“It’s refreshing to see a benefit that doesn’t have to do with lack of health insurance, stolen equipment, or legal bills” was one local critic’s response to a pair of events designed to raise cash to send Spot Long‘s kids to Austin this summer. And while it’s hardly a life or death issue, the Trailer Space proprietor does more for the non-sucky side of Austin’s music scene than the vast majority of the town’s live venues combined. Given the number of amazing all-ages events that Long hosts at his record store with no cover charge, it’s no surprise that some of Austin’s best bands (AND the Air Traffic Controllers!) wanna lend the guy a helping hand.

The December Boys
No Mas Bodas
The Golden Boys
A Giant Dog
Wild America