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Sunday, August 17

Carrot Top Records Sweet 16 Party Update

A Benefit for The Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis (contribute now!)

After many games of band Stratego, we finally have the lineups set for the big party at the end of September!

The Hideout, Chicago, IL

FRIDAY Sept 26
the coctails
katjonband (jon langford of the mekons and kat ex of the ex)
the bitter tears

the handsome family
megan reilly
speck mountain
lys guillorn

  • Tickets are $15.00 for each night and are available now via Ticketweb.
  • Music both nights starts at 9pm sharp, and if you haven't seen Lys or The Bitter Tears before, do yourself a favor and get there on time. Trust me on that one.
  • Doors at 8:30.
  • Sadly, they're both 21+ over shows. Sorry kids.
  • Because The Hideout is so wonderfully intimate and because it is a benefit, there will be no guest list.

We have been inspired by SP20 and the kind gentlemen of Red Red Meat to donate any post-expense money we bring in at the door to the

who support cutting edge MS research and aren't screwing around while doing it.

  • To further this along, Carrot Top Records is paying the travel expenses to get the artists here and back.
  • All of the bands have generously agreed to donate their pay for the night as well.
  • The amazing and nice ladies at Green Light Go Publicity have offered to donate their time, energy, and expertise promoting these shows both locally and nationally.
  • Steve W of Screwball Press has offered to donate some awesome, lovingly screenprinted posters for promotion and sale.

How cool is all this? Only one of many reasons why we love working with all of them. And big thanks to Julia and Michelle for doing the organizational heavy lifting.

And we've already snagged our first bit of press at a Time Out Chicago blog.

Wanna know more about MS?

  • Here's a wonky but small computer generated video from Opexa Therapeutics that explains a lot. Even if you're not scientifically inclined, the pictures tell the story.
  • For those who like to read, the UCSF MS Center has a lot of easy to digest material and is a great resource for both the new and knowledgeable.

We'll post further updates at the CTR News page, and return saki to her irregularly scheduled ephemera.


  1. emily "li'l ghostie" flakeAugust 18, 2008 10:40 PM

    Balls balls balls BALLS, I wish I could come to this. However, I will be at an artists' residency in Kentucky. Which now seems like the gayest thing in the world in comparison.

  2. Uh, NO. I think an artist residency for a hot shot Illustratrix from NY is much cooler! Everybody turns 16. Not everybody gets to do a residency for their art.

    However, I can write you a doctor's letter to get away for the weekend.


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