You know, it would be easy to make some sort of joke about hipster apathy here, but we won’t this is a pretty decent thing of these bands to do.
Vampire Weekend, members of the Walkmen and members of the Dirty Projectors are among the indie rockers who plan to give a benefit concert on Saturday at a church in Brooklyn Heights to raise money for victims of Hurricane Sandy, the promoter of the event said on Wednesday.
The money raised by the concert will go to support Occupy Sandy, a grassroots organization that has been helping to distribute food and other resources to neighborhoods hit hard by the storm.
The Brooklyn concert is only one of several efforts by local musicians to raise money for storm recovery efforts. Madison Square Garden is hosting a large benefit concert on Dec. 12 with a yet-to-be-announced lineup, and several electronic dance music acts are putting on a benefit concert for the American Red Cross on Nov. 19 at the Gramercy Theater, among them the Crystal Method, Tommie Sunshine and Drop the Lime. Nicole Atkins, a singer-songwriter from Shark River Hills, N.J., has also taken action: she re-recorded and released a version of her 2007 song “Neptune City” to raise money for disaster relief.
The concert will take place this Saturday at St. Ann and The Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Brooklyn Heights. Tickets are a minimum $30 donation.
(St. Ann and the Holy Trinity would be a great name for a band, though, right?)