Rock 4 Ron

How could you not want to help this guy?

How could you not want to help this guy?

The Rock 4 Ron benefit, featuring Addict Merchants, Righteous Movement, Live Manikins, DJ Riff Raff, 7evin, Velvet Wax and hosted by Choice Cut, happens on Thursday, February 5, at Image VIP Lounge (705 J Street); 9 p.m. $5, and donations are appreciated.

While on tour in the Philippines a few months back, DJ Rated R (Ron Florente) was aboard a tour bus that wiped out pretty bad. The brakes went out, and the vehicle hit a banana tree. (Only in the Philippines, right?) DJ Rated R was ejected from the van and went to the hospital suffering from head injuries bad enough to list him in critical condition. After some serious rehab in Manila, he’s back in Sacramento, alive and well.

But that’s not the end of the story. The deejay—friendly, good-spirited, talented—still needs your support. That’s why his good friends are throwing a benefit show to help with hospital bills. After all, being ejected from a tour bus and hitting a banana tree in the Philippines is a costly venture. Self, an emcee with Rated R’s group Live Manikins, says his family needs about $4,200 more to pay for the surgeries. Rated R, who said in a note last week that he’s “doing cool and in a good state of mind about things,” will make a special appearance at the benefit show, neck brace and all.

So, a night of music with a purpose sounds like a pretty good deal, right?