Rudyard’s will host a donation-based benefit on Friday, August 24, for Tom Carter– guitarist of Charalambides, long-time running Houston avant-garde band.
While the Brooklyn based musician was on a European tour with Charalambides earlier this summer, Carter was hospitalized in Berlin following an intense case of pneumonia.
With many complications and uncertainty from doctors concerning his survival, Carter was placed in a medically induced coma that lasted for weeks. He finally came out of the coma on June 18 and was transferred to a medical rehabilitation facility in Germany, near the Baltic Sea, on July 10. He is still at this facility where he is currently receiving medical care, monitoring, and physical rehabilitation. It is expected that he will be recovered and released by January of next year, but not without the possibility of permanent health complications.
Due to the severity of Tom’s illness, he and his family will certainly encounter an extensive financial burden in paying off medical bills in addition to travel and housing expenses. Help support Tom and his family by attending the benefit at Rudyard’s and donating a small fee– $10 is suggested, but anything helps.
Doors open at 9PM on Friday, August 24, and welcome you to enjoy the music that will begin at 10PM. Participating musicians are all Houston bands: guitar-rock band Project Grimm; “Texas Stoner Metal Psych Insanity” band, The Linus Pauling Quartet (LP4); instrumental guitar driven rock band, Dead Mineral; and garage/power-pop project, Hearts of Animals.
The Robert Thomas Carter Irrevocable Trust has been set up to take donations to be used for Tom’s recovery expenses. Every penny collected at the door of the benefit will go to this fund, as well as all of the money made by sales of the new LP4 album, Bag of Hammers. Consider an additional online contribution here: http://helptomcarter.org/donate.
Only 21+ may attend the event.
10PM Hearts of Animals
11PM Dead Mineral
12AM The Linus Pauling Quartet
1 AM Project Grimm