Ted Leo, Titus Andronicus & the So So Glos supported Occupy Wall Street @ Shea Stadium (pics & video)
photos by Guy Eppel
all the bands @ Shea Stadium
Ted Leo, Titus Andronicus & the So So Glos got together at all ages, DIY Brooklyn venue She Stadium on Monday night (11/21) to benefit the National Lawyer's Guild who help the Occupy Movement. As you can see from the above pic, the night included some collaboration. There were topical covers too...
Near the end of Titus's set, someone requested a drinking song. "This is not a song about fucking drinking," replied Stickles, agitated. "This is a song about fucking justice." Titus launched into a brash and unsubtle cover of "I Fought the Law," and then invited Ted Leo and So So Glos vocalist Alex Levine to play Billy Bragg's "To Have and To Have Not," the chorus of which was exchanged among the frontmen: "Just because you're better than me/ Doesn't mean I'm lazy/ Just because you're going forwards/ Doesn't mean I'm going backwards."
Ideas about Occupy Wall Street were in the air, foremost among them the political idea of consistency. In occupying a specific location for a lengthy period of time, protesters effectively buried themselves in a national conversation and physically articulated their willingness to stick to their guns. "You know how old I am?" Leo rhetorically asked the crowd. "You know how many marches I've been on? I get home and I feel great and two days later any media presence evaporates." [Village Voice]
More pictures from the show and a video filmed by Patrick Stickles himself, below...
The So So Glos
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - Rappaport's Testament @ Shea Stadium, 11/21/2011
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists performed at Shea Stadium as part of benefit of the National Lawyer's Guild/Occupy Wall Street. This was on the evening of Monday, November 21st, one week after protestors were forcibly removed from Zuccotti Park.
The song is a cover of 'Rappaport's Testament' by Chumbawamba. The Pharmacists are James Canty and Chris Wilson on bass and drums, respectively.
Video by Patrick Stickles.
Audio by Adam Reich
The other bands were So So Glos and Titus Andronicus.