Friday, November 02, 2007

Friends Of John: Ra Ra Riot Benefit Concert

Just wanted to pass along information on Friends Of John, a benefit concert that is happening in honor of John Pike, the late drummer of Syracuse band Ra Ra Riot. The show is happening December 15th in Boston at Middle East Downstairs and will feature performances by Ra Ra Riot, Tokyo Police Club, Vampire Weekend and special guests. Tickets are $15 and you must be 18+ to attend.

All proceeds from ticket sales will go towards the John Ryan Pike Memorial Foundation.

For those of you who are unable to make it to the show but would still like to donate to the memorial fund, donations can be sent to the John Ryan Pike Memorial Fund:

c/o Citizens Bank
37 Enon Street
Beverly, MA 01915

Or via Paypal to: johnryanpikememorialfund(AT)

Started by his family, the John Ryan Pike Memorial Foundation is going to begin a lending library of musical instruments that will allow underprivileged children to begin playing by borrowing an instrument, or simply provide them access to an instrument that they may have never tried before. The foundation plans to join forces with local high schools and colleges to bring these children together with students who are willing to volunteer music lessons. The long term hope for the foundation is that one day, they will have the means necessary to create a rehearsal/recording space and ultimately a community where musicians can continue on in the pursuit of John's passion, playing and creating music.

For more information on the foundation you email: johnrpikememorialfund(AT)

[Myspace] John Pike


Blogger Ryan of the RSL blog said...

Very worthy cause and some great bands. It just wrote this about RRR the other day: X

7:48 PM EDT  

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