The pace is picking up on the Cy Rawls benefit-show front. The most tantalizing one happens Aug. 29 at Cat's Cradle -- Superchunk's first local show since the May 2 Obama campaign rally, plus Rosebuds and Birds of Avalon. Cover is $25 (or $100, for which price Superchunk will play any song you request; hmm...).
Also on the books is an Aug. 21 metal bill at Local 506 with Tooth, Grappling Hook and Iron Maiden tribute band Up the Irons. Cover for that is $8. But heck, it's a benefit -- kick in $25 anyway.
UPDATE (7/31/08): This just in, the Cradle has another Cy benefit set for Aug. 17 with Polvo, Double Negative, Fin Fang Foom, Cantwell, Gomez and Jordan, and Magic Babies.