‘Put Your Sad Down’ Concert To Benefit Benjamin Curtis From School of Seven Bells

Posted on: August 21st, 2013 at 11:00 am by

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Benjamin Curtis, guitarist/vocalist of School of Seven Bells, was diagnosed with T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma earlier this year.  He’s currently undergoing chemotherapy treatments and is awaiting a match for a bone-marrow transplant procedure. Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, Wiz Kid Mgmt, and New york-based creative agency GŌST have joined forces to give this disease the middle finger, by throwing a benefit gig to help Benjamin with the extensive medical bills and to help ease his long recovery process.

Here’s who they’ve rallied for the cause:

Paul Banks of Interpol and Albert Hammond, Jr. of The Strokes will headline the show.  Both artists will perform music from their solo projects. Hannibal Buress will perform a stand-up comedy set between musical acts and comedian Ray Ellin, host of LateNet with Ray Ellin, will be the master of ceremonies.  Alexa Chung, DJ MomJeans aka Danny Masterson, and Fabrizio Moretti of The Strokes w/Devendra Banhart will spin throughout the night.

During the event, guests will be able to bid via a silent auction on items and experiences donated by top-tier artists and brands including Radiohead, Tory Burch,The Black Keys, The Strokes, Tommy Ton, Yeah Yeah Yeah’s, Regina Spektor,Drew Barrymore, Vampire Weekend, Ryan McGinley, The Hives, John Varvatos,New York Rangers, David Cross, Inez & Vinoodh, Adam Green, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Zachary Quinto, The Late Show with David Letterman,Phoenix, Vincent Gallo, Portishead, Interpol and Questlove. Guests must be in attendance to win the auction items above.

The show’s happening on the Bowery Terrace at the Bowery Hotel tomorrow night, from 8pm – 1am. 100% of the proceeds go to Benjamin. Tickets are tiered and attached to incentives (limited edition stuff), ranging from $40-100.

In addition, there’s an online auction, full of high profile experiences (bass guitar lessons with The Strokes Nikolai Fraiture, prime seats for the Pearl Jam show of your choice).

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