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Craig Finn, Matthew Caws, Nicole Atkins & more playing Trump protest in NYC

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Craig Finn @ City Winery (more by Sachyn Mital)

UPDATE: Britt Daniel of Spoon has been added to the bill as well.

Craig Finn, Matthew Caws (Nada Surf), Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group), Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), Lloyd Cole, Hamilton Leithauser, Charles Bissell (The Wrens), Nicole Atkins, Ted Leo, Syd Straw, Richie Birkenhead (Into Another/Youth Of Today), actor/musician Michael Shannon and many more artists will be performing at a benefit show at Queens’ Knockdown Center on September 28. The event is called “Flip These Houses” that celebrates “Protest Songs, Political Music, and Unity through Song.” Tickets are on sale now and net proceeds will benefit Power To The Polls and “select grassroots groups who are helping to win the Congress back from Republican leadership.” Here’s the full statement on the benefit:

President Donald Trump, the Trump administration, and “Trump-ism” as defined by the Presidents words, tweets, and policies, is an existential threat to the nation and to Western democracy as a whole. This concert is a call to all citizens to vote for the opposition party in the November 2018 elections. (Democrats and Independents who caucus with Democrats), and to raise awareness and funds to help win our country back from those who will let it’s legacy be destroyed.

While more artists are still being added, the current list of participating performers is below.

UPDATE 2: Lloyd Cole’s listing was the result of a misunderstanding; he is not performing.

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Matthew Caws (Nada Surf)
Craig Finn (The Hold Steady)
Ryan Miller (Guster)
Michael Shannon (actor/musician)
Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group)
Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth)
Hamilton Leithauser (ex-Walkmen)
Sam Cohen
Charles Bissell (The Wrens)
Nicole Atkins
Mick Collins (Dirtbombs/Gories)
Amy Rigby
Jeffrey Gaines
Jason Narducy (Split Single/Bob Mould Band)
Sammy James Jr (Kinky Boots/The Mooney Suzuki)
Ted Leo
Syd Straw
Richie Birkenhead (Into Another/Youth Of Today)
Caithlin DeMarrais (Rainer Maria)
Richard Baluyut (Versus)
Anders Parker (Varnaline)
Eric Davidson (New Bomb Turks)
Steve Myers (Afghan Whigs/Might Fine)
The Resistance Revival Choir
Tom Clark (2A Treehouse)
Mike Fornatale (Left Banke/The Monks)
Renee LoBue
Lenny Zenith
Graham Norwood
…and more!

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