Eight Gigs: Joel Marckx F@%! Cancer Benefit Show

Sun., March 8, 1:30 p.m., Old Ironsides, $10

It's no secret that cancer sucks and has taken too many lives. Fortunately, in times of desperation, we see who our real friends are. Joel Marckx (pictured) is a dear friend of the bands who've donated their time and efforts to help him in his ongoing battle against the disease. He's currently receiving treatments to combat his bout of debilitating—and possibly life-threatening—pancreatic cancer. Rally the troops and show up en masse for this matinee show which ends in time for y'all to be in bed by 9:30 p.m. On the bill: Whoopie Qat, 58 Fury, Fatso, MDSO, MAU, S.W.I.M., and Hilary Marckx. 1901 10th Street, www.facebook.com/