Last October, local mom Suzanne Ciani went for a medical exam to find out the source of consistent headaches that left her disoriented and troubled her family. An MRI turned up alarming news: Suzanne had an aggressive form of brain cancer. She underwent emergency surgery to remove several tumors, endured rounds of chemotherapy and radiation, and recently returned to the hospital for neurosurgery in response to the discovery of additional growths. The Suzanne Ciani Brain Cancer Foundation was founded this year, its goal to send her for treatment at the Gerson Center in Mexico and help others who’ve had their lives impacted by brain cancer. Son Johnny has booked top-notch for the second concert he’s organized to benefit the foundation. NYC’s eclectic rock foursome Black Taxi and New England Americana-pop purveyors McAlister Drive warm up the stage for headliners Perpetual Groove, an Athens quartet that blends Southern rock, funk, jazzy improvisation and jamtronica, and laces it with plenty of synth loops and liquid melodic guitar solos. Rock out for a great cause this holiday season and treasure those closest to your heart.