When: 5th November 2016
Where: Wharf Chambers, Leeds
The Campaign Against Living Miserably, or CALM, is a registered charity which exists to prevent male suicide in the United Kingdom. And earlier this year the York-based live music promoter Let’s Go Baboon set out to raise money and awareness for CALM by putting on a series of shows across the country.
Having started back in March in York with a gig that featured the combined talents of Adem, Alisia Casper and Maggie8 and the modest aim of raising £1,000 for CALM, Let’s Go Baboon has since promoted several more such shows presenting over 30 acts and has surpassed its initial target by reaching a total of £3,900 in donations for the charity. As we fast approach its last fundraising event of the year, the hope is that £4,000 can eventually be given to the charity whose principal function is to offer support to men in the UK, of any age, who are down or in crisis via the CALM helpline and website (donations can be made HERE).
This final show – to be held on Bonfire Night at Wharf Chambers, a bar and multi-use venue in the centre of Leeds that is run by a workers’ co-op in partnership with a members’ club – will feature special guest Bob Nastanovich, the celebrated American musician and member of the hugely influential indie rock band Pavement. Nastanovich will be DJing on the night as DJ Need-a-Stack as well as performing percussion during a late set with Eskimoomin.
Other artists who will be appearing on what promises to be a tremendous night of musical entertainment and for what is an extremely good cause include Manchester’s Irma Vep, CRUMBS from Leeds, The Declining Winter (featuring Richard Adams of renowned Leeds indie-rockers Hood), the York duo Junk, and The Wharf Street Galaxy Band.
In addition to all of the above performances, the evening will also feature some prizes donated by each of the acts and including a Let’s Go Baboon special print.
To encourage buying from record shops, a special £6 ticket is available online from www.normanrecords.com or in-store from Jumbo Records in Leeds and Inkwell in York. Standard advance/door price is £8.