Date and Time
Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 at 9:00pm
Benefit/Fundraiser for 23rd Street/Capp Fire Victim Ursula Rodriguez, Shannon & the Clams Supporting Acts: The Mallard, Blasted Canyons, Swiftumz Benefit/Fundraiser for 23rd Street/Capp Fire Victim Ursula Rodriguez Rite Spot bartender (as well as ex Bottom of the Hill, Amoeba Records, SF Bay Guardian employee also a former KFJC and KUSF dj) Ursula Boots aka Ursula Rodriguez house burned Dec. 29th in the 23rd and Capp Street fire after a neighbors house caught on fire then unfortunately burned a few of the houses near. A few days later Ursula was given 20 minutes to gather items from her fire and water damaged apartment but unbelievably someone broke into her car and lifted every last one of the few things she had been able to salvage. It's a shitty end to an especially shitty year for Ursula having lost everything in a house she'd lived in for 15 years in San Francisco. Finding a place and moving is tricky these days around here as rents have beyond sky-rocketed over what she was paying in her rent protected apartment. With so many long time San Francisco residents getting pushed out by the massive salaried Google, Facebook, Twitter new blood and big money accelerating rental fees beyond control (and reason), Ursula is essential to San Francisco. We need to do everything we can to help her get back on her feet as she tries to rebuild her life and home as well as show her that we care and support her in these exceedingly tough times. Ursula has given so much to San Francisco over her countless years as a resident, in particular the music community, so please give back to her and help her through these rough times and help her get back on her feet. If you cannot attend, please see the pay pal link below and throw down a few, she could really use it! If you cannot attend the event and are able to contribute. please do. The pay pal account is under the name firstname.lastname@example.org Shannon & the Clams Beach Rock revival Oakland, California band Shannon and the Clams take you back to a time when Judy and Johnny were your favorite worst couple, with the help of some very heartbreaking background vocals and guitar riffs of which The Beatles would be proud. Influences like The Beach Boys, The Shangri- La's, The Ronnettes, and Patsy Cline shine through in songs like "When You're On", with front woman Shannon crooning like a scorned Leslie Gore, but with a rough unpolished edge inspired by the likes of The Cramps, Bad Brains, and fellow beach bum Nobunny.