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Benefit Sat Dec 05 2009

Benefit: Covers For Cover II @ Lincoln Hall, Wednesday 12/23

mail-2.jpgCover shows are usually a fun way for bands to dress up in costume and pretend to be someone else for the night. This year the word cover means so much more as Lincoln Hall puts a spin on the idea and presents Covers for Cover II, a benefit for Connections for Abused Women and their Children. CAWC is a place where women can establish independence from their abusers. They provide shelter for women and children, counseling, advocacy, and a 24-hour hotline for people affected by domestic violence.

This unique benefit showcases local female musicians as their favorite bands. Some of the acts include The Maybenauts as David Bowie, IRIS as The Breeders and Sally Timms (of The Mekons fame) as Nico from The Velvet Underground. If that wasn't enough to get you out the door for a great cause, the event will be MCed by Rattina, the lady rat puppet from the most rockin' kids music show Chic-A-Go-Go!

The first Covers For Cover benefit was in 2006 and raised $1,500.00 for the women's homeless shelter, Deborah's Place.

The show is on Wednesday, December 23rd and is $12, but in the spirt of giving, a donation of new toiletries will get you $2 off the price of admission at the door. Advance tickets as well as the entire line up can be found here.

The ladies get the music going at 8. Lincoln Hall is located at 2424 N. Lincoln Ave. (773) 525-2501

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