Friday, September 26, 2008

Music and Politics

It should go without saying that the middleCoast is strongly endorsing Barack Obama for President. Turns out that some of our favorite bands feel the same way.

On October 16th Cincinnati, Ohio will be the location for campaign rally "Vote Early Rock Late" featuring The National and The Breeders. The free concert is in support of the Obama/Biden camp, and will shuttle registered voters between Fountain Square (the site of the rocking part) and Hamilton County Election Headquarters (the voting part). In Ohio - which will again likely be a battleground state, as they say - early ballot voting begins September 30th.

Closer to home (but not exactly free) is another Obama benefit, this one featuring Jim James of My Morning Jacket. On October 8th at Schubas, James will play an all acoustic set for ticket-holders/Obama-supporters who pay $100 per. The proceeds go to the Obama Victory Fund. You can get more info and buy tickets here.

Now to the music...

Video: The National "Fake Empire" instrumental (ad for Obama campaign)

MP3: The Breeders "Cannonball"

MP3: Jim James "Goin' to Acapulco" (from I'm Not There)


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