The Show: Wednesday, June 08, 2005
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A D V E R T I S E M E N T
A D V E R T I S E M E N T
Fred’s Café

By Billy Walters

Maybe we’re all a bunch of hicks up here in Cowtown — but dadgummit, we care! When that really big wave drenched Indonesia a few months back, weren’t there, like, eight benefit shows around town? Most of you reading this were probably either in attendance or knew of at least one local musician who was begged at the last minute to drop what he was doing to perform. Much more locally, when Cory Helms from the Chemistry Set recently went public with the news that he had been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease and needed money to help cover expenses, a benefit was held at the Wreck Room — and the place, as it should have been, was packed.
Right on time, the most perennially popular benefit is happening this weekend, and the beneficiaries aren’t on the other side of the globe but in our own backyard. Admittance to the 5th annual Fred Fest is pretty cheap — three items of non-perishable food per person, to be donated to the Tarrant Area Food Bank. Not too pricey considering that you’ll be within chomping distance of some of the juiciest burgers in the state and surrounded by two days’ worth of music from the likes of Peach Truck Republic, Honchie, Goodwin, Jasper Stone, Sally Majestic, Kulcha Far I, Woodeye, and more, including Saturday’s headliners, A-Hummin’ Acoustical Acupuncture, and Friday’s, Scott Copeland & the Sidetracks.
Not your typical cowboy with a bong, Copeland has been dishing out selections from his huge repertoire of rootsy stompers and weepers to Wreck regulars every Thursday night for-pretty-much-ever. Once he dies, the Wreck oughta bronze his liver and hang it above the entrance.
More likely to get high off transcendentalism than grass, A-Hummin’ Acoustical Acupuncture has a vibe that’s “We Are the World”-ish, in a good way. They’re the perfect yin to Copeland’s yang.
The philanthropy kicks off at noon on both days.


Sat-Sun at Fred’s Café, 915 Currie St, FW. Admission is three cans of food per person per day. 817-332-0083.


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