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Recommended Show: A Benefit for Heather Duby at The Crocodile {11/26}

Last month I was alerted to the fact that one of my favorite musical artists EVER had been in a terrible bike accident that almost resulted in the loss of her hands, and I immediately started crying. Not because I know Heather Duby personally, but in addition to crying over how horribly painful and emotionally traumatizing something like that is, I think her music is so beautiful and amazing that I couldn't imagine a world in which she wouldn't be able to play it.

I caught on to Heather's amazingness at some show, somewhere, in Seattle around 2000 or so - and once I heard her, I made sure I was at every single place she played . I scooped up Post to Wire and Come Across the River as soon as they were available, and loved her electronic-y collaboration with Elemental. This girl can play keyboards like whoa and her voice - her VOICE - is gorgeous, gorgeous, and more gorgeous - just like her. One of my favorite memories of all time will be the night I told her I had purchased her new album at the (old) Croc, and she immediately took me to the back bar and bought me a shot. I LOVE THIS WOMAN. And I was positively crushed when she moved to NYC.

But, I digress. We all know what a bitch expensive medial care is - with or without insurance - and thus, I'm asking you to help me rally around Heather by attending this rockin' benefit on Saturday night (11/26) at The Crocodile. I know, I know, Visqueen's last show is that night too - if you can't make both, you can always drop Heather a few dollars of support on this page.

The Crocodile Presents:
A Benefit for Heather Duby with
Helms, Alee, The Redwood Plan & More
Saturday, 11/26 | Doors at 8pm | 21+ 
Tickets $10 ($12.50 w/fees online)

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