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I realize this is of limited interest to most people on here, but for some of the Kossacks who've followed this process and helped, I promised to post updates.

The Iowa City music community has responded in awesome force to our Flood Relief Benefit Show. We've got two of the best known names in our local business, Public Property and Dave Zollo, headlining tomorrow night's show (6/19) at The Mill, one of the last best live music venues in town, with some killer opening acts to make this an all-night, knock-down/drag-out celebration of the selfless, giant-hearted people of this city.  

All proceeds are going by way of the United Way of Johnson County's 2008 Flood Relief Fund to local individuals and families directly impacted by the flooding.  

The roughed out (and by no means tightly-kept) schedule for the lineup donating their time and talents (thanks, The Mill!):

7:30 Burning Halos
8:00 Nate Basinger (of the Diplomats of Solid Sound) & Dustin Busch
8:35 Sam Knutson
9:15 Cellar Door
9:50 Samuel Locke Ward (of Miracles of God)
10:35 Matthew Grimm & the Red Smear
11:15 Zollo
12:15-ish Public Property

As this night is both for people who might not have much to give and for the people who have already given a great deal, we've decided to make the show FREE to the public, asking very kindly, but not insistently, for donations at the door and passing the pitchers a few times during the night.  

If you're in town, or nearby, I hope you can come out and we'll kick off the clean-up and rebuilding part of this whole mess with some much-needed joy and lubrication.

All our best to the folks down river. In solidarity, here's The Bottle Rockets' Get Down River.

Originally posted to redsmear1 on Wed Jun 18, 2008 at 07:16 PM PDT.

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