To help raise money toward Haiti relief via Doctors Without Borders, on Friday Feb. 19 there will be a benefit showcase at Luigi’s Fun Garden sponsored by Sacramento News & Review,, featuring the local independent music of Two Sheds, What’s Up, Sister Crayon, Chelsea Wolfe, and many more (6pm, $10 suggested donation).

[audio:] Two Sheds – “You”

Of the bands partaking in the benefit, nothing more accurately ties them together than their shared residency in the Sacramento region. The diversity of sound is vast — from mathy prog to folk singer-songwriters — and an intriguing blend of hip-hop, funk and indie folk quality from Sister Crayon, who continuously grows through new membership and influence (we posted regarding their release last year). Here is a great piece on Sister Crayon recently published by The Sac Bee.