Occupy Wall Street Telethon to Feature Jeff Mangum, Members of Sonic Youth and TV on the Radio
Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel, Guy Picciotto of Fugazi, Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth and Tunde Adebimpe of TV on the Radio are among the musicians, comedians and other entertainers lined up to perform Nov. 15 in New York City as part of a telethon to raise money for the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Officially titled The People’s Bailout: A Variety Show and Telethon to Benefit the 99%, the event will take place at the downtown NYC venue Le Poisson Rouge, with tickets starting at $25. The telethon marks the launch of the Strike Debt organization's new Rolling Jubilee campaign, which buys debt for pennies on the dollar and erases it, freeing the debtors. All ticket sale proceeds will go to the Rolling Jubilee campaign.
Comedians Janeane Garofalo, Lizz Winstead, Frances Fox Piven and David Rees are among the other entertainers set to perform during the telethon, which will also be streamed live online for free here. Members of the Invisible Army of Defaulters, Healthcare for the 99%, Occupy Faith and other political and social organizations will be on hand as well.