100 Monkeys Go Bananas For a Good Cause

When it comes to honoring a friend’s memory, the 100 Monkeys do not monkey around.

On April 24th, the band (which features Twilight star Jackson Rathbone) will host a series of concerts in Dallas to raise money for researching adrenal cancer, the disease that took the life of their good friend, Spencer Bell, in 2006. They will play an all ages concert in the afternoon and an 18+ evening show at Trees in Dallas.

“Spencer was very creative, and when he got into a song or project or idea it would start to take on its own momentum,” recalls band member Ben Johnson. “He would become very focused and it was inspiring to me and other people around him.”

The shows, part of the Spencer Bell Legacy Project, will feature Spencer Bell staples The Stevedores, Drew and the Medicinal Pen, and Tin Tin Can, along with new bands, The Kissing Club and Evro.

Plus, the Monkeys will give fans a chance to win special prizes (including a raffle), along with once-in-a-lifetime meetings with them and all the other bands in attendance.

The tickets for the special shows will be offered online at a special presale price, and winners for the prizes need not be present to win.

An online auction will also take place in February for an interview with the bands, a dinner with them, and a private meet-and-greet in a special VIP area. The auctions will go live on February 22nd and run through March 5th, 2010, so go wild with your bids — it’s fun and charitable!

Fans can also participate in contests for the Spencer Bell Legacy Project by designing a music video for the song “Lonesome Ballad of Lonesome Boy” or entering a t-shirt design contest (calling creative types!). The song can be found at www.spencerbellmemorial.com. The Spencer Bell Legacy will produce the winning t-shirt design and the music video will be played at the concert and on the SBL’s website.

All the information on the auctions, raffles, tickets, and other great links and information can be found at www.asccnow.com.




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7 responses to “100 Monkeys Go Bananas For a Good Cause

  1. Debbie

    Hey – have a question for 100 Monkeys and their upcoming performance at the Spencer Bell Legacy Concert —

    check out Portrait Magazine

    They will be running a feature article on the Legacy Concert and 100 Monkeys involvement in an upcoming issue – and they’re asking for questions from the readers.

    So have a question? Now’s your time to ask!

    Just to note those who purchase their Legacy concert tickets by January 31, 2010 will be entered in a drawing for balcony seats. Those who are unable to attend can still participate in the contests and raffles.

  2. Debbie

    Another reminder that people who purchase their Spencer Bell Legacy concert tickets by January 31, 2010 will be entered into a drawing for balcony seats (these are the best seats at the show).
    Those who are unable to attend can still participate in the raffle and contests. The raffle information is on the same page as the concert information, http://www.asccnow.com/legacyconcert.html

    We have added a very creative contest, one might think it was formed due to one of the band members proclivity to wear a hat. Maybe it was subconsciously on this person’s mind, maybe not. The contest is titled Mad Hatter and details have been posted. See the information at the contest page http://www.asccnow.com/contests.html

    You might also want to know that Kelly Garrett Rathbone will be at the Deep Ellum Arts Festival on April 2-4, 2010 in Dallas, TX. She is creating a collection specifically for this festival and has generously agreed to donate part of her profits to adrenal cancer research. http://www.asccnow.com/events.html

  3. Debbie

    A new Spencer Bell CD and a new Spencer Bell Legacy t-shirt will be available at this concert. The CD will also be available at Bamboozle, a music festival held on May 1 and 2 at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in NJ. 100Monkeys will perform there on May 1

  4. Debbie

    100Monkeys will return to Poor David’s Pub in Dallas for April 23rd, the night before the Spencer Bell Legacy concert. Doors open at 8, show at 9pm. Tickets are $14. Frontgate tickets is the site to purchase tickets. http://tickets.frontgatetickets.com/choose.php?b=1&lid=40348&eid=46958 If anyone was at the last show, you know that the venue is perfect for viewng the stage (except for a few spots) and the boys really had fun.

  5. Debbie

    From another forum Have a hard time waking up in the morning? Wish 100 Monkeys and Spencer Bell got more radio play?? Tune in Wednesday mornings with me @ wsinradio.org and listen to my college radio show temporarily entitled : “Wake up with me” I will be incorporating both Spencer and The Monkeys into my play list every week and will play them on air. I even take requests. I’ll play other stuff too, and give you a bit of news/weather etc. Nothing but music and love here!!!! Additional information: the show is 9-10 wednesdays eastern standard time. But this website streams all over the world 🙂 so anyone who is awake feel free to tune in!

  6. Debbie

    Just a reminder that the auctions for the Spencer Bell Legacy concert go LIVE this Monday. There is an auction for a meet and greet with the bands at the evening show, dinner with the bands, or you can interview them. Go to http://www.sblauctions.com/ to register and then come back on Monday to bid.

  7. Debbie

    I mentioned that the auctions for the Spencer Bell Legacy concert are LIVE. What I neglected to say is that you get to bring one friend to share the fun with if you have the winning bid. So it makes sense for you and your friend to pool your resources to have a higher bid
    In additon to the auctions, there are items being raffled and you do NOT need to be present to win. One of the items makes me really wish that I am not one of the organizers of this event…..someone will walk away with a signed 100Monkeys band portrait (note that all the bands will have a portrait including The Stevedores!) If you have heard of or been to a Bowling for Soup show, they donated a signed guitar. Simple Plan has donated autographed photos. How about this gem…a Kelly Rathbone one time only designed shirt signed by band. And be sure to check out the designs done for 100Monkeys by Punk You Chucks, because you can have your own unique Spencer Bell Legacy sneakers designed by them. http://punkyourchucks.com/

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