Concert & Comedy For Sandy Animals: Benefit for the Sean Casey Animal Rescue

Concert & Comedy For Sandy Animals: Benefit for the Sean Casey Animal Rescue

Ted Leo, Casey Shea, The National Reserve, Jena Friedman, Michael Showalter

Sun, December 9, 2012

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$12.00 - $45.00

This event is 21 and over

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Concert & Comedy For Sandy Animals: Benefit for the Sean Casey Animal Rescue
Concert & Comedy For Sandy Animals: Benefit for the Sean Casey Animal Rescue
Concert & Comedy For Sandy Animals: Benefit for the Sean Casey Animal Rescue featuring Live music by Supercute with Rachel Trachtenburg, Casey Shea, The National Reserve, and Comedy by Jena Friedman.

Videos and art by Colleen Pelletier and Rawan Rihani

Raffle + gift bags

Proceeds going to the Sean Casey Animal Rescue in Brooklyn

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SCAR is a 501(c)(3) Non Profit No-Kill Animal Rescue & Shelter.

The purpose of this endeavor is to aid unfortunate animals in the interest of a higher quality of life. We take in rescued, confiscated, neglected, injured, ill, unmanageable, or otherwise unwanted animals from private owners, zoos, shelters, and other public organizations. These animals are cared for, and/or rehabilitated to the best of our ability and means until which time they can be found healthy, happy homes - whether it be through adoption to qualified candidates or legally released into habitats suitable to the specific species in conjunction with licensed wildlife rehabilitators.
Ted Leo
Ted Leo
Ted Leo came to indie fame in the late-'80s New York hardcore scene by playing with Citizen's Arrest and Animal Crackers. He then moved to Washington, D.C. where he founded Chisel, a mod/punk outfit that you should already know about. When they disbanded, Ted headed up north to New York City and started playing as Ted Leo and the Pharmacists and eventually signed with Matador Records. He released his first record with them, The Brutalist Bricks, in 2010.
Casey Shea
Casey Shea
"Casey's stage persona is equal parts James Brown, Elvis Presley, and Bono...but then comes the surprise, etched in cursive on the head of a pin. Listen closely, and the songs are beautiful, heartfelt, and wrenching." – MTV News

Following the release of one self-produced, home-recorded album and the mellow full-band follow-up, Love Is Here To Stay, Shea's third full-length effort, In Your Head, is a deliberately cleaner, harder edged version of what his fans have come to expect: irresistible hooks, airtight melodies, and masterfully crafted, heartfelt lyrics. In Your Head is the result of a year dedicated to honing a cohesive, genuine rock n' roll sound, and the final product is ultimately a mix of classic and modern rock calling to mind The Beatles, Kings of Leon, and Tom Petty. A self-proclaimed explorer of genres, he effortlessly moves through time periods and styles, all the while staying true to his own unique songwriting voice.

Having fronted numerous rock bands in Nashville and Tallahassee, Shea has established himself as a New York staple, both as a solo act and frontman of his five-piece rock outfit. A gifted performer with undeniable charm, he is known for engaging his audience and filling the stage with a charismatic performance that knows no boundaries. He is at once quirky and heart wrenching, and the result is a rare treat that is both musically gratifying and raucously entertaining.

In addition to his city success, Casey has toured around the country and across the pond, opening for much buzzed about fan favorites including Wakey!Wakey!, Tally Hall, and Jukebox the Ghost. His work, both recorded and live, has been reviewed by NME, MTV, CMJ, and The New York Times, and his songs have set the scene in episodes of One Tree Hill, Friends With Benefits, The Gates, and the independent documentary Mr. Rogers & Me. Shea's latest music video, the introspective "Let It Slide," made its debut on Relix.com, online source for the critically acclaimed Relix music magazine.
The National Reserve
The National Reserve
The National Reserve are an American indie-rock band. Steeped in the traditions of country, motown and classic rock 'n' roll, their debut full length--Homesick--is a catalog of heartbreak, highways, and the lonesome human condition. Written over the course of one month in Northern Ontario, Homesick was recorded in June of 2008 at three locations in New York: Headgear Studios and Monster Land in Brooklyn, and Buddy Project in Queens. Co-produced and engineered by Kyle "Slick" Johnson (Modest Mouse, The Hives, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Fischer Spooner, Rogue Wave), Homesick also features vocal contributions from Michelle Casillas of Ursa Minor.

After touring in support of their 2006 EP--American Music, released on Eyeball Records the band found time to record their debut full length -- Homesick. Since recording Homesick in the Summer of '08, they've toured the East Coast and Midwest--playing with bands like Dr. Dog, Vampire Weekend, Vandaveer, Laura Burhenns, and Hymns.
Jena Friedman
Jena Friedman
Jena Friedman is a stand up comedian, actor, writer and director based in New York. She is currently a field producer at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and has written for Late Show with David Letterman. Her work has been featured at SXSW, The New York Fringe Festival, The Glasgow International Comedy Festival, in New York Magazine, Newsweek, Glamour, Salon, Gawker, Time Out New York and on Comedy Central.

Photo: Alex M. Smith
Michael Showalter
Michael Showalter
His credits include all of our favorite things: The State, Wet Hot
American Summer, The Baxter, Michael and Michael Have Issues, The Michael Showalter Showalter, his stand-up CD Sandwiches & Cats, and his book, Mr. Funny Pants, to be released Feb. 24. Pre-order it today!