The South Florida music community is like a family. If one of us goes down, you can bet the rest of us will support that fallen cousin in party. Whether it's in the form of a cold brew or a whole night dedicated to raising money to help pay medical bills, you're set for life in these tropical parts.
In the case of Jonny Veo, after a random, violent attack in downtown Fort Lauderdale, the nightlife forces have come together to raise funds in the form of a dance party, cutely called "A Kitten for Jonny."
Veo does all the booking and promoting for parties on Tuesdays at the Dubliner and Thursdays at the Vagabond. But this event is taking place at Fort Lauderdale's haven for creativity, C&I Studios. Organized and with music by former Green Room resident DJs Lindersmash! (AKA Mike Linder), Lorenzo "DJ Kaos" Fernandez, Mig, and Tonx, they hope to raise some dough to help Veo with his mounting hospital bills. You see, Veo had his jaw wired shut -- and as if not being able to eat solid food or talk weren't enough -- he also has a broken eye socket and cheekbone.