Bushwick DIY venue the Silent Barn, seven months recovered from its own fire, is hosting a benefit for the at least 35 families displaced by the fire on DeKalb Avenue on March 29th. The six-alarm blaze injured 11 people and killed 500 pet pigeons kept on the roof of one of the four row houses that were damaged.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, according to an FDNY spokesman.

Today, the New York Times published a story following up with the residents left homeless by the fire. The piece chronicles the victims' difficulty with tracking down documents to apply for entry to shelters, and in finding new apartments, and the arbitrariness of how much each person lost, and what could be salvaged. 1427 DeKalb Avenue, where the fire started, has to be demolished, the paper reported.

Back in September, 2015, the neighborhood music venue and artist collective Silent Barn was seriously damaged in an electrical fire. The project's previous iteration came to a bitter end in 2011 when the building was vacated for lacking permits, then burglarized of expensive audio equipment. In reopening on Bushwick Avenue, the group made a point of securing the proper licenses, and as part of that process, took out insurance. Still, it relied on donations to stay afloat after the fire, while it was unable to host shows and awaiting insurance payments.

"Our community came through for us when we had a fire and we're hoping to pay it forward and raise money for those affected," the Silent Barn's show promoters wrote about tonight's show on the collective's Facebook page.

The show will feature performances by Maxo, Prince Harvey, LOVE SPREAD, Machine Girl, RAFiA, Sam Kogon, and Monsters of Brooklyn, as well as poetry readings and "live visuals." Doors are at 8 p.m., and admission is sliding scale, $8-$15. The Silent Barn is at 603 Bushwick Avenue, between Jefferson and Melrose streets. More information, including about donations for those who cannot attend, is here.