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Guster To Play Obama Fundraiser

Posted by: Steve Henderson (10/01/08)
Despite having originally not planned to do any shows the rest of the year, Guster will be playing a 5 song acoustic set as part of a fundraiser for Barack Obama. Also on the bill are Les Savy Fav, Andrew Bird, and The Fiery Furnaces. The show will be held Tuesday October 7th in Brooklyn, NY - details in the replies.
        
 
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08:38 AM on 10/01/08
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Gusterrhoids!

We've got a major election coming up, so if you're not registered to vote, for the love of God let our band direct you to a place where you can do that. The deadline for voter registration is October 4th in many states.

And though we hadn't expected to play live again this year, we're going to be performing Tuesday October 7th at a fundraiser for Barack Obama at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn NY. The concert was put together by Brian's wife Megan and features an awesome line-up of bands and comedians. The order of performers is random and we're likely to play a 5 song acoustic set (with a few new songs in the mix too if we can write the lyrics by then).

Bands on the bill:

Andrew Bird
Fiery Furnaces
Guster (duh)
Les Savy Fav
Alina Simone
Martin Bisi

Comedians on the bill:

Lizz Winstead
Eugene Mirman
John Roberts
Heather Lawless
Kumail Nanjiani
Adira Amram


There's also a super special totally secret band that we can't list, and an "Obama Room" where you can watch the VP debate and sign up to volunteer. Tickets are $40 and all proceeds go to the Obama campaign. Music starts at 7:30 and goes until 12:30am.

Here's the myspace page for the event. Here's the Music Hall of Williamsburg page for the event. Here's where you can buy an "I Voted for Kodos" t-shirt.

If you live in in NYC, you can get tickets without paying the Ticketmaster surcharge here:

Mercury Lounge Box Office
217 E. Houston (corner of Ave A & Houston)
NY, NY
212-260-4700
Hours: Mon.--Sat. Noon--7PM

Music Hall of Williamsburg Box Office
66 N. 6th St. (Btw Wythe and Kent)
Brooklyn, NY
718-486-5400
Hours: Sat. 11 AM--6 PM


Look for the Gusters to hit the studio in the next month to begin recording 18 new songs!

Ciao
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08:42 AM on 10/01/08
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It looks so tempting but it's a bad day for me.
08:43 AM on 10/01/08
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O God.
08:50 AM on 10/01/08
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Fuck. This.
09:05 AM on 10/01/08
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NO THANKS! their is a reason why they aint playing for the rest of the year. They suck. 10 bucks its probably kanye doin that secret show. Not that hard to figure out
09:23 AM on 10/01/08
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yeah like he needs any more $
09:26 AM on 10/01/08
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yeah because he needs more $

No shit. He gets more from Exxon Mobil than McCain does, even though he says otherwise.
09:33 AM on 10/01/08
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NO THANKS! their is a reason why they aint playing for the rest of the year. They suck. 10 bucks its probably kanye doin that secret show. Not that hard to figure out
09:43 AM on 10/01/08
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I love my neighborhood.
09:54 AM on 10/01/08
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As much as I love Guster, I don't think I'm willing to pay $40 for this show. I promise I'll vote...
09:59 AM on 10/01/08
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No shit. He gets more from Exxon Mobil than McCain does, even though he says otherwise.

Proof?
10:02 AM on 10/01/08
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10:32 AM on 10/01/08
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NO THANKS! their is a reason why they aint playing for the rest of the year. They suck. 10 bucks its probably kanye doin that secret show. Not that hard to figure out

fake?
10:37 AM on 10/01/08
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