Their server that is. "What the hell are you talking about, dumbass? Turf Club doesn't have servers." No, for their website. Because this show is gonna sell right out. And by sell out, I don't mean to associate connotations of selling out in the way we used to accuse punk rockers of selling out. It will sell out in the good way, as it is all for a great cause, featuring great musical acts at a great venue. The greatest venue. Uncle Ted might not approve, but that there was my ENDORSEMENT.
So here's the big news!
Get ready to reserve your tickets!
EIGHT IS ENOUGH: THE CONCERT TO END OUR LONG NATIONAL NIGHTMARE
Advance tickets/campaign donations available on the Turf Club website starting this Wednesday!
@ Turf Club, Wednesday 8/27, 7:30 PM doors.
Note that this show is being put on just a couple days before the Republican National Convention convenes in our beautiful capital city. This show is to loudly reject the Republican agenda (yeah, I can get behind that) and its infiltration of St. Paul (Grrrrr... that's right!). Most importantly, it is to raise money for Barack Obama, a music lover, who according to his Facebook page especially appreciates Miles Davis, Coltrane, Dylan, Stevie Wonder, The Fugees and Sebastian Bach (Johann, his cello suites specifically).
I can't speak for Barack but I'll bet he'd add the following to his Facebook if he took a listen to:
Kill The Vultures
Josh Grier and Jeremy Hansen (of Tapes n Tapes)
All of whom are the fine folks comprising this amazing bill. Plus there will be DJs from Burlesque, Rhymesayers and special guest DJs in the Clown Lounge all night. Info booths, poster art for sale, and other surprises shall abound, as well.
So who came up with this big idea?
This event is being coordinated by Andrew Broder (Fog) and Joe Selinski (The Dad in Common). The idea was hatched over a beer at the Turf a few months ago as a way to generate excitement about the Obama campaign, motivate Minnesotans to get involved and signify dissatisfaction with eight years of Republican rule.
Reservations may be made starting Wednesday 8/13/08 via the Turf Club website. $20 minimum donation per person.
Questions? Drop me an email and I'll get you connected with an answer.