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.