My friend Tony Urso has been a guitarist in several Cleveland punk rock bands, including Starvation Army and Sissy, but now it has come to pass that he is suffering some health issues. I love this about music and arts scenes. He's in a tough spot, and his friends are rallying around him with support- in the form of a benefit show, with raffles and other fundraising for Tony.
Date: Friday,. January 11, 2013
Location: Now That's Class, 11213 Detroit Ave, Cleveland OH
Raffle Tickets: $1
Link to Facebook event page
A benefit show for Tony
Urso - bands playing will be a very rare appearance by THOMAS JEFFERSON
SLAVE APARTMENTS, 45 SPIDER, DUTCH BABIES (members of Numbskull), a
reunion show from THE AGGRAVATORS, and THE DREXELS. Plus Jim Lanza
DJing and a raffle!
10:00 Dutch Babies
11:00 Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments
12:00 45 Spider
Tony is fighting cancer, and is undergoing chemo treatments, without benefit of medical insurance. He has a one-year-old son. That's one hell of a spot to be in. I am going and will chip in to support. If you know Tony, have enjoyed his fun company or his music over the years, please find a way to go and to contribute. They money is needed, and the uplift of support is so beneficial.
HUGE thanks to Jim Lanza who has put this event together. A ton of work by Jim. He also put the Cleveland's Screaming reunions together over the past several years.
Here are a couple of clips of Tony in action with a reunited Starvation Army a couple of years ago at a Cleveland's Screaming showcase, also at Now That's Class. I picked tracks that when originally recorded featured Tony as the only guitarist. For this lineup there are three guitars, Tony in the white shirt at the right of the stage.