Monday, June 14, 2010

Rockfest to benefit Gulf oil crisis

Jannus Live is throwing a big music bash on June 25 to benefit the Gulf oil crisis. Read the release below for details:

Jannus Live presents the Monsters of Sludge Rockfest, a concert for the Gulf oil disaster — a rock show, charity benefit, consciousness-raiser and seriously fun time all oozing together.

The goal, according to event founder Tom Nestor, is to "raise as much money as possible to assist injured wildlife and cleanup efforts caused by the BP oil spill disaster." And, we might add, to raise a little hell and a whole lot of fun.

The Sludgefest lineup calls upon a variety of terrific homegrown rock talent, starting with the Greg Billings Band, whose party-friendly sound mixes classic and Southern rock with a big helping of R&B. Pitbull Toddler is a garage-style quartet that combines punk, pop and classic rock, and is headed by Cowhead, afternoon drive personality for 102.5 The Bone.

The lineup also includes: Sonic Erotica, No King, Orange Hour, and Victims of Circumstance. Collectively, the bands make up an eclectic and energetic bill.

Admission for Monsters of Sludge is a $10 minimum donation. Profits from admission donations go to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and will be split between wildlife rescue and beach cleanup operations.

Music starts at 7 p.m.; doors open at 6:30. Go to for more information.

Jannus Live is at First Ave. N. and Second St. N., St. Petersburg.

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