EVITAN (Dres & Jarobi) – “P.T.I. (Occupy Wall Street)” Video

Dres (Black Sheep) and Jarobi (Tribe) have come together to form EVITAN (“Native” spelled backwards), and went down to Occupy Wall Street to film the video for their track “P.T.I.” “The 99% need to have not just a voice, but voices,” says Dres on what inspired he and Jarobi to write the song. “We need to have more voices that speak to our plight beyond what is given to us via the media.” And despite... Read More

Hip-Hop Culture is Occupying

A movement has swept across the globe… that being Occupy Wall Street, the ongoing series of demonstrations beginning September 17th, 2011, in New York City’s Zuccotti Park. The protests have focused on social and economic inequality, high unemployment rates, greed, corruption, and the undue influence of corporations—particularly that of the financial services sector—on government. The protesters’ slogan, “We are... Read More

Reverend Billy, of The Church of Life After Shopping, Arrested at Occupy Wall Street

Reverend Billy Talen, who has for years fought against the rampant consumerism that he’s termed “America’s disease,” was arrested protesting at Occupy Wall Street. A group, which included Dr. Cornel West, presided over a mock trial in Zuccotti Park that found Goldman Sachs guilty of questionable practices including manipulating financial markets, and its role in housing foreclosures, pension losses, public layoffs and the student... Read More

Deer Tick @ Death By Audio

Providence RI’s Deer Tick are a rarity in the field of big name touring acts in the year 2011—a loud, raucous Rock band—the sort of band who can kick a room in to a frenzy. They are also the sort of band who usually play very large rooms—their next New York City show will be at the 1000+ capacity legendary Webster Hall. So I was surprised to walk in to Brooklyn DIY space Death By Audio on Monday night (admittedly later then I’d like)... Read More

Deer Tick to Play Show in Support of “Occupy Wall Street” Protesters–raise awareness of Police Brutality

Indie folk band Deer Tick will be performing  a free secret show to raise awareness and draw attention to the “Occupy Wall Street” women protesters pepper sprayed by NYPD officers during a peaceful demonstration last weekend. The October 3rd performance, slated for 8 p.m at Death By Audio in Brooklyn, is presented by Brooklyn Vegan and is the band’s way of “exercising their first.” Video of  NYPD officers using Pepper... Read More

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