"Brass monkey, that funky monkey."
Raising money for cancer is honorable, but doing it in a unique way is even better. Local hip-hop recording label DTR45 is on a mission to raise money for blood cancer awareness. They brought Being B.I.G., a tribute night to Biggie Smalls, and are back again with Being Beastie. Beastie Boy member MCA (Adam Yauch) recently passed in May of this year due to cancer, so the choice for the tribute show is the perfect honor and effort.
The Beastie Boys have become a musical and pop culture icon and their work still resonates as time passes. The bouncy sounds and the chants of "Brass Monkey" always run circles through my head when I pour orange juice into my forty ounce of Olde English.
Head over to Allentown tonight to see friends and strangers get on stage and perform classic covers from the New York City rap crew.
Tonight - 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.