Related to the story below regarding Bottom of the Hudson’s tragic accident, we’re doing a couple of benefit shows in September (details of both the accident and updates on news can be found on our label’s site,
First, Charles is doing a solo show at Monkey Town in Williamsburg, Brooklyn this Wednesday, Sept. 5th.
This is the usual solo Charles thing with out-of-the-norm wrens songs into looping pedals but unusually this time, in collaboration with video artists Elizabeth Maertens and Phillip Kim who will be pushing Monkey Town’s four built-in video screens to their limits.
Also on this bill is Tris McCall (another of NJ’s own and a wonderful songwriter) and the really, really good Overlord.
Monkey Town is a very nifty venue and a very small one - reservations are required and seating is very limited.
But note that they’re currently having server problems with the online reservation form so best bets are to email reservation requests directly to:
Whatever proceeds Charles drums up from this show will also be going to Trevor’s family and to help offset medical expenses for Bottom of the Hudson’s Greg Lytle, who was also seriously injured in the crash.
Secondly, the full Wren-ish band is doing a benefit show in Philadelphia with Man Man (amazingly good, if you haven’t seen them) and the A-Sides (about whom we’ve heard good things).
The show is at the First Unitarian Church on Thursday, September 20th and all proceeds will be donated to the family of Trevor Butler, Bottom of the Hudson’s bassist, who was killed in the accident.
Also, even if you’re not able to make either of the shows, donations to Trevor’s family can still be made via PayPal to
We hope you’ve been having a wonderful summer and we hope to be back soon with happier news.
Thanks as always,