EVENT: Socialism 2017 Fundraiser Live Show
Join your comrades for an evening at El Rio! Featuring live music from Craftspells, False Priest, and Jnetics, and tarot readings by Alese Osborn.
Funds raised will help send Bay Area activists to the annual Socialism Conference in Chicago this July–the largest gathering of the radical Left in North America! Speakers announced so far include Alicia Garza, co-founder of BLM, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor author of From #BLM to Black Liberation, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of Indigenous People’s History of the United States, Bhaskar Sunkara, editor of Jacobin Magazine, John Cusak, actor and author, Hari Kondabolu, comedian and host of Politically Reactive, Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now, Michael Bennett, NFL player and activist, and many more.
Now is the time to fight the Right and build the Left.
Join us at El Rio June 3 and in Chicago July 6-9!
Sliding scale admission: $10-20 at the door
Craft Spells (DJ Set)
Craft Spells is an American indie rock/dream pop band from Stockton, California, now based in Oakland, CA. formed in late 2009 by Justin Vallesteros. To date, Craft Spells has released two studio albums, Idle Labor (2011) and Nausea (2014) on Captured Tracks. Their albums have been described as a soft, synthy, dreamy compendium of new wave and 80s pop similar to New Order with Vallesteros voice style sounding similar to Ian Curtis.
False Priest is a modern rock band from the San Francisco Bay Area. Someone once described their sound as “post-country,” and they thought that was good. They want very much to be good people, and their lyrics are about that. The goal is catharsis. Once, they sold a bag of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos for $50. They are nearly finished with their first full-length album, Driving In Circles.
Jnetics is a producer and DJ from San Francisco. His music sorts out the raw emotions of popular music and recombines them in tie-dye. He works in off-kilter hiphop beats and winding, melancholy house. His sets float above genres and are often crafted for 1AM. His music would fit comfortably alongside Knxwledge or on LA’s Body High label. He will release an EP in June of deft bootlegs, putting thoughtful, jagged edges on a selection of the smoothest of the smooth.
Date(s) - 06/03/2017 - 06/04/2017
9:00 pm - 1:15 am