This month, an enterprising group of Perpetual Groove fans will debut their
new fan-organized and fan-run charity group, "Antidote" Antidote
is a fellowship of fans inspired by the music of Perpetual Groove and taking
aim at providing resource relief - be it shelter, clothing, food, etc. - in
communities that support the band and to those unable to provide for themselves.
By Adam Gulledge
Perpetual Groove not only served as the muse of the group and their name -
Antidote is pulled from the crowd-pleasing title track on the band's first album
with Harmonized Records, Sweet Oblivious Antidote - but has also provided
their support in organization of their inaugural benefit. On February 25th,
2005 at the Georgia Theatre, Antidote will put their inspiration to action by
asking fellow fans and the community of Athens, Georgia to donate non-perishable
food items, blankets and coats for The Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, who in
turn will distribute locally to those in need.
In Clarke County, the Georgia community housing Athens and The University of
Georgia, 26% of all residents live in poverty! Antidote chose the Georgia Theatre
to host their inaugural drive in appreciation to the support always shown by
the crowd and in recognition of the elevated performances of the Perpetual Groove
at the venue. PGroove's February 25th show at the Georgia Theatre marks
a homecoming of sorts for the band as it will be their first show back in Georgia
since their sell out performance on New Year's Eve.
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[Published on: 2/11/05]