Staff pick: 180 Burn Foundation benefit show

By Columbus Alive
From the June 28, 2012 edition

While spouses Dave McLaughlin and Sarah Lowry were visiting Rio de Janeiro as part of McLaughlin’s work on a dissertation about Brazilian hip-hop culture, a manhole cover exploded near their apartment, landing them both in the hospital for weeks of intensive burn treatment. The couple benefited from lots of support from kind friends; now they’re looking to make life better for future burn victims with their charity 180 Burn Foundation.

One way they’re raising funds and lifting spirits: The 8 Tracks Series, compilations of previously unreleased original music. Volume 1 (pictured) will be released Thursday at Kobo with a show by Cleveland bands Seafair and Musicians Anonymous Cleveland plus local act Nick D’.