The story behind the Daddy Tapes Benefit is one of punk rock folklore. His son’s band Bill Popp and the Tapes played regularly at CBGB’s and, during the time where punk rock attracted a predominantly young crowd, Daddy Tapes not only supported his son by showing up at gigs, but even offered up his home as a rehearsal space. Additionally, he helped promote The Tapes by personally stuffing envelopes for their mailing list. The Daddy Tapes Benefit has been an annual event since Daddy Tapes’ fatal heart attack in 1987 and it has raised thousands of dollars for The American Heart Association. CBGB’s, Kenny’s Castaways and several other venues have hosted the show in the past, but this year the show has a new home this year at The Bowery Electric. Don’t miss out on this annual rock and roll tradition on March 9.

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