The Boston Rock Community Gathers for Concert to Benefit GangGreen Founder Chris Doherty
Cringe Productions announces that eleven Boston rock bands will gather to play NOT A WASTED NIGHT, a benefit concert for Chris Doherty, founder of hardcore band GangGreen. The line-up features fan favorites including The Dogmatics, Evan Dando (The Lemonheads), The F.U.'s, The Outlets, Slapshot, Springa (of SSD), TREE, Unnatural Axe, White Dynomite, Worm, and the Skate to Hell Band (featuring former members of GangGreen). The concert takes place at The Paradise rock club, located at 969 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. Doors open at 6pm. Tickets are $25 and a limited number of VIP tickets for $75 are available and include a special viewing area, special event t-shirt, laminate, and swag bag. Tickets may be purchased in person at The Paradise online here:
The benefit concert aims to raise money for Chris Doherty, front-man of GangGreen, who recently suffered a stroke. The concert is organized by music biz veterans Al Peters and Sean McNally (Cringe Productions), both long-time friends of Doherty and the Boston rock scene. A "go fund me" campaign has been set up for on-line donations:
"A few weeks ago I called Sean McNally with a tall order to produce this benefit concert," shares Al Peters. "I am so pleased that so many from the Boston music scene have come together to support Chris. Chris and GangGreen were among the very first hardcore bands in Boston. They went on to record six studio albums, tour the world, and influence many. Sean and I extend special thanks to The Paradise, Crossroads, all the bands and people who have come to Chris' aid. It's a real team effort."
"When Alec reached out to me about helping Chris, I couldn't say 'yes' fast enough," shares Sean McNally. "Chris and GangGreen have held the torch for many years, supporting so many other bands on the way up. They are truly legends in this crazy music scene. The variety and stature of the acts who've volunteered their talents are a testament to the way the Boston music community rallies together. We also thank folks who have donated raffle prizes. We hope to raise a lot of money to help get Chris back on his feet, so he'll be on stage where he belongs the next time another friend is in need."
"You know who your friends are when you're in the hospital," shares Doherty, who's recovering. "I've got a s%*#load of friends. Thank you."