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“Pack the Van” benefit concert for Hildegard at the Howlin’ Wolf, 6/12

After over two weeks on the road out west with their prog rock/art pop/jazz group Hildegard, Sasha Masakowski and Cliff Hines discovered every touring musician’s nightmare was a daytime reality. The band’s van was broken into in San Francisco and 20+ pieces of musical equipment were stolen.

Friday night, musical friends, fans, and family will get together at the Howlin’ Wolf to “Pack the Van” with new gear and raise money to replace some of the rare vintage equipment and custom pedals that were lost to the thieves.

The Howlin’ Wolf and Live For Live Nola (a recently developed off-shoot of national music syndicate Live For Live Music) will host the benefit which features Space and Harmony, a side project featuring members of the Revivalists and Naughty Professor, plus an All Star Super Jam featuring Cliff Hines, Paul Thibodaux, and Max Moran as well as members of the Revivalists, Earphunk, Gravity A, Naughty Professor, and a host of others.

Cliff Hines is best known to readers of TVD for his uncanny ability to channel the energy and spirit of David Byrne while fronting Gravity A’s tribute to Talking Heads. He is also a genre-defying musician who has played with the likes of Christian Scott, Mike Dillon, and many others.

Hildegard’s co founder Sasha Masakowski is a well-known and critically acclaimed vocalist who has been on the scene for years playing a wide variety of styles from trad jazz to Brazilian tunes sung in Portuguese. Her latest release is with her trad project, the Sidewalk Strutters.

Doors open at 9 PM and admission is $10.

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