Titus, Ted Leo Playing OWS Benefit Tonight

A few days after the NYPD evicted the Occupy Wall Street camp from Zuccotti Park, and a couple of days after this scandalous bullshit went down at UC Davis, Titus Andronicus frontman Patrick Stickles has organized a last-minute benefit show that goes down tonight at Shea Stadium in Brooklyn. The show will feature Titus, Ted Leo And The Pharmacists, and the So So Glos, and it will serve as a benefit for the National Lawyers Guild, an organization currently fighting for protesters’ rights.

And because this is Patrick Stickles we’re talking about, the show is also an occasion for one of his great wordly online benders. In the same blog post where he announces the show, Stickles also explains why they’re doing it at a small DIY venue, rails passionately about his dad’s history as a lawyer, and calls the Zuccotti Park raid “the most devastating blow to the cause of freedom and liberty in New York City since September 11.” You’re obviously going to want to read this, and it’s up here, as are all the details about ticket acquisition.

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