Jesse Malin and friends will perform a benefit show for Howie Pyro

Photo by Bob Gruen

Jesse Malin has announced that he will continue his annual New Year’s Eve tradition of gathering his friends for a good cause at The Roxy in Los Angeles on January 8. Over the past few years, Malin’s shows have benefited the Strummer Foundation and Music and Memory.

This year, the special will benefit his friend Howie Pyro, beloved musician, DJ, writer, troublemaker and member of Generation D and Danzig. Pyro has fought for his life and is recovering from a liver transplant. Funds raised will cover next year’s medical and living expenses while he recovers.

Howie’s influence is everywhere, and he’s dedicated his life to pushing the boundaries of all things weird and wild in music,” Malin said in a press release. “He is my brother and has touched so many of our lives for decades. We love you Howie and we want to see you back in the saddle soon and ride the hell out of it.

The show will start with Jesse Malin and his gang, followed by Butch Walker, Jakob Dylan, Suzi Gardner (L7), HR (Bad Brains), Danny Sage (D Generation), Richard Bacchus (D Generation), Clem Burke (Blondie), Kid Congo (The Cramps, Gun Club, Bad Seeds), Wayne Kramer (MC5), Jimmy G. (Murphy’s Law), Prima Donna, Dave Catching (Eagles of Death Metal), Immy (Counting Crows), and more.

Find tickets for the event here. Donate to the Howie GoFundMe here.

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