By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Dec 17, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Former OnMilwaukee.comrade and lifelong OMC friend Drew Olson has organized a rock and roll benefit for Hunger Task Force that takes place Thursday, Dec. 27 at Shank Hall, 1434 N. Farwell Ave.

Doors to the gig open at 7 p.m. and admission is $10 and at least one can of food (though please be generous, in the spirit of holiday giving).

On the bill are Testa Rosa, Blue In the Face and KB & the Dungarees.

Each band will, in its own unique way, pay homage to the Rolling Stones, who celebrate 50 years of bandom this year.

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.