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The Hold Steady, Built to Spill play Levi’s “Benefit Braddock” charity concerts

on October 20, 2011, 5:10pm

levis braddockposter a 102718 1 The Hold Steady, Built to Spill play Levis Benefit Braddock charity concerts

Of all the towns devastated by the recent economic downturn, Braddock, PA is an especially interesting case. The home to Andrew Carnegie’s first steel mill and an early, thriving destination for new immigrants, the Rustbelt city is now a harrowing example of the abysmal state of the country as a whole. Some 90% its residents left town when the economy began to tumble, turning the city into a veritable ghost town. Now, to aid the struggling populace, Levi has launched a number of community-based projects to reinvigorate the area.

The latest of those events, a series of charity concerts called “Benefit Braddock”, take places from November 10th to the 12th. The first day features performances from Andrew Bird and Kurt Vile and the Violators. The following day, Built to Spill will perform alongside opening act Atlas Sound. The final day of the benefit sees performances from The Hold Steady and Titus Andronicus. Each show begins promptly at 8 p.m. at the Braddock Carnegie Library.

Tickets for each day are $25; head here to grab yours. Proceeds from the show will support rebuilding efforts of the town tripled by a contribution from Levi’s.