A Strummerville Foundation benefit and Joe Strummer/Clash tribute took place at the Bowery in New York City on January 29th. The evening was hosted by MTV's Matt Pinfield and featured performances from members of Bad Brains, Gaslight Anthem, The Hold Steady, CroMags, and more. Money raised from the event goes to the Strummerville Foundation, an non-profit independent organization set up in 2003 (the year after Strummer's death) which helps support emerging artists. Video from the January 29th benefit is posted below.
Meanwhile, a Strummerville charity auction is going on now through February 18th and includes some exclusive and one-of-a-kind items. The Rock & Roll Auction includes prints, concert tickets, signed items and more from Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, Elvis Costello, Green Day, and Dropkick Murphys among others. Take a look at the items up for auction and place a bid over at CharityBuzz.
"Police & Thieves"
"I'm So Bored With The U.S.A."
"Police On My Back"
"Brand New Cadillac"