Home Alive Benefit Concerts Expected To Feature Big Names

Will Eddie be there? Photo by Jay Blakesberg.

Leading up to the release of the highly anticipated

Home Alive benefit album will be three concerts which are expected

include performances by some of the featured artists. Home Alive, the

two disc benefit album created in the memory of raped and slain singer Mia

Zapata of the Gits, will be released Feb. 20. It features 31 artists including

some of Seattle's finest: Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, The Gits performing

with Joan Jett as Evil Stig, The Presidents of the United States, and Kathleen

Hanna. Also on the album--which will benefit Home Alive, a Seattle-based

anti-violence organization--are Jello Biafra, Jim Carroll and Lydia Lunch, who

all contribute spoken word tracks. The Home Alive concerts will be held

in three cities next month, beginning on February 16 in Seattle. The next

concert is tentatively set for February 18 in San Francisco with a final show

in New York on February 20. None of the bands are confirmed yet, but it's

expected that some of the stellar talent featured on the album will show up at

the concerts. More details to

come.