The temporarily-on-hiatus venue Silent Barn has just passed the $30,000 mark in their Kickstarter campaign to rebuild the Ridgewood venue after it was burglarized and ransacked earlier this month. Those people looking to donate funds while away from their computers can now engage in some philanthropy as well: Tonight the band Bomb The Music Industry (that’s them covering “El Scorcho” at Silent Barn above) has decided to pitch in for the cause, turning the record-release show for their new album Vacation, which is scheduled for tonight at 285 Kent, into a benefit for the venue.
You can hear all of Vacation at the Quote-Unquote Records site—the label is donation-based, and asking for $5 should you download the record and enjoy it. (Track 8 is a kicky little powerpop number that owes a huge debt to Elvis Costello.) Perhaps tonight they’ll cover “Hey Jealousy” again?
Bomb the Music Industry, Cheap Girls & Mikey Erg cover Gin Blossoms’ “Hey Jealousy” @ Europa
The show’s at 285 Kent at 8 p.m., and there’s talk of surprise guests taking the stage early, so do try to not be tardy.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 26, 2011