First A28 benefit concert Friday, March 23- Galapagos Art Space - Williams

We're excited to announce that the first A28 benefit concert will take place this Friday, March 23 at
Galapagos Art Space,
70 North 6th Street
Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

We've got five terrific bands, a wonderful emcee, and a very special guest--the Reverend Lennox Yearwood. The Rev is currently leading a Make Hip Hop Not War bus tour across the country, spreading the gospel of peace and impeachment, and he's bringing the roof down wherever he goes. This is going to be a special evening, and a great opportunity for all of us to meet each other in a fun environment. Marches and rallies are great, but we also want impeaching Bush and Cheney to ROCK. All proceeds from the show will go towards A28 organizing efforts, and if we can sell the place out we'll bring in enough money to print and distribute tens of thousands of A28 flyers around the country. So please tell your friends and help us fill Galapagos with the spirit of exuberant and creative dissent. The show starts at 6:30 sharp and admission is $10. Please visit for directions and more information. Here's the lineup: RUDE MECHANICAL ORCHESTRA -- A New York City-based radical marching band originally formed to protest the Republican National Convention in 2004. RMO turns political events into joyful, musical, danceable spectacles bursting with punk rock energy. REMINGTON -- A hot new sound bursting up from the underground rock scene. The band is a Manhattan-based power trio that pulls from a large and eclectic pool of musical influences. Remington integrates the sounds of rock, indie, electronics and jazz into a rich new brand of high energy rock. JONATHAN BATISTE -- Born in New Orleans and first introduced to music through his family's band, the Batiste Brothers Band. Jonathan has recorded with Harry Connick Jr., Alvin Batiste, the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra with Irvin Mayfield, Russell Batiste (drummer for the "Funky Meters"), Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews and others. GHOSTS OF PASHA -- Over the past three years they have graced the pages of SPIN, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, and countless publications in New York City, Vermont, Ireland and England. Their sound includes complex clarinet arrangements, avant garde noise abandon, 60's beatle-esque pop harmonies, cut-and-paste sample oriented music, and even tongue-in cheek nods to the works of classic beats such as Allen Ginsberg. THE JACK GRACE BAND -- "Martini Country" honky tonk with an urban, moody edge -- a blend of Johnny Cash, Tom Waits and chicken piccata. Led by Jack "Martini Cowboy" Grace, the music has been touted as "gritty, down home country the way it should be" and so authentically urban country "you can practically taste the whiskey dripping off the songs." REV. LENNOX YEARWOOD, JR. -- The Rev. is an American minister, community activist, and hip hop connoisseur. He served as a White House intern under President Bill Clinton and is currently President of the Hip-Hop Caucus, a national and international coalition of hip-hop, pop-culture, social and political organizations, community-based organizations, youth leadership organizations, and individuals who believe in the collective power of persons born after 1964. ADIRA AMRAM (EMCEE)-- Adira is a musician and comedian who began performing with her family when she could hold a rattle. Her acting has been featured in the Off-Off Broadway show "Door Wide Open" starring John Ventimiglia. Most recently she was seen on the Sopranos as Stacey and can be seen on VH1's Best Night Ever. Her musical comedy has been selected by Jane Magazine as one of the editor picks for May 2006. She is co-host of the forthcoming weekly comedy show Get Psyched. I look forward to seeing you on Friday! Best, Jacob P.S. Stay tuned for some major announcements about A28 in the coming days! -- Jacob Park, National Coordinator A28 Nationwide Impeachment Protests Tel: 718.404.9472

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