I had the pleasure of shooting Luke Messimer at St. John's Fixin To bar. Luke made the generous move to donate his portion of ticket sales to the ACLU and Planned Parenthood in light of the current political climate. Overall, the show wasn't really a benefit concert, but I think that makes it all the more impressive when individuals are willing to go out of his or her way to do something for someone else.
My favorite thing about seeing bands play live is how they interact with the audience in addition to other bands that are playing. The band following Luke had a guest appearance of Krist Novoselic of Nirvana. Luke commented that it was distracting/intimidating him that Krist's bass was hanging out to his left the whole time he played.
Krist later commented that he enjoyed Luke's music, which is pretty much a no-brainer but still made Luke all giddy. Luke said he couldn't quite hit some of the notes that he used to hit when he was 18, but all in all it was a great show. Be sure to check out Luke's music here