Scarce, Gigolo Aunts and Dirt Merchants added to
Safe and Sound: A 5-day Benefit
in Response to the Brookline Clinic Violence
Morphine, Throwing Muses, Letters To Cleo Among 35 Artists At Feb. 1 - 5
BOSTON, Jan. 23, 1995 -- Several Boston bands including Scarce, Gigolo
Aunts and Dirt Merchants have been added to the lineup for
Safe and Sound: A 5-Day Benefit in Response to the Brookline
Clinic Violence, scheduled for February 1-5. Seven Boston area clubs will
host 35 bands and solo performers including Morphine, Throwing Muses,
Letters To Cleo, Bill Janovitz of Buffalo Tom, Kevin Salem and Janet
LaValley, formerly of Tribe.
Scarce and Dirt Merchants have been added to the bill on Thursday, Feb. 1
at T.T. The Bear's Place in Cambridge, where they will be joined by Kevin
Salem (who is producing Scarce's CD), Mary Lou Lord and Miles Dethmuffen.
Gigolo Aunts, The Barnies and Ukla have been added downstairs at The Middle East in Cambridge on
Thursday, Feb. 2 with Throwing Muses and Janet LaValley.
Proceeds from the week's events will benefit the Friends of Shannon fund, which was
established in memory of Shannon Lowney, who worked at the Planned
Parenthood clinic and was one of two women killed on December 30 in the
Brookline shootings. Shannon Lowney also was the roommate of Jeff
Cawthorne, one of the organizers of Safe and Sound and the
drummer in the Boston band Plush, which will perform Saturday, February 4,
at The Rathskeller, better known as The Rat.
Other additions to the benefit series are Cobalt 60, the Allstonians and
Jennifer Trynin. The complete lineup for Safe and Sound
is now as follows:
The Friends of Shannon fund is a
charitable non-profit organization that was established to give financial
assistance to health and human services programs, with a focus on health
care and safety for women and children. The fund was started by Shannon
Lowney's fiance, David Keene, and will be administered by seven trustees as
requests for money are received. Examples of requests that might be funded
include the hiring of personnel or the purchase/installation of a metal
- Wed., Feb. 1
Dirt Merchants, Scarce, Kevin Salem, Mary Lou Lord and Miles Dethmuffen and
others to be announced at T.T. The Bear's
Place. Admission at the door is $6. T.T.'s is located at 10 Brookline St. in
Cambridge. For more information, call (617) 492-0082.
- Thurs., Feb. 2
Morphine, Bill Janovitz of Buffalo Tom and Machinery Hall at
Advance tickets are available beginning today at the
box offices for $15. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m.
Avalon is located at 15 Lansdowne Street
in Boston. For more information, call (617) 262-2424.
Gigolo Aunts, Throwing Muses, Janet LaValley, The Barnies and Ukla
downstairs at The Middle East.
Admission at the door is $10.
Heretix, Cobalt 60, Grind, Milk Money and Frosting upstairs at
The Middle East. Admission at the door
is $6. The Middle East is located at
472 and 480 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge. For information, call (617)
- Fri., Feb. 3
Only Living Witness, Tree, 6L6, Still Home, Road Saw and Savalas Youth in a
hardcore show at Local 186. Admission
at the door is $8. Local 186 is
located at 186 Harvard Avenue in Allston. For more information, call (617)
- Sat., Feb. 4
Letters to Cleo, Plush, The Gravel Pit and Jules Verdone, with a guest
appearance by Jennifer Trynin, at The Rat.
This show features the four organizers of Safe and Sound.
Admission at the door is $10. The Rat is
located at 528 Commonwealth Ave., Kenmore Square in Boston. For more
information, call (617) 536-2750.
- Sun., Feb. 5
A 6 p.m. all-ages show with Letters to Cleo, Smackmelon, Scatterfield, and
Beeswax at The Rat. Admission at the door
is $7. For more information, call (617) 536-2750.
A 10 p.m. wrap-up party at
Mama Kin, a club opened in December by
its owners, Aerosmith. This ska bill features Duck and Cover, Shannon
Lowney's favorite band, plus Skavengers and The Allstonians. Admission at
the door is $3. Mama Kin is located at
36 Lansdowne St., Boston. For more information, call (617) 536-2100.
People may send contributions to:
Friends of Shannon
For a listing of Safe and Sound shows, call (617)
232-CITY, ext. SAFE. All e-mail correspondence may be directed to
or to the Letters to Cleo address,
P.O. Box 348
258 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02146
Safe and Sound Benefit