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Concert to benefit local musician's cancer fight this Saturday

This_machine_kills_cancerA festival's brewing this Saturday at Triangle Brewing Company.

The event, a benefit to both raise funds for Shayne Miel and kick-start the nascent Friends with Benefits charity, promises 12 hours of live music, a silent auction, bake sale, beer, t-shirts, and (as no Durham festival is complete without them) food trucks.

Shayne and Rebekah Miel are local musicians with The Future Kings of Nowhere and Eberhardt, respectively.  Despite coverage through Rebekah's employment at Duke, Shayne's diagnosis of Stage 4B non-Hodgkins lymphoma has left bills piling up. 

The couple has received a lot of support from the Durham community, including a benefit album released earlier this summer.  Saturday's concert will raise funds for the Miels' mounting bills. 

Additionally, the event is also serving as a kick-off for their new non-profit, Friends with Benefits, whose goal is to provide supplemental health insurance to local musicians.

For a full lineup of bands, see the event's web site. Doors open at noon, and bands play until midnight.  The suggested door donation is $10. 

Triangle Brewing Company is located at 918 Pearl St.

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