E•motion - The Benefit For E.Haase

12 Bands, 4 DJ'S, ONE WORTHY CAUSE. Pix& Scrapbook from the State Theater; 04/03/04

Click images to enlarge. All photos by E.haase, unless otherwise noted. To everyone who was involved, feel free to use these pix as you will, only please give me a photo credit/ or link back to my site if you use them publicly. I can't express my gratitude for the way this music community has closed ranks around me. United we stand. There are so many people to thank, I could fill this page with names, but how about some pictures instead. Joran, I hope you will be my friend 4ever. This was one of the best nights of my life... Love, E


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Not exactly the way I foresaw having my name in lights.. Note name of Tuesday's act.. Synchronicity anyone?

MediaWhore guitarist Blake.. Thanks 4 showin' up psycho. Love ya' brother.

My MediaWhore bandmates Rob & Blake with Chrissy & Stephi of Klik.

St. Felons

The State's/Focus Mag's - Dave Hunley & Martin Rice of St. Felons, Sparky's Nightmare, John McNicholas, etc, etc... Martin's a busy bass boy.

Joel Long of Tribal Style led a drum circle.

WMNF's Flee & friend.jpg

Sadi & Heather of Glitter Guns.

Glitter-Girl- Heather. Photo by Seth Walker.

Sadi & Heather of Glitter Guns.

Sadi & Heather of Glitter Guns.

Gravity, holding it down.

Hunter of St. Felons showing that drummers can step out from behind the kit and lead a band whenever they choose.

James of The Mercy Seat.

jenJoran sneak away to cuddle in the corner...

John McNcNicholas Let us know how to be alone. John's Site.

Johnny of The Mercy Seat

Tina & Vic of Knowing Stu.

Leigh Ann & Megan held down the raffle table and provided some eye candy.

Lucious.P brought the experimental spoken word performance art & comedy gold!.

lucious P & The Burning Seeds Orchestra.

Mary & Holly brought some eye candy too... Thanks.

jamesM of The Mercy Seat.

M ikee Plastik of MediaWhore with MediaWhore security squad T1 and R2.

Randy of The Beauvilles.

Rebekah did one of my favorites from her CD "A Brand New Day " photo by Seth Walker.

Rebekah Pulley & The Reluctant Prophets.

Rob & Wendi of Mind Static.

"The Dave" & Jason Bundy of Cuban Samich Crises

Weekly Planet's Scott Harrel onstage with St. Felons. I love St. Felons but I still miss The Cocktail Honeys.

Sean Beauville

Wendi of Mind Static was her usual, mesmerizing self.

Billy & The Semis torqued out the night.

Billy Summer of The Semis
Billy played "The Times We Had", a song he wrote for me while in the emergency room. I heard it for the first time on this night. Thanks brother.

photo by Stacy Mathis From In The Raw, Final night, Season 2. Buy the eason 1 CD!

Menu 4 The Evening... Click here 2 See The E•Motion Poster.
Drum Circle 5 - 5:30 p.m.
Blues Punks 5:30 - 5:55
<BREAK> 5:55 - 6:10
Cuban Sandwich Crisis 6:10 - 6:35
<BREAK> 6:35 - 6:50
Lucious P. Slugworth 6:50 - 7:15
<BREAK> raffles/PA setup 7:15 - 7:30
Knowing Stu 7:30 - 7:55
<BREAK> Drum Circle 7:55 - 8:10
Truly Sunday 8:10 - 8:35
<BREAK> Jason Bundy 8:35 - 8:50
The Mercy Seat 8:50 - 9:15
<BREAK> Jason Bundy 9:15 - 9:30
Gravity 9:30 - 9:55
<BREAK> Mind Static 9:55 - 10:10
John McNicholas 10:10 - 10:35
<BREAK> Mind Static 10:35 - 10:50
Rebekah Pulley 10:50 - 11:15
<BREAK> Glitter Guns 11:15 - 11:30
St. Felons 11:30 - 11:55
<BREAK> Glitter Guns 11:55 - 12:10
The Beauvilles 12:10 - 12:35
<BREAK> raffles 12:35 - 12:50
The Semis 12:50 - 1:15
Drum Circle
ROCK FOR HAASE - Scott Harrell (Weekly Planet)

All right, that's it. Apparently, all area players have something on their minds. I would appreciate it very much if every single musician in the Tampa Bay area who has health insurance would go out right now and marry one who doesn't. Then, get CAT scans immediately, the both of you. I'm very sorry to say another talented guy has had another serious cranial trauma: Drummer Eric Haase, who played with Brainiac's Daughter and Mediawhore (among others) before settling behind the kit for Auditorium just a few months ago, was hospitalized a couple of weeks back for a severe cerebral abnormality known as arterio vascular malformation (AVM). While it was originally unknown if he would ever regain the use of his limbs, Haase is walking again, and his chances for a full recovery are good. Of course, he's racked up the usual fucking insane bills and is unable to work, but hey, that's America. A huge, multi-band benefit will be held Saturday, April 3 at St. Pete's State Theatre; if you can help with a donation, please send it to Megan Donoho, 1914 S. Dale Mabry, Tampa, FL 33629.

Floridian: Bay area's top talent takes on Austin
By GINA VIVINETTO, Times Pop Music Critic

Published March 18, 2004

I'm on my way to the South by Southwest music conference in Austin, Texas. Each spring, SXSW, as it is known, gathers the music industry - artists, labels, media - to investigate, celebrate and speculate about what's going on in our universe.
Who are the buzz bands? What are the trends?
Through Sunday, hundreds of bands from the United States and the rest of the planet will converge on Austin - and goodness, this city loves its live music; it has been home to Stevie Ray Vaughan, Willie Nelson and a handful of other stars. SXSW will also feature a keynote speech by Little Richard and interviews with luminaries such as Ani DiFranco, Joan Baez, and Wayne Coyne of the wacky Flaming Lips.
Every live music venue in Austin will be packed with music lovers watching sizzling showcases into the wee hours.
Six acts from the Tampa Bay area are trekking to SXSW to perform as part of the "Flamingo Bandingo," an unofficial showcase held at Club Deville in Austin. The event was organized by the SXSW Music Lovers Group, or SMLG, a small, volunteer group of bay area music lovers led by Lee Courtney, known to listeners of community radio station WMNF-FM 88.5 as DJ Flee.
Flee and his cohorts - Laura Keane, Norwood Orrick and JoEllen Schilke - for the second consecutive year selected what they consider (and I agree) some of the local scene's top acts: alt-noir rockers the Mercy Seat (formerly Private Chinaski, which was formerly Shotgun Wedding),roots-pop singer Rebekah Pulley and her band the Reluctant Prophets, hip-hop outfit Red Tide, jangly singer-songwriter John McNicholas, punky garage rockers Crippled Masters and singer-pianist-guitarist Anna O.
Also joining the gang is scene stalwart Ronnie Elliott, who does double time at SXSW; Elliott performs an official showcase of his own tonight at the Cactus cafe.
The music lovers group, through donations and a series of fundraisers and benefit concerts, raised several thousand dollars to throw a little party, Florida style, serving gator chili, black beans and rice and plenty of beer. Tom White, owner of Skipper's Smokehouse, one of the Tampa Bay area's most jumping music venues, is donating food for 500 people. (White was also a huge supporter of last year's Tampa Bay SXSW showcase.)
The SMLG group even had help from two cigarmakers from both sides of the bay. Greg Haddad from Central Cigars in St. Petersburg sold SMLG hand-rolled cigars at far below cost so the group could give them away at SXSW. Haddad also donated lighters and cutters.
Paul Wilborn, manager of creative industries for the city of Tampa, called SMLG to let them know the J.C. Newman Cigar Co. of his city was donating 50 Cuesta-Rey Centro Fino No. 60 cigars.
Look for more coverage on the Flamingo Bandingo and other SXSW shenanigans in the St. Petersburg Times. For now, listen to some of the bandingo bands by going to www.sptimes.com and clicking on Floridian. The only group you won't find on the site is Red Tide; the trio's debut full-length CD hits stores this month.
THE BAD NEWS: One local band selected by SMLG to be a part of the Flamingo Bandingo showcase was Pinellas County's Auditorium, fronted by boy-about-town Joran Oppelt.
The band canceled those plans and months of gigs after drummer Eric Haase had a brain aneurysm last month.
THE GOOD NEWS: Haase, or "E" as he's known to pals, is in rehabilitation at University Community Hospital in Tampa and shows daily improvement. A benefit concert is in the works: April 3 at the State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Admission is $10.
The lineup includes the Blues Punks, whom I caught for the first time at last month's Cash For Cash: A Tribute For Johnny Cash benefit concert for this SXSW trip.
The band is amazing: greasy guitar, harmonica, foot-stomping, all bad-boy Southern rock. Yee-haw!
Also: Cuban Sandwich Crisis, the effervescently naughty spoken word artiste Lucious P. Slugworth, Knowing Stu, Truly Sunday, the Mercy Seat, John McNicholas, Rebekah Pulley, Gravity, garage punks St. Felons and talented troubadours the Beauvilles.
SPEAKING OF THE BEAUVILLES: The Tampa trio was selected by the Florida chapter of the Recording Academy to perform at the Grammy Showcase this week in Miami. The Beauvilles were one of just six acts selected among more than 250 from Florida and Puerto Rico, competing for $10,000.
If you've seen these guys, who play sophisticated and soulful jazzy pop with plenty of acoustic guitar and upright bass, you understand the band's appeal. Singer-guitarist Shawn Beauville's rich, lovely voice would impress both father and son Buckley (that's the late Tim and the late Jeff Buckley); like them, Beauville's not afraid to express his heart's woe. For that, he makes the girls hearts' go pitter pat, or maybe it's when he sports those dapper hats. A stylish band, the Beauvilles.
-- Gina Vivinetto

Topic:   Benifit at The State Theater Saturday April 3rd
Al The Pal
Lord of this Board
Posts: 668
From: Tampa Florida
Registered: Mar 2002 posted 04-01-2004 09:22               
This information was sent over from "The Southeast Music Alliance" and I feel it should be shared with all Tampa Bay Musicians and Songwriters.
Becky and I will be there early, Please join us if you can.
Stay well, Al Alvarez
Saturday, April 3 | E-MOTION: The Benefit for Eric HaaseOn Tuesday, February 17, Eric Haase, (drummer for St. Petersburg-based Auditorium and Tampa's Mediawhore) known to his friends as "E," was rushed to the emergency room after suffering from a burst cluster of arteries in his brain, otherwise known as an Arterio Vascular Malformation, or AVM. He is currently in rehabilitation at Hearthstone Carrolwood in Tampa. Eric shows more strides to a full recovery every day. There will be a benefit concert at the State Theatre, in St. Petersburg on Saturday, April 3. We are hoping to raise enough money to help Eric get his life back after surviving this near-death experience. Admission will be $10, and raffle tickets will also be sold. Prizes will include gift certificates, sporting goods, memorabilia, art, CDs, and much more. Food will be provided starting at 5:30 p.m. courtesy of Saute Café. The State Theatre is located at 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.If you would like to help, please mail any donations (made payable to The Benefit for Eric Haase) to: Megan Donoho @ 1914 S. Dale Mabry, Tampa, FL 33629.Performers include: Blues Punks, Cuban Sandwich Crisis, Lucious P. Slugworth, Knowing Stu, Truly Sunday, The Mercy Seat, Gravity, John McNicholas, Rebekah Pulley, St. Felons, The Beauvilles, The Semis, Jason Bundy, Mind Static and Glitter Guns as well as a drum circle!Please visit www.smaflorida.com for details or see the ad in this week's Weekly Planet.IP: Logged

Posted by: Al The Pal
From: Tampa Florida
posted 04-05-2004 15:41               
We had a fantastic time hanging at the State Theater in St Pete on Sunday evening. The benefit was a great success as far as we could see with a good turnout, a fantastic raffle and most of all some great live entertainment. Doc and the guys now known as the Blues Punks opened the show playing their Rock and Roll hearts out and got everyone warmed up well. Then a group called The Cuban Sandwich Crisis. Very contemporary with some great material and vocals. Knowing Stu then rocked us with a little heavier blend but still good Rock with a front gal who could really belt and perform.
Im not sure what time Becky and I bailed but it couldnt have been much later that 9-9:30 (got there at 4:45) Man do I feel old.
Great show, all the way around. Cudos Joran and the SMA.
Keep Drummin' Al

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