Thursday, July 31, 2008

Burners Without Borders Fundraiser Tonight

Hi Gang, Come out to the BWB fundraiser tonight night at House of Sheilds!

WHAT: Fundraiser benefiting the Pisco, Peru Reconstruction Project

WHERE: The House of Shields Saloon 39 New Montgomery St. San Francisco

WHEN: July 31, 8pm-Midnight Closing out with da FUNK!

COST: $15-20 Donation at the door

Thank you to Sellers Market and the House of Shields for donating finger foods.
BWB T-shirts and Hoodies will be available.

Come out and help us celebrate the successes of the Burners without Borders community this past year with San Francisco artists, Alorahset, Vow3l Movement, Megs and dr. booty (see bios below) who are generously donating their musical talents to this evening.
This is a great opportunity to show your support for this relentlessly creative community. And if you can't make it, please consider making a donation online at under the Donate link.

What are we celebrating? August 15, 2008 marks the one year anniversary of the 8.0 earthquake that devastated the Pisco region of Peru and the final day of Burners Without Borders' incredibly successful nine month reconstruction program in Peru. The schools that are being built, the opportunities BWB has created for Peruvians to build permanent homes, and the hundreds of other projects volunteers have spearheaded have been realized by over 300 selfless volunteers who have graciously donated their time and energy to this amazing reconstruction effort.
But, none of this would have been possible without the support of YOU, the larger community, who has contributed over $80,000 thus far to BWB's reconstruction efforts in Peru. Visit to see what we've been up to and how your hard earned money has been put to use.

Be sure to check out the BWB Blog to read about the projects through the words of the volunteers.

Band and DJ Bios

***Alorahset Alorahset is an experimental/indie/hip hop/idm project produced by Bay Area native, Matthew Miller. Alorahset has played with such acts as Flying Lotus, Machine Drum, Anasia, Flight Orchestra, and The Mess. Alorahset's eclectic sound ranges from danceable to moments of crescendos that push one to drift away in an ambient daze. Look for his first CD release, 'Good Morning Sunrise To You' coming soon. In the meantime, check him out at When not working with Alorahset, can be found drumming for the bay area based alt post rock band Cloud Archive, and guitar and laptop for the dance-oriented electronic rock band, Newblue (, as well as supporting non-profits doing important work like Burners without Borders.

***Vow3l Movement Bryan Von Reuter has been composing on and developing free opensource music software for about as long as the concept has existed. His music is rooted in the Amiga / Commodore64 chiptune scene of the mid 1990's. He is currently exploring the relationships of (and the space between) meticulously programmed sequences and spontaneous improvisational freakouts.

***dr booty doctor booty is a remix artist/dj on a mission of healing using the power of the Funk. through a combination of old school Funk tracks, newfangled mixing techniques, and live improvised keyboard parts, the doctor creates a sonic elixir designed to free the hearts, minds, and asses of soul seekers everywhere.

****Megs Meghan Rutigliano is an actress, comedienne and chanteuse and also a member of the Burners Without Borders community. She will deck the House of Shields out with her jazzy vocal stylings. Meg is a fabulous gorgeous girl and I can only hope I can stay up late enough to see her perform....

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