Everyone in the New York City area, quick! Grab your pots and pans, it’s… a city-wide cook-off? No! It’s an Occupy Wall Street event, and on second thought, it’s probably best that you leave the cookware at home, for fear of angering a wild Mangum — Jeff Mangum, that is.
On November 15, Jeff Mangum will headline, at New York’s Le Poisson Rouge, “The People’s Bailout: A Variety Show and Telethon to Benefit the 99%,” an event promoted by Strike Debt as the beginning of its Rolling Jubilee project, according to Flavorpill. Strike Debt, according to its website, is an organization that “seeks to abolish debt and reconstruct a just society where our debts and bonds are to one another and not the 1%.” Similarly, all proceeds from Rolling Jubilee “will go directly to buying people’s debt and canceling it,” and the goal of the particular event on November 15 is to raise $50,000 for that cause (according to Pitchfork).
Even better, Mangum won’t be the only musician performing for the sake of this less prominent, but not forgotten movement. Tunde Adebimpe of TV on the Radio, Fugazi’s Guy Picciotto, and Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo will all be performing as well, in addition to activist comedians Jeneane Garofalo, The Yes Men, The Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead, and more. Tickets for the show go on sale November 2 at 10 AM on Le Poisson Rouge’s website. For those unable to physically attend, it will also be streamed live on rollingjubilee.org, from which, according to Spin, Strike Debt will also be taking donations.
You’re totally twinkling right now, aren’t you?