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Jesse Malin and Jeff Raspe To Present Summer StrummerJam 2018 at The Bowery Ballroom

originally published: 03/26/2018

Jesse Malin and Jeff Raspe To Present Summer StrummerJam 2018 at The Bowery Ballroom

(NEW YORK, NY) -- Jesse Malin & Jeff Raspe will once again present Summer StrummerJam. This year taking place at The Bowery Ballroom (6 Delancey St) on Saturday, August 25, 2018, featuring Jesse Malin & his band with an all-star Joe Strummer/The Clash tribute set celebrating Joe Strummer's 66th birthday to end the night. Special guests and support acts to be announced.

Last August, the two put together Summer StrummerJam Asbury Park at the Stone Pony. With very little time to coordinate and promote, we sold the show out with over 700 attendees. It was a spectacular night that featured local Jersey Shore acts The Vansaders and Matty Carlock opening the night. Followed by Jesse Malin & his band doing a headlining set. Ending with a 20 song Strummer/Clash tribute set with Jesse & his band acting as the house band. We had special guest singers including Brian Fallon; Craig Finn & Tad Kubler of The Hold Steady; Patrick Stickles of Titus Andronicus; Ted Leo; Richard Barone of The Bongos; Daniel Rey of The Dictators; Mike Montali & Jonathan Bonilla of Hollis Brown; Anthony D'Amato; Don DiLego; RB Korbet of Even Worse; Danny Clinch; Supla of Brothers Of Brazil; Kris Gruen and more.

Proceeds from the show will again benefit Music And Memory and the Joe Strummer Foundation as part of their StrummerJam campaign. After last year's show the two donated $10,000 to Music & Memory and just over $4000 to the Joe Strummer Foundation.

Tickets will go on sale Friday March 30, 2018 at 12 noon. $25 in advance/$30 day of show. Tickets will be available at and the Mercury Lounge box office (217 East Houston St) free of service charges every Thursday through Saturday from 12n-6p. The Mercury Lounge box office accepts cash only.

About Jesse Malin: Began his music career at the age of 12 in the seminal NYC hardcore band Heart Attack. Following that band's end in 1984, Jesse worked on several other projects before joining D Generation. They released three albums before disbanding in 1999. In 2002, Ryan Adams produced his debut solo album, The Fine Art of Self Destruction. In 2010, Malin released an album called Love It To Life; the title comes from a quote by Joe Strummer.

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About Jeff Raspe: Music Director at non-commercial radio station WBJB-FM (Brookdale Public Radio/90.5 The Night) in Lincroft NJ. Prior to joining WBJB, he was a DJ at WHTG-FM, FM106.3. 

About StrummerJam: A fundraising event presented by The Joe Strummer Foundation. Throughout the month of August StrummerJam events are held around the world to celebrate the life, music and memory of Joe Strummer and to help raise funds for music non-profits. Events are independently organized. It is a DIY global fundraising campaign that unites people so that together we can help change the world through music.

About Music & Memory: A non-profit organization that brings personalized music into the lives of the elderly or infirmed through digital music technology, vastly improving quality of life. We train elder care professionals and family caregivers, how to create and provide personalized playlists using iPods that enable those struggling with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other cognitive and physical challenges to reconnect with the world through music-triggered memories.

About The Joe Strummer Foundation: Our mission is to provide opportunities to musicians and support to projects around the world that create empowerment through music. 

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