Saturday, February 07, 2009

We Interrupt Death With a FIGHT TO LIVE

While the world mourns the beloved Lux Interior, tonight, Detroit will be fighting along side Jim Shaw in his battle against cancer. That benefit concert is TONIGHT, February 7 at the Magic Stick in the Motor City. As you can see from the flyer, there's no shortage of talent to entertain and uplift Jim & Sandy's spirits. Following is info from their Facebook page, peppered of course, with photos of related persons...

As many of you have likely heard, Jim Shaw was recently diagnosed with cancer. What at first seemed like a semi-manageable diagnosis has, unfortunately, become considerably more dire. That being said, both he and his wife Sandy Kramer Shaw are staying positive and they are going to FIGHT. We should too.

On Saturday, Feb. 7 Jim's brothers will host a fundraiser at the Magic Stick (4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-9700) There will great bands and an art auction. Please come and support one of the kindest, most generous souls Detroit has ever known.
Event details include:

Saturday, Feb. 7th
The Magic Stick (4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-9700)
$10 minimum donation at the door

6 p.m. - Doors & Gallery Reception @ CPOP GALLERY (See below for list of participating artists)

8 p.m. - Rare unseen 16 mm short film of THE MC5 and THE STOOGES (shown at Magic Stick). This is a must-see if you are a fan of rock 'n roll.

Wayner Kramer Michael Davis / MC5
Wayne Kramer and Michael Davis of the MC5



BANDS
9 p.m. -THE FONDAS

9:20 p.m. -THE GO

9:40 p.m. -THE PIZAZZ
The Pizazz
The Pizazz circa 2005

10 p.m. -GARDENS

10:20 p.m. -HUMAN EYE
Human Eyes
Bill Hafer & Timmy Vulgar, Human Eye 2005

10:40 p.m. THE SPACE HEATERS

11 p.m. -DRUID PERFUME

11:20p.m. -TYVEK

11:40 p.m. -SMASHED WINDOWS

Mid -GREG CARTWRIGHT
Southpaw Greg at Southpaw Brooklyn
Greg Cartwright
Let me say this about the amazing Greg Cartwright: if not for Greg, I would not know Jim or Sandy. Their friendship has enriched my life beyond words, and I have Greg to thank for making that possible. Oh, and he is an awesome singer, songwriter, musician and all-around cool dude.


12:40 p.m. -THE DIAL TONES

1 a.m.-DAN KROHA

* Rad RnR Raffle & Sale! *

ART SALE AND AUCTION ~ ~ AT THE CPOP GALLERY!

Silent Auction from 6 - 9 PM
Cash & Carry at Auction's close
Beer from Motor City Brewery
Light refreshements served

Niagara
Steve Shaw
Speedcult
Michael Segal
Kristin Beaver
Glenn Barr
Tim Caldwell
Theresa Kereakes
Brian Victor C.
Mel Schridde
Keith Jackson
Tracee Miller
Glass Action!
Steve Nawara
Gwen Joy
Roe Peterhans
Andy Krieger
Greg Siemasz
Dave Krieger
Doug Coombe
Wendy Case
Aran Ruth
JR / Atomic Customs
SK Young

ONLINE EBAY STORE:

DUE TO THE OVERWHELMING AMOUNT OF MEMORABILIA, EQUIPMENT, COLLECTIBLES THAT HAVE BEEN DONATED, THERE WILL BE AN EBAY STORE SET UP IN JIM'S NAME. DONATIONS INCLUDE SIGNED MEMORABILIA DONATED BY MARY WEISS OF THE SHANGRI-LAS, AND THE DRUM KIT USED IN THE "HARDEST BUTTON TO BUTTON" VIDEO, DONATED BY JACK AND MEG WHITE OF THE WHITE STRIPES.

I have donated a print of the Iggy Pop image below.

Iggy Pop 1977 3

Its printed on metallic paper. I like to think of it as an old Jim (Osterberg - Iggy's birth name) coming to the aid of a newer Jim, Shaw.

Also - if you want to help Jim Shaw by buying my art work, I will donate to the Shaws my portion of the proceeds from sales of Iggy Pop images that I have on exhibit at Metropolis, the gallery in Lancaster, PA that represents my work and where I made my last stop on the Unguarded Moments: Backstage and Beyond tour.

Everybody wins!

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