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Medical Benefit Show at Crescent Ballroom for Joel Marquard of Gospel Claws

Joel Marquard, Gospel Claws, D'Aundra Wallace

Photo by D’Aundra Wallace

Life-giving, testosterone-producing and highly sensitive testicles bear the brunt of cancer jokes. They can be tasteless, ballsy, crude and not the best medicine.

But Gospel Claw’s Joel Marquard and his loved ones are handling the shocking testicular cancer diagnosis that the musician received a few months ago with a more laughable humor. “The running joke at the moment is if Gospel Claw’s new record (due out this fall) sounds a little less ballsy than the first, at least there’s a valid explanation for it.”

In an act that John Lennon and Paul McCartney would be proud of, locals have banded together to help Marquard through this war. On Saturday, July 14, Common Wall Media and Psyko Steve will present a benefit show for Marquard at Crescent Ballroom. The evening will include live performances by What Laura Says, Ladylike, Snake! Snake! Snakes!, Yellow Minute, ROAR, and Marquard’s musical projects Gospel Claws and The Through & Through Gospel Review.

All jokes aside, battling cancer can be emotionally, physically and financially draining. Presence at the show will go toward emotional support and proceeds will help cover medical expenses.

Get the full details on the event below…


WHAT: A benefit show to “help offset the high cost of Joel not dying.”

WHERE: Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave.

WHEN: July 14, doors at 7 P.M., show at 8 P.M.

WHY: You get by with a little help from your friends…

HOW MUCH: $10, proceeds go toward medical costs

*This event is 21+.

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