Modest Mouse, The Shins auction off items for charity

The Decemberists also back art education

Modest Mouse, The Shins and Stephen Malkmus have donated several items to be auctioned off for charity.

The Decemberists, Dandy Warhols and Bon Jovi have also contributed unique paraphernalia such as hand-decorated guitars that will be auctioned off to raise funds for Portland, Oregon art school Buckman Elementary. The items will go on sale via eBay beginning April 22.

An additional live auction is set to take place on April 27 at Portland’s Melody Ballroom, where a guitar signed by Bon Jovi and maracas used by the Dandy Warhols will be available.

Vacation packages, original works from student artists and tickets to Bright Eyes, Kings Of Leon, Dinosaur Jr and Joss Stone shows will also be on offer.

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–By our Los Angeles staff.

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