Saturday night The Funhouse in Seattle will give you a chance to slam your body to some blasting punk rock and help a local charity. Two great causes in one for the low price of ten bucks. It’s hard to beat a deal like that. You could go see some bloated rock star play in a huge arena, pay fifty bucks and help nobody in particular but why would you?
The show Saturday night will benefit The People’s Harm Reduction Alliance and features five local, loud and very punk bands. The bands are Strong Killings, Blood Orange Paradise, Smooth Sailing, Grimace, and Junkyard Amy Lee.
The People’s Harm Reduction Alliance is a local non-profit that is peer-run and practices a harm reduction approach to stop the spread of infectious disease as well as educate the community about safe drug use.
Services offered include clean needle exchanges, free and confidential Hepatitis C testing, free vein care, and a mobile syringe exchange.
They rely solely on private donations and every little bit helps. Going to see some punk rock bands play Saturday night is just one way you can help. You can also send donations here or you can buy some stylish t-shirts here. All proceeds go to help the Alliance.
One of punk rock’s long lasting mantras is having a connection to their fans and community. Punk rock usually means no rock stars, everyone being on the same stage. Having this type of music at a benefit makes perfect sense.
For a taste of what you’ll see and hear, here is Strong Killings with â€œAnnals of Animalsâ€
And here is Blood Orange Paradise with â€œThe Other Endâ€