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Introducing Sound Strike Songs

The Sound Strike is proud to announce Sound Strike Songs: an exclusive collection of mp3s to be sold exclusively at All proceeds will go directly to the Sound Strike Fund, which provides  needed resources to families caring for children in Arizona whose parents are detained or have been deported, immigrant rights organizing and legal defense.

Sound Strike Artists Conor Oberst and his band Bright Eyes have released the first official song online today, enttled “Coyote Song”.

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Monsters of Folk news

Monsters of Folk in Austin!

Monsters of Folk playing two shows in 2010, catch them at Stubb’s in Austin and Austin City Limits Festival. In case you missed it last time around, Monsters is Conor Oberst, Jim James, Mike Mogis, and Matt Ward joined by Will Johnson and they are epic. Jimmie Dale Gilmore supports on the Stubb’s show. Tickets and info for both can be found on the tour page

Bright Eyes Desaparecidos news

The Concert for Equality: video

On Saturday July 31st, 2010 in Omaha, NE, several bands including Bright Eyes, Cursive, Desaparecidos (their first live performance since 2002), and Lullaby For The Working Class gathered together to fight for equality by playing a benefit show for the ACLU Nebraska.

Check out a video documenting the show at The Sound Strike, who’s website contains much more information about what you can do to help support immigrant rights. We encourage you to check it out.



COMVB is honored to open for Rage Against the Machine this July in Los Angeles. The show, part of a national week of action, will be a benefit for The Florence Project and Puente Arizona, two organizations dedicated to fighting Arizona Law SB1070.

Find out more by visiting the Sound Strike website

Bright Eyes Desaparecidos news

Concert For Equality: Fight the Fremont Law!

Bright Eyes, Desaparecidos, Cursive and more to perform at ACLU Benefit Concert in Omaha, Nebraska

On Saturday July 31st, 2010 in Omaha, NE, several bands including Bright Eyes, Cursive, Desaparecidos (their first live performance since 2002), and Lullaby For The Working Class will gather together to fight for equality by playing a benefit show for the ACLU Nebraska. There will be two shows, an outdoor day time show commencing at 5pm at Downtown Benson, as well as a late night show at the Waiting Room in Omaha, NE. Tickets to the daytime show are $20. Additionally there are a limited number of Deluxe Packages available for $50 which allows access to both shows.

All proceeds from the concerts go to the ACLU Nebraska who are currently preparing a law suit against the town of Fremont, Nebraska, the latest in a series of U.S. towns that have decided to take immigration law into their own hands. ACLU Nebraska will file a lawsuit challenging the law which attempts to ban undocumented immigrants from renting, residing or being employed in the Nebraska town.

ACLU Nebraska Executive Director Laurel Marsh says, “If this law goes into effect, it will cause discrimination and racial profiling against Latinos and others who appear to be foreign born, including U.S. citizens. The ACLU Nebraska has no option but to turn to the courts to stop this un-American and unconstitutional ordinance before the law goes into effect. Not only do local ordinances such as this violate federal law, they are also completely out of step with American values of fairness and equality. We will be working with concerned citizens in Fremont who want to stop Arizona-like laws from getting on the books in their city.”

Please join these activists and musicians in fighting against the Fremont Law.

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