This whole Joplin thing gets more terrifying and depressing by the minute. A silver lining is that these types of events tend to bring out the good in people, and along those lines, our local-music scene is responding with a benefit for Joplin, set for next Wednesday at Crosstown.
MidCoast Cares, a benefit for victims of the tornado, is next Wednesday, June 1, from 7 to 10 p.m., and includes performances from the following:
Cowboy Indian Bear
Vi Tran Band
Maps for Travelers
David George Band
Rural Grit All-Stars
Tickets cost 10, and there's a Boulevard VIP package for $20, which gets you two Boulevard beers. They're also raffling off a bunch of stuff, too. Check the Facebook page for more info.