Sweet Relief have such an event planned this week at eVocal, with the Living Suns, My Pet Saddle, Gestapo Khazi and Audacity. “This 19-year-old, Kyle [Schuster], approached me and said, ‘Hey, Bill, I want to do something for Sweet Relief Musicians Fund. I want to put on a show,’” Bennett recalls, adding that Schuster has done “all the heavy lifting” in putting the event together. “We didn’t have to go looking for it; he came to us. Rob and I both agree that today’s young people are far more charitable than our generation was at the same age.”
While grassroots efforts are great, don’t think Sweet Relief have given up on larger events. On Aug. 11, TV On the Radio are putting on a show in Prospect Park in Brooklyn to benefit the group.
Bennett and Max have been revamping almost every aspect of Sweet Relief since taking the reins, from the logo and website to how they solicit donations, mainly because they feel that if they don’t, who will?
“If Bill and I weren’t willing to do this,” says Max, “it wouldn’t be here.”