A sizable swath of the Bay Area underground music community turned out in force at the First Church of the Buzzard last Saturday for Save the F#@king World Fest, a massive benefit for Haiti. There were homemade burritos, delicious adult beverages, a raffle for gently-used electronics, and of course tons of great bands who all donated their time to the cause. The line-up included local faves like Grass Widow, Kreamy 'Lectric Santa, Gaze, Shannon and the Clams, Heule + Dryer, No Babies, Tastyville, Saything...and the list went on. You'll forgive me if I don't post my customary band-by-band breakdown this time; there were just so many of them. Somewhere in the middle of the show benefit co-organizer Ivy Jean gave a very moving presentation about the time she has spent in Haiti during the last year accompanied by a slideshow of her photographs. She had been planning a trip to the island nation before the earthquake happened, and she decided to follow through with it afterward even though she lost friends in the disaster. All of the proceeds from the show went to support two of the groups she works with there: Lakou, a queer arts organization, and student group MESS. It's almost trite to note that the crisis in Haiti is nowhere near over yet, but it really isn't. So it felt good to focus on the issues and raise some awareness and rock out too.