As one man's medical expenses go up, Midnight Rambler is ready to get down.

As one man's medical expenses go up, Midnight Rambler is ready to get down.

If you're familiar with Dallas' music scene, you might have caught Mwanza "Wanz" Dover singing lead for the band Black Dotz or spinning records at venues such as Midnight Rambler, Nova, Red Light and the Doublewide.

Last fall, as the Dallas Observer reported, he took a dive off a stage and hurt himself; what he thought was a minor ailment turned out to be a much more serious intestinal injury. He made it to the hospital just in time for emergency surgery that apparently saved his life. Further hospitalization and another surgery would follow.

Wanz Dover at the Wallflower Management 5th anniversary party July 25, 2014 at the Mandarin Door, 2420 Irving Blvd. Dallas.

Wanz Dover at the Wallflower Management 5th anniversary party July 25, 2014 at the Mandarin Door, 2420 Irving Blvd. Dallas.

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The trouble is, like a lot of people who make their living as creative types, he has no medical insurance. And so, on Sunday, Midnight Rambler -- among the finest of the city's craft-cocktail joints -- will hold "Ramble For A Cause," a DJ-driven night of music to benefit Dover and help pay what bar co-owner Christy Pope describes as "a mounting stack of medical bills."

The event, which runs from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., is sponsored by Hochstadter's Slow & Low rye whiskey and Four Corners Brewery. There will be drink specials and prize raffles, and proceeds will help pay Wanz's medical bills. DJ's will include Travis Box, Gabriel Mendoza, Jeff Paul and Marcos Prado and Dover himself.

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