Whoa! Records raises $700, 400 pounds of food for Gleaners Community Food Bank

The 2011 Whoa! Records Benefit Show, the first in what will hopefully become an annual tradition, was an overwhelming success! With all of your help, we were able to have a rocking time while raising over $700 and nearly 400 pounds of food for Gleaners Community Food Bank in Detroit.

Well over 200 fans showed up to watch the P.T.’s Revenge, Slo-Poke, Wrist-Rocket, Blindshot and Ten Ninety Dec. 30 at Small’s in Hamtramck. Those of you attending the show were asked to bring $6 or two cans of food. Many of you brought entire bags of food, and in doing so, helped us exceed all of our wildest expectations. Because of you, many Detroit families won’t go hungry.

Keeping it all together wasn’t easy, and there are many people – Mike, Melody, Jeff, Anthony, and everyone else working at Small’s that night – that kept the whole thing running smoothly.

We would also like to thank Liquid Chaos Tattoos, Jeff Gaydash and InkAddict for donating items for the raffle.

Most importantly, a big thanks goes out to all the fans for showing up to watch some great bands and to support a very worthy case.

Photos by Anna Murray (except Kevin’s, someone took that, we don’t know who):

Big thanks to all of our sponsors!

There are so many people to thank for helping to make Friday night’s Whoa! Records reunion show possible. Not least among them are our many generous sponsors who have donated items for our charity raffle. I have not done nearly enough to promote what they are doing, a lesson to be learned for next year. As with the proceeds from the door, all money collected from the raffle will go to Gleaners Community Food Bank in Detroit.

During Friday’s show at Small’s in Hamtramck, we will be raffling off several items. Raffle tickets will cost $1 a piece or 15 for $10. Tickets for items will be drawn throughout the night, and you must be present to win.

 Items include:

  • Professionally framed and matted prints of photos of Detroit, by local photographer Jeff Gaydash.
  • A $50 gift certificate to Liquid Chaos tattoos (locations in Dearborn Heights and Brownstown Township.)
  • A $25 gift certificate from Ink Addict custom apparel.

We can’t thank our sponsors enough!

Don’t forget, doors for the Whoa! Records reunion show are at 8 p.m. at Small’s in Hamtramck. The show features P.T.’s Revenge, Ten Ninety, Slo Poke, Wrist-rocket and Blindshot. $6 or two non-perishable food items gets you through the door. Get there!