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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

PPNYC Announces Fifth Annual "Roe on the Rocks" Benefit

Via Planned Parenthood of New York City:

PRESS CONTACT:  Mel Gagarin
(212) 274-7294/mel.gagarin@ppnyc.org
 
ASOBI SEKSU, NORTH HIGHLANDS, LITTLE,BIG, AND SARA BENINCASA PLAY FIFTH ANNUAL ROE ON THE ROCKS BENEFIT FOR PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF NEW YORK CITY
 
Our Access to Basic Health Care Is Under Attack. We Have a Say.
Stand with Planned Parenthood and Fight Back.
 
New York, NY – This April 16th, 2012, at a time when our right to basic health care is under attack, New York dream pop band, Asobi Seksu, along with special guests North Highlands and Little,Big, will play the fifth annual Roe on the Rocks benefit concert at The Highline Ballroom. Award-winning comedian and writer, Sara Benincasa, will be the evening’s emcee.  All proceeds from the event will go to Planned Parenthood of New York City.
 
The Roe on the Rocks concert is held every year to recognize Roe v Wade, the historic Supreme Court Case which 39 years ago confirmed women’s right to privacy and thus access to abortion services.  The show couldn’t come at a more important time – amidst the worst attacks on not just reproductive rights but access to basic health care. Past acts have included Regina Spektor, Thao with The Get Down Stay Down, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and (others).
 
What:   5th Annual Roe on the Rocks Benefit Concert for Planned Parenthood of New York City
 
Who:    Asobi Seksu
            Sara Benincasa
            North Highlands
            Little,Big
            Planned Parenthood of New York City
 
Where:   Highline Ballroom, NYC
              431 W 16th St, between 9th and 10th Avenue
              New York, NY 10011
 
When:    April 16th, 2012
              Doors open at 7:00pm
 
Tickets:    General Admission: $25
                VIP: $75
              
For event information, please contact Stephanie Demmons stephanie.demmons@ppnyc.org

April 3, 2012 in Abortion, Miscellaneous, Music | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Monday, March 12, 2012

Musicians Demand Their Music Be Pulled from Rush Limbaugh's Show

Rolling Stone: Rage Against the Machine to Rush Limbaugh: 'Stop Using Our Music in Your Right-Wing Clown Show', by Matthew Perpetua:

 

Tom Morello demands that radio host drop Rage tunes

 

Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine is the latest rock star to demand that Rush Limbaugh stop using his music on the air. "Rush Limbaugh played "Sleep Now in the Fire" as a bumper on his show today," Morello told Rolling Stone last night. "Our response: 'Hey Jackass, stop using our music on your racist, misogynist, right wing clown show." (He later tweeted the same message.)

 

Peter Gabriel, Rush and the Fabulous Thunderbirds have made public statements asking for their music to be pulled from Limbaugh's syndicated talk show following the host's personal attack on Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke, whom he called a "slut" and a "prostitute" for defending women's reproductive rights. . . .

March 12, 2012 in Culture, In the Media, Music | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)