Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center faves Xiu Xiu are performing there tonight with well-respected soul-folkies tUnE-yArDs. The show is just about sold out: According to the venue, there are only 25 tickets left at the door, available on a first-come, first-served basis. However, if you do attend, you might want to bring some extra money. On this current tour, the electronic noiseniks/glam annihilators are raising money for At The Crossroads, which a publicist's press release calls "a San Francisco-based nonprofit that helps street youth through counseling, outreach, and other services." Different amounts of donated money earn you different things; those details and a stream of Xiu Xiu's latest album, Dear God, I Hate Myself, below.
$1 (show only): Everyone who donates a dollar or more at the show will get together at the end of the show for a big group picture. The band will then post these pictures online. $5: The band will mail you a postcard, probably made by Xiu Xiu, sent while on the road. $10: Xiu Xiu will email one of a kind picture of the band on the road + description of what's going on before and after, not during. $30: The band will mail you any random thing bought at a gas station, thrift store, or anywhere! from the road $50: The band will mail you a special David Horvitz collection of Xiu Xiu photos.
In addition, the press release says:
If a collective total of $5000 of donations is reached, Xiu Xiu will release a never before released song, a collaboration with Mary Pearson (High Places), for free to download. At the end of fundraising, the band will read out the names of everyone who donated on camera and will put the video online.
If you do miss out, these things are also available at the band's official website.