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Westside Food Bank Benefit Show

There may be a lot of bitchy backbiting in the music business at large, but on a local level, great P-town bands understand the spirit of the season. Local rockers Goodbye Tomorrow are the epitome of "good sports" -- when the musicians parted ways with bassist David Roat, they posted a heartfelt lament on their Web site with sincere wishes for his future success. They're also donating their time, playing a show without payment to help feed the hungry. Emo on with your sweet selves! Goodbye Tomorrow shares the bill with Yancey, a "post-core, post-punk" three-piece that considers fellow locals Batter the Drag an influence; Gilbert indie rockers Ashbury, whose promising demo is full of cleverly crafted melodic tunes; and songwriter Matt Reveles, who'll provide some acoustic rock. $7 will get you in the door, and food donations will get you a warm, fuzzy feeling in your tummy.
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Niki D'Andrea has covered subjects including drug culture, women's basketball, pirate radio stations, Scottsdale staycations, and fine wine. She has worked at both New Times and Phoenix Magazine, and is now a freelancer.
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