Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Check It. Radiohead's Haiti concert.

It's almost been a year since the tragic earthquake in Haiti, and here in Los Angeles, many will remember the outpouring of many celebrities and musicians who came forward to try and help. One of those was none other than Radiohead, who offered their services in the form of a fundraising exclusive concert at the Henry Fonda Music Box in January.

Some local filmmakers were able to capture some footage at the small show, and is now releasing it as a charitable effort. Those who download or buy the DVD will be donating to the Haiti cause, and to Oxfam, the non-profit organization which helps out all over the world. From what I can tell, the footage isn't exactly your normal expensive, stadium concert film stuff, but still offers the ambiance of the night, and it's not like we haven't lowered our standards for YouTube anyway. So give and get! Just because the earthquake happened a while ago doesn't mean Haiti still doesn't need help, and this is a great way to offer it (and don't forget about the tax write-off!). Check out more info here.

-- Chau Tu

1 comment:

  1. Hi! Just stumbled upon this blog - many thanks for featuring our release! As you may have heard, the band themselves put a post up about our 11-months project... and as of last week we have raised $17,815 for earthquake- and cholera-outbreak-ravaged Haiti. Indeed, they need help badly. So many many thanks to those of you who donated and those who still are considering. We are making a difference for these folks. I hope you like the movie in whichever format (HD mp4, DVD, iPOD etc) you guys chose to download it.
    Personally, I flew out from New York to see (and film bits of) this amazing show, and I think the spirit is captured in formengr's amazing editing job pretty well! Peace....