Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Get Your Music on a Housing Works

Housing Works is one of my favorite thrift stores. Not only can you find high-end and vintage treasures, but all of their proceeds go toward helping to fight AIDS.

The Housing Works Bookstore Cafe on Crosby Street hosts a number of events, from readings to panel discussions to book parties. And again, all proceeds support the organization's mission to end homelessness and AIDS.

Tomorrow (Sept. 3), the Cafe will present a concert as a part of their Americana series. Jones Street Station with guest The Feed will take the stage starting at 7:30 PM.

Jones Street Station is a local band that has been hailed as "...charming and unusually graceful" by The New York Times and " a 1995 Wilco with the sensibility of a 2007 Wilco" by The Onion A.V. Club. I think my favorite quote about them, though, is from Time Out New York, "For a band of Brooklynites, the Jones Street Boys kick up a pretty good hillbilly stomp on Overcome (Smith Street). They play their catchy originals with virtuosic mandolin jams and honky-tonk piano fillers, and top them with off-kilter, good-time harmonies."

Their music is pretty great so you should check it out even if you can't go to the attend.

If you want to support a good cause and a local band, tomorrow's concert is free, and beer, wine and snacks will be available for purchase.

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