2005_07_artsbenefit.jpgThis Thursday many bands will come together for The Gift of Noise Benefit that has been organized to help Kia Nowotne.

Kia Nowotne was recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer for the second time. Hours missed at work during the early stages of her treatment led to the loss of her job, compromising the status of her health insurance, and leaving Kia unable to support herself for the duration of her treatment. The music community was outraged and wished to come to the aid of their friend.

The Madison Strays, Dirty On Purpose, A Place to Bury Strangers, Morning Theft, The Art of Shooting, The Black Spoons, Bastion, This Radiant Boy, Red 7 Fury, Jason Brody & more are all scheduled to play.

The benefit will take place this Thursday August 4th at the Shanghai Rock Hotel [39th St. btw. 5th and 6th ave.]. We've never heard of this place, but it sounds sort of awesome (if one can judge a venue by it's name alone.)
You can buy a ticket in advance for $15, or the day of for $20.

We're giving you 4 days advance notice so you can clear your schedules up and make some time for this cause, so we hope to see you all out there!