Left to right: Disaster relief in Haiti via American Red Cross, Ted Leo performing via Muzicazul
Yes, all those text messages you sent to the Red Cross to help the victims of the Haiti earthquake were a good start, but like post-Katrina relief charities, we should get used to months and, yes, years of sending best wishes and spare change to the beleaguered tropical nation. Already, a host of Haiti-relief events have popped up, the best among them being the Strength Through Unity concert this Wednesday at Brooklyn’s Bell House.
Already beloved for their Cracker-Barrel-and-Ritz cheese platter and Secret Science Club events, The Bell House will host stripped-down sets by Brooklyn punk stalwart Ted Leo, The Wrens, Sondre Lerche, Cold War Kids, AC Newman, and a host of other local faves. Between song sets, look for some much-needed comic relief by Michael Showalter (“The State”, “Michael and Michael Have Issues”), Eugene Mirman, and, taking a break from the talk-show wars, “Late Night” and “SNL” alum Jimmy Fallon. Proceeds will go directly to Save The Children and Partners In Health.
Strength Through Unity: A Brooklyn Benefit for Haiti with Ted Leo, Cold War Kids, Michael Showalter, Jimmy Fallon, and many more.
Wednesday, Jan 27, 6pm
The Bell House
149 7th Street, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Tickets available at TicketWeb
To donate to Save The Children and Partners in Health directly go to www.savethechildren.org or www.pih.org.