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Deftones, Slash, Pablove lead a weekend of worthy benefit shows

November 18, 2009 |  4:48 pm

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If concert-going is on your docket this weekend, consider steering your ticket budget toward any of three exceedingly worthwhile special fund-raising shows, all of which happen to be at the Avalon in Hollywood. On Thursday and Friday, Deftones will play two shows to raise money for bassist Chi Cheng, who's still in a semiconscious state after a 2008 car crash that left him with huge (and accumulating) medical bills. On Saturday, Band of Horses, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Sea Wolf, Shirley Manson and many others play one-off sets to benefit the Pablove Foundation, the childhood cancer research fund of Dangerbird Records founder Jeff Castelaz and his wife, Jo Ann Thrailkill. And on Sunday, Slash joins Ozzy Osbourne, Chester Bennington, Perry Farrell and a motley crew of other hard rockers for a set to fund the Los Angeles Youth Network, a homeless-services charity. Any one of them will be worth your time, money and eardrums this weekend.

-- August Brown

All shows at the Avalon, 1735 Vine St. Tickets available at avalonhollywood.net.

Deftones photo by Stephen Osman / Los Angeles Times

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