NY Music For Charity: Sensitive Guys With Guitars

Sunday, December 07, 2008

If these digital flyers don't suck you in to this event where you'll not only support Asian American music, but also good causes - I'm not sure what will.

I got sent an e-mail out from my man Jay Legaspi in NY who along with several other Asian American artists are putting on an event to help raise funds for two charities, and it should definitely be something you get out and support.

Here's some portions of the e-mail that Jay sent on over:

On December 12, several of my friends (all asian-american artists) and I are holding an event at a teashop in Chinatown to raise funds for charity.

We're taking a cheapshot at our genre and we called ourselves and the show "Sensitive Guys with Guitars". It honestly started when we decided to take pictures at a lakeside in Queens argyled out and it sprouted into the series of fundraising shows that we're having.

Our December shows are funding 2 charities. The first charity is GILAS, which is an initiative in the Philippines to fully wire all the public schools in the country with the Internet, so the kids will be able to connect with the world, and hopefully, become familiar with upcoming technology so that the next generation of graduates won't get left behind in the digital age.

The second charity we're donating to Team Kaila/Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The money we raise for the JDRF is actually being donated in honor of our friend Kaila, who is lives with Type 1 Diabetes. Team Kaila was the name of the walkathon team her mother formed.

The first event is being held here:

December 12, 2008
Silk Road Cafe
30 Mott St.
Chinatown, NYC

We also have a second event in NJ:

December 20, 2008
PJ's Coffee
315 Raritan Ave
Highland Park, NJ
If you're curious about the digital flier, Jay and his friends were going for the classic vinyl LP look - and I think they got it down.

Here's more "classic vinyl" video and what being sensitive really means from the SGWG crew:

So definitely get on out and support the cause - they've clearly put in a ton of work to make this go and make it fun for everyone. Feel free to grab the images from this post - or the whole post - and just promote it as much as you can.

Check out their site at http://www.sensitiveguyswithguitars.com.