Rousing, rebellious and downright rocking: David Rovics!
David Rovics Gig - 8pm, Thurs 20 August, Wine Cellar, K'Road, Auckland
David Rovics w. Roger Fowler - 8pm Thursday 20 August at the Wine Cellar, St.Kevins Arcade, K'rd, Auckland.
Last night of an Australasian tour by rebel folk musician from Portland, Oregon. $20 on the door.
David Rovics has been called the musical voice of the progressive movement in the US. Amy Goodman has called him "the musical version of Democracy Now!" Since the mid-90's Rovics has spent most of his time on the road, playing hundreds of shows every year throughout North America, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Japan. He and his songs have been featured on national radio programs in the US, Canada, Britain, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Denmark and elsewhere. He has shared the stage regularly with leading intellectuals (Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn), activists (Medea Benjamin, Ralph Nader), politicians (Dennis Kucinich, George Galloway), musicians (Billy Bragg, the Indigo Girls), and celebrities (Martin Sheen, Susan Sarandon). He has performed at dozens of massive rallies throughout North America and Europe and at thousands of conferences, college campuses and folk clubs throughout the world. He has loads of MP3's available for free download on his website, www.davidrovics.com, along with CDs, links, etc. More importantly, he's really good. He will make you laugh, he will make you cry, and he will make the revolution irresistible.
Opening the night is Roger Fowler, the lead singer for the Frank E. Evans Band since 1968 and Auckland's finest political songsmith.
Check out David's new songs, The Pirates of Somalia and In the Name of Goc, about the recent murder of Dr. George Tiller in the US. http://www.myspace.com/davidrovics
It's good music, too: political, passionate, but often very funny.