The Wagon & Horses, Adderley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B9 4ED
Entry £6, Curry and Stalls
David Rovics has been called the musical voice of the progressive movement in the US, sharing the stage with activists, musicians, and celebrities alike, and has defied the record industry by making all his releases available on the internet for free. More importantly, he’s really good. He will make you laugh, he will make you cry, and he will make the revolution irresistible.
Attila the Stockbroker‘s themes are topical, his words hard-hitting, his politics unashamedly radical, but Attila will make you roar with laughter as well as seethe with anger. Inspired by the spirit and ‘Do It Yourself’ ethos of punk rock, and above all by The Clash and their overtly radical, political stance.
On the surface their styles are very different – David’s a superficially gentle American singer-songwriter in the tradition of Phil Ochs, and Woody Guthrie, Attila a loud, wild, punk rock performance poet/songwriter in the tradition of Hilaire Belloc and Joe Strummer! But their message is the same: their words breathe fire at the bastards who are destroying our world, against the warmongers’ axis, against globalisation, fascism and gormless TV consumer ‘celebrity’ culture. The exact opposite of the mainstream idea of an Anglo-American alliance! Not long ago Damon All Bran of Blur posed the question; where are the protest singers? Here they are!
Doors open at 6.00pm, Alex will be making one of his amazing curries again, as well as a range of other stalls, so turn up on time to not miss out.
£6, all proceeds go to West Midlands IWW. Tickets available in advance, box office 0844 870 000 or online at:-