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):
Whoa! Records is happy to announce our first Whoa! Records Benefit Show with a whole bunch of Metro Detroit band reunions in support of Gleaners Community Food Bank.
Friday, December 30th, 2011
P.T.’s Revenge, Slo-Poke, Wrist-Rocket, Blindshot, 1090
Doors will be at 8pm and the first band will start at 8:45pm sharp.
All proceeds and donations will go to Gleaners Community Food Bank. The cover charge is $6 or two cans/bags/packages of non-perishable food.
Remember, you can purchase records from http://store.whoarecords.net. All proceeds from sales will go to Gleaners Community Food Bank through 12/30. Please help us reach our goal of $500 in proceeds from sales for Gleaners. We have currently raised about $75 toward our goal.
This week we have put up the last completed recordings/demos from Ten Ninety, a single called “Waiting for You” that includes two additional tracks.
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The reunion show is almost settled, we are waiting for a couple more confirms that could turn into some nice surprises. Franco has come up with a brilliant flier that will be posted soon. The show is set to go on at Small’s in Hamtramck on Friday, December 30th, so keep the date open!
It’s getting crazy around here folks. This little label is going to spit out three new releases over the next few month’s. P.T.’s Revenge is recording NEW, yes, brand spanking new, material within the next two months, and it will be released right here on Whoa!
The Black List (Detroit) has a new album, The Elephant Graveyard, which is mixed, mastered and ready to roll and in the works to be released on Whoa! as well in early 2012.
About the Mess is going to the studio in November with Jeff Dean, of All Eyes West/Noise By Numbers/The Bomb/a million other bands, again at the controls. The tracks will be used for a split with a band we are yet to announce. The release will land sometime in early 2012.
On Tuesday, October 25th we are also making available Ten Ninety’s last completed recordings, a single called “Waiting for You” that includes two additional tracks, “KMA” and “The Contender.”
I would like to thank everyone who has helped us with our support of Gleaner’s Community Food Bank thus far; please continue to spread the word. To remind everyone, all proceeds from sales through 12/30 are going to Gleaner’s. You can grab the records at http://store.whoarecords.net or on iTunes or Amazon.
Over the last few days I have put up three more records:
- J. Lee – S/T
- Ten Ninety – “Stumped”
- Slo-Poke – “Tasteful”
The records are available on Bandcamp (click the store link, or go to http://whoarecords.bandcamp.com). Through 12/30 (the tentative reunion show date, more details soon), all net proceeds will go to Gleaners Community Food Bank.