You may remember me talking about Ben Karis-Nix about a month ago during my Jupiter Sunrise is a great band you never heard of post. He is on tour in Europe at the moment and offering his last EP as a free download for a limited time. I've had it for quite a quite a while...and it is pretty decent. More electronic than rock but the poetry of his lyrics are still there. I encourage everyone to download it here. The EP contains an alternate version of Steal Me, the video I embedded previously. Free music...and no guilt about being a pirate.
On a Pale Horse, which is one my favorite local band and which I have previously mentioned here. Is playing a benefit concert on Grand Avenue outside House of Bricks on July 10th. This is important for a couple reasons. First, it is the first time in two years that Pale Horse has played a show (they broke up summer of 2008) and the first time this particular line up has played together in three plus years. Second, it is to help raise money for two year old Bradley Allen who was been diagnosed with a rare brain cancer and is continually undergoing treatment. Pale Horse is playing the second day of a two day event to help out Bradley and his family. Please click to find out more about Bucks4Bradley. Pale Horse is an awesome homegrown rock band...check them out for the last time (hopefully not). Lots of other bands for your entertainment too.
Derby reminder for tomorrow night. Mid Iowa Rollers will be skating in Hy-Vee Hall at the Bad Girls Ball. The DM Derby Dames last weekend was a good time. The Dames have a much needed week off, so MIR will have to be your derby fix. I hope to have a more detailed post on the Derby Dames soon. If you are looking for something to do Saturday night, check it out. Stop by and say hi, I'll be in the stands.
More posts with actual content next week.