Jason Martin Benefit Party on Saturday

November 12th, 2015, 12:00 pm by Greg
Jason Martin

Jason Martin

Jason Martin – a longtime mainstay and one of the true musical mavericks on the Local 518 music scene (and beyond) with such outfits as Brown Cuts Neighbors, Terminal Hardware, Bunnybrains, Location Ensemble and Power Animal System, as well as solo performances and recordings – was brutally attacked and beaten unconscious near his Troy home last month.

His injuries required extensive reconstructive surgery to repair breaks in his jaw, cheekbones and ocular cavity – as well as an extended hospital stay, but he’s on the mend, and the prognosis is good for his full recovery.

To help Martin out with his considerable medical bills, his friends have organized the “Jason Martin Is Alive, Let’s Party” benefit party that will take place at the Takk House in Troy at 7:30pm on Saturday (November 14). Aaron Smith (of Scientific Maps) will emcee the big benefit bash which will feature performances by the Allstar Coconut Show, Bunnybrains, C Lavender, David Russell, DJ Goldee Dust, DJ Mercy, Georgia O’Peach, Persephone Pomme, Swamp Baby and more.

Doors open at 7pm, and suggested donation is $20, which will go directly to Martin’s recovery fund. And if you can’t make it to the party, but would like to help out, donations can also be made to the Jason Martin page at gofundme.com.

Get well soon, Jason!


Erin Harkes, Fallon Angel

April 8th, 2010, 9:27 am by Sara

Fallon Angels

The week’s only half over and Nippertown has been transformed into Media-Celebrity town.

We mentioned earlier that Sgt. Dunbar and the Hobo Banned were featured in an article in Sunday’s New York Times, discussing their experience using Kickstarter to raise funds to get them to SXSW last month.

Then commenter Mike H chimed in with the news that Jason Martin briefly met French first lady (and chanteuse) Carla Bruni-Sarkozy at his NYU studio and showed her a video of a French poodle in a military uniform. The New Yorker was there to write about it. (UPDATE: via Paul Rapp, here’s a link to the video Jason showed Carla Bruni-Sarkozy [Youtube].)

And then last night, hometown heroine Erin Harkes and her brand spankin’ new band – or should that be her brand new spankin’ band? – made their national television debut on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.” Yeah, you read that right…

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