Cancer is a motherfucker. You will most likely not get through this life without losing someone you love to it, and no one is immune – not even cultural icons like David Bowie. The man who redefined what it meant to be a rock star, who redefined the rock landscape a number of times, succumbed to liver cancer on Jan. 10. Tonight, a veritable who’s who of Orlando musicians gathers at what’s basically the city’s living room, Will’s Pub, to honor the man who had such an impact on so many people’s lives. Performances from the likes of the Actomatics, Eugene Snowden, Steve Garron, Kaleigh Baker – and even OW’s former star reporter and current Watermark editor-in-chief, Billy Manes – flow quickly from act to act, creating a nonstop evening of live music. All proceeds go to the family of Sean Allen, a veteran local scenester and friend to many who was also lost to cancer in January. Bring your valentine, but more importantly, bring tissues, as we don’t anticipate there being a dry eye in the house before the night is through.
with the Actomatics, the Woolly Bushmen, the Downgetters, Kaleigh Baker, funkUs, David Gibbs, Chris LeBrane, Charlie Buchanan, Steve Garron, Billy Manes, JunoSmile, Eugene Snowden, Justin Beckler, Robert English, Patrick Scott Barnes, the Young Dudes and more | 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14 | Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave. | willspub.org