Charity Bomb is proud to announce Strange 90s, a benefit concert for Jerry Bryant of JBTV, set to take place on Friday, March 8th at Metro Chicago. All proceeds will go to Jerry’s cancer treatment fund. Tickets are officially on sale HERE.
Performers include: Naked Raygun, Andrew W.K., Local H, members of Kill Hannah, Stabbing Westward, Plain White T’s, OURs, Broken Hope, Morrissey, and MS MR, with additional performers to be announced over the next few weeks!
Surrounding the fundraiser, President of JBTV Michael Harnett has expressed that “Jerry wants everyone to know that although these obstacles are difficult and there’s a lot of trials to come – he’s committed more than ever to helping artists and exposing new music.”
Jerry Bryant, the Emmy award winning host and owner of the iconic music program JBTV, has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Colorectal Cancer. Jerry’s doctors are very optimistic that they have removed all of the cancer and he is undergoing a 6-month Chemotherapy treatment to makesure that he is clean. Because of his limited insurance coverage, large medical bills are building up and will continue as he wages his fight against his cancer. To learn more about Jerry’s fight and donate directly, please visit: JBTV Health Awareness or Strange 90’s: Jerry Bryant Cancer Fund.
Charity Bomb Presents: Strange 90s – A Benefit for Jerry Bryant of JBTV
DATE: Friday, March 8th 2019
VENUE: Metro Chicago | 3730 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613
VIP Balcony: $150 –
VIP Tables for Two: $250 –
TIME: Doors: 7PM / Show: 8PM
Charity Bomb is a non-profit organization founded by four philanthropic friends to produce benefit shows for a variety of charitable organizations in the scope of music. Our motto is “All Purpose Altruism” – we deliver 100% of the proceeds, 100% of the time, with 100% transparency, to ensure that the funds raised reach its intended constituency, every dime, every time.
Musician & Philanthropist, Matthew Leone was put into a coma with 1/3 of his skull removed after rescuing a woman being beaten on the streets of Chicago a few years back. From Kevin, Lyman & Warped Tour, to Kiss and Madonna, the international music community rallied to bring him back to life. Smashing Pumpkins even did a benefit show for him. Twin brother, singer for their band Madina Lake, Nathan Leone agrees, this is what saved his life. Consequently, the Leone’s devoted their lives to giving back. After several years with Sweet Relief Musicians Fund & Help Musicians UK, it was time to branch out.  All-Purpose Altruism – Charity Bomb reflects the ubiquitous truth that love is the antidote for everything. This notion, as applied in our philanthropic context, asserts that we will drum up love, in all of its forms, for a particular cause or purpose, and drop it on the antagonist.
Los Angeles native, professional musician & acclaimed songwriter, Nik Frost, suffered from addiction. When drugs came dangerously close to claiming his life, it was fellow musicians, Dave Kushner & Brian O’conner (Velvet Revolver & Eagles of Death Metal respectively) who intervened and came to his rescue. Nik worked with Matthew on several projects, all a pre-destination to Charity Bomb.We are a non-profit, fundraising and awareness agent for any benevolent cause that enters our ether.
Ryan Ford, lifelong closest friend, philanthropist, successful entrepreneur, an avid lover of music, is the fourth Charity Bomber. Ryan’s founded several businesses, MP45 Records among them, and brings the administrative acumen to complement his creative contribution to the collective. In short, we have the purpose, we know the right people and we know how to put on a show. We love a win-win-win outcome. It’s abundantly clear that living a life where we produce spectacular live music events that serve a philanthropic cause, makes our constituents win, our clients win, and the fans win.
JBTV is America’s longest running music television program dedicated to breaking bands for the past 35 years. Legendary host Jerry Bryant’s iconic live music showcase has unveiled many seminal musicians. Performers like Green Day, Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins, Twenty One Pilots, Jeff Buckley and Dave Matthews Band received their very first TV exposure on JBTV.
JBTV has twice garnered the coveted Billboard Music Video Award for ´Best Local/Regional Alternative Modern Rock Show´ and multiple Emmy Awards for production. Jerry Bryant has continuously hosted many of the biggest names in modern rock history, including Joey Ramone, Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Local H, Bastille, Charlie XCX, Henry Rollins, and too many others to name, JBTV is one of the longest-running sources for live performance music videos in the nation and legendary example of Chicago’s proud tradition of music programming.
The show allows viewers to watch artist performances, and artists interviews online and on their TV screens. JBTV is streamed 24/7 on Its homepage for music fans all over the globe to enjoy.

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