Thursday, February 7, 2013

Fundraiser Goodbye Blue Monday


On Saturday February 9 and Sunday February 10, Goodbye Blue Monday will celebrate its 8th anniversary and kick off an Indie Go Go Campaign to raise money for essential improvements that the business can not presently afford.

Since opening in February of 2005, GBM has maintained an open-booking policy with bands and artists inside and outside of New York, providing a critical step in the development of many artists.

The needs of the venue at the end of 2012 called for quick action by Steve Trimboli, the founder of Goodbye Blue Monday. Asking for help of friends close to the venue, it was decided that an Indie Go Go campaign and a 2 day musical kickoff would be the best way to raise the needed funds. Bushwick neighbor and musician Ray Rizzo is organizing the 2 days of music that will help draw attention to the campaign. At press time, the list of artists scheduled to appear include:


Martin Bisi - experimental rocker and iconic New York recording engineer/producer (Dresden Dolls, John Zorn, Bill Laswell, Sonic Youth)  
Thomas Bartlett - solo artist (Doveman) producer (Glen Hansard, Trixie Whitley, Julia Stone) and sideman (Martha Wainwright, Anthony and The Johnsons)
Alana Amram - country-tinged songstress and long-time neighbor
Oren Bloedow - solo artist, co-leader of Elysian Fields, and sideman (Wayne Horowitz, Dr. John, Lounge Lizards)
Sam Cohen - guitarist, singer and composer, leader of Yellowbirds, formerly of Apollo Sunshine 
Ben Miller - american rock and avant guitarist
Mesiko - psychedelic folk smack rock by Ray Rizzo, Raquel Bell, and David Marshall
Frogbelly and Symphony - a band made of UK and Brooklyn musicians currently recording with Martin Bisi, with Liz Hanley of Emmanuel and The Fear and Thomas LaBioda
Joe Crow Ryan - anti-folk genius and co-host of Goodbye Blue Monday's Tuesday Teacup Open Mic
James Sera - acoustic guitar, instrumental psychedelic improvisationalist (it sounds like a word to me!)


Corn Mo - Corn Mo is a hero to all of us. He sings, plays accordion, and rocks the house.
Lady Rizo - grammy-winnng international and downtown NYC chanteuse and performer
Mindtroll - avant pop straight from the waters of the Gowanus Canal
NuSonics - NYC rockers w/ close ties to Scrap Bar history
A.C. Haley - eclectic, two-year weekly residency bass-playing brunch entertainer at Goodbye Blue Monday and choir singer elsewhere

Music will begin at 3pm on both days and go long into the evening. There will be no cover but the hat will be passed A LOT and donation stations will be set up at the venue for people to contribute directly to the campaign. More artists will be announced in the coming days.

Goodbye Blue Monday
1087 Broadway in Bushwick
equidistance between the Myrtle and Kosciuszko stops on the J Train (also M train to Myrtle)

For information about Goodbye Blue Monday and it's fundraising campaign contact Kate Vandever at

For information about the music on Feb. 9 and 10 contact Ray Rizzo at

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