Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Friday: Benefit Concert for United Way

Pittsburgh-based band Neutral Loss will hold a benefit concert for the United Way of Allegheny County this Friday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. at Diesel on the South Side.

Tickets are $7 at the door, and doors open at 6 p.m. Guests must be 21 or over to attend. Neutral Loss CDs will be available for purchase at the show.

Neutral Loss performs a mix of original hard rock songs as well as covers of classic rock and alternative rock hits from artists like Led Zeppelin, Van Halen and Pearl Jam.

Two of Neutral Loss’s members are Port Authority employees – vocalist/bassist Rick Cerra is a mechanic and maintenance board person at the Harmar bus division, and drummer Jeff DiPerna is assistant business agent in maintenance for ATU Local 85. Jim DiPerna, Jeff’s brother, rounds out the group on guitar.

All of the proceeds from the concert will benefit the United Way of Allegheny County, which serves a coalition of local charities and human service agencies addressing critical issues such as childhood education, youth violence, care for seniors and the disabled, and support for struggling families. For more details, visit

For more information on Neutral Loss, visit  

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