As reported here on the October 31st New York State of Mind Amoeblog NYC indie record label Norton Records was among the hard hit victims of Superstorm Sandy and at that time were reaching out to folks in the immediate area to help out in their recovery. The beloved label's Brooklyn warehouse suffered what they described in the days following the storm as "devastating destruction" (see the video by Dust & Grooves above to get an idea) from Hurricane Sandy that they sadly reported "destroyed most of Norton's catalog stock." The revered record label, that celebrated its 25th anniversary this time last year when they revived the career of Dave "Baby" Cortez. boasts a rich and extensive catalog with lots of great obscurities and a list of diverse artists that includes Esquerita, Charlie Feathers, Figures of Light, Flat Duo Jets, Rudy Ray Moore, Doug Sahm, Gene Vincent, Gino Washington, Andre Williams, Link Wray, and Roy Loney.
The San Francisco based Roy Loney along with fellow Flamin' Groovies founder Cyril Jordan are among those in the Bay Area who are rallying to the call to help out Norton Records in this time of dire need with a December 16th, Sunday afternoon benefit show at the Elbo Room in San Francisco. The packed and talented lineup includes Roy Loney & The Phantom Movers, Overwhelming Colorfast with special guest Cyril Jordan, The Chuckleberries (feat. Russell Quan, Jay Rosen, David Kurtz, and Dave Seabury), The TommorowMen (feat. Ferenc Dobronyi & Danny Snyder), the Sonics tribute band Dirty Robbers (feat Paul Martin of The Vipers), Rue '66 (ex Cat Heads), and The Devil-ettes. Also including DJ's Ruby White and Sid Presley the five hour planned show should be pretty action packed with all those bands scheduled. It will also likely sell out so get tickets (only $10 or $11.34 with service fee) in advance and help out Norton Records in their time of need. Sunday December 16th: 2pm doors, 230pm showtime - until 7:15pm. Elbo Room is located at 647 Valencia (Between 17th and 18th Streets) in San Francisco, CA 94110. More club info and More benefit info.