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Holiday and Charity Shows in L.A. 2009

Why do I torment myself? Because it’s fun. I can’t go to these, but if you’re anywhere – and I mean anywhere – in the area, I highly recommend that you do.

Artists In Aid Benefit For the Homeless – ***TONIGHT*** Fri Dec. 18 @ Edgar Varela Fine Arts (EVFA) / Junglerush

*** Wonderful news for people not in L.A.! You can watch the whole show streaming online starting at 8:00 pm P.S.T. (that’s 11:00 pm on the East Coast), and you can donate to this great cause via PayPal – send funds to and in the note section write “Benefit Donation”. ***

(note: online donations only accepted during the duration of the show – to end by 2am PST. More info here.)


A very, very special event to help bring health care and basic needs to the homeless. Featuring Red Cortez, Rademacher, The VLA, The Growlers, and “Special Guest Headliner” a.k.a. Mikel Jollett of The Airborne Toxic Event. Line-ups don’t get any better than this. They really don’t.

$10+ suggested donation with limited sponsored bar, but please give what you can. They will also be collecting donations, canned foods, blankets, clothing and diapers.

Edgar Varela Fine Arts (EVFA) / Junglerush, 542 S. Alameda St., 2nd Fl., Los Angeles

Aquarium Drunkard Presents: The 3rd Annual Christmas Sweater Festival – Sat Dec. 19 @ the El Rey Theater, Los Angeles


I almost went to this last year, when they had it at the Echo. Were it not for our damn plane being delayed… But enough about my problems, the show is at the El Rey this year, and features: The Deadly Syndrome, The Pity Party, Eskimohunter, Castledoor, Signals, 400 Blows, and “Special Guests”. And special guests?? Good lord. Presented by Aquarium Drunkard. Tickets available at

Hell Ya! Presents: The 1st Annual Hoity Toity Holiday Soiree – Sun Dec. 20 @ Spaceland


Live performances from: Cobalt Cranes, 60 Watt Kid, Moses Campbell and The Arms. Free admission w/formal wear. Exclusive photo booth; holiday gift for first 50 people. Presented by Hell Ya!.

Aquarium Drunkard and Web In Front Present: New Years’ Eve @ Spaceland


The Henry Clay People with Balloon Bass, The Monolators, Le Switch, Ashua, Tom Bowie and the Heartbreakers from Mars, and between sets music by DJ Solid Todd. This sure to be spectacular evening is presented by Aquarium Drunkard and Web In Front. And as for Spaceland, where the hell else would you want to be on New Year’s Eve?

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  1. Benefit Show

    For those of you who want to come but cant. you can watch the whole show streaming online at starting about 8:PM

    You can also still donate to the cause via pay pal, send funds to and in the note section write “Benefit Donation”

  2. julie

    Edgar… seriously, I just cried a little. Thank you *sooo* much for mentioning the live stream, and how to donate via Paypal. I will spread the word far and wide!

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