A few weeks back the members of Portland grind band Transient were involved in a horrific head on collision while on tour. A van should never look like this.

Miraculously Transient survived, but they were left with some lingering hospital bills. Thankfully the band's pals are throwing a little benefit show this Saturday, August 27, at Plan B wit Elitist, Basement Animal, Spectral Tombs, and Heavy Voodoo. In addition to the music, there will be a raffles with goodies from Stankhouse Records, Relapse, local art, gift certificates, and plenty more.

But we're talking hospital bills here, so there is another benefit in the works for Friday, September 16 at the Kenton Club. That lineup will feature Muscle Beach, Stag Bitten, Valkyrie Rodeo, Tyrants, and Fall the Giants. In addition to that, a third all-age benefit is in the works as well.

While Transient is still licking their wounds, they are a grind band (not a wussy emo band) which means they are not canceling their MusicFest NW appearance on Friday September 9 at Hawthorne Theatre alongside Pig Destroyer. Damn, that's tough.