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May 31, 2012
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By Chad Taylor

I want to take a second to tell you all about Bradley. Bradley is 4 years old and has had some pretty bad luck in his little life. In January of 2010, Bradley’s parents, Chris and Angie, took him to the hospital for an apparent ear infection. A couple weeks later, the results of a CAT scan came back, and Bradley’s parents knew that their son had a malignant brain tumor. The next two years have been as terrible as you could imagine. Chris and Angie have taken their little boy in for treatments and surgeries, learned of new tumors and then sat through even more surgeries. Finally, back in March, Chris and Angie found a treatment that seems to be doing the trick. Little Bradley is two months tumor-free, and his energy levels and mood are both high. But as you might expect, treatments and hospital bills are expensive things. Through a friend, Chris and Angie hooked up with Mike Farrell over at Metro Concerts Live, and those kind people have put together a benefit and silent auction at House of Bricks. The benefit takes place on Saturday, June 2 at 9 p.m. and will include performances by Calous Nation, Aren’t We All and Madam Jules, among others, along with a silent auction for local art. They are asking everyone for a $5 donation, and all the proceeds are going to make sure that Chris and Angie don’t have to sweat little Bradley’s care. For more information on the artwork, hit up Tessie Wallace at, or for more information on Bradley (or to donate directly if you can’t make the show), check out Get your good karma for the week.

The Downtown Struts are playing Thursday, May 31 with Twins at the Gas Lamp. Show kicks off at 9 p.m. and tickets are $5.

SoundNotes’ Pick o’ the Week: Trouble Lights sets fire to the Vaudeville Mews on Friday, June 1. Lane Weaver, The Olsen Twins and Beefcake open. Tickets for the whole shebang are $5, and the show kicks off at 10 p.m.

Tommy Castro comes to the House of Bricks on Sunday, June 3. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased through Show starts at 8 p.m.

The Pride of Lowel, MI, Al & the Black Cats bring their punkbilly ethos to the Vaudeville Mews on Tuesday, June 5. Opening acts include our own Rumble Seat Riot and Violent Knights. Show kicks off at 5:30 p.m., and tickets are $6. Plus: rockabilly chicks. Rawr.

The Blank Park Zoo kicks off its “Zoo Brew” series of events on Wednesday, June 6. Each Wednesday through August will have a different theme and different local acts. The first event’s theme is “Uncorked” and will feature wines from five local vineyards as well as performances by Bonne Finken and Ryne Daughty. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and tickets will run you $11 if you’re not a zoo member. Members get in free. Mahalo. CV

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