Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Atlanta's Local Rock Community Could Use Our Help

Posted By on Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 4:27 PM

Many of you are familiar with Nashville filmmaker Matthew Robison's (Silver Jew) newest project We Fun, which covers Atlanta's burgeoning music scene. Local Atlanta music figure Bobby Ubangi (a.k.a. B Jay Womack), one of We Fun's subjects, is coming to the end of a nine-month battle with lung cancer. Robison, along with many in the Atlanta music community, including members of The Black Lips, King Khan and Deerhunter, have set up a fund to help pay for funeral costs as Ubangi has no family outside of his local rock brethren. The Black Lips will play a benefit show tonight at Atlanta's Drunken Unicorn as the Renegades.

If you get in the car right now you can probably make it. If you can't make it but would like to donate, then follow this link. If you'd like to read more about Ubangi then check out this week's Creative Loafing cover story. According to an email from Robison:

Anyone who is a fan of [Atlanta rockers] would be doing them all a personal favor...It's one of those times where the hand-to-mouth arts community comes up a bit short, and fans and well-wishers and supporters can make up the difference.

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