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Saturday Benefit to Help Musicians Injured in Head-on Crash

Looking for something to do this weekend? Head to Fairfax on Saturday night, where your night out can benefit two San Anselmo musicians or a boy diagnosed with leukemia.

in Fairfax is hosting a benefit on Saturday, Sept. 1, from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m., to support San Anselmo musicians Danny Uzilevsky and Erik Smyth, who were .

The musicians, members of the band Elephant Listening Project, both don’t have health insurance and a fund set up to help them pay their hefty medical bills has already raised $18,361. 

The Peri’s benefit will feature Sage, Beso Negro, AC/DShe, Sabbath Lives, Kelly Peterson, The KortUzday Band, Darren Nelson (Honeydust), The Treblemakers, Bonnie Hayes, Vinyl and members of Monophonics and the Mo'fessionals (a band Smyth was in with the Elephant Listening Project’s drummer, Loring Jones, that is getting back together for the event with Elephant Listening Project’s Steven Winter on bass and Biambu Garrett on guitar filling in for Smyth). A minimum $20 donation will be requested.

The same night, and the will be contributing all of their proceeds to the musician’s medical fund.

19 Broadway will also be hosting a benefit for the 4-year-old Collin Anderson who was diagnoised with leukemia and is undergoing treatment at UCSF.

The benefit for Uzilevsky and Smyth also has almost $2,000 in raffle prizes up for grabs, including:

  • Four Lower Box tickets for a to-be-determined Giants game
  • Two View Reserve tickets to see the Giants take on the Diamondbacks on 9/5
  • Two View Reserve tickets to see the Giants take on the Rockies on 9/18
  • Three pairs of movie passes for the Fairfax Cinema
  • Two tickets to see Eric Martin at Georges on 10/19
  • One Mono M80 Vertigo Guitar Gig Bag
  • Dinner for two at (up to $100)

Raffle tickets will be available at Peri's and The Sleeping Lady. 

Uzilevsky, 43, is still in a Santa Rosa hospital and was on a respirator until Aug. 25. According to his Facebook page that friends and family are updating, he’s still on a slow road to recovery. He punctured both his lungs, broke his femur and broke several ribs in the accident.

Smyth, 42, suffered from broken ribs and broken lower vertebrae, was released from the hospital Aug. 22.

Elephant Listening Project, which formed more than a year ago, often played in front of packed crowds in Fairfax. 

Uzilevsky is in several local bands, including Chrome Johnson and Honey Dust. Chrome Johnson played the Novato Festival of Art, Wine & Music in June of this year.

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