RELEASE: Children’s Education Fund Benefit April 26

Pinsky Still Rocks - Benefit Concert Poster

Brave New Voice


Mary Beth Weaver
Brave New Voice

Brother James
Whiskey Shambles


Benefit Concert to be Held for Children’s Education Fund

Cincinnati musicians bring band to Youngstown to support event

CINCINNATI, OH – April 8, 2014: Michael Lipinsky passed away suddenly on December 13, 2013, at the age of 40. To celebrate his memory and raise funds for his children’s education fund, a benefit concert is being held on Saturday, April 26, 2014. The event “Pinsky Still Rocks!” will be held at The Royal Oaks, and will include food, prizes, and live, original music.  The concert is being presented by The Whiskey Shambles, a touring rock band from Cincinnati, OH, whose bass player, Brother James, was a friend at Cardinal Mooney High School and college roommate of the late Mr. Lipinsky.  Proceeds from the event will go to the Michael Lipinsky Children Education Fund.

 Pinksy Still Rocks!
Date:  Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time:  Food 8:00pm,  Music 10:00pm
Venue:  The Royal Oaks
Address:  924 Oak Street, Youngstown, Ohio 44506
Admission:  $5 suggested donation
Hosted by:  The Whiskey Shambles

Mr. Lipinsky is survived by his wife Debra, and three children, Abbey, Andrew, and Erik.  Michael was a dedicated husband, father, and family man.  He was a graduate of Cardinal Mooney High School and Youngstown State University, and also attended the University of Cincinnati.  Michael was employed as a truck driver with the Tamarkin Company, and was a member of Teamsters Local 377.  He was a member of St. Charles Church, and a lifelong Cleveland Indians and Browns fan.  The complete tribute was published in the Vindicator.

The Whiskey Shambles, an original garage rock/basement blues band from Cincinnati, are making their debut in Youngstown for this event.  “I’ve known Mike since high school, and had many great adventures together at college,” explains Brother James, “so I’m happy to be able to do this for my friend and his family.”  The event will include an opening band (TBA), a buffet, prizes, and more, all benefiting the fund.

Those not able to attend are encouraged to make contributions to the Michael Lipinsky Children Education Fund.  “Even if people can’t be at the event,” says James, “I hope they’ll take the time to make a donation, so that Mike’s kids can have the future that he wanted for them.”  Donations can be made at a Home Savings & Loan branch, or checks can also be made out to the: “Michael Lipinsky Children Education Fund” and mailed to:

Home Savings & Loan
ATTN: Michael Lipinsky Children Education Fund
275 West Federal Street
PO Box 1111
Youngstown, OH 44501

Event details will be updated as more information is available.  Please see (and share) the Facebook event for the latest news:  http://facebook.com/events/647633915307961/


Event organizers, and the band — The Whiskey Shambles — are available for phone/email interviews prior to the event.

We are currently scheduling live, in-studio appearances (radio and television) for the week of the event (some band members will be in town on Thursday, April 24 and Friday, April 25).

Reporters, photographers, and videographers are encouraged to attend the event.

About The Whiskey Shambles:

The Whiskey Shambles are an original garage rock/basement blues band from Cincinnati, OH, formed in 2012 by Nathan Singer, of Starshaker and Absinthium fame, and Brother James, founder of the Cincinnati Entertainment Award-winning blues band Voodoo Puppet.  Their sound has been compared to Screaming Jay Hawkins, The Black KeysTen Foot Polecats, The Heavy, Gary Clark Jr., Black Diamond Heavies, and The White Stripes.  They have been described as, “R.L. Burnside and Black Sabbath jamming with Nina Simone in a burned-out rum shack, using opium for incense.”

The Shambles are currently working their way through the dive bars and juke joints of the Midwest and Rustbelt, with occasional trips to more exotic locales, like Memphis or Buffalo, New Orleans or Asheville, Atlanta or NYC.  They’ve been nominated for a 2014 Cincinnati Entertainment Award in the Blues category, CityBeat magazine’s Best of Cincinnati 2014, and several of their song releases have earned critical acclaim — receiving steady airplay on several regional radio stations, as well as a variety of Internet radio stations.  Having previously released the EP “One Last Blast: Live at the Mad Frog,” they are set to release their first full-length CD, “Loose Change for a Broken Man,” in June of 2014, and are already working on their second full-length album.

Learn more about The Whiskey Shambles at WhiskeyShambles.com, including their Press Kit, Music, and Photos.

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