Friday, October 16, 2009

Hideout to host 11/12 benefit show for Scotland Yard Gospel Choir

Scotland Yard Gospel Choir (Bloodshot Records)

Late last month the six members of Chicago's Scotland Yard Gospel Choir were injured in a van accident while driving to an out of state gig, resulting in a heap of medical bills and damaged equipment. To help out the group during this difficult time, two fellow Chicago-based bands, The 1900s and Brighton, MA, will play a benefit show at Hideout on Thursday, November 12. Tickets, available here, are $12. All proceeds will go to SYGC.

According to updates from the band's label, Bloodshot Records, one member, Mark Yoshizumi, remains hospitalized, while another, Mary Ralph, was just released this week. Here are the three latest updates:

UPDATE (10/2): Mark had another successful surgery yesterday, but remains in serious condition.

UPDATE (10/12):
Great news! Mark has been transferred out of ICU.

UPDATE (10/14):
Mary is leaving the hospital today -- she says, "I've still got a lot of physical and occupational therapy in my future, but I've progressed to walking with a cane already."

If you can't make it to the show, but would still like to help the band, you can do so via a PayPal account set up for donations here.

For more information on The 1900s, check out our reviews of the band's various releases:
- Cold and Kind (LP)
- Plume Delivery (EP)
- Medium High (EP)
- Everybody's Got a Collection (single)

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