Bush Tetras Bassist Benefit Set

 

 

All-star cast to
appear at Oct. 26 concert in NYC.

 

By Fred Mills

 

 

Laura Kennedy, original bassist and founding member of legendary
No Wave/punk-funk combo Bush Tetras, needs an immediate liver transplant due to
Hepatitis C. To that end, a benefit concert for Kennedy is slated to take place
at the Cake Shop in New York
on October 26th. Among those acts performing will be the Bush
Tetras, Certain General, Band of Outsiders and, at the closing jam, Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith
Group), Ivan Julian (Richard Hell & The Voidoids), Rob Norris (Bongos) and Deborah Frost (Brain
Surgeons). Full details appear below.

 

You know about the Tetras, right? An influence in their own
right, they remain “a major force” in today’s ‘80s post-punk/new wave revival
which includes The Slits, Sonic Youth, Pere Ubu, Mekons, Gang Of
Four and James Chance. All proceeds on Bush Tetras
CDs, LPs and shirts purchased through the ROIR website go directly to the Laura
Kennedy Liver Fund. And
for
more information on Laura Kennedy and how to make a donation, go to the Laura
Kennedy Liver Fund blog
.

 

 

A second benefit is to take place Nov. 8 in Minneapolis, details tba. Kennedy has been unable to work
since June 2008, and is now living on disability in Minneapolis. Without the needed transplant,
she may live only another 8 to 12 months.

 

 

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Laura Kennedy
Benefit Show

 

October 26, 2008
8pm at Cake Shop
52 Ludlow
Street
LES NYC

In order of appearance:

Bell Hollow
Sediment Club
Mikey IQ
Band of Outsiders
Certain General
Command V feat: PAT IRWIN (RAYBEATS, 8-EYED SPY,
B-52’S)
Radio i-ching
Julian Stockdale
Bush Tetras w/special
guests James Chance & Nona Hendryx
All star jam feat. Lenny
Kaye (Patti Smith Group), Ivan Julian (Richard Hell & The Voidoids), Rob Norris
(Bongos), Deborah Frost (Brain Surgeons) & more…
DJ dirtytrickpony

 

Admission
$15 minimum donation

The Bush Tetras on Myspace: www.myspace.com/bushtetras

 

 

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