The Good Wives

Last month, on his 28th birthday, Jake Bruggman, the frontman of the local folk-rock band the Good Wives, was diagnosed with stage IIIB Hodgkin's lymphoma. Bruggman' has already begun the debilitating process of treatment, and while he is fortunate to have health insurance, he'll have a sizable deductible to pay, he won't be strong enough to work for at least the next six months, and he also has to move out of his shared housing into an apartment by himself in order to sustain the spotlessly clean living environment that his immune system now demands. Fortunately, Bruggman has great friends, who've created The Foundation For A Better Jake. The Foundation is attempting to raise $15,000 to help Bruggman with his medical, moving, and living expenses; 2013's Miss Washington Cassandra Searles has already donated, and Bruggman's favorite Mariner Casper Wells has tweeted out word of tonight's benefit, which will likely be Bruggman's last show for a while and also feature a solo performance by Telekinesis' Michael Benjamin Lerner. With Aaron Kirby, Blackheart Honeymoon. ERIN K. THOMPSON

Wed., Jan. 23, 8 p.m., 2013

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