Brooklyn Responds: Katrina Benefit @ Southpaw

This was a jam packed show of great bands playing for a good cause. Richard Buckner, They Might Be Giants, The Wrens, acoustic Nada Surf, and Sam Champion. Everyone played great. The show was sold out but mainly due to the TMBG fans. As soon as they were done, Southpaw was empty, which I was shocked because there were 3 more great bands left! Weird. Wrens played a few songs off Meadowlands and Matthew & Ira tested out their new material acoustically. I was bummed cuz there was only 15 people there to listen. By the time Sam Champion took the stage the crowd dwindled to about 5. I’m glad I stayed cuz they played a decent set. Their music is better live than on disc.