Buffalo based independent hip-hop label DTR 45 brought Allentown "Being B.I.G.," a Biggie Smalls inspired fundraising event. They're at it again this September with a night dedicated to the music of the Beastie Boys and hopes to raise funds for blood cancer awareness.
"Being B.I.G. was so successful that we wanted to figure out where to go with it next. In the wake of Beastie Boys founder MCA's untimely passing after his own bout with cancer, Damon [Bodine] and I both agreed it was a good time to pay tribute to one of the most popular musical groups in history… and Being Beastie was born," said DTR founder Tony Caferro.
Do you have what it takes to be Beastie? It's a night meant for community and togetherness, thus the event is open for local performers to do their favorite Beastie Boy covers. Whether you're a practicing performer, or can recite all the lyrics to "Brass Monkey" while you drive to work, everyone is welcome to sign up. Just email your information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Duke's Bohemian Grove Bar (253 Allen St)
10 pm - 4 am
$5 cover (100% of the donations go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma society)
Check out the event page on Facebook.