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Chicago Artists Come Out In Support of Scuzz-Rocker Jason Noble

By Michele Lenni in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 10, 2011 8:30PM

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Illustration combining a photo of Jason Noble and a print by Mat Daly by Michele Lenni/ Chicagoist
As an Arts and Entertainment contributor for Chicagoist, this Chicagoista is very lucky to report mainly on the lighter side of things that come across our desks here at our offices. Concerts, album reviews, gallery opening and events of the like. There is a flip-side to this proverbial coin though and it usually comes in the form of a benefit for a fallen artist. Jason Noble, a Louisville, KY musician primarily known for revolutionizing the scuzz-rock scene in bands like Shipping News and Rodan, was diagnosed in 2009 with a rare form of cancer known as synovial sarcoma. Since that time a blog has been set up in Noble's name to collect donations to help him financially fight his battle with this disease at The Caring Bridge. Many musicians have also donated their time and talent to help Noble by playing shows, releasing new material and just plain opening their hearts and their wallets to assist in paying for Noble's chemotherapy in Houston, TX.

According to Chicago Magazine, our great city has now come out in support of Noble's cause with prominent local visual artists like Mat Daly, Dan McAdam and Dan Grzeca.These "gig posters" theme is "Misunderstood Creatures Exhibiting Intense Behavior," and we must say, all of the pieces are quite witty and extremely charming. Each print is $250 of which 93 percent goes to Noble's cause. So if the walls in your abode are seeming a bit bare, we really can't think of a better way to decorate them. Give back to the artists that have so richly contributed to our daily lives.