A List We’re Happy to Keep Updating: More Japan Benefit Shows Announced

03/30/2011 3:35 PM |

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**APRIL 5, APRIL 15: BKLYN <3 JAPAN**
In two parts at The Bell House. On Tuesday, April 5, Ra Ra Riot will be headlining a show along with Sean Bones, Dimaond Snake, Todd Barry (Flight of the Conchords), Eugene Mirman, and DJ’s Annie Hart (from Au Revoir Simone) and Baio (from Vampire Weekend). Friday, April 15’s show includes comedy from Wyatt Cenac (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) and Kristen Schaal (Flight of the Conchords), along with Tim Harrington (Les Savy Fav), Arden Myrin (Chelsea Lately) and more. Liam McEneaney (Tell Your Friends! The Concert Film!) hosts both nights. Tickets are $15 for each show ($25 for both) and all sales benefit GlobalGiving.

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**APRIL 12: ROCK 4 JAPAN**
Brooklyn Bowl’s hosting this one, featuring bands High Teen Boogie, The Young Things, The Orion Experience, Acey Slade & the Dark Party, and Cheap Trick or Treat. There’s also a raffle where you can win an Ibanez electric guitar and a five-piece drum set (along with all sorts of other swag). The proceeds go to the Red Cross fund for Japan relief, and then will be matched by the dollar by the Sumitomo Corporation.

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APRIL 8, APRIL 9: JOHN ZORN PRESENTS CONCERTS FOR JAPAN

This concert series looks incredible. April 8th at Abrons Art Center, starting at 6:30pm, over 22 musicians are scheduled to perform, including Thurston Moore, Norah Jones and Buke and Gass. If you miss that, then you have another opportunity Saturday, April 9th, when The Japan Society puts on an all-day 12-hour show, featuring Philip Glass and Lou Reed. For more information about the series, the Earthquake Relief proceeds, and to buy a ticket, click here for Saturday and here for Sunday. See? So easy.