Sunday, November 28, 2004
The double DJ duty weekend went just fine. Playlists here and here. We got pretty good crowds at the bar, considering that the town seemed pretty empty all weekend. There was even a parking space right in front of my house for a while one afternoon. Almost makes me want to get a car.
There's a great benefit show Monday night on the campus of my alma mater, Rutgers. The incomparable Hamell On Trial will be performing, and that alone is reason to rearrange your Monday night and make sure your face is in the place. I've seen Hamell probably about 20 times, and I say with not one ounce of hyperbole that he may very well be the best live performer on the planet. It's a one-man acoustic folk-punk tsunami that must be experienced to be believed. Hamell's going on first, because he's also playing Fez in NYC tomorrow at 10. Busy man. Anyone who goes to both gigs deserves a free lollipop.
Huma, a fine, fine New Brunswick band, are also playing this benefit. I've been spending a lot of time in 2004 listening to the dreamy electronic pop tunes on their first, self-titled EP. I'm proud to say I booked Huma to play Thursday, Dec. 9 at the Goldhawk, so anyone in the Rock City who can't make it down to the Hub City can catch them in the neighborhood. I'll have more on that show, and on Huma, later in the week.
Also appearing tomorrow are Amy Goodman, who you WBAI fans surely know, and Starling Escape, who I am not familiar with. Here are the details.
A Benefit for Independent Media & Feminist Action
Speak Out For Change
Monday, Nov. 29
Trayes Hall, Douglass Campus Center, Rutgers University
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Amy Goodman (from Democracy Now!)
Hamell On Trial (from Righteous Babe Records) - 7:15 p.m.
Huma (New Brunswick's own) - 8:15 p.m.
Starling Escape (sure to make you smile)
Raising Awareness and Funding for: WBAI 99.5 FM NYC Peace & Justice Radio, The Joy of Resistance Feminist Radio, & The Rock 'n Roll Camp for Girls!
$5 Rutgers students
$7 non-Rutgers students
Tickets available in advance at the Douglass Campus Center.