It's Dem VooDoo Katz!Starting 3 p.m. Sunday, March 2 at the Blue Parrot, 14 1/2 Capitol St., some of the area’s leading bands are featured, along with a silent art auction, in a benefit show. The Voodoo Katz (seen right), the Tom Batchelor Band, Shelter In Place, the Spurgie Hankins Band, Synergy Collective and others performers will take the stage and play into the evening.

You’ve seen The Katz and The Collective on recent episodes of Radio Free Charleston, and if all goes according to plan, we’ll be recording The Spurgie Hankins Band Sunday for inclusion in a future episode.

The show is a benefit for former Charleston Newspapers employee Emily Gunter-Haynes. Sponsored by the Lambda Iota Honor Society, the event is raising funds to offer financial assistance in the treatment of nonepileptic seizures and myasthenia gravis. You must be 21 to enter. Call 342-2583.

As part of the art auction, I am allowing some of my work to be auctioned off for the first time since 1990.  Check Monday Morning Art next week for details on how you can continue to donate to Emily’s cause.  I’m planning to contribute the proceeds from the PopCult and Monday Morning Art cafepress stores to Emily and her husband Jeff, so if you’re one of the millions of people who haven’t been ordering from the stores, next week will be the time to start.

Doo doo doo, da da, dee dee, bagga gumwaller

Also, speaking of good causes, Part two of the Sojourner’s Benefit Concert special edition of Radio Free Charleston is online now! This episode features music from The Synergy Collective and an all-star line-up of the evening’s guests that includes John Lilly, Sean Richardson, Karen Allen, Rich Allen, Mark Davis, Ric Cochran and Brandon and Lacy from The Synergy Collective. You’ll also hear from Margaret Taylor, director of the YWCA Sojourner’s Shelter and Ric Cochran of V100, who organized the concert.Scroll down the PopCult main page for full production notes.