Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Smells like teen spirit...Teenage Cancer Trust charity gig this Saturday!
Cancer. It's a bitch/bastard. I was watching a documentary last week about Kris Hallenga who's devoting the last months/years of her life to raising awareness of cancer in young people (she was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer at 23...there ain't no stage 5...) and apparently one in three of us will develop some form of the disease in our lives. Yep, one in three. If you're with friends or family right now take a look around you and let that one sink in for a second.
Anyway, this weekend there's a damn fine line up of bands putting on a gig to raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust who do all sorts of great work supporting young people with cancer across the country. Getting cancer at any stage in life must be a pisser, but when you're in your teens? Balls to that. Speaking of balls the gig's been organised by Thomas Wagstaff (formerly of legendary punksters Beestung Lips now with Female Smell) who himself had testicular cancer a while back (now happily sorted) and who was clearly helped enormously by the charity. Tickets are just a fiver (or £9 with a free drink and a raffle ticket thrown in) and it all kicks off (quite literally given the quality of the bands) at 7.30pm this Saturday April 5th at Muthers Studio (just by Digbeth Coach Station). Here's just a snatch (it's all about below the waist today isn't it? Must be Spring) of what you can expect...