Odds & Ends: Hurricane Sandy Benefits Edition

Swedish House Mafia is throwing a “Black Tie Rave” in New York City to help raise funds for Hurricane Sandy victims, My Morning Jacket is headlining a benefit concert in Asbury Park, N.J., and there’s still time to discuss a few rumors about tonight’s “12-12-12” concert at NYC’s Madison Square Garden.

The “Black Tie Rave” is set for Feb. 28 at NYC’s Hammerstein Ballroom.

When Swedish House Mafia says “black tie,” they aren’t messing around. The EDM trio warns on its website that the “dress code is strict. Black tie and ball gowns. So whether you buy something new, vintage or just go and borrow something … if you fail to turn up in black tie or gown we may still turn you away!”

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Ultra Music Festival, Bicentennial Park, Miami, Fla.

All proceeds raised from the 21-and-over event will go to the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City & the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. Tickets will be available via three 72-hour auctions. The first auction begins Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. EST.

Visit SwedishHouseMafia.com for all you need to know about the “Black Tie Rave.”

My Morning Jacket’s event is dubbed “On The Beach – A Sandy Relief Concert.” Hosted by New Jersey’s own VJ/ TV host Matt Pinfield, the show takes place Jan. 2 at Asbury, N.J.’s Paramount Theatre on the Asbury Park Boardwalk. Preservation Hall Jazz Band is supporting MMJ, along with Joseph Arthur, Nicole Atkins, River City Extension, The Tangiers Blues Band and special guests.

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Verizon Wireless Amph. At Encore Park, Alpharetta, Ga.

According to the MMJ’s website, proceeds “will be given to Jersey Shore focused non-profits who are out there doing the heavy work: Waves For Water, RebuildRecover, Coastal Habitat for Humanity, The Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties and Food for Thought By The Sea.”

Tickets go on sale Friday, Dec. 14 at 12 p.m. EST.

For more information about “On The Beach – A Sandy Relief Concert” visit MyMorningJacket.com.

Earlier today Hyper Vocal (via Weeping Elvis) posted what it claims could be a major “12-12-12” concert spoiler – a complete breakdown of the event’s itinerary.

The schedule has Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band kicking off tonight’s star-studded benefit at Madison Square Garden by playing a 30-minute set. Roger Waters, who will be joined by Eddie Vedder on “Comfortably Numb,” also gets 30 minutes. Eric Clapton and The Rolling Stones are each slotted for 15 minutes.

The Sun reports that Paul McCartney will perform a new song with the surviving former members of Nirvana. The U.K. tabloid says Macca has been practicing with Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, bassist Krist Novoselic and former Nirvana touring member guitarist Pat Smear.

The supposed leaked schedule from Weeping Elvis says that McCartney has 30 minutes on stage including the song “Cut Me Some Slack” with “Dave Grohl & Friends.”

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MusiCares Person of the Year gala, Los Angeles, Staples Center, Calif.

Click here to check out Weeping Elvis’ “12-12-12” schedule. Or just tune in to the broadcast online, on TV or via the radio to find out for yourself. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. EST.

Proceeds from the benefit go to the Robin Hood Relief Fund, which is providing resources to local organizations helping Superstorm Sandy victims.

Visit 121212concert.org for more information about watching the concert and to find out how you can donate.