Jeff Rosenstock announces livestream benefitting Black Lives Matter, bail & transgender funds
Jeff Rosenstock has announced an all-request livestream happening on Instagram Live on July 1 at 9 PM EST. It's free, but it's $2 to request a song and all proceeds go towards various Black Lives Matter, bail and transgender funds. Jeff writes:
HI! I want to raise some money to assist the people who are fighting hard for equality in America so I’m doing a thing that will potentially be fun, dumb or BOTH! On July 1st I will be playing a 20-SONG ALL-REQUEST set on IG live. The show will be free, but for $2 you can request a song. LINK IN PROFILE! Request as many songs as you like. Request one song many times. I prefer you request songs that are mine that I know how to play but hey, it’s YOUR money. ALL REQUESTS WILL BE PLACED IN A JAR (or bucket) WHICH I WILL PULL FROM AT RANDOM AND DO MY BEST WITH. So the more requests for say “Nausea” that are in there the greater the likelihood that it will be picked. Do I really need to explain how a bucket works???? ANYWAY. I’LL BE TAKING REQUESTS UNTIL JUNE 29TH AFTER WHICH I WILL FIGURE OUT HOW TO PUT ALL THESE REQUESTS ON PIECES OF PAPER. ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO BLACK LIVES MATTER, THE BAIL PROJECT, THE OKRA PROJECT NINA POP & TONY MCDADE MENTAL HEALTH RECOVERY FUNDS, LOS ANGELES PEOPLE’S CITY COUNCIL & GLITS. PLEASE DO NOT ORDER RECORDS ALONGSIDE SONG REQUESTS, IT WILL CAUSE YOUR ORDER TO BE DELAYED BY A WEEK. IF YOU WANNA DONATE BUT DON’T WANT TO REQUEST A BILLION SONGS, IT’S COOL THERE WILL BE A DONATION LINK THE DAY OF THE SHOW. SEEEEEEE YAAAAAAAAAAA
Jeff's new album NO DREAM is out now on Polyvinyl and we recently spoke to Jeff about the new album and the music that inspired it. He also contributed to a new Adam Schlesinger tribute album that benefits the MusiCares' COVID-19 Relief Fund.