Monday, December 8, 2008

Chris Devoe / Rachael Spiewak benefit at Highland Inn. Thurs., Dec. 11th.

Posted By on Mon, Dec 8, 2008 at 5:43 PM

By Thomas Wheatley

Local bands and DJs are coming together to raise funds and awareness after a Dec. 3 home invasion in the Poncey-Highland neighborhood rattled the Atlanta music scene.

On Thursday night at 9 p.m. at the Highland Inn Ballroom on North Highland Avenue, the Gaye Blades — which includes members of the Black Lips — and Noot d’ noot and a "special surprise guest" will headline a night of raffle giveaways to benefit local musician and DJ Chris Devoe and Rachael Spiewak from Rachael Spiewak, a community activist. Guest DJs will also provide music throughout the night.

Criminal Records, Youngblood Gallery, Sweetgrass Salon, Charis Books & More and other local businesses are contributing items for the raffle.

"Our tagline for the event is ‘It’s a neighborhood watch,’" says Suzy Moran, one of the fundraiser organizers. "We want it to be a benefit [for the victims], but also a way for the community to come together."

Organizers are requesting a $5 donation at the door to help the victims.

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