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(as of 11/03/04)
20 Cities
99 Concerts
16,200+ Concertgoers

Total Raised Directly
for Kerry Campaign
(before July 29)

Total Raised with
Running for
Change PAC

Total Raised to
Defeat George Bush

A National Grassroots Movement for Change
A series of benefit shows to raise money to elect John Kerry.

November 3 was a sad day for our country. But it doesn't negate the greatness of the several months prior. Our involvement https://coinrate.com/cryptocurrencies/dark-energy-crystals and our commitment to Change was tremendous: We performed at benefit concerts, and we attended them; we gave our time, talents, money, whatever we could spare. And it was not in vain. We learned so much, we met amazing people, we had a lot of fun. And now the good work goes on. Please check back for an update on our plans. And continue to e-mail us your thoughts and experiences – how are you going to continue the fight for Change?

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View the Report on our activities April 7–November 2, 2004

"The moral arc of the universe may be long, but it bends toward justice."
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

April 7 Bishop Allen, Silent League, The Head Set
NYC Knitting Factory
Main Space
April 18 The Bootleg Remedy, Sweet Jeebus, Wormwood
NYC Knitting Factory
Main Space
April 30 theXpo's Spring Collection with music by Frank,
The Vitamen, & DJ Sets by Minway, Mosco, ebuzZ
NYC Proda Studios
May 6 The Capitol Years, Radiant Boy, National Eye,
Boyd of London, Mild Sevens
Philadelphia The Khyber
May 10 Aurelio Valle and Pete Gannon of Calla, The Affair,
Piñataland, Zeke Healy of the Boggs
NYC Coral Room
May 19 David Berkeley, Silent League, Loaded Dreams, Melomane NYC Southpaw
May 22 Patsy Oswald with Cynthia Owen New Orleans Sweets Again
June 1 Roosevelt Franklin, Bastion, Burkina
NYC Pianos
June 3 Dawn Landes, Owen Plant, Rachel Sage, Russell Wolff (with Bigger than Britney), Medina Sod
Boston Johnny D's
June 6 Comedy: Fred Armisen, Laura Kightlinger,
the Naked Trucker & T-Bones, Kevin Nealon,
Bob Odenkirk, & Tenacious D
Los Angeles Knitting Factory
Main Space
June 6 Alison Pipitone Band, Floozie, Blood of Jupiter, Girlpope, Tom Stahl & the Dangerfields, Bob Farmer & friends, Last Conservative, the Tails Buffalo Mohawk Place
June 8 Harmonious Wail, Jodi Cohen Madison Café Montmartre
June 10 Ding, Dong, Bush Is Gone!: Live Bands, DJs, Improv, Video Art, Cabaret, Baton-Twirling, and much more! Boston Cantab Lounge
June 11 Dance Party: Jantine B, Roy Styles,
Stuart Rogers, Troy Vadakan
NYC Chashama
June 13 James Seward, Man in Black, Six Pack Creek,
Paul Edelman & the Jangling Sparrows, the Flat Possum Boys, the Philadelphia Bluegrass Band
Philadelphia Fergie's Pub
June 14 Jazz for America's Future: Savion Glover, Joshua Redman, Charlie Hunter, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride, Michael Brecker, Nicholas Payton, Jeff "Tain" Watts, and more
NYC NY Society for
Ethical Culture
June 16 So's Your Mom, Psych-a-Billy, Beaucoup Blue,
Mike Miller, Brazen Hussies Band, Jazzmin, Saul Broudy, Frank Malley, David Bromberg
Philadelphia Finnigan's Wake
June 21 Maxi Geil! & PlayColt, King Missile III, the Caulfield Sisters, Lonehawk
NYC Pianos
June 24 Commodore Vic, Count Zero, Dear Leader,
The Fly Seville, Freezepop, U.V. Protection
Boston Middle East
June 24 Relay, Dragon City, Alkali Flats, Future Tips,
& DJ Brian Sokel
Philadelphia The Five Spot
June 27 Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, The Capitol Years, Mazarin, South Congress, Sluts of Trust
Philadelphia Whiskey Dix
June 28 Comedy: Demetri Martin, Slovin & Allen, Jessi Klein, Eugene Mirman, & music by Langhorne Slim NYC Pianos
June 28 Punk rock for NYC NYC Knitting Factory
Main Space
July 2 Ohio Launch! The Mammals, Harvey Pekar of American Splendor, Pat Humphries & Sandy Opatow Cleveland Beachland Ballroom
July 6 Alex Gifford of the Propellerheads, Penny Arcade, Lady Bunny, Yolanda, DerrickinaDress, Taylor Mac, Helen Stratford, Jade & the Crystal Light, and more! NYC Cutting Room
July 7 Comedy: Zach Galifianakis, Patton Oswalt,
Brian Posehn, Sarah Silverman, the Sklar Bros.,
Paul F. Tompkins; musical guests Victoria Williams & Mark Olson and Grant-Lee Phillipst
LA Knitting Factory
Main Space
July 9 Comedy: "Tinkle" hosted by David Cross, Todd Barry, Jon Benjamin, with Fred Armisen, Jon Glaser, Marc Maron, Andy Blitz, music by Ted Leo & The Capitol Years
NYC Southpaw
July 13 Oregon Launch! Pink Martini and special guests Sneakin' Out
Portland Crystal Ballroom
July 15 San Francisco Launch! Gregory Paul of the Autumdivers, Erik Janson and Band,
The Plasterkatz
Hotel Utah
July 16 Musicians for Democracy: an evening of classical, jazz, and world music New Haven Unitarian Society
of New Haven
July 20 David Poe, Duncan Sheik, Joseph Arthur,
& special guests – first of 5-show series at the Living Room!
NYC Living Room
July 21 Matthew Caws (Nada Surf), Joe McGinty (Loser's Lounge), Craig Wedren, Keren Ann, Sherman, Connie Petruk
NYC Living Room
July 21 Arizona Launch! Mergatron, Rum Tenor, Budget Sinatra, Scorpius Dance Theatre, Lisa Marmur, and more Phoenix 702 Downtown
July 21 Cabaret featuring jazz vocalists, cabaret performers, and more! Philadelphia Society Hill
July 22 The Party for NY: Mark Ronson, DJ Spooky, DJ Rekha, Morningwood, the A.M., Dopo Yume, Jeannie Hopper, Justine D, Moby, Fred Armisen, and more!
NYC Spirit
July 22 Richard Julian, Alice Bierhorst CD Release Party, Kristen Hoffman, Tom Freund, Mary Lee's Corvette, Jim Campilongo NYC Living Room
July 22 DJ dance party with Drei, DJ Seven, Fred Funk, Nicholas Baker, Tim Carriere, & more
July 23 Rachel Loshak, Jenifer Jackson, Heather Eatman, Vered, Ivan's Dream Band, David Doobinin NYC Living Room
July 23 Distortionovsky, Anna Byars Band, Brigham Hall Electric Band New Orleans Mermaid Lounge
July 24 Tammy Faye Starlite, Willi Jones, Nancy Magarill, Dave Eggar Combo, Spottiswoode, Ethan Lipton, Aldo Perez NYC Living Room
Aug. 5 Louis CK, David Wain, Paul Rudd, Michael Showalter & Zak Orth, Eugene Mirman, Jessi Klein, Bayne Gibby NYC Knitting Factory
Main Space
Aug. 6 Bushwhack! Ape Shape, Creepy Old Truck, & Special Guest TBA Portland,
Berbati's Pan
Aug. 10 John Doe, Grant-Lee Phillips, Kristin Hersh, Bedroom Walls, Blake Hazard – 1st of 3 shows at The Echo!
LA The Echo
Aug. 15 Punk Rock Heavy Metal Kerry-oke! with LIVE BAND
NYC Arlene's Grocery
Aug. 17 Radar Bros., The Movies, Kennedy, The Faraway Places, Viva K
LA The Echo
Aug. 18 Voices for Change: Charles Busch, Alice Ripley, Tom Wopat, Jack Noseworthy, and more Broadway and off-Broadway performers
Special guest Alexandra Kerry!
NYC Ars Nova
Aug. 20 One Ring Zero, Doug Stone of Piñataland & Bob Hoffnar of Hem, Rare Bird Rhumba Ranch NYC Cutting Room
Aug. 23 Them Blackstones, Rob Bronstein, Lee Feldman, Greta Gertler, Richard X. Heyman, Joe Mannix, Laura Ponce, The Randy Bandits, Dave Rave, The Villas NYC Living Room
Aug. 24 Dance Party: Michael Van London, Samba Tremeterra, The Rachel Burns Quartet, Deep C Boston Jorge Hernandez Cultural Center
Aug. 24 DJs Cantrell & Little Crissy with special guests Highland Sounds, Curator, Rude 1 LA Footsies
Aug. 26 Burlesque Against Bush! hosted by Murray Hill, starring The Pontani Sisters, Dirty Martini, Delirium Tremens, Dazzle Dancers, Lady Ace, Tigger, Fritzi Collins, Little Brooklyn, & more, music by Les Sans Culottes, Yoke, Lex Grey and the Urban Pioneers, DJs, & go-go girls!
Downstairs: Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad, the Booty Olympics
NYC Knitting Factory
Main Space
andTap Room
Aug. 29 The Oxford Set, Getlicious, Paul Chesne and Friends, Carlos Guitarlos, Benny Cassette, & Hard 'n' Phirm, with special guest Antonio Villaraigosa LA Roxy
Aug. 29 Concerts for Change/Run Against Bush Party with Blue Pinto @ the Big Hunt DC Big Hunt
Aug. 31 Los Abandoned, BellRays, The Dollyrots, Bang Sugar Bang, The Randies LA The Echo
Sept. 2 An Un-Conventional Concert
OK Go, Two if by Sea, We Are Scientists
DC 1223 Club
Sept. 2 Comedy at the Convention: stand-up & live commentary during the Big Speech, with Andy Borowitz, Eugene Mirman, David Wain, Ari Voukydis, Craig Baldo, hosted by Seth Herzog NYC Slipper Room
Sept. 6 Alo Brazil, Jo Alexis, Ken Ulansey Ensemble,
and special surprise guest
Philadelphia North by Northwest
Sept. 10 M. Doughty of Soul Coughing, Hopewell, Blue Sparks, Go to Town, The Bamboo Kids NYC Sin-é
Sept. 13 Renee Taylor & Joe Bologna star in If You Ever Leave Me… I’m Going With You LA Coronet Theater
Sept. 16 Nashville Launch! Jedd Hughes, Jason White, Patrick Davis, Clay Cook, Charlie McCarter, Jeremy Lister, Something Underground, Betty Dylan Nashville 3rd and Lindsley
Sept. 17 GIRLS GONE KERRY: Michelle Shocked, Vagenius, Microdot, Jerra, Danielle Bisuttia, Chicago Red, and more LA Fais Do Do
Sept. 19 Voices for Change: Tonya Pinkins, Tony Roberts, Christine Ebersole, Lypsinka, Hairspray lyricist Scott Wittman, Gavin Creel, Jim Caruso, & special guests
NYC Ars Nova
Sept. 19 The Retirement Party for George W. Bush:
Kenn Kweder, Jim Boggia, Tommy Conwell, Devin Greenwood, Brooke Smokelin, Casey Parker, James Seward, Dave Stone, Jangling Sparrows, Aldo Naboa
Philadelphia Tin Angel
Sept. 27 Comedy for Change: Jim Gaffigan, Ophira Eisenberg, Nick Kroll, Craig Baldo, What I Like About Jew, Patrick Borelli NYC Rothko
Sept. 27 The Greenline, Nanjemoy Creek Boys, Willie Strings and the Players DC Velvet Lounge
Sept. 28 Gladshot, Rebecca Martin, Amy Miles, Sam Bisbee, Jeff Harris, Samsara, Tim Williams, Ina May Wool NYC Living Room
Oct. 2 Fan Fiction, The Transmissions, Foreign and Domestic (F&D;), Let's Go Sailing, DJs Craig, Dithmar, & Jerry Royalle, & Electric Rick LA Fais Do Do
Oct. 5 David Cross, Greg Behrendt, Aisha Tyler, and
first LA screening of David O. Russell's anti-war documentary, Soldiers Pay
LA Largo
Oct. 6 DJs from the Eighteenth Street Lounge, Browntempo, Rhythm & Culture DC Local 16
Oct. 7 OUTFOXED: screening with Peter Hart of FAIR NYC Bryant Park Hotel Screening Room
Oct. 7 College Concerts for Change: Columbia University bands, writers, and comics NYC Mona's
Oct. 8 North Carolina Launch! Tres Chicas, Patty Hurst Shifter, The Nevers, with Nathan Davis and Nathan Asher Raleigh Pour House Music Hall
Oct. 9 New Jersey Launch! Party for Change with Matt Singer, Geoff Baker, Evan Schlansky Montclair Central Ave.
Oct. 10 Voices for Change: A Broadway Cabaret
Cady Huffman, Michael Cerveris, Chris Durang, Brian d'Arcy James, Liz Callaway, Karen Mason, Jim Caruso, comedian Demetri Martin, and more
NYC Ars Nova
Oct. 12 Klezmer for Change: David Krakauer, Alicia Svigals and the Klezmer Rock Project, Gary Lucas & Gods and Monsters, Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi, What I Like About Jew NYC Knitting Factory
Main Space
Oct. 12 Ben Arthur, Say Hi to Your Mom, The So and So's, The Vitamen, Magnet, Modernage NYC Rothko
Oct. 12 Iowa Launch! Sing Out for Change with Catfish Keith, Penny Cahill, Public Property, the United Nations Iowa City The Mill
Oct. 13 Saves the Day with Trouble Everyday Philadelphia Whiskey Dix
Oct. 13 Debate This...: CHOP, Matt Rocker, The Prom Queens, 13 Hands, appearances by Sean Altman and Wilder Selzer, with telecast of the Final Presidential Debate NYC Pussycat Lounge
Oct. 15 MGP (Muffaletta Galaxy Pirates), Panty Waist, Greedy Texas Bastards, Blood Alley Portland,
Porky's Pub
Oct. 16 The 7th Sons (reunion), John & Mary, Middleman, Kim Sloan & the Surrenders, The Uncalled For, Mini Motor Punch, and special guests Buffalo Rock 'n' Roll Heaven
Oct. 18 Soul for Change: John Legend, with Dina Richardson and Alphamotive, Beetroot NYC Knitting Factory
Main Space
Oct. 19 Bassment Breaks, JohnStone Reggae, Slow Signal Fade DC Velvet Lounge
Oct. 20 Comedy for Change: Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, and David Wain of STELLA,
with Demetri Martin & Eugene Mirman,
music by Mr. Blue
NYC Southpaw
Oct. 21 The Capitol Years, Washington Social Club, Spiraling, National Eye, Future Tips Philadelphia The Khyber
Oct. 22 Hungry March Band, Isle of Klezbos, Paprika, Zagnut Cirkus Orkestar, Rob Taube Trio NYC CB's Gallery
Oct. 22 Drunk Acrobat, Vida Vierra w/Jimmy Mahlis + friends, Tom Freund, Tes and Stu, Daphne Tse w/Matt Pszonak + friends, Ralicke, Carla Vega, Tango Nuevo, Christina Perozzi LA Loews Hotel
Oct. 22 United in Spirit/United in Song: Luanne Crosby & the Lucky Stiffs, Mick Friedley, The Boston Guitar Quartet, The D Street Band, and more Grafton,
Grafton Inn
Oct. 23 Readings by Stephen Elliott, Jonathan Ames, Darin Strauss, Nick Flynn, Nelly Reifler, James Frey
with special guest Lili Taylor
NYC Pianos
Oct. 24 Suzanne Vega, Garland Jeffreys, Jack Hardy,
David Bromberg, hosted by Dave Herman
Englewood, NJ Singer Home
Oct. 24 Peter Stampfel, Muscular Christians, The Cobble Hillbillies, Apothecary Hymns, John Kruth, Jeannie Scofield NYC Living Room
Oct. 24 Thomas Bros., Hillstomp Blues, Merle Jagger,
West Coast Grand, Blood on the Saddle, Shurman, Groovy Rednecks
LA The Echo
Oct. 25 KERRY RISING: Music of Bruce Springsteen
John Wesley Harding, Marshall Crenshaw, Martha Redbone, Gary Lucas, Vijay Iyer, David Poe, Richard Barone, Hiram Bullock, Frank London's Klezmer Brass All Stars, Kate McGarry, and
John Kerry's bandmates from the Electras!
NYC Knitting Factory
Main Space
Jim Hall, Christian McBride, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Bill Charlap, Harold Mabern, Jeremy Pelt, Kenny Washington, Peter Bernstein, Jim Rotondi, David Hazeltine, Aaron Goldberg, John Ellis, and more, led by John Farnsworth
NYC Knitting Factory
Main Space
Oct. 27 East Meets West: Ustad Eltaf Sarahang with Desmond Williams, DJ Farid Ali, and more DJs from the Eighteenth Street Lounge DC Local 16
Oct. 30 Gabriel Mann, Suzy's Parlour, Jay Nash & Chris Pierce, Cynthia Catania of Saucy Monky, the Kingsize, Adrianne, Ro Chambeaux of the Larries, Craig Newman LA Room 5
Nov. 1 Election Eve OutreachNYC:
D-Stroy, hip-hop violinist Miri Ben-Ari, Q-Unique, Complex, with Uma Thurman, former Sen. Bob Kerrey, and more
Nov. 1 DAYTON ROCKS FOR CHANGE on Election Eve
Swearing at Motorists, Motel Beds, Wil Cope
Canal Street Tavern
Nov. 1 Election Eve at Trash Bar: Critical Fuse, Noba, Imaginary Bill, Slim Francis, Arabian Love Manual NYC Trash Bar

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