Plea for Peace/Take Action tour
Charitable souls chip in now and again to put on benefit shows for everything from AIDS research to lost dogs, but rarely do you find any sort of benefit tour. So if you’re feeling generous but still want to spoil yourself, donate at the door to the Plea for Peace/Take Action tour, at which hot hardcore, punk, and emo artists contribute profits to the National Hope Center. Representing the cause in Kansas City are Swedish modcore rebels the International Noise Conspiracy (pictured), emo-pop poster boys the Promise Ring, hardcore heartthrobs Poison the Well, reggae-inflected punkers Common Rider (featuring former Operation Ivy singer Jesse Michaels) and melodicore upstarts Lawrence Arms. All this indie-rock diversity benefits two worthwhile causes — a suicide prevention network and fans’ insatiable desire to rock.