Friday, April 16, 2010

Beyondmedia Presents EXTRAVABANDZA!

Friday, April 16, 2010

This past Sunday, Beyondmedia Education held their EXTRAVABANDZA fundraiser (a pre-cursor to its annual gala in October) at Red Line Tap in Rogers Park. The evening featured four talented bands donating their talents for Beyondmedia’s media-driven, non-profit efforts, as well as a live auction and a raffle.

Here, Executive Director Salome Chasnoff offers a heartfelt message:

SALOME'S WELCOME
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The evening was emceed by Madsen Minax and Simon Fisher, who, outside Beyondmedia’s offices, also comprise the folk music duo Actor Slash Model and have produced a film through Beyondmedia about transgendered and gender-variant musicians across the country which will premiere at DePaul University on May 8.

Shaboom, a women’s drumming troupe, kicked off EXTRAVABANDZA with some synchronized drumming:

SHABOOM
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Here, Madsen and Simon explain the auction bidding process:

HOW IT WORKS
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The auction prizes included a free social media consultation session, homemade gourmet cupcakes, dogwalking services, and even juggling lessons from Beyondmedia Development Director Ronit Belazel:

RONIT SHOWS OFF HER MOTOR SKILLS
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But it wouldn’t have been an EXTRAVABANDZA without the bands! The evening’s lineup included The Nuisance, The Polymer Twins, 8-Inch Betsy and Transcendental Splitters.

Here is 8-Inch Betsy, who will be touring the East Coast next month (turn your speakers down for this one—it’s powerful):

8 INCH BETSY ("UH OH")
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The evening was a howling success (pun intended!), raising over $2,700 for Beyondmedia’s programs. Congratulations, gang!

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