A Benefit for Ronald McDonald House at The Bell House on Wed w/ Your Vegas, Arpline, Hooray For Earth, & Fugitive Souls

Benefit for Ronald McDonald House

Jonny Leather is mounting the latest installment in his benefit concert series on Wednesday, August 12 at the Bell House. The proceeds from this month’s show will be used to purchase music, instruments and equipment for the children at the Ronald McDonald House in NYC. Here’s what the lineup looks like for Wednesday night:

Your Vegas – “In My Head” (mp3) | Video
ARPLINE (formerly Kiss Off) 10pm
Hooray For Earth – “Surrounded By Your Friends” (Miadis Remix mp3)
ArpLine – “Fold Up Like A Piece of Paper” (mp3)
Fugitive Souls – “A Secret Weighs A Ton” (mp3)

The Bell House
149 7th Street (b/w 2nd & 3rd Aves.)
Brooklyn, NY
Doors at 7pm
$10, 21+

More info about the bands and Ronald McDonald House after the jump.

YOUR VEGAS www.myspace.com/yourvegas
“It helps that lead singer Coyle Girelli is a latter-day Bono who can make poignant declaratives soar over bright guitar jangle and layers of synth, but the arena-pop sound is nothing without expert songwriting. You need surging verses, big choruses and lyrics about everything anyone in the world ever cared about. “A Town and Two Cities” has all that too.” – Associated Press

“”¦Your Vegas does an admirable job of balancing theatricality and bombast with an emotionally engaging message.” – Billboard

“Big, breathy, gauzily emotive radio rock is the order of the day on Your Vegas’ new one, A Town and Two Cities. The Leeds, UK quintet’s frontman, Coyle Girelli, carries most of the weight with his Bono-esque wait.” – Time Out New York

ARPLINE www.myspace.com/arpline
“Rarely have I had the opportunity to see a band evolve over time, as I have Arpline over the past couple of years. Although their sound has always been inventive, they have stepped it up, bringing in some brass and a new atmosphere to push them to the next level. With songs like “Fold Up Like a Piece of Paper” and “Weekend in the Colonies” you can’t deny there is an intelligence and craft to each song. And it will definitely make you move your feet.”

HOORAY FOR EARTH www.myspace.com/hooray4earth
“If you weren’t at Bell House with the always fierce Shilpa Ray & her Happy Hookers this Wednesday, you missed the discovery of a new indie gem, Hooray For Earth. No worries; we nabbed you a track to prove it. “Video Store” is a bit more woozy and light than their other ’90s lo-fi and punk-tinged tracks but nonetheless infectious. Made after lead singer Noel had been awake for 105 hours straight to a point he couldn’t see straight, the track sweeps, droops and undulates you into supine daze. Think Joy Division + Guided By Voices + a lot of narcoleptic visions.” RCRD LBL

FUGITIVE SOULS www.myspace.com/fugitivesouls
Brooklyn’s Fugitive Souls are here to serenade you with the dark, romantic melodies on this week’s free download, “Hang On”, off their debut EP, Strangers. Singer, Mark Allen, formerly of the The Shapes, delivers an intimate, yet powerful performance akin to Muse’s Matt Bellamy. Beautiful piano chords punctuate Allen’s vocals while disco rhythms beat across the drummer’s hi-hat”¦””OurStage

Ronald McDonald House: is a place where the parents of children that are in a nearby hospital can stay at night for reduced or no cost. The first Ronald McDonald House opened in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1974. In 1985, the first Ronald McDonald House outside the United States opened, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands[citation needed]. In 1991, the 150th Ronald McDonald House opened, in Paris, France. On July 25, 2005, the 250th opened, in Caracas, Venezuela. Currently, there are 271 Ronald McDonald Houses operating in 30 countries. In 1994, the Chronicle of Philanthropy, an industry publication, released the results of the largest study of charitable and non-profit organization popularity and credibility conducted by Nye Lavalle & Associates. The study showed that Ronald McDonald House was ranked as the 2nd “most popular charity/non-profit in America” of over 100 charities researched with 50% of Americans over the age of 12 choosing Love and Like A lot for Ronald McDonald House.