Last Night: Moondoggies, The Maldives, Final Spins and Others at The Sunset

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The Maldives, Tuesday evening at The Sunset. All photos by Chris Kornelis.

What: A benefit for Jamie Spiess of Husbands Love Your Wives, featuring The Moondoggies, The Maldives, Final Spins, The Banyans, Grand Hallway

When: Tuesday, Nov. 18

Where: The Sunset Tavern

From my new favorite perch at The Sunset last night, I couldn't help but look out at the damn-near-capacity crowd and think that the evening was a Barack Obama applause line waiting to happen. Here we have a benefit concert for an INSURED young woman struggling with medical bills. "WHY ARE THE INSURED STRUGGLING WITH MEDICAL BILLS?," I can almost hear our president-elect preach to the grandstands.

Enter friends, colleagues and the neighbors, who have intervened to throw one hell of a shindig to contribute to the cause: Jamie Spiess of Husbands Love Your Wives. With bankable killers like Moondoggies and Maldives on the bill, the evening was never going to be anything other than solid. But with the tasteful addition of The Final Spins -- a straight-ahead, defiantly not indie outfit that lacked the banjo and beard accessories brought by their friends on the bill -- it became a Tuesday evening for the books.

Mr. President, you were saying? "NOW IF ONLY THE COMMUNITY CAN COME TOGETHER FOR (ALMOST) UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE!"

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The Moondoggies

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The Final Spins

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The Banyans

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