Hurricane Harvey Benefit
The Manx, Slut Island, Kali Kazoo
5043 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90042
This event is all ages
Hurricane Harvey was the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since Wilma in 2005, ending a record 12-year period with no hurricanes of Category 3 intensity or higher making landfall in the United States. In a four-day period, many areas received more than 40 inches (1,000 mm) of rain as the system meandered over eastern Texas and adjacent waters, causing catastrophic flooding. With peak accumulations of 51.88 in (1,318 mm), Harvey is the wettest tropical cyclone on record in the contiguous United States. The resulting floods inundated hundreds of thousands of homes, displaced more than 30,000 people, and prompted more than 13,000 rescues.
The eighth named storm, third hurricane, and the first major hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, Harvey developed from a tropical wave to the east of the Lesser Antilles, reaching tropical storm status on August 17. The storm crossed through the Windward Islands on the following day, passing just south of Barbados and later near Saint Vincent. Upon entering the Caribbean Sea, Harvey began to weaken due to moderate wind shear and degenerated into a tropical wave north of Colombia early on August 19. The remnants were monitored for regeneration as it continued west-northwestward across the Caribbean and the Yucatán Peninsula, before redeveloping over the Bay of Campeche on August 23. Harvey then began to rapidly intensify on August 24, regaining tropical storm status and becoming a hurricane later that day. While the storm moved generally northwest, Harvey's intensification phase stalled slightly overnight from August 24–25, however Harvey soon resumed strengthening and became a Category 4 hurricane late on August 25. Hours later, Harvey made landfall near Rockport, Texas, at peak intensity.
Harvey has caused at least 48 confirmed deaths; 1 in Guyana, and 47 in the United States. Catastrophic inland flooding is ongoing in the Greater Houston metropolitan area. FEMA director Brock Long called Harvey the worst disaster in Texas history, and expected the recovery to take many years. Preliminary estimates of economic losses range from $10 billion to $160 billion, with a large portion of losses sustained by uninsured homeowners.
Los Angeles based weirdo folk punk metal gore band...banjo accordion mandolin bass drums...
What began as a solo effort in the folk punk scene quickly mutated into an explosive, rhythmic, and idiosyncratic three piece. Kali Kazoo is alternative indie rock infused with existential musings and Ken Burns admiration. With two albums baked, and a third in the oven, they are merging the whimsicality of David Byrne and Björk with the delightfulness of 90s alt rock. This energetic power trio will sneak their melodic tunes into your head before you know what hit you.
The people of Texas and the city of Houston are in a serious state of crisis after the devastation from Hurricane Harvey, and for us, it's hard to ignore the level of loss.