Tonight in Music: Comedy for a Cause, Titus Andronicus

Gabriel Arguelles / April 10, 2011

Comedy for a Cause: Shannon Whaley Presents a Benefit for New Beginnings feat. Derek Sheen, JR Berard, Rick Taylor, Leviticus Waite, Michelle Westford @ Rendezvous/JewelBox Theater | 04/10 | 7:30pm | $15

via derektime.com

Derek Sheen, Seattle comedian and host of the hilarious Delicious Mediocrity podcast, is the real deal. The dude is busy, hungry, and always performing. His performance calendar is always full and I often come across him on other local comedians’ calendars. Beyond all that, he’s very, very funny. His signature self-deprecating, story-telling style is compelling. He draws in the audience and will often blow their minds with a particularly vulgar crescendo.

Sheen will headline, the other comedians will get 10-15 minutes, and Shannon Whaley, who is celebrating her year’s comedy anniversary, will host.

The proceeds from tonight’s show go to a good cause- New Beginnings provides shelter and support to battered women. This is what they do in their words:

New Beginnings provides services to those whose lives have been affected by domestic violence – physical, emotional, or sexual abuse. Some who use our services are in physical danger. Others are living with controlling partners in relationships that are emotionally abusive. Explore our site to learn how to get help, how to get involved, how to donate and how to learn more about domestic violence in our community.

Come out, enjoy some quality comedy, and know your dollars are supporting a good cause.

Titus Andronicus, Mansions, Silicon Girls @ Vera Project | 04/10 | 7:30 | $12

via theveraproject.org

Seattle’s favorite all-ages venue will have Titus Andronicus tonight– and they are likely to put on an intense, sweaty rock show. The band, whose popularity has increased tenfold since the release of the raucous and anthem-filled The Monitor in 2010, has made a name for themselves through constant touring around the country with the likes of Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, Free Energy, and Bright Eyes. When Titus Andronicus hits the stage, everyone present is practically guaranteed a good time.

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