Thursday, March 22, 2012

Benefit Show For Antioch Assault Victims, Feat. Denney and the Jets, William Tyler and More, March 26 at Exit/In

Posted By on Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 5:02 PM

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You may have heard the reports about two young Nashvillians who were abducted, assaulted, robbed and stabbed in Antioch last week. Thankfully, as The City Paper reports, two of the four suspects in the case were arrested, and a third was identified. The third suspect is Yangreek Wal — who looks like this and is still on the loose — so please be on the lookout for that suspected violent scumbag.

The two victims of the nightmarish abduction in question were Paul Turek and Rob Wood, both of whom sustained some pretty severe wounds. The two are thus faced with some steep medical bills, and a handful of pals in the local rock community are looking to help out. Turek, as you can see in this tour vlog shot for us by Diana Lee Zadlo, was once the drummer for, as I once called them, "Southern-tinted blues-rock outfit" Denney and the Jets. D and the Js will be headlining a benefit show for Turek and Wood on Monday, March 26, at Exit/In. Also performing will be local guitar wizard — and No. 5 on our list of 2011's best local albums (even though his Behold the Spirit technically came out in 2010) — William Tyler, proto-punky garage rockers D. Watusi and jocular live hip-hop outfit The Greater Good. On the ones and twos will be lead Turbo Fruit Jonas Stein, aka DJ Sparkle City.

Cover for the show is $5, but attendees are encouraged to donate as much as they're able. Now, I know this benefit will take place on the same night as the second round of Mercy Lounge's Road to Bonnaroo series — an important little happening in the local rock community — but I'll just bet you could catch some of that one and cast your vote, then head on over to Exit/In and pitch in. Or vice versa. Whatever works for you. For more info on Monday night's benefit, see the Facebook event page.

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