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Hear Some Music, Feed Some People

By Scott Smith in Arts & Entertainment on Nov 3, 2004 4:56PM

So how’d that voting thing go for you? Felt pretty good didn’t it? Even if your candidate didn't win you gotta love taking part in democracy, steering the direction of the country, all that good stuff. Why not keep that good feeling going for the rest of the week and see some good music too?

Tomorrow night at Image: SecondHarvest.orgGunther Murphy’s is a benefit for America’s 2nd Harvest. Who are they? They work towards a hunger-free America. That’s a tall order but they do it through a network of 200 food banks and food-rescue organizations including The Greater Chicago Food Depository. Your ten dollars at the door will help put 40 bags of food on the tables of those who need it most. The warming of the cockles of your heart starts at 8 PM and features The Indoor Kids, Enamor, Avitas, and She’s Your Sister.

Image: Beastieboys.comSpeaking of politics, does anybody remember when exactly the Beastie Boys went from drunken frat guys to buddies with the Dalai Lama? Sure, it’s been that way for a while but didn’t it seem like you went to bed one night and it was all “Brass Monkey!” and then you woke up in the morning and BOOM: they’re creating the Milarepa Fund and speaking out about the Chinese government’s human rights violations. They’ll be at the United Center Thursday night with Talib Kewli and you can bet they’ll have something to say about last night’s election too. In addition to rocking your ass.

Chicagoist got kinda tired of hearing the political views from pop-flavors-of-the-month during the last year but when you back up your words with activism that means something. It’s a good lesson to take with us for the rest of the year.

Ok, who else wants to take a turn on the soapbox?