The first of two benefits at Southpaw this week is tonight, with money going to Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support (JEARS) as well as Americares. JEARS is a no-kill rescue organization that is trying to help animals affected by the March earthquake and tsunami. There will be DJ sets from Dj3dg and DJ Megan Rascal, performances from Gretchen Witt and Yukari Roja, film and food presentations and a raffle. The doors open at 7 p.m. and the show is at 8. It’s $15 to get in.
Thursday is the Rock Against Cancer NY show. The proceeds from this show are going toward the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through Team in Training. There will be performances from local bands The Lifted Crew, The Bottom Dollars, Flearoy and The Times, plus a raffle that will include sports memorabilia and food and drink gift certificates. Doors are at 7 p.m., the show starts at 8:30. It’s $12 in advance and $15 at the door.
OTHER SHOWS THIS WEEK:
May 10: God-Des and She, Public Assembly, 9 p.m., $10
May 11: Milly Beau/Kidding on the Square, Union Hall, 7:30 p.m., $7
D. Charles Speer and the Helix/Zach Cale Band/Gray Goods, Union Pool, 9 p.m., $8
May 12: Daniel Wayne/The White Buffalo, Union Hall, 8 p.m., $10
May 13: Bloody Bunny Party – Wojcik/The Suzan/DJ Matt Heart Spade, Union Hall, 7 p.m., $7
The Straphangars/No Vice/The Kickstarts/Polyabuse/SpEd, Xpo 929, 8 p.m.
The Beets/Rob Anderson All-Stars, Surprisers, Shea Stadium
May 14: Joey Cape (Lagwagon)/Jon Snodgrass/Sad and French/Patrick Salt Ryan, Union Hall, 8 p.m., $12
May 15: Dillinger Escape Plan/The Psychic Paramount /The Psychic Limb, Music Hall of Williamsburg, 8:30 p.m., $20
May 16: Mighty Tiny/Holiday Mountain/Jeff Beam, Union Hall, 7:30 p.m., $8
Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music), The Bell House, 8 p.m., $10