David Rovics Live Benefit Concert for KNSJ Thurs, Nov. 13th

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11/13/2014 - 7:00pm
11/13/2014 - 9:15pm
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Live Benefit Concert for KNSJ
Thursday, Nov. 13th
335 27th St. San Diego 92102

David Rovics is a radical folk singer/songwriter who sings songs of social significance covering various social justice topics. Check out his amazing catalog of original music at www.DavidRovics.com and don't miss his powerful, provocative live set here in San Diego.

"Listen to David Rovics..."
- Pete Seeger

"...the peace poet and troubadour for our time."
- Cindy Sheehan

"David Rovics is the musical version of Democracy Now!"
-Amy Goodman

The Grand Industrial Band, a local San Diego band, will be opening for David Rovics. http://www.davidrovics.com/

This event is an outdoor event, under the stars, so dress warmly.

- Suggested donation at the door: $5-12
(no one will be turned away for lack of funds)

- Suggested donation for dinner from Haritna Restaurant: $5

Special thanks to the generosity of Harinta Restaurant for supporting this event. They serve the best Arabic food in all of San Diego County. Go check them out: www.HaritnaRestaurant.com


David Rovics grew up in a family of classical musicians and became a fan of populist regimes early on.

By the early 90's he was a full-time busker in the Boston subways and by the mid-90's he was traveling the world as a professional flat-picking rabble-rouser. These days David lives in Portland, Oregon and tours regularly on four continents, playing for audiences large and small at cafes, pubs, universities, churches, union halls and protest rallies.

He has shared the stage with a veritable who's who of the left in two dozen countries, and has had his music featured on Democracy Now!, BBC, Al-Jazeera and other networks. His essays are published regularly on CounterPunch and elsewhere, and the 200+ songs he makes available for free on the web have been downloaded more than a million times.

Most importantly, he's really good. He will make you laugh, he will make you cry, he will make the revolution irresistible.

David Rovics (born April 10, 1967) is an American indie singer/songwriter. His music concerns topical subjects such as the 2003 Iraq war, anti-globalization and social justice issues. Rovics has been an outspoken critic of former President George W. Bush, the Republican Party, John Kerry, and the Democratic Party.

Rovics is critical of the United States government's policies and claims that the "U.S. government's foreign policy represents U.S. corporate interests"[1] and that "the U.S. government does not like democracy either at home or abroad."[1]

Although some of Rovics' work is not self-published, and much of it is commercially distributed, Rovics has made all of his recorded music freely available as downloadable mp3 files. He encourages the free distribution of his work by all non-profit means to promote his work and spread political messages, and speaks out against websites or programs like iTunes that charge money for downloading his songs. Rovics has also advocated the performing of his songs at protests and demonstrations and has made his sheet music and lyrics available for download.[2]