[local] Noncert Number One

I’m always impressed when people put together unique live performances, and it’s even better when the performances can be done for a good cause. That’s the case with the Noncerts series, which first happened in Brooklyn back in April, and has now made its way to Rochester, where the first event will take place this Sunday, July 1st.

The show is happening at Good Luck. Originally tickets ranged from $60-$100, which included dinner (and some alcohol if you opted for a higher level of ticket), but just yesterday they dropped the dinner part of the event and made the show general admission, with tickets selling for $20 apiece.

There are three separate performances as part of the event, featuring local artists Matt O’Brian (of Thunder Body), Ian Proper (of SPORTS), and DM Stith (of himself). All performances will be accompanied by members of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as students from the Eastman School of Music.

Most importantly, 100% of the proceeds from the evening will go to benefit music programs in the Rochester City School District. If you’re interested in taking part in the evening’s festivities, you can head to the Noncerts Rochester website for more information, as well as links to purchase a ticket of your very own. I hope this is something that the Rochester area gets behind, because it would be great to see events like this taking place more frequently. And cheers to the artists, as well as the organizer and venue, for recognizing it as worthwhile.

For good measure, here’s a track from Ian Proper’s side project, You Women, for a taste of what to expect this Sunday night.

You Women // Broken Diamond [mp3] from Easy Love Demos