlift: