Join TAUK for a Hurricane Sandy Benefit at Spike Hill on Thanksgiving Weekend

After having turkey day with the relatives, you’ll be more than ready to relax and enjoy some live music…

Local jazz-rock fusion ensemble, TAUK is throwing a Hurricane Sandy Benefit with three other bands on Saturday, November 24th.

The band was on tour with Perpetual Groove when Hurricane Sandy hit, and they returned to find friends and neighbors had lost their homes. The group then decided to have a benefit to help those in need in New York and New Jersey.

“I have some friends with children that lost their house entirely and have to rebuild their lives completely,” says TAUK keyboardist A.C. Carter. “My elderly neighbor has a huge tree lodged into his bedroom and can’t mangage by himself. Often times we take for granted the luxuries we have and, given Thanksgiving is approaching, I feel we have a responsibility to be human and help each other get through this difficult time.”

It will be a night of experimental fun with music for everyone’s taste: TAUK is headlining at 11pm, the Brighton Beat perform at 10pm, Ishmael at 9pm and EfraimEfraim at 8pm.

A $10 donation is encouraged for All Hands Volunteers ( to help families rebuild after the storm. All the money donated at the show will be matched by sponsors and given to families who have lost their homes. There will also be a coat drive for the Red Cross. If you give a donation, or a jacket, you will be entitled to a free beer.

So get in the spirit and head to Spike Hill on Bedford Avenue, one of the five best live music venues in Brooklyn according to CBS NY, on Saturday night with a donation or a coat and rock for a cause. You can expect to hear some new tunes from TAUK, who are working on a new full-length.

For more info: and you can RSVP to the Facebook event here.

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Lisa Heffernan received a master’s in Communications from Emerson College before moving to New York. She has worked for publications such as: Details, Nylon, Rolling Stone, Time Out, Newport Mercury, American Songwriter and W magazine.