Bassnectar gives back in a big way to aid tornado & severe weather victims in Birmingham
With just a couple days left until Bassnectar takes over Birmingham, Alabama for his massive New Year’s Eve gig, the bass demigod, real name Lorin Ashton, is proving why his community – affectionately referred to as the Bass Network – is among the most caring in the electronic music space. In addition to Lorin’s over-the-top audiovisual production (aka 360 spaceship), he’s announced that this Thursday’s show will also be hosting a “food, water and clothing” charity drive for victims affected by recent tornados and severe weather in the city of Birmingham and surrounding areas.
Bassnectar issued this statement on his website: “And while we could not be more PUMPED for the 31st, we must take a moment to acknowledge the recent severe weather Birmingham has experienced and the damage that took place. There are a number of people who lost their homes and belongings due to a tornado, plus a large number of people who were put in danger from flooding due to the heavy rains & storms.”Among the items requested are bottles of water, canned goods, socks, underwear and personal hygiene items such as deodorant and soap.
Nearly 20,000 bassheads will be in attendance at Bassnectar’s NYE 2016 show which takes place Thursday, December 31 at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in Birmingham, Alabama.