Our friends at Norton Records were hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. Their entire stock – LPs, CDs, 45s, picture sleeves, CD booklets, record labels and more – was destroyed by this terrible disaster.
Billy and Miriam shared an update on their situation:
For the first time in Norton’s history, we are asking for your help. It has been entirely against our policy and nature to ask anyone for anything, in the entire history of our magazine and label. It hurts us to even suggest that any of you who have supported the label and our artists by purchasing Norton records over the years, to support us over and above with a donation. But it has indeed come to this. We have added a donate button to our website. Here’s the story. Every penny of what you donate will go into remanufacturing record jackets and sleeves for the vinyl that we salvage. No donation money will go into our day to day expenses so long as we can go forward on a minimal budget. If we get to the point where we cannot meet our monthly budget, we will ask again. But now, all donations go into getting the Norton label records back out to the public. We will write more about the procedure in days and weeks to come. Several people have benefits in the works, and we are grateful to you all. Send us any benefit links and we will post and propagate on the Norton site. If any of you are computer, website, internet geniuses, share your smart thoughts with us.
San Francisco is joining in the efforts to help our friends at Norton. Cyril will be part of a big fundraiser at the Elbo Room.
Here’s the line-up:
ROY LONEY & THE PHANTOM MOVERS (Flamin’ Groovies)
OVERWHELMING COLORFAST w/SPECIAL GUEST GUITARIST CYRIL JORDAN (Flamin’ Groovies, Oranger)
THE TOMORROWMEN – Killer East Bay surf w/Ferenc Dobronyi & Danny Snyder!
RUE ’66 (ex Cat Heads) – 60’s French Pop Ye’ Ye’
Special appearance by THE DEVIL-ETTES
+ DJ’s Ruby White and Sid Presley!
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2012
647 Valencia (Between 17th and 18th Streets)
San Francisco, CA 94110
Suggested donation $7-10
Roy Loney & The Phantom Movers