This August 11th fundraiser for Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue features 4 amazing and diverse bands and a fun raffle at LIC bar in Long Island City. The Monday night event starts at 7 pm and goes until 11 pm.
The show is free, but donations are encouraged as 75% of proceeds will go to helping Badass with all of our work. We'll have our Badass merch there and some pups!!
Facebook invite HERE.
More about the bands:
Red Handed Jill: Info coming
Wendy Hackett Band: Wendy Johnson and Brendan Hackett have been writing and publishing songs together since 2008. Wendy Johnson, a southern California native, found early success in the 2000’s with her band Atticus. Wendy was a regular fixture on Lilith Fair and played up and down the west coast. Wendy is also an accomplished studio vocalist, singing back up and reference vocals for major Hollywood studios and producers. Brendan Hackett has been playing and recording music for over 15 years. He is known for his heart-felt live performances and intricate studio guitar work. Brendan has played many of New York’s top clubs, including the Wetlands, Brooklyn Bowl, CBGBs and Le Poisson Rouge. His songs have been widely downloaded on itunes and his music can readily be found on most music streaming sites. The Wendy Hackett Band formed in 2012 and is full of talent. Cody Rahn (Drums), Alex Minier (Bass), and Elsa Nilsson (flute) complete the impressive ensemble
Elsa Nilsson Quintet: The band is a tour de force, mixing personality and tradition to take the listener on a journey through sounds from Brazil, Cuba, Spain, Turkey, and the Baltic countries. Nilsson has built a solid career and reputation upon her belief that all folk music (including jazz) has a common thread, and that by weaving those threads together, a deeper, more layered understanding among varying cultures can be reached.
Stephen Babcock: Born and raised in New Hartford, New York and now residing in New York City, Stephen began playing guitar at the age of 15 after hearing John Mayer’s “Room For Squares.” Since then, he has continued to craft his skills as a singer-songwriter, recording and performing a catalog of original music, including two EPs and one full-length LP. Drawing comparisons to artists like Brett Dennen and Matt Nathanson, Stephen’s robust performance and life experience come together to achieve a live show unparalleled in today’s pop music landscape.