Musicians support victims of the fire |

Musicians support victims of the fire

Lake Tahoe Action

Music groups are using their art to help victims of the Angora fire.

There will be an all-day fundraiser from noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, July 8, at the Tahoe Underground on Kingsbury Grade.

The bands are Cool Black Kettle, Shameus, Waiting for T.I.M. and Black Suits.

“Musicians have been calling me and e-mailing me wanting to contribute when they come play,” Tahoe Underground owner Chris Hammett said.

Last weekend the bands Deep Fried Mojo, Ed and the Educators, Black Suits donated nearly $1,000.

The funds go to Locals for Locals through the South Shore Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce.

Proceeds from drink purchases Sunday will also go to Locals for Locals, said Hammett, who promised more fundraisers this summer.

In another fundraiser on July 13 Gold Star Entertainment will present “Rise Up And Rebuild” at Whiskey Dick’s Saloon. The bands will be Native Root and Vokab Company.

Tahoe solo artist Darin Talbot has written a song called “Angora.” A $5 donattion for the CD will go to the Angora Fire Relief Fund. Call (775) 832-5629.

Also, MoosaPaloosa on June 30 at the South Lake Tahoe Moose Lodge raised $5,000. Comedian Howie Nave was the MC and the bands were Martin and Vargas with Friends, Grand 58, Ten Cent Lure and Doug Schwartz and Friends.

And on Sunday, July 9 from 11 p.m. to 4 p.m. there will be a benefit at the Meyers Downtown Cafe.

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