2 Bars, 1 Show. The Denizens Of ‘The Deck’ Throw Down For a Charity Double-Header To Benefit Bridges To Hope Food Aid Center.
The Deck at Holdsworth Court and Bridges To Hope Food Aid Center are two great things, but not necessarily two that would come to the top of your mind as going together like peanut butter and jam. In that funny way that life sometimes becomes a snake biting its own tail, it is in fact peanut butter, jam, and other non-perishable foodstuffs that has brought them together in perfect harmony.
And metal. Don’t forget the healthy dose of metal to bring people together to do good.
Johnny Fisher is veteran musician on the hardcore scene, and has seen the importance of Bridges and other food aid centers to the community over the years. Giving back was on his mind as he reached out to Anthony and Andrew Marsh of Still Heavy Productions with the idea of a good old fashioned benefit show over the holidays to help those who might go without.
Add Chris Carter, Glen Tizzard and some bands with big hearts, and Headbang for the Hungry was born.
The event consists of two bars, Distortion and Valhalla Tavern, with separate lineups and one cover charge, 5 bucks with non perishable food item and 10 without. For anyone new to the city, these two bars are joined by a well loved deck.
Distortion’s line up starts at 10:30 with Electric Company, then Ashes to Ammo, Last Soul Down and Lying Season. Valhalla Tavern’s show is a later start with Disposition going on at 11, followed by Tormenta and Winterhearth.
“It’ll be a good cross section of the metal genre ranging from stoner rock to black metal and just about anything in between”, Fisher says of the two line ups. Which makes it a bargain of a chance to get familiar with local metal if you’ve ever had a yen to know more about our scene.
The organizers hope to make it an annual event and “grow it into something great.” A list of the most needed donation items is provided on the event’s facebook page.
The financial troubles that Bridges to Hope has encountered this year, along with rising need, has seen several other organizations rise to the challenge of making sure everyone gets to eat. September’s Craft Beer Attraction donated the proceeds of the coat check from the successful event, and Quidi Vidi Plantation will be donating to Bridges to Hope via a table at their Christmas Craft Open House, which is also taking place this Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.