As yet another example of the seemingly inexhaustible generosity of the members of our local music community, this weekend finds nearly two dozen acts from the scene rallying around the people of Japan with a pair of like-minded benefits, A Mountain of Arms at City Hall and Tomodachi: A Concert to Save the Children of Japan at Front Range Community College. Aside from the fact that both are devoted to an incredibly worthy cause, they both have pretty stellar posters touting the events.
The first event, A Mountain of Arms, taking place this Saturday, April 23 at City Hall, is crammed with a array of high profile acts, including Bop Skizzum, Churchill, Petals of Spain, The Foot., Eldren, My Body Sings Electric and Air Dubai, among others.
A Mountain of Arms - Japan Relief Project Where: City Hall (1144 Broadway) When: Saturday, April 23, 3 p.m. - 2 a.m. What: Benefit concert sponsored by Toyota and Scion featuring Bop Skizzum, Churchill, Petals of Spain, The Foot., Eldren, My Body Sings Electric, Air Dubai, Rob Drabkin, Prime Element, Snubluck, the Larva Ink, Carbon Choir, Fresh Breath Committee, The Heyday, Input, Caleb Slade, Sam Lee, Mirai Daiko, Deejay Lobot, DJ Soup, Water Babys, DJ Nutmeg, Jaden Carlson, Vices I Admire, Caramel Carmela, with Boxcar Gallery & Good Thieves Press visual artists: Benjamin Wright Coleman, Isaiah Espinosa, Enrique Parilla, Brady Dros and Levi Madrigal. Details: All ages until 9 p.m., 18+ after that. Tickets $10 in advance ($20 at the door) or $35, which includes T-shirt, compilation, admission and one free drink ticket. All of the proceeds generated from ticket sales will go to the AmeriCares Organization: A disaster relief and humanitarian aid organization, and 50 percent of Boxcar Gallery & Good Thieves Press's art sales will be donated. (MountainofArms.org).
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The other benefit, Tomodachi: A Concert to Save the Children of Japan, which also taking place this Saturday, is being presented by the Japanese Academy of the Rockies, and is slightly lower key by comparison, with performances from three acts, including Students of Japanese Academy of the Rockies, King Beat and Star Edwards.
Tomodachi: A Concert to Save the Children of Japan Where: Front Range Community College Westminster Campus When: Saturday, April 23, 2:30-5:00 p.m. What: Students of Japanese Academy of the Rockies, King Beat and Star Edwards. There will also be a silent auction, used chidren's book sale and food. Details: Admission is free, but donation is encouraged. All proceeds will be donated to Save the Children's fund for aid to Japan. (JapaneseAcademyoftheRockies.org).