Covers for a cause
It’s no secret that Americans have a morbid curiosity. The death of any musical icon is followed by an extensive album-reissue campaign and a sharp increase in sales. After this passing phase, it’s generally over—but not for Elliott Smith. Although Smith passed away several years ago, his family has created the Elliott Smith Memorial Fund to raise money for charities including Free Arts for Abused Children and Outside In, a nonprofit aimed at helping Portland’s homeless youths. Sacramento’s Elliott Smith tribute show, featuring Two Sheds, Kyoto Beat Orchestra, Daycare, Sherman Baker and others, is one of many for the not-forgotten songwriter taking place across the world this month. See it on Saturday at 9 p.m. at Old Ironsides, located at 1901 10th Street. Tickets are $7. For a full listing of bands, visit www.theoldironsides.com.