Punk bands benefit construction worker
April 1, 2009
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE ” Aftershocks of the Angora fire continue to rock the community. A young worker was critically injured March 18 when scaffolding broke loose at a construction site on Mule Deer Circle. While 27-year-old Beau Wright remains hospitalized at the Renown Medical Center in Reno with major head injuries, a group of friends are raising funds to help support his family.
A pair of South Shore bands the Marones and Anti-Panti ” will perform Saturday, April 4, at a benefit at Whiskey Dick’s Saloon. Steamers Bar and Grill will be the site of another fundraiser May 17, a spaghetti dinner and auction. People also can make donations online at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Everybody wants to be around Beau,” said his friend Jenny Morrison. “He’d laid back and mellow. He loves to go snowmobiling and skateboarding.”
The community has raised nearly $7,000 in honor of Wright, a 2000 graduate of Douglas High School.
The music begins earlier Saturday than it usually does at Whiskey Dick’s ” 7:30 p.m. There will be door and raffle prizes. Wright’s mother, Debbie Dodge-Wright, will at Beau’s bedside and will not be able to attend Friday. But she had a message for Lake Tahoe Action readers:
“She wants to thank everybody for their love and support,” Morrison said. “Beau and family thankful they have such good friends.”
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The Marones are a Ramoes tribute band that formed in 2001 as Danny, Larry, Adam and Andy Marone. “We play high-energy rock n’ roll,” Andy Marone told Action last summer.
Anti-Panti’s Gary Estenson, Nate Sweet, Brett Lucia and Curt Murtha emerged from the ashes of a number of other bands in July 2007. Sweet and Estenson both played in Squatters in Paradise, Estenson and Lucia in the Small Town Disappointments, Lucia in Armed and Hammered and Booze and Daggers, and Murtha in Idekay.