Giving to charity can be really, really boring, unless of course your contribution to the World Wildlife Fund comes with a free World Wildlife Gone Wild DVD. Thanks Joe Francis! For some do-gooding that rocks, give to The Revival Fund.
Launching tonight with a free Mohawk rager, TRF is an emergency-assistance non-profit benefiting working musicians, inspired by the tragic loss of a band-mate, and essentially aiming to serve as a rock-and-roll Aflac (less duck, more Donald "Duck" Dunn). Applicants will be assessed by a Board of Directors (a growing cast including members of Versatile Syndicate and Bankrupt and the Borrowers), with the only criteria being that they can prove they're an active musician who's been pursuing a career in the industry, and are now facing unforeseen hardships (from medical emergencies to natural disasters to plain old bad luck, a condition Social Distortion should be paying them royalties for). Tonight's open-to-all bash features T-Bird and the Breaks, Manejo Beto, and Money Chica (members of Brownout & Grupo Fantasma), as well as raffle prizes from Transmission Ent., Sneak Attack, and Thunderbird Coffee, for the fortified wine lover who wants to stay awake under that bridge.
Should you be in the pre-partying mood, the organization's hosting an RSVP-only informational happy hour with free Sailor Jerry's and gourmet meat-torpedoes from Frank, whose antelope-abetted Jackalope dog shows what happens when wildlife thinks it's just going to flash some boobs, and ends up getting the sausage.