Open Mic on the topic of Occupation and Resistance with Evan Greer from Riotfolk

Wednesday, October 25th at 8:00pm at 98 Grand St., Albany

On October 25th the Ironweed House is having a petroleum-free day (no electricity, heat, hot water, or stove) in conjunction with Lights out America and the Declaration of Peace to protest the war in Iraq and the presence of the United States in the Middle East.

That night the Ironweed House is holding an Open Mic on the topic of Occupation and Resistance. This can include resistance to the United States’ occupation in the Middle East, the occupation of police officers in our neighborhoods, or the occupation we all go to every day, our ‘Jobs’. Of course all songs, poems, and performances shared on any topics are gratefully appreciated.

This event is being hosted by Evan Greer from Riotfolk:
“Evan Greer is twenty-one years old and lives somewhere between the Greyhound bus and your couch. Equally at home leading sing-along’s in a union hall or sweating in a basement punk show, his lyrically driven and energetic songs speak to radicals and hell raisers of all generations. His powerful voice and presence often lead him to leave the microphone and stage and stand facing the crowd with nothing but an acoustic guitar and a whole lot of passion. At once intensely personal and analytical, these are songs that will leave you saying, “Yes, me too,” and also, “I never thought of it that way.” They are songs to sing and clap along to and songs to remind you that you’re not the only one.

Since leaving school in 2005, Evan has toured extensively across North America and Europe, and shared stages with performers like Billy Bragg, Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), Chumbawamba, Emma’s Revolution, Charlie King, Pamela Means, Defiance Ohio, Leftover Crack, Atila the Stockbroker, Foundation Movement, and Oi Polloi. In fall of 2005 he spent six weeks on the road with legendary labor singer Anne Feeney.”