Sivan Lioncub of Oakland art-rock outfit Everyone Is Dirty has had a major league health care scare, and her friends are rallying to help her while she literally and figuratively gets back on her feet.
The first step? This Saturday’s show presented by Our House (the arts collective founded by Lioncub, Annie Lepitz, and our own Lauren Espina) has been transformed into a benefit to help Lioncub with her medical costs, which continue to pile up despite her insurance. Everyone Is Dirty is no longer on the bill, and Down and Outlaws, Annie Girl & The Flight, and Fpod Bpod will play to a hopefully packed crowd at the warehouse on 3201 3rd Street in San Francisco. There is a “strongly suggested donation” of five bucks – incredibly inexpensive for such a great lineup and a great cause.
So what exactly happened to Lioncub? “My liver failed due to an allergic reaction to Augmentin, an antibiotic I was taking to treat pneumonia,” Lioncub told me on Wednesday over Facebook DM. “I’m still in the hospital. I’m so bummed I can’t play the show. I am on the mend, I think, and hopefully there isn’t any irreversible damage.”
“I’m having an acupuncturist in the hospital every other day, and she is helping me more than anything else,” she explained. “I hope to be ready for the first Our House show in Oakland at Leo’s on March 20.”
There’s just one issue, Lioncub noted: “I just have to wake up my fucking liver!”
Her hospitalization is now going on three weeks. But never fear – Lioncub has an incredible support system that has been by her side since her admission. “Friends and the music community have brought me amazing gifts: spell candles, bone broth, Kim Gordon’s new book Girl in A Band, and even a plant growing in dirt from Jim Morisson’s grave.”
“I feel very lucky and proud of the Bay Area music community.”
So head on over to 3201 3rd Street, Unit 2 in the city on Saturday night and help out one of the local scene’s more vibrant and innovative artists. Then make sure you follow Everyone Is Dirty on Facebook for updates on Lioncub’s health (and Annie Girl, too, in case you want to see Lepitz post pictures of herself playing guitar in Sivan’s hospital room).
Listen to Everyone Is Dirty’s Dying Is Fun below, following by full details on this Saturday’s benefit (with the original show poster).
Our House Comes to Your House: Warehouse Edition, A Benefit for Sivan Lioncub
featuring Down and Outlaws, Annie Girl & the Flight, and Fpod Bpod
also with DJ Caveman and the Fossils
Art installations by Tony Mills, Jesse Reyes, Steve Boweve and Ryan Bannon
Photos by Harland Spinks
3201 3rd St., Unit 2, San Francisco
February 28, 2015
8pm, “strongly suggested donation” of $5 (all ages)