Lymphomania: A Benefit for Karina Natis

Chances are, you’ve been in a photograph by Karina Natis. You might not know it. You might not know her. You might be a flailing limb, a shock of falling hair, drowned in a swath of light, capsized in a pool of sweat, blood, or beer. But you’re there.

In June, Karina was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s B-cell Lymphoma, manifesting as a six-inch tumor between her left lung and heart. After 18 weeks of chemotherapy, her tumor has all but disappeared, and a final month of radiation treatment will hopefully cure her for good.

Like so many thousands of people in this country and many of us in the underground music community, Karina is uninsured, and the cost of the chemotherapy alone extends into the tens of thousands of dollars, not to mention the numerous surgical procedures needed for access to the tumor site and the weeks spent recovering in-hospital.

We’re thrilled to announce that some wonderful people (who also happen to be fantastic musicians) have stepped forward to donate their time and talent in an effort to help stem the flow of the enormous cost of Karina’s treatment. We invite you to join them in giving back to Karina, who has shared so much of her artistic gift with us and the Chicago DIY community at large. An incredible audio-visual lineup has come into being, bringing musicians and artists from all corners of Chicago together to make sound and light in celebration.

We are proud to present:

Pandava (featuring members of Quicksails, Chemtrails, and Mines)
Arvo Zylo
Dead Dragon Mountain (members of Sunsplitter)
Instinct Control
Wish Fulfillment

and visuals by Theodore Darst


November 10, 2012. 8pm

$8 in advance (paypal link coming)
$10 at the door

For more information about Karina’s photography, please visit

One Response

  1. K's rabboni
    K's rabboni at · Reply

    Karina is a wonderful Art Institute of Chicago graduated photographer and artist, and she is a completely beautiful person and terrific friend! I hope that we all come out and support her with everything we have. She is going to beat back this dreaded cancer with all of the confidence and fortitude that is within her. We ALL need to come together and help her beat back the enormous medical bills that our stupid health care system has now laid at her doorstep. Give up your $4 cups of coffee for a month and help support Karina — and get out the VOTE for Obama!

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