Boston Music Spotlight announces Toys For Tots benefit concert

BMS and Boston's best local bands to rock for Toys For Tots at Hennessy's Hooley House on December 3, 2009

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Boston Music Spotlight, the region’s leading source for music news and concert information, is pleased to announce plans for the company’s holiday concert benefiting the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.

The benefit concert will take place on Thursday, December 3 at Hennessy’s Hooley House and will feature Boston bands Cassavettes, Shadwell, Three Day Threshold and Taste. All proceeds will be donated to the national Marine Toys for Tots Foundation benefiting needy children in the Greater Boston area this holiday season. Tickets for the 21+ show are $10 or $5 with an unwrapped toy and can be purchased in advance online at Live Nation and Straight Stitch Custom Embroidery & Silkscreen will co-sponsor the benefit concert.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to be able to give back to the local community during the Holiday season by hosting this benefit concert for the Toys For Tots foundation,” said Boston Music Spotlight President & Editor-in-Chief Rory Flynn. “Unfortunately during this time of year, many underprivileged children feel left out and fail to experience the magic of the holiday season. Toys For Tots fills that void and gives every child what they deserve. We’re glad to be able to play a small part in that this year and hope to see a big crowd at Hennessy’s on December 3 for what will surely be an awesome night of music for an even better cause.”

Performing at BMS’ Toys For Tots benefit concert will be four of the city’s top rising bands. Named Best Local Band in the 2006 Boston Phoenix Best Music Poll, Cassavettes recently celebrated the release of their second full-length album, Shake Down The Sun. In September, Shadwell won the 2009 BMS Battle of the Bands and are currently working on their first full length album. Veterans of the local music scene, America favorites Three Day Threshold are gearing up for the release of their next album, which is due in January. Rising stars in the college scene, Taste have been winning over fans across the city by delivering impressive live performances including their set at the 2009 BMS Battle of the Bands.

All those in attendance will be eligible for door prizes that include tickets to select concerts from Live Nation including: The Script at the House of Blues on December 4, The Wood Brothers at the Paradise Rock Club on December 8, Clutch at the House of Blues on December 30, Mission of Burma at the Paradise Rock Club on January 16 and “Rodfest 8” concert at the Paradise Rock Club on January 30. BMS t-shirts from Straight Stitch Custom Embroidery & Silkscreen will also be giving away.

Additionally, Hennessy’s will provide light appetisers for guests.

For more information about these and future Boston Music Spotlight shows, including sponsorship and performing opportunities, please visit or contact John Fleming at

About Boston Music Spotlight, Inc.:
Boston Music Spotlight is a leading source of music news and concert information in the New England region. Updated daily, Boston Music Spotlight provides readers with news, features, interviews, concert reviews, and much more. Founded in 2006, the company is headquartered in the Boston, Massachusetts area.

About Marine Toys for Tots Foundation:
Toys for Tots is the Marine Corps’ premier community action program, one of the nation’s flagship charitable endeavors, an American tradition and a national treasure. For more than six decades, Marines have been the unchallenged leaders in looking after needy children at Christmas and have distributed more than 400 million toys to more than 188 million needy children. The Toys for Tots message of hope for the future has motivated youngsters to grow into responsible, productive, patriotic citizens and community leaders.

About Live Nation:
Live Nation’s mission is to maximize the live concert experience. Our core business is producing, marketing and selling live concerts for artists via our global concert pipe. Live Nation is the largest producer of live concerts in the world, annually producing over 22,000 concerts for 1,600 artists in 33 countries. For more information regarding Live Nation and its businesses, please visit the company’s website at

About Straight Stitch Custom Embroidery & Silkscreen:
Based in Norwood, the company serves valued clients in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Florida with customized embroidered and screen printed shirts, jackets, hats, bags, and more. No minimums make it easy for smaller groups or individuals to access top quality customized apparel and accessories. For more information, call 781-762-3344 or vist online at

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