Just how beloved of a figure in the Philadelphia music scene is Maxx Stoyanoff-Williams, formerly of The Goats and Incognegro and currently the leader of soul-rap review Black Landlord?
So beloved that in order to help the man everybody knows simply as Maxx pay for the "astronomical" health care bills he accrued last month while hospitalized for gastro-intestinal difficulties (he's feeling much better now, thank you), a benefit is being held at the Standard Tap next Monday at which a "Golden Ticket" for 2012 will be auctioned off that will allow two persons entry to an unlimited number of shows in 2012 at venues around town that include the Electric Factory, the Mann Center, The Trocadero, Festival Pier, Johnny Brenda's, Union Transfer, First Unitarian Church, Kung Fu Necktie and North Star Bar.
That's right, two tickets to as many shows as you want from the beginning to the end of 2012. The participating venues are booked by a wide variety of promoters in town who are usually competing with each other to book shows into their rooms, and it's highly out of the ordinary for everybody to co-operate with each other with one purpose in mind. It took Maxx - who the Philadelphia Brewing Co., who are co-sponsoring the happy hour event on the 19th, refer to as "everyone's favorite Philly personality and Kenzinger spokesmodel" - to bring them all together.
More event details here. Below, Black Landlord live in Rittenhouse Square in 2008.