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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Bushwhack to headline Darfur benefit show

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NEW HAVEN - Bushwhack, dubbed as "New Haven’s own 'prog rockers,'" will headline a benefit show for STAND, the student-led division of the Genocide Prevention Network, devoted to stopping the genocide in Darfur, Sudan, organizers said in a statement.
The all-ages show is scheduled for 4 p.m. Nov. 14 at BAR, 254 Crown St., the statement said.
“We are honored to be a part of this event and hope that our fans will join us in raising both money and awareness for this important organization,” Jamie vanDyck, the band’s guitarist, said, also in the statement.
The New Haven-based quartet has received "significant international acclaim for its two recordings: The eponymous titled CD that arrived in 2007 and this year’s EP, Canvas," the statement said.
"The debut recording was all-instrumental and was widely recognized as a breath of fresh air in the progressive music scene."
The band, comprised of vanDyck, Shanbrom, keyboardist Frank Sacramone, and bassist Sean McCuster, have been together since 2005 and while three of four members are still in college, they continue to write and perform new music that manages to be complex, heavy, and melodic at the same time, the statement said.
This performance marks the return of the band to a New Haven venue.
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Donation: $10.00 (all proceeds go to STAND)
Editor's note: Organizers said the Amity Regional High School, Trumbull High School and Yale University chapters of STAND are all part of organizing this event.

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