Vampire Weekend and more to play Sandy benefit concert in Brooklyn
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Musicians just can’t give their money to Hurricane Sandy victims fast enough.
Numerous benefit concerts have already taken place; earlier today, Dave Matthews pledged $1 million in aid; now a bevy of indie stars are joining forces in Brooklyn to help those ravaged by the storm.
This Saturday, Nov. 17, Vampire Weekend, Real Estate, members of the Walkmen and Dirty Projectors, and others will perform acoustic sets at St. Ann & The Holy Trinity, an Episcopal church in Brooklyn Heights, with all proceeds going to Occupy Sandy. There’s no set ticket price, but the organization suggests a minimum donation of $30.
Current donations to Hurricane Sandy victims through the Red Cross and the Salvation Army exceed $120 million, making this the largest US relief effort since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Now’s your chance to chip in and see some great indie bands. Tickets are available on Occupy Sandy’s website.