Five bands team up for leukemia benefit

BY DI STAFF | MARCH 22, 2012 6:30 AM

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Musical groups Home-Grown, Mitch Moylan and the Cedars of Lebanon, Smooth Money Gesture, Gone South, and Velco Moxie will perform in a benefit concert for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Iowa at 8 p.m. today at the Yacht Club, 13 S. Linn St. Admission is $5.

"To be able to get up there and play music and add to this cause is something that's really easy to do and that we would do anytime," said Austin Chadderdon, the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of Gone South.

The Iowa City group started playing a year ago. Members of the band say their style is rooted in rock, but they also incorporate reggae, funk, and hip-hop.

"It's a little bit of everything," Chadderdon said. "It's music that is heartfelt but really gets you dancing."

Jason Larson, the manager of Gone South and the host of "Local Tunes" on KRUI, will host the benefit. Door prizes will be given away at the show.

Chadderdon said the band looks forward to adding its sound to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

"It's a great opportunity to get involved in our community," he said. "It's one of the best lineups I've seen at Yacht Club in a while, and we're just really excited to be a part of it."

— by Julia Jessen

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