Mosh for Tots Mixes Metal and Charity
Erie's hardcore headbangers are showing their soft side, with this year's "Mosh for Tots" at Basement Transmissions.
Saturday, Dec. 10
Thanks to movies, television, and other media outlets, heavy metal musicians and fans are often viewed as outliers to normal society: slackers, troublemakers, and even criminals. But some of Erie's hardcore headbangers are showing their soft side, with this year's "Mosh for Tots" at Basement Transmissions.
"Mosh for Tots" seeks to give less fortunate children in the community a better holiday season, by offering show-goers the option to donate a new toy in lieu of the admission price, while simultaneously cleaning up the soiled view that is held by many towards the metal music community.
The lineup for the evening highlights some of the most talented bands in the local metal scene. Headliner Bravura is one of Erie's premier metal bands, and Slaughter in the Meridian is celebrating the release of their new album Damaged Reflections at this show. Other Erieites include Gelatin Skeleton, Brotherhood of the Jam, Perdition, and Of Shadows, as well as Obelus from Edinboro. The only out-of-town act for the night is Dayton, Ohio's Monocle. Each band brings a unique interpretation of the metal genre to the stage that any metal fan can enjoy.
Whether you're feeling charitable, or just a metal fan looking to have some fun, come out to the show and help a child have a memorable Christmas by donating a toy, while supporting the local music scene. The ringing in your ears and sore neck from headbanging might be worth it, knowing you've helped put a smile on someone's face. – Tommy Shannon
5:30 p.m. // Basement Transmissions, 145 W. 11th St. // All ages // $5 or donation of new toy // facebook.com/events/123665548114958/