Concert will be held Saturday, Jan. 12 at Northside Tinton Falls Firehouse
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Thursday, January 10
Mercer Avenue and Cross Town Train, two pop-punk/alternative bands from Monmouth County, announced an independently booked concert to raise money for local relief from Hurricane Sandy. “We wanted to get involved and give back to the area where we grew up, both as people and as musicians,” said Dan Lisi, 21, a guitarist for Mercer Avenue. The show will take place on Saturday, Jan. 12 at Northside Tinton Falls Firehouse on 35 Springdale Ave. in Tinton Falls. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with a $10 entry, with all proceeds going to support the efforts of Move For Hunger, a charity headquartered in Neptune. The current announced acts include Mercer Avenue, Cross Town Train, Lovelectric, On Your Marks, and Suburban Cliché. All are bands based …
An upcoming concert will benefit five charities that have aided and continue to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Suffice it to say, On the Beach: A Sandy Relief Concert is no 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief. Perhaps that’s not such a bad thing. The latter concert raised millions of dollars for the Robin Hood Foundation’s Sandy relief fund with an aged lineup of sometimes-shirtless rock icons and was broadcast throughout the world on television, radio and the Internet. The concert helped highlight the need that followed Hurricane Sandy and has resulted in millions of grant dollars being distributed to various organizations, a majority of them in New York City. But, the concert left promoter and Jersey Shore native Tony Pallagrosi feeling a bit detached. Despite Jersey representation at 12-12-12 courtesy of The Boss and Bon Jovi, the show was held at…