Published Jul 02, 2008The New Pornographers are good people, and to prove it, theyre engaging in some good-hearted fundraising. At the Vancouvers upcoming Stanley Park Singing Exhibition, the power poppers have announced they will be raising some green for both the ALS Society of Canada and the Urban Native Youth Association.
During the two-night fest, the band will be collecting contributions for the charities, as well as giving them 100 percent of the proceeds made from merch table, which will be boasting exclusive T-shirts, limited-edition prints and signed posters. Also, in the lead-up to the festival, the band said on their MySpace blog that they will sell some of the charity items in advance for any out-of-towners (see, good people).
The ALS Society of Canada is the countrys only voluntary health organisation dedicated exclusively to the fight of ALS, or Lou-Gehrig's disease, while the Urban Native Youth Association provides education, job training and social services to First Nations youth in the Vancouver area.
To refresh your memory, the Stanley Park Singing Exhibition takes place August 31 and September 1, and features performances by Neko Case, Destroyer, Deerhoof, the Evaporators, Andrew Bird and Stevie Jackson of Belle & Sebastian. (Still no word on that "special guest, by the way.)
Here again is the festival line-up:
The New Pornographers
Stevie Jackson of Belle and Sebastian