elliott smith tribute shows


kansas city, mo: this will be the third installment of the elliott smith memorial show! our feelers are out on some repeat musicians, and we''d also like to extend an invitation to anyone in our area who would be willing to take the time to learn the songs of elliott smith and perform them for an appreciative crowd. it is a benefit show that, in the past, has raised over $1600 for underprivileged children to learn to play an instrument, which has proven to be an excellent booster of intellect and ability to learn standard academics.

* where: the brick, 1727 mcgee, kansas city, mo * sunday, oct. 19 @ 10p.m. *cost: $5 - $7 * age limit: 21+ (thanks to jeremy for sending this in!)


newtown, sydney: there is going to be a tribute show at the vanguard in newtown, sydney on october 21st. details are can be found at http://www.thevanguard.com.au/. (thanks to matt)

athens, greece: thanks to for glorybox posting a message via the official elliott smith myspace page that there is going to be a tribute in athens, greece on october 21st. the tribute is going to be at bios (peiraios 84, athens) and tickets will be sold for 3 euros and proceeds will be going to charity! 11 bands will be playing and if you are interested in more information, please go here.

london: just thought i'd let you know that to mark the 5th anniversary of the passing of the greatest songwriter of our generation, the following event will be taking place in london to raise money for esmf:

21st october 2008
'a fond farewell - a tribute to elliott smith 1969-2003', the fox & firkin, lewisham high street, lewisham, london SE13

dexy (http://www.myspace.com/dexyspace), ross drummond (http://www.myspace.com/rossdaviddrummond), the new happiness (http://www.myspace.com/thenewhappiness)

all playing sets of elliott/heatmiser songs. it is free entry as most shows at this bar are, but we will be encouraging people to give as generously as possible to esmf. the bar manager has already said that they will be making a contribution and all of us playing will be donating the money we would make from the show to esmf. please do come along london people and help us celebrate elliott's life and music. (thanks to dexy for sending this in!)

uk radio tribute: on tuesday the 21st of october, leeds student radio will be broadcasting a tribute to elliott smith, including interviews and songs. the tribute will be part of a programme called 'big elephants' and we'l be encouraging people to email and text in requests and messages. the show will start at 8pm uktime, but can be heard not only in the uk but around the world from the stations webiste; www.lsrfm.com (special thanks to rich)

montreal, canada: i just wanted to let you know that i am organizing a tribute show for elliott in montreal. proceeds will go to the es memorial fund. the tribute show is at l'esco (4467 st. denis street (at mont royal)). october 21st - live music all night! starts at 9:00. (thanks kieren)

prince edward island, canada: just thought you should know that there is an elliott smith tribute show in a little city named charlottetown, in prince edward island canada. the show is being held at baba's lounge on oct 21, 2008. (thanks to dennis)

omaha, nebraska: i'd appriciate it very much if you wouldn't mind posting a blog or bulletins about an event being held in omaha on the 21st of october. i've contacted saddle creek records and a few local organizations asking them to also help spread the word. If you have any questions, please feel free to send me an email. margaretmcmakin@gmail.com thank you so much. xox

elliott smith candlelight memorial and tribute, gene leahy mall, 6-11pm october 21st, 2008, omaha, nebraska

if you are free on october 21st and are a fan of elliott smith who lives in the omaha area, i'd love to invite you to be a part of the celebration of elliott's life. plan to meet by the slides @ gene leahy mall, 6pm. local musicians, poets, artists and fans feel free to gather by candlelight and pay tribute to such an influential artist. please feel free to come with your guitars. performance will be encouraged--plan for a big sing-along. :) we will have acess to electricity, so plugging in speakers/amp for microphone is possible. if interested in helping with planning, please feel free to call margaret at 402.968.9021. a donation basket will be passed around throughout the evening, with all donations going straight to the memorial fund. we can never have enough candles, so feel free to bring some of your own if you like. there will also be candles provided (until the supply runs out) (thanks to margaret for sending this in!)

portland, me: i wanted to make sweet adeline aware of a tribute show being held for elliott in portland maine. it will be on october 21st, 2008 at slainte lounge, 20 preble street, portland maine 04101 from 8pm to midnight. local artists will be featured playing covers of elliott's music and any donations will be forwarded to the memorial fund. (thanks to don for sending this in!)

lake charles, la: the lake charles elliott smith tribute will be held october 21st, 2008 at luna bar & grill in the garden. this will mark 5 years since the loss of singer/songwriter elliott smith. all proceeds from the event will go to the elliott smith memorial fund, which donates 100% to free arts for abused children. (http://www.freearts.org/) any songwriters or musicians who would like to play a few songs at the benefit, contact me here. october 21st, 2008 luna bar & grill lake charles, la time and price to be determined. more info soon http://www.myspace.com/elliottsmithlc.


new brunswick, nj: On wednesday october 22, my band meet me in montauk (www.myspace.com/mmim) will be hosting an elliott smith tribute at the harvest moon in new brunswick, nj. performing the music of elliott smith will be ritchie monteiro, david asher, cameron boyd, billy perez, andrew goulburn and matt prol. we will be playing a lot of really great material, spanning elliott's career, capped off with a full band performance of some elliott songs by meet me in montauk. this will mark our 3rd elliott smith tribute show, the others have all gone off very well and we are expecting this one to be the best yet! the harvest moon is located at 392 george st. in new brunswick, nj 08901. the show will be 21+ and should be starting at 10 pm. please come out and join us in a celebration of elliott's life. if there are any questions please contact me via the meet me in montauk myspace page linked above. hope to see you there! (special thanks to andrew)


antwerp, belgium: theres gonna be a tribute in antwerp, belgium on the 23rd of october. it will be held in a venue called trix, doors will open at 20.00 and tickets will be 12 euros.

the tribute is organised due to the 5th year anniversary of elliott's death. the tribute is organised by tim vanhamel. who is most famous of his work in the excellent belgian band "millionaire", but who also plays in "eagles of death metal" with "queen of the stone age's" josh homme. he and a bunch of friends (all notable artists of the belgian pop scene!) will be playing a bunch of elliott songs this evening. first of all tim's own band will be there. then there will be bert ostyn (absynthe minded), pascal deweze (sukilove) and several members of the pornbloopers. jan wygers (creature with the atom brain) will be dj-ing. more artists might be confirmed later! heres a link to the site to buy tickets or more info: http://www.trixonline.be/site/content/programma.asp?id=284.


hamburg, germany: i am organising an elliott smith memorial (for the third time in a row now...) in hamburg, germany. i am currently working on the poster and the flyers, which i will be posting soon (i would be happy if you could send them via bulletin or else, when they..re done). the memorial is gonna take place on friday, 24.10.2008, 10 pm @ karo ecke, marktstrasse 92, 20359 hamburg (karoviertel). we'll have some guitars and stuff around, anyone who feels like it, is free to play some tunes. i will be showing lucky thirteen, strange parallel, as well as some live shows, interviews, clippings and music videos... after all the visuals i will be dj-ing, putting on a lot of elliott tunes as well as country/folk, singer-songwriter and indie stuff, related with or familiar to elliott's music. it's gonna be a nice, cuddly evening and i hope a lot of people from the area will join me!! (thanks to saskia)

fort wayne, in: hey, i just wanted to let you know,iI am hosting an elliott smith tribute show in fort wayne, indiana on friday, october 24th! it's going to be at the brass rail (1121 broadway, fort wayne, in 46802). show will probably start at 10pm. 21 and older only. Iight long. it will feature local musicians/bands doing elliott smith covers all night long. the main band playing is lee miles & the illegitimate sons. there also will be others. anyone interested in playing at it should send me a message at kelljm02@gmail.com. thanks! (special thanks to jon!)


lansing, il: i'm writing to let you know about another tribute show. for the the third year in a row, we are having our elliott sith tribute show in lansing,ilL (just south of chicago). the date is october 25th, and begins at 6 pm. the shop is located at 3429 ridge rd. in lansing. we haven't decided on exactly what the cover will be but it will go to charity. the only confirmed acts we have so far are matt heckler, todd stephanuik, and matthew novak. we are looking for more local musicians who adore mr. smith to play, so please have them e-mail me at theysangthesolo@gmail.com --- thanks a bundle. special thanks to matt!)


japan: thank you to katie for posting on sweet addy that there is an upcoming tribute in japan in november with shugo tokumaru and kicell. the show is november 1th but i am not sure were, what time and how much it will be but if you are able to read a japanese site, please check out shugo's official site here for more information! http://blog.shugotokumaru.com/

japan update: i thought that i would let you know when and where the concert is for those people that may be in japan but cannot read japanese. the concert was actually moved to november 1st and will be in hiroshima at the yokugawa cinema. advance tickets are 3300yen (about $33) and tickets at the door are 3800yen (about $38). the doors open at 6pm and the concert starts at 7pm. the title of the concert is future butterfly - tribute to elliott smith.

title: future butterfly - tribute to elliott smith tribute
by shugo tokumaru + kicell
location is in hiroshima - yokogawa cinema roughly
40~60 minutes from hiroshima airport.
tickets pre-sale are roughly:
$31.00 presale ?3,300(D?)
$36.00 at the door ?3,800(D?) (special thanks to karl and malixi)

video tribute: thank you to cedric for sending us info about a video tribute that started on the 17 and will end on 31st. here is cedric with more information: i am working to produce a tribute to elliott smith here in belgium...ten or more acoustic sessions with bellgian and international bands, recorded and released on video on website www.lesoir.be, first frenchspeaking website in belgium, the website of newspaper le soir. we'll begin the hommage to elliott smith, called "ballads for elliott smith", october 17 th...you can also find us on facebook. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=90437805130