Monday, April 4, 2011

Upcoming: Austin "Hearts" Japan Event at Oil Can Harry's, April 6

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Austin Hearts Japan Oilcan Harry's

“Austin ‘Hearts’ Japan” Extravaganza

to Benefit Red Cross After Lady Gaga Concert

April 6, 10:30 p.m.

organized by AustinOnStage magazine at Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. 4th Street

The post-concert live music event - featuring nationally-renown entertainers - will play Oilcan Harry’s in downtown Austin, to benefit the Red Cross relief efforts in Japan

Austin On Stage Magazine is joining forces with the Frank Erwin Center to aid pop star Lady Gaga in her efforts to raise money for the Red Cross relief efforts in Japan. Following her Austin concert on April 6th, the online arts and entertainment magazine will stage the “Austin ‘Hearts’ Japan” benefit show at Oilcan Harry’s, located downtown at 211 W. 4th Street.

“When Hurricane Katrina slammed into the United States, the government and people of Japan were one of the first countries to offer aid to our neighbors,” said Rob Faubion, publisher of Austin On Stage. “We wanted to set the example in Texas by returning the favor.”

The 90-minute post-concert benefit show begins at 10:30 p.m., and will feature live performances by nationally-renown singers and songwriters John Pointer, Hedda Layne and Courtney Sanchez. The evening’s entertainment will also include guest appearance performances by That Damned Band, the Austin City Showgirls, and the stars of ZACH Theatre’s recent sold-out production of the hit musical RENT, reuniting for one night.

Pop star Lady Gaga has urged her fans to contribute to the Red Cross efforts. She designed a “We Pray for Japan” wristband that is available for $5 through her website at To date, sales of the wristband have exceeded $300,000 in donations to the Red Cross.

Oilcan Harry’s will throw “Austin’s Largest Lady Gaga Party” on April 6th, as part of the benefit concert event. Starting at 5 p.m., patrons can enjoy Lady Gaga tunes and a chance to win a pair of tickets to the concert that evening. Oilcan Harry’s will also be running free round-trip shuttles from the club’s front door to the Frank Erwin Center, so patrons can avoid the parking congestion around the U.T. campus area.

Admission is free to the “Austin ‘Hearts’ Japan” concert event, but donations for the Red Cross will be accepted at the door. Oilcan Harry’s is located at 211 W. 4th Street in Austin’s downtown Warehouse District. The evening’s performances will also be simulcast live online. For more information, performer updates and the live simulcast, visit

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