Feb23

Wild Honey Orchestra Kinks Village Green - AutismThink Tank Benefit

Alex Theatre, 216. North Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA

Tickets are $30,$40, $60, and $110 for VIP that includes parking, show poster, sound check access, and pre-show food reception and meet & greet. The Wild Honey Orchestra & Friends Play THE KINKS ARE THE VILLAGE GREEN PRESERVATION album in its entirety & bonus songs from the same era. Hosted by our favorite writer Chris Morris, the event, which will benefit the Autism Think Tank, will take place Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 at 8 p.m., at the historic Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd. in downtown Glendale, Calif.GUESTS: Baseball Project: Mike Mills (REM), Steve Wynn, Linda Pitmon, & Scott McCaughey (Minus 5 & Young Fresh Fellows)Mike Viola, Jason Falkner, Nick Guzman, Redd Kross, Terry Reid, Darian Sahanaja, Probyn Gregory, Clem Burke, John Easdale, Kristian Hoffman, Carla Olson, Millie McGuire, Dan Wilson, Freedy Johnston, Dennis Diken (Smithereens), Anna Waronker and Rachel Haden, Ira Kaplan (Yo La Tengo), Syd Straw, Those Pretty Wrongs (Jody Stephens-Big Star & Luther Russell), Elliot Easton (Cars), The Three O'Clock, Peter Holsapple & Chris Stamey, Thomas Walsh (Pugwash), Mark Eitzel (American Music Club), Steve Stanley, Andrew Sandovaland many moreLed by acclaimed musical director Rob Laufer (whose credits include George Martin’s Hollywood Bowl tribute to Sgt. Pepper), Wild Honey Orchestra and Friends will present a full and faithful recreation 1968's masterpiece THE KINKS ARE THE VILLAGE GREEN PRESERVATION SOCIETY, with an additional full set of Kinks songs from the pre-1973 era to augment and paint the full picture of this masterpiece. A good example is this recent Wild Honey Orchestra performance of the Buffalo Springfield’s “On The Way Home” by original lead singer, Richie Furay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFqtu8syP2QCurrent members of the Wild Honey Orchestra include a who’s who of respected L.A. recording artists: musical director Rob Laufer, guitar, vocals; Elliot Easton of the Cars, Jim Laspesa (Brian Wilson/Dave Davies); David Goodstein, drums/vocals; Derrick Anderson (The Bangles) and Robby Scharf, bass guitar; Chris Price (Emitt Rhodes) and Willie Aron, keyboards, vocals; Jordan Summers (Jakob Dylan), Danny McGough (Tom Waits and more), keyboards; Dan Rothchild, bass; guitarists Andrew Sandoval & Rob Bonfiglio: Nelson Bragg, percussion; Probyn Gregory, Kaitlin Wolfberg (L.A. String Explosion) and Lyn Bertles, strings.. After performing at the 2015 Wild Honey White Album show, Chris Collingwood of Fountains of Wayne declared the Wild Honey Orchestra to be “just about the most cracking backup band I’ve ever heard. I told my friends that playing with that many amazing musicians behind me felt like piloting a 747.”As with last year’s sold-out tribute to The Buffalo Springfield with Richie Furay at the Alex, the concert will benefit the Autism Think Tank. This non-profit organization brings together a team of top autism specialists, via an Internet medical conference, to tackle the medical and psychological problems faced by children and young adults with autism like Wild Honey co-organizer Paul Rock’s 14-year-old son Jake, whose own issues have improved since his involvement with the organization. Dating back to 1994, the 501(3)(c), non-profit Wild Honey’s numerous grassroots benefit events have featured appearances by Brian Wilson, Dave Davies (Kinks), Richie Furay, Garth Hudson, Jackson Browne, Carlene Carter, Alex Chilton, The Bangles, Beach Boy Al Jardine, Micky Dolenz, Mike Mills (R.E.M), Al Stewart, Denny Laine, Tony Asher, Dave Gregory of XTC, Danny Hutton, Terry Reid, Chuck Negron, Matthew Sweet, Colin Hay, Dan Wilson, Jody Stephens of Big Star, The Continental Drifters, the late P.F. Sloan, Jon Brion, Peter Case, The Plimsouls, Victoria Williams, The Williams Brothers, Dave Alvin, The Blue Shadows, Aimee Mann, Michael Penn, Scott Miller from the Loud Family, Ann Magnuson, and many others. The shows have been produced at the Alex Theatre and various Los Angeles-area locations including the Morgan-Wixson Theater, the Roxy, the Knitting Factory (Hollywood) and the El Rey Theatre.As always we are offering access to the dress rehearsals (Thursday 21st or Friday 22nd) to help pay for the travel costs of our out-of-town artists (including some guest from overseas)- $200 for a single day pass, $300 for two passes (either day). $500 for 4 (either day). Donate here with credit cards or paypal. Click here: https://paypal.me/wildhoneyfoundationFor more information about the Autism Think Tank please go to http://www.autismthinktanknj.org/ For more information on the Wild Honey Foundation, please go to: https://www.facebook.com/groups/183120448393501/ # # #For more information regarding the Wild Honey Benefit at the Alex Theatre, please contact:Paul Rock • Wild Honey • (323) 255-8839 • gorky15@yahoo.comCary Baker • Conqueroo • (323) 656-1600 • cary@conqueroo.com

$30 - $110