I asked Alex Harrington what attendees of his show tonight at Chill Bar could expect.
“No fewer than three arrests, and six broken windows. Two fires as well,” said the Independent resident DJ.
Of course, Harrington was joking: No chaos is planned for the show at the Arenas Road venue; in fact, the show will be a force for good.
Harrington’s concert is the second in this month’s Tuesday-night series of shows in the NestEggg Food Bank Summer Concert Series. The series was arranged by Brian Blueskye, the assistant editor of the Coachella Valley Independent and a volunteer at the LGBT Center of the Desert, which operates the food bank.
Last week’s show—an amazing performance by EeVaan Tre and the Show—raised a modest $175, a figure organizers (including yours truly) hope to far surpass tonight.
According to the LGBT Center of the Desert, it costs $10 to provide a food bank client with groceries for a week. That means the generosity of last week’s attendees fed 17 people for a week.
As for tonight’s show, which kicks off at 9:30 p.m., Harrington—being serious now—promised that attendees would have a good time. “I’m going to bring my style of disco and house to the floor and set a fun vibe for everyone there. Looking forward to getting everyone moving!”
On Tuesday, July 21, the series will go acoustic with a solo show by Derek Gregg. Gregg is a member of the popular folk-jazz-pop-rock group The Hive Minds, and Gregg has taken his gorgeous music all over the valley, playing at venues ranging from Oscar’s Café and Bar to Coachella Valley Brewing Co. to the Palm Canyon Roadhouse.
On Tuesday, July 28, one the valley’s best and most popular DJs will wow the Chill crowd. Aimlo is known for his diverse and eclectic music collection and has performed everywhere from The Saguaro to the Ace Hotel and Swim Club to the Purple Room in recent months.
For more information on the concert series, call the Independent at 760-904-4208.