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 email@example.com,
or for more information on Bradley (or to donate
directly if you can’t make the show), check
out www.bradleys-story.com. 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 www.bigreddogmusic.com. 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.