|Photo by Erik Hess|
|Claire de Lune performing with the Chalice at First Avenue's Best New Bands show in January.|
The year got off to a rough start for Astronautalis and his roommates in northeast Minneapolis when a fire tore through their home. Not only did the flames damage a lot of their stuff and make the place uninhabitable, but items were stolen after the fact too. All without renter's insurance, the rapper, Claire Monestario/La Manchita, Dirty Donuts' Vicki Seymour, and Jeremy Jetson/Spyder Baybie Raw Dog have plenty of costs to recoup.
It's heartening that a bunch of local friends and musicians are pitching in for the Burning Down the House benefit show to be hosted by Botzy (Culture Cry Wolf, The Best Love is Free) Friday, March 8 at the Sound Gallery in downtown Minneapolis. The full lineup just came out, and it's impressive.
Astronautalis' house in Northeast Minneapolis gutted by fire