I kept wondering when/if Versus was going to do a benefit for the Philippines after Typhoon Yolanda and now they are. According to Brooklyn Vegan, they are planning a big gig at Shea Stadium in NYC this Saturday (January 11, 2014).
Versus are a fantastic live band. I saw them at the old Black Cat in D.C. a bunch of times and they were consistently one of the best acts I've ever seen. Richard Baluyut and Fontaine Toups and the rest of Versus have a solid back catalog of tunes -- and maybe some new stuff? -- and I wish I was back in America to see this gig on Saturday.
Details on the concert are here.
Versus has a Facebook page and it's here.
There's a Facebook page for the concert and it's here.
And here's a reminder of how much you love Versus.
Here's an amazing live cover of a classic from The Pretenders as done by Versus with special guest Ira Kaplan of Yo La Tengo. This rocks!