Local Bands Rock for DC's Homeless

On Saturday, August 19, three local bands will perform at the Black Cat to benefit Street Sense, the D.C. area newspaper on poverty and other social issues sold by homeless individuals.

Joe Lally, the former bass player for the legendary punk band Fugazi, will be headlining the show. Other acts will include The Hard Tomorrows, who were named "DC's Indie Darlings" by the Washington Post, and Jinxed at Twelve.

"We hope not only to raise money, but even more awareness for this unique publication. This organization allows the homeless community to speak out and earn money for themselves. It's an honor to be a part of such an amazing cause," said Rob Pierangeli of The Hard Tomorrows.

All of the money collected at the door will go to support Street Sense and its approximately 45 homeless and formerly homeless vendors. Tickets for the concert are $10 and are available at the door or at www.blackcatdc.com.