Legendary Seattle radio DJ Marco Collins hosts a MusicCares benefit

Posted November 24th, 2015 by genestout

Marco Collins

Marco Collins

By GENE STOUT

Seattle DJ Marco Collins, who was the subject of the SIFF film “The Glamour and the Squalor,” is putting his energy and passion into a benefit for MusicCares, a national organization that helps musicians in need.

The organization operated by The Recording Academy.

The event, dubbed “Every Little Counts (sic), is at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at Neumos, 925 E. Pike St. Tickets are $12.

A collective of Seattle bands and DJs will play the music of New Order, the influential 1980s English rock band that fused post-punk rock with electronic dance music.

The lineup includes FM Collective (feat. Ken Stringfellow of The Posies), Fly Moon Royalty, Daniel Blue (Motopony), Eric Anderson (Cataldo) and Andrew Joslyn (Macklemore), THE FAME RIOT, Lazer Kitty (featuring Vox Mod), HARPS and DJ Eric Blood.

To learn more about MusicCares, visit the official website here.

“Simplified, they save lives,” Collins says. “They help musicians (and people in the music industry) when the chips are down. I don’t just mean ultrafamous musicians, I mean EVERYONE. From the punk band who practices down the street to arena-sized superstars. Rehab, sober living, counseling, 12 Step meetings at music festivals, funds for medical emergencies, etc., are all part of the services they provide.

“They give. A LOT. I know this because at one point in my life, I was literally homeless. Being thrown out of a shitty hotel in Miami. They got me on a plane to L.A. and I went directly into sober living. They’ve also helped me with rehab and therapy. Lots of therapy. Although my path has not been perfect, I owe my life to them and every opportunity I have, I’ll give back in any way I can.”

One hundred percent of ticket sales (after the cost of the venue) are going directly to MusiCares. All the bands are playing for free to help the cause.

Tickets are available through the following link.

Read more about Collins here.


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