Yeah Yeah Yeahs Headline Hurricane Sandy Benefit at Union Pool Tonight
Union Pool & Jameson Irish Whiskey, in collaboration with From Brooklyn, With Love, present a Hurricane Sandy Relief Concert tonight, December 8th.
The benefit concert will feature a headlining performance from NYC’s legendary: YEAH YEAH YEAHS.
Union Pool’s intimate jewel-box theatre located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn will be the setting for this very limited capacity, special performance.
All proceeds from the benefit will go directly to Waves For Water, an international surf-based non-profit organization, whose positive, “no-nonsense” approach has provided clean water to victims of natural disasters around the globe. This past month marks the beginning of their Hurricane Sandy Relief Initiative, the first North America-focused relief effort from the charity. The focus of the Initiative goes beyond clean water and centers around first response, rubble removal and rebuilding efforts all across the affected New York, New Jersey and North Carolina shorelines.
Waves For Water’s founder and former professional surfer Jon Rose had this to say in a recent press release, “Many of our favorite East Coast surfing epicenters are completely wiped out and under water,” said Rose, who’s spearheaded previous relief efforts to countries like Haiti, post-tsunami Japan, North Korea and Afghanistan. “More than anything, there’s a need for resources and manpower to restore these precious stretches of coastline.”
Opening the evening is HIGGINS WATERPROOF BLACK MAGIC BAND featuring Tunde Adebimpe of TV on The Radio and NYC vetaran drummer Ryan Sawyer.
DJing throughout the night will be Brooklyn production duo CREEP.
Doors for the event are at 7pm. Tickets range from $75 to $100 and will be available two per person, starting at noon on Tuesday, November 27th through Brown Paper Tickets HERE. All proceeds from this show go to Waves For Water’s Hurricane Sandy Relief Initiative.
Waves for Water works on the front-line to provide clean water to communities in need around the world. They work with world leaders and strategic partners who take a “no-nonsense” attitude toward making global change. Waves for Water is a non-profit organization founded by Jon Rose and supported by Hurley International. For more information, go to www.wavesforwater.org or www.wavesforwater.org/project/hurricane-sandy-relief-initiative.
FROM BROOKLYN, WITH LOVE is a non-dues, volunteer created, member driven collective of North Brooklyn businesses working together through fundraising and promotion to facilitate relief and aid to those in our community who require assistance due to natural disaster or unfortunate tragedy. For more info, go to frombrooklynwithlovecollective.tumblr.com.
For more about the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, visit www.yeahyeahyeahs.com. Get to know the HIGGINS WATERPROOF BLACK MAGIC BAND at soundcloud.com/higgins-wbmb/sets/head-first and find out more about CREEP at www.officialcreep.com.
Union Pool is located at 484 Union Ave in Brooklyn, NY. For more about the venue, visit www.union-pool.com.