Mary Beth Weaver
Brave New Voice
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Save the Animals Foundation
Fundraiser at The Drinkery
Animal Shelter Benefit in OTR is also CD Release Concert for local band
CINCINNATI, OH – October 30, 2014: On Saturday, November 15, The Drinkery, on Main Street in Over-the-Rhine, will be rocking with music of two local original bands, as well as two local choir groups — and the evening will benefit a no-kill animal shelter.
When you see and hear The Whiskey Shambles perform, the words “warm and fuzzy” are probably the furthest from your mind. But the band does have a soft spot for animals (all the members have at least one rescued pet), and they are taking the opportunity to help a local shelter with the band’s CD release event: The Shambles will be celebrating their first full-length album, “Loose Change for a Broken Man.” Although the event is FREE, donations will be accepted for the Save The Animals Foundation (STAF). The band is also raffling off a special guitar and donating some of the proceeds of CD and merchandise sales to the local no-kill animal shelter.
Aaron Tyree, The Whiskey Shambles’ drummer, regularly volunteers at the shelter, and recently gave some other members of the band a tour of the facility. “We were struck by just how large this place is,” Shambles’ frontman Nathan Singer noted. “It looks small from outside, in front of the building, but it’s a huge facility. They have so many animals here — dogs and cats — but they’re not too crowded, and the animals seem very comfortable.”
“It’s heartbreaking when you realize how many of these animals have special medical needs, and will likely not be adopted because of it,” explains Brother James, The Shambles’ bassist. “But it’s heartwarming to know that there’s a place like this, with caring people, that will give them a good home for the rest of their lives. How can you not want to support that?”
NAME: Whiskey Shambles CD Release Concert & STAF Benefit
BENEFITING: Save the Animals Foundation – http://staf.org
ADMISSION: FREE SHOW, OPEN TO PUBLIC, $5 donation requested
LIVE MUSIC BY:
The Whiskey Shambles – http://188.8.131.52/~h2d3c6y2z6w9g3j5
JetLab – http://facebook.com/JetLabmusic
and SPECIAL PERFORMANCES BY:
MUSE Women’s Choir – http://musechoir.org
Young Professionals’ Choral Collective – http://ypccsing.org
ALBUM: “Loose Change for a Broken Man”
DATE: Saturday, November 15, 2014
TIME: Doors 8:00pm, Music 9:00pm
VENUE: The Drinkery – http://www.drinkeryotr.com
ADDRESS: 1150 Main St. Cincinnati, OH 45202
The Whiskey Shambles are available for interviews and on-air performances, prior to the event.
We are currently scheduling live, in-studio appearances (radio and television) between now and the event. With enough notice, animals from the shelter may be available to take part in the appearance.
Reporters, photographers, and videographers are encouraged to attend the event.
About SAVE THE ANIMALS FOUNDATION:
Funded entirely by donations and operated solely by volunteers, this no-kill shelter currently homes over 600 dogs and cats, many of whom have been abused, abandoned or literally tossed away. Teams of volunteers work with the animals two shifts a day, 365 days a year, providing them with a safe and caring environment until we can place them in permanent, loving homes. Over the years they have matched thousands of lucky animals with equally lucky families. More information: http://staf.org
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 Keys, Ten 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 Nashville or Buffalo, New Orleans or Asheville, Atlanta or NYC. They won the 2014 Northeast Ohio Blues Challenge, and have been chosen to represent Northeast Ohio Blues Association at the 2015 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. They have also been invited to showcase at the 2015 Millennium Music Conference. The Shambles have been nominated for a 2014 Cincinnati Entertainment Award in the Blues category and several of their songs have earned critical acclaim. In 2012 they released the EP, “ONE LAST BLAST: Live at the Mad Frog,” and in September of 2014 they released a second EP, “Stumbling Toward Beale Street.” Their first full-length album, “Loose Change for a Broken Man,” will be released in November of 2014.
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