Someone dug the DeLorean out of mothballs. That’s the best explanation we can come up with for the super-eclectic lineup of performers ready to play the James Davis Memorial Benefit show at Nathan P. Murphy’s on Friday, June 26. Davis, the 22-year-old son of MK Ultra guitarist Kevin Flannery, died in his sleep recently, leaving behind a family without its pride and joy and a mountain of funeral costs to cover. Nothing can help the former, but the benefit show is intended to help the latter. Click through and find out the full lineup (with some cool surprises) after the break.
Doors for the show open at 7 p.m., and music gets underway soon after that. The order, as it stands now, looks like this:
7:30 p.m. – Mike Evans of Ilijah
8 p.m. – Allie Catz
9 p.m. – Tokyo Sauna
10 p.m. – About Time
11 p.m. – Pillbox
12 p.m. – Plasticity Switch
Several things to note here. First is longtime local cover group Allie Catz, who we’re told are reuniting specifically for this occasion. Another is the semi-rare appearance by Pillbox, another act with considerable history in the city’s rock scene, as well as an acoustic performance by Ilijah singer Evans, himself a man whose local-music ties run deep. Add in Plasticity Switch as the headliner and newer locals such as About Time and the newly formed Tokyo Sauna and the result is a pretty exciting variety of talent. The cost is $6 ($10 for anyone under 21) and all proceeds will go directly to Davis’s family.
***UPDATE*** To try and help raise as much money as possible, we’re working with the event organizers to help promote this show, so watch for an assortment of special content coming up. Expect some guests on Rock Talk, plus other goodies on the site.
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