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Art Fri Apr 30 2010

Good Tunes for a Great Cause

Humboldt Park's glorious yet hanging-on-by-a-thread art/culture venue, Quennect 4, has put together a benefit music compilation that promises to be thoroughly awesome, and you can get a sneak peek at it today through Bandcamp, and you'll be able to download the whole thing there on May 7 with a download code. There are two ways to get a download code. Either make a donation to Q4 on Kickstarter (which is one of the best ways to spend your money that I can think of) or attend the Compilation Release on Friday, May 7 at Elastic Arts.

The May 7 event will feature live music by the Chicago Gypsy Experiment ( Eyes Manouche/Ode mashup ), Rambos, and Wake Up Siouxsie. You can also expect special guest performers, and raffles for Q4 artwork. It starts at 9pm and is an all ages event. They are asking for an $8 donation which will get you admission plus a download of the compilation. No one, however, will be turned away for lack of funds.

The artists who will be on the compilation include but are not limited to: Phillip Morris (prod. Kid Static), The Embraceables, Eyes Manouche, Pugs Atomz & 6th Sense, The Minneapolis Henrys, Radius, Shannon vs. The Stranger, Kenny Keys, Chandler London & Paul Scientific, DJ Limbs & Butter, Charles Williams of Unearthed, Matthew Merryweather, Curtis Evans & Our Friends Electric, Natalie Grace, Jeremy Miller of Rambos, Wake Up Siouxsie, Agents of Change, Kore One, IL Subliminal f/ Idris Goodwin (prod. DJ Tapedek RIP), and Drunken Monkeee.

If you don't know about Quennect 4, click here to see a story I wrote about them a few months ago. This place is seriously awesome. They're doing good things for art and cultural harmony in this city and they need our support.

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