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As Lazer 103.3’s Samantha Knight said last week, “It’s a tall order, asking people to do a show on a Saturday night for nothing.” But time and again, bands and artists step up when asked. Kingston’s Superhero Rock ‘N’ Aid Masquerade is by no means the first benefit show put on this year. The benefit takes place at House of Bricks on Nov. 24, starting at 5 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door, unless you come dressed in your best superhero garb, in which case they’ll knock $5 off. For your admission price, you get the chance to catch eight great bands: Aren’t We All, As For You, Nest of Snakes and Ashes Armada each take the stage for the all-ages portion of the evening. Then Mars on Fire, This Sudden Darkness, 12 Days Silent and Hath No Fury will rock the 21-plus set. There’s also a raffle with kick-ass prizes, and those tickets can be had for $5 apiece. In addition, there’s also a silent auction for a guitar donated by Stone Sour guitarist Josh Rand. Artist Shawn Palek has created some superhero-themed pieces that he’s donated to the raffle. Greg Waldrop of DMI Photography is donating his considerable talents to recording images of the event, and Lucas Brighton — formerly of September — created the poster and played a large role in promotion. Pluse, Rand drummed up piles of Stone Sour-used merch for the raffle. If you can’t make it to the show but still want to help, consider picking up one of VanderKallen’s bracelets at www.thoughtswithdots.com.                 

Sound Notes Pick o’ the Week: Get your ass to House of Bricks on Nov. 24 and help out a good cause.                 

Also in a fairly quiet Thanksgiving week: Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar has Daniel Deal, Jeremie Malotke and PJ Gartrell entertaining the crowd on Thursday, Nov. 22. The three will do their thing from 8 p.m. until close.                 

Final Mix plays Wooly’s on Friday, Nov. 23. The show starts at 9:30 p.m., and tickets are $10.                 

On Saturday, Nov. 24, Gas Lamp welcomes in the best thing out of Chicago since “Married…With Children,” The Steepwater Band. That show starts at 9 p.m., and tickets are $10, available in advance through www.midwestix.com.                 


Vaudeville Mews has a marvelous collection of excellent band names on Sunday, Nov. 25. Lake of Fat Kids perform, along with What About Bruce?, Stoopid and David Goes To Boarding School. The event is all-ages and is $5 at the door. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.         

Val Air Ballroom welcomes Aaron Lewis to town on Nov. 25 as well. Doors for that show are at 7 p.m., and tickets are $25 in advance through www.ticketweb.com and $30 day of show.                 

That same day, Hoyt Sherman Place has Christmas music from pianist Lorie Line, starting at 3 p.m. Tickets are $48.50.                

Finally, get down to el Bait Shop on Wednesday, Nov. 28, and check out Slip Silo starting at 8 p.m. No cover means more cash for beer. Mahalo. CV 

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