On July 17, the Babes' Burnin Rubber to Fight Breast Cancer Concert will take place at the New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millvale, NJ. The show, produced in association with Conquer Entertainment, benefits the Susan G. Komen Foundation to aid in the research and cure of breast cancer.
Not only will Brooklyn's own Shiragirl be performing at the show (tickets here), but they've offered up a new tune...and it's in the running to become the official theme song of the event.
Here's where you come in. First up, give a listen to Shiragirl's Stomp It Out below. Then you're gonna head to this page and click on the vote now button. And obviously, you're going to select this song as your favorite. No really, you are. Because it's worlds better than the other two selections. It's punk fun and rad riffs....all for a really great cause to boot!
For more information on the Babes' Burnin Rubber benefit concert, hit this site.
"Tonight we're playing for tits!" "Everyone should just flash their boobs." "I used to stuff my bra when I was little." These were just some of the sentiments expressed by Amanda Blank, MNDR and Pacific Theater, as they paired up with the Keep-A-Breast foundation for a night of music to benefit the organization's notion to expose young people to methods of protection, early detection and support through art and educational programs.
Although the inclement weather threatened to keep a crowd of the organization's and artists' supporters at bay, The Bell House played refuge to those seeking shelter from a rainy Monday night in Brooklyn. Local band Pacific Theater kicked off the soirée with their new wave shoegazer tunes, which at times, gives way to lead vocalist Dan Ryan channeling his best Adam Duritz.
Our fave gal pal, MNDR, always puts her best foot forward, even while wearing a hospital bracelet. Yep, she was battling a severe case of the flu the day prior, yet still managed to get the crowd enthused with her ever-infectious repertoire of nerdcore and electro-infused awesomeness. Spotted: a few new fans giving her props after the set. High fives for her indeed! (also, we really need that Patty Hearst song on our iPod...just saying...)
Finally, Amanda Blank got the crowd jumping with a short and sweet set of her best cuts from debut album, I Love You. Even though we've seen her more than not over the past year, we still get super amped every time she performs. With a quick lip and command of the crowd, she ran all over the stage, changed attire and energized the slightly soggy audience. Highlight: Blank spits her track Make-Up straight into Lemme Get Some then reworks 99 Problems into the mix. And yep, there's a video of it below.
Full sets of pictures from the event can be found here, a few choice images below, and 2 videos follow.
Last year, Amanda Blank dominated our show-going experiences. At last count (and up through this year) I think there was talk of having seen her around seven times? Yeah, we kind of dig her live show...color us a fan. Incumbent obsession, MNDR(hey, they're both named Amanda!), slipped in near the waning months of 2009 and all the way through last month, she's quickly ready to eclipse Blank for the title of "most viewed by a beast". Never fear though, because both team up for a great cause later this month.
100% of profits from this event will go to the Keep A Breast Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, whose mission is to help eradicate breast cancer by exposing young people to methods of prevention, early detection and support. Through art events, educational programs and fundraising efforts, they seek to increase breast cancer awareness among young people so they are better equipped to make choices and develop habits that will benefit their long-term health and well-being.
Tickets for the 18+ show are only $15 and can be purchased here. Save some boobies and see some rad music in the process.