BROOKLYN <3 JAPAN: A Brooklyn Benefit for Japan Disaster Relief (Night Two), Wyatt Cenac, Kristen Schaal, KURT BRAUNOHLER, TIM HARRINGTON, ARDEN MYRIN, Mike Doughty, HARD NIPS, THE SUZAN, DJ AARON LACRATE, LIAM MCENEANEY

Fri Apr 15 2011

7:00 PM

The Bell House

149 7th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215

Ages 21+

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We cannot express how shocked and saddened we are to hear that northern Japan has been hit with another earthquake today -- this time a 7.4 magnitude earthquake -- and to make matters worse, there is yet another tsunami warning in place. Some more heartbreaking facts: as of today April 7, 2011, 10AM Japan local time: the official count of recovered bodies are at 12,596. The list of persons missing from the disaster now stands at 14,727. An estimated 350,000 are reportedly homeless from the devastation caused by the Japanese tsunami and 9.0 magnitude earthquake earlier this month. Our hearts have been hurting thinking about this tragedy, and we've put together a two-part benefit to raise funds to help the disaster relief effort in Japan. 100% of the ticket sales and silent auction sales will benefit GlobalGiving.org, a charity that is currently disbursing funds to organizations providing relief and emergency services to victims of the earthquake and tsunami. The funds will directly help survivors and victims with recovery efforts.

We've joined forces with other local Brooklyn businesses to help raise more money at both events through a silent auction, including hundreds of dollars worth of gift certificates from Union Hall, Bell House, Floyd, Maxwell's, Prime Meats, Fonda, Insound, Pongo Power and Three Kings Tattoo. Also contributing items to the silent auction are Bravo's Watch What Happens Live! with Andy Cohen (a pair of tickets to see the show), Sub Pop packages, autographed Nada Surf and Chromeo posters, autographed SNL script, Comedy Central Records gift bag, Tell Your Friends! The Concert Film poster autographed by entire cast, Unemployed Philosophers' Guild gift package, autographed Lewis Black merchandise, autographed Mumford & Sons posters, autographed Two Door Cinema Club CDs and much more! (Did we mention an autographed Jonas Bros card?)

Please join us for two nights of wonderful music and comedy at the Bell House in Brooklyn!

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BROOKLYN <3 JAPAN: A Brooklyn Benefit for Japan Disaster Relief (Night Two) featuring Wyatt Cenac / Kristen Schaal / KURT BRAUNOHLER / TIM HARRINGTON / ARDEN MYRIN / Mike Doughty / HARD NIPS / THE SUZAN / DJ AARON LACRATE Hosted by: LIAM MCENEANEY

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  • BROOKLYN <3 JAPAN: A Brooklyn Benefit for Japan Disaster Relief (Night Two)

    BROOKLYN <3 JAPAN: A Brooklyn Benefit for Japan Disaster Relief (Night Two)

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  • Wyatt Cenac

    Wyatt Cenac

    Music

  • Kristen Schaal

    Kristen Schaal

    Music

  • KURT BRAUNOHLER

    KURT BRAUNOHLER

    Comedy

  • TIM HARRINGTON

    TIM HARRINGTON

    Comedy

  • ARDEN MYRIN

    ARDEN MYRIN

    Comedy

  • Mike Doughty

    Mike Doughty

    Music

    Before emerging as a solo artist, Mike Doughty (known as M. Doughty during the early stages of his career) was best known as the frontman of the unique avant-garde group Soul Coughing. Formed in 1992, Soul Coughing took shape after Doughty met Yuval Gabay, Sebastian Steinberg, and Mark de Gli Antoni while working as a doorman at the Knitting Factory, a staple of New York City's underground music scene. The four musicians signed with Slash/Warner Bros. in 1993 after making a name for themselves on the local scene with a fusion of rock, Doughty's beatnik-inspired lyrics, and elements of hip-hop and electronic music. Releasing their first of three albums the following year, Soul Coughingenjoyed only moderate commercial success over the next six years with the singles "Super Bon Bon" and "Circles." However, their unclassifiable style kept them apart from the mainstream, which became beneficial as the initial boom of alternative rock in the early '90s subsided considerably.

    In March 2000, the members of Soul Coughing split up to work on their own side projects. Shortly after the breakup,Doughty -- who had been writing as a columnist for New York Press on the side -- embarked on a solo acoustic tour, playing material from a then-unreleased solo album recorded in 1995 entitled Skittish. After bootleg copies of the album surfaced on the file-sharing network Napster, Doughtyreleased an official version of Skittish on his website in October 2000. A stripped-down acoustic effort, Skittishfeatured some of Doughty's most direct and personal lyrics, accompanied by his signature, syncopated guitar-playing style.

    In addition to overcoming drug addiction and beginning work on a second solo album, Doughtycontinued to do solo tours and was heard contributing vocals to BT's club hit "Never Gonna Come Back Down," and collaborating with John Flansburgh of They Might Be Giants for a CD that accompanied an issue of McSweeney's Quarterly Concern. He also composed the soundtrack to a trailer for New York City's Gen Art Film Festival.

    In July 2002, Doughty released the limited-edition live albumSmofe + Smang: Live in Minneapolis. It featured a large selection of solo material as well as Soul Coughing classics. A book of poetry entitled Slanky, which was initially self-released in 1995, also coincided with the live album. In 2003, more solo work surfaced in the form of the Rockity Roll EP, which was then combined with the Skittish album and re-released with a handful of bonus tracks when Doughtysigned to ATO Records in 2004. In 2005, Doughty released his first solo effort to feature a band, Haughty Melodic, which contained fleshed-out studio versions of several songs debuted on Smofe + Smang, and 2008's Golden Delicious followed suit. The latter album cracked the Billboard 100, Doughty's first solo release to do so, and he quickly returned in 2009 with another record, Sad Man Happy Man. In 2011, he released the full-length Yes and Also Yes on his own Snack Bar label. In 2012, Doughty released a second book,The Book of Drugs, a memoir about his life withSoul Coughing and his struggles with addiction, as well as the live album The Question Jar Show, and The Flip Is Another Honey, which featured Doughty covering artists from Thin Lizzy to Randy Newman. Hip-hop producer Good Goose helped Doughty revamp a set of Soul Coughing material following a successful spring 2013 PledgeMusic campaign which helped him raise funds for the sessions. The lengthily titled release, named after every track that appears on the album, was released in September of that year.~Allmusic

  • HARD NIPS

    HARD NIPS

    Alternative Rock

  • THE SUZAN

    THE SUZAN

    Alternative Rock

  • DJ AARON LACRATE

    DJ AARON LACRATE

    Alternative Rock

  • LIAM MCENEANEY

    LIAM MCENEANEY

    Comedy

The Bell House

BROOKLYN <3 JAPAN: A Brooklyn Benefit for Japan Disaster Relief (Night Two) featuring Wyatt Cenac / Kristen Schaal / KURT BRAUNOHLER / TIM HARRINGTON / ARDEN MYRIN / Mike Doughty / HARD NIPS / THE SUZAN / DJ AARON LACRATE Hosted by: LIAM MCENEANEY

Fri Apr 15 2011 7:00 PM

The Bell House Brooklyn NY
BROOKLYN <3 JAPAN: A Brooklyn Benefit for Japan Disaster Relief (Night Two), Wyatt Cenac, Kristen Schaal, KURT BRAUNOHLER, TIM HARRINGTON, ARDEN MYRIN, Mike Doughty, HARD NIPS, THE SUZAN, DJ AARON LACRATE, LIAM MCENEANEY
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Ages 21+

We cannot express how shocked and saddened we are to hear that northern Japan has been hit with another earthquake today -- this time a 7.4 magnitude earthquake -- and to make matters worse, there is yet another tsunami warning in place. Some more heartbreaking facts: as of today April 7, 2011, 10AM Japan local time: the official count of recovered bodies are at 12,596. The list of persons missing from the disaster now stands at 14,727. An estimated 350,000 are reportedly homeless from the devastation caused by the Japanese tsunami and 9.0 magnitude earthquake earlier this month. Our hearts have been hurting thinking about this tragedy, and we've put together a two-part benefit to raise funds to help the disaster relief effort in Japan. 100% of the ticket sales and silent auction sales will benefit GlobalGiving.org, a charity that is currently disbursing funds to organizations providing relief and emergency services to victims of the earthquake and tsunami. The funds will directly help survivors and victims with recovery efforts.

We've joined forces with other local Brooklyn businesses to help raise more money at both events through a silent auction, including hundreds of dollars worth of gift certificates from Union Hall, Bell House, Floyd, Maxwell's, Prime Meats, Fonda, Insound, Pongo Power and Three Kings Tattoo. Also contributing items to the silent auction are Bravo's Watch What Happens Live! with Andy Cohen (a pair of tickets to see the show), Sub Pop packages, autographed Nada Surf and Chromeo posters, autographed SNL script, Comedy Central Records gift bag, Tell Your Friends! The Concert Film poster autographed by entire cast, Unemployed Philosophers' Guild gift package, autographed Lewis Black merchandise, autographed Mumford & Sons posters, autographed Two Door Cinema Club CDs and much more! (Did we mention an autographed Jonas Bros card?)

Please join us for two nights of wonderful music and comedy at the Bell House in Brooklyn!