Home Bass 2: Tommy Stinson Headlines Habitat for Humanity Benefit Concert

Tommy Stinson
Tommy Stinson @ Club Helsinki, 4/10/12

Photograph by Kirsten Ferguson

Tommy Stinson – founding member of legendary rock band the Replacements and a touring member of stadium-rockers Guns n’ Roses – will headline Home Bass 2: A Little Help for Our Friends, a benefit concert for Columbia County Habitat for Humanity at Club Helsinki in Hudson at 8pm on Saturday, January 3.

Stinson has tapped Happiness (featuring three of the five members of indie-rock group Deer Tick) to back him up for a set that will draw from his solo work, as well the repertoire of his former bands Bash & Pop and Perfect, and other projects.

Stinson is also curating the evening’s entertainment, which will feature performances by Rhett Miller, Elvis Perkins, Jesse Malin, Dust Bowl Faeries, Ruby Stinson and other surprise guests.

Rhett Miller is a charismatic singer and songwriter lauded for both his solo work and for that with his seminal alt-country band the Old 97’s. Hudson-area resident Elvis Perkins’ deeply personal songs have fans clamoring for his long-awaited third album, to be released in 2015 and previewed at Home Bass 2. Led by Club Helsinki Open Mic co-host Ryder Cooley, the dark-folk trio Dust Bowl Faeries will also be featured. New York City-based performers joining the fun include Jesse Malin and Stinson’s daughter, up-and-coming pop singer Ruby Stinson. Hudson’s own MC Girlgantua will emcee the evening.

Tickets for the 8pm concert are $50 each for reserved club seating at tables; $30 for seats at the bar; and $20 for general admission standing room. Dinner is available in the club or the restaurant, beginning at 5pm.

If you can’t make it to the show, the concert will also be webcast worldwide via StageIt.com. For a minimum donation of $5, fans anywhere can join in the fun with interactive camera views and prizes. Seventy percent of the webcast proceeds will go to Columbia Habitat Humanity to support the construction of affordable housing for working families.

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