A great way to donate funds to the Haitian earthquake relief effort is to go to a concert that will benefit the earthquake victims. There are many musical events scheduled in the Bay Area to raise funds for Haiti. Here are some highlights.
January 25 at 8PM at Red Devil Lounge, 1695 Polk St. in San Francisco. In the Name of Love. The concert will feature the Zoo Station (a U2 tribute act). Also performing will be Petty Theft (a Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers cover act). Suggested donation $25. Call (415) 921-1695 for more information or visit www.reddevilllounge.com.
January 28 at 7PM at Sweets Ballroom, 1933 Broadway in Oakland. D’Wayne Wiggins’ House Party Tour of Relief. D’Wayne Wiggins of the R&B music group Tony Toni Tone will kick off a national tour to raise funds for Haiti with this performance. Hosted by Bay Area media personality Renel, Lady Ray of KMEL 106.1 and comedian Luenell, the artist line-up is purported to include Keyshia Cole, Santana, Ledisi, E-40, Mr. Fab, Ise Lyfe, Latoya London, Jessica Holter, and MC Hammer. For more information call West Wind Artists, Inc. at (510) 451-2862 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 28 at 8:30PM at the Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave. in Berkeley. Kalbass Kreyol. This Afro-Caribbean dance and music troupe is led by Haitian Sophis. Tickets $10 and up, sliding scale. Call (510) 525-5054 for more information or visit the Ashkenaz website at www.ashkenaz.com.
February 2 at 8PM at Café du Nord, 2170 Market St. in San Francisco. Stand with Haiti: Four Bay Area Acts. Thee Oh Sees, Kelley Stoltz, Ty Segall and the Sandwitches, perform to raise money for the Haitian medical relief organization Stand With Haiti. Tickets $10-$50 sliding scale. For more information call (415) 861-5016 or visit the Café du Nord at www.cafedunord.com.
February 4 at 10:30PM at Yoshi’s San Francisco, 1330 Fillmore St. in San Francisco (performances again on February 15 at Yoshi’s Jack London Square in Oakland call (510) 238-9200 for details). Kalbass Kreyol. This Afro-Caribbean dance and music troupe is led by Haitian Sophis. Tickets $20. Call (415) 655-5600 for more information or visit the Ashkenaz website at www.yoshis.com.
February 28 at 1PM at Café du Nord, 2170 Market St. in San Francisco. School of Rock: The Paul Green School of Rock Music Benefit Concert for Convoy of Hope. The concert will include mostly classic-rock covers. The performers are associated with the School of Rock. $10-$50 sliding scale. For more information call (415) 861-5016 or visit the Café du Nord at www.cafedunord.com.