Posted in music on September 17, 2012

Lee Ranaldo @ Foley Square for Occupy Wall Street - 9/16 (photo by jessierocks)
Lee Ranaldo

Jello Biafra @ Foley Square for Occupy Wall Street - 9/16 (photo by zacharylipez)
Jello Biafra

Today (9/17,Rosh Hashanah for many), protestors have taken to the streets around Wall Street on the one-year anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movment. The anniversary celebration kicked off yesterday, on Sunday, in Foley Square near City Hall where a stage was setup for a five-hour concert featuring familiar, OWS-supporting names like Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, Lee Ranaldo (and Steve Shelley) of Sonic Youth, Michelle Shocked, Jello Biafra of Dead Kennedys, and Jimmy McMillan, who as we pointed out last week, will be running for mayor again because the rent is still too damn high! Watch videos from the show, below...

Jello Biafra flyer

Jimmy McMillan & Vermin Supreme #s16

Kate the Wasp Goes... to Occupy Wall Street 1 Year Anniversary

Let's Lynch the Landlord - (A Capaella) - #S16 - Jello Biafra

This Land is Your Land • Tom Morello • Foley Square, S16, 2012

#S17 TOM MORELLO "World Wide Rebel Song" Occupy Wall Street @ Foley Square 9/16/12

OWS S16 Michelle Shocked

OWS S16, Lee Ranaldo Band w/ Steve Shelley on drums (introduced by Jello Biafra)

Rebel Diaz At #OWS Foley Square #S16

Occupy the Hood #s16

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Comments (12)

wow looks like theres a whole 100 people there must have been fun

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2012 10:14 AM

Looks like Jello's had too much jello.

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2012 10:20 AM

Jimmy McMillan, some guy with a boot on his head...that's how you make changes. Just like the Arab Spring, right kiddies?

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2012 10:24 AM

I love the rent is too damned high guy!

He seems out of place with all those deadbeats, though. He's milling around with a bunch of hygienically-challenged unemployed stoners and hopheads, when he could be passing his message on to a meaningful constituency like skid row alcoholics or glue huffers.

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2012 10:32 AM

The problem with the OWS crowd is that they are all fringe people. The movement needs some normal looking rebels to attract more mainstream folks to the cause. The smelly dirty hippie contingent is scaring away everyone else. The rapists aren't helping anything either.

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2012 10:40 AM

It looks very rock and roll. Well, rock and roll in the sense that it's music that only 1% of young people could give a fuck about, but that's the good kind of 1%.

The self-selected, entitled to speak for everyone else on earth, 1%.

The "most people are stupid and their cultural tastes are gag-worthy and pathetic, 1%"

The, if we squeal like pigs, maybe the 99% whom we loathe, though they don't acknowledge our existence, will realize that as much as we ridicule everything about their lives, we're really doing all of this FOR THEM, 1%.


It's all so very thought through.

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2012 10:47 AM

Michelle Shocked is singing about hating money lenders and not paying them back. That's really great... singing about stealing money. very cool.

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2012 10:58 AM

This like that 'F*** for Forest' event!?!?

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2012 11:08 AM

Please, if there is a god, let the crowd at the 9/28 Jay Z show be at least 20% "hood niggas." Very eclectic mix at Jay Z shows, where it's white collar Jewish guys, Asians, whites, blacks, etc. I'm really hoping the "occupiers" try to educate some riled up black youth and infringe on their concert going experience.

God, if you're listening, let's make this happen.

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2012 1:08 PM

^haha yes. Please let some hood kids kick the living shit out of the occupiers. Please God, make this happen.

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2012 1:20 PM

I love the rent is too damned high guy!

Posted by Mubawaba | September 19, 2012 3:03 PM

looks like a lot of fun.

Posted by jordon | July 21, 2013 8:55 PM

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