Check it out, the PAC is having trouble getting bills paid, but on the plus side for you this means they are having a benefit show on Saturday featuring four great bands:
Consolidated, Sumerland, Riot Cop, and Oneiric will play at a benefit show for The Police Accountability Campaign on Saturday, Feb. 1 at Berbati's Pan. The show represents a range of musical backgrounds, bringing together a rare appearance by Consolidated, a radical project that has been around for 15 years, with Sumerland, a goth band with a wide following, and new, energetic punk bands. It will be a full night of diverse but complementary bands.
Tickets are $6-8 sliding scale. Doors open at 8PM at Berbati's Pan (10 SW 3rd Ave). Advance tickets are available at Fastixx: 503-224-TIXX.
Police Accountability Campaign is a non-profit organization working to bring the police under community control.
Consolidated: "consolidated has been committed to radical social change, through music, political action, and activism, for 15 years. connecting diverse social justice movements and creating a public sphere at rock concerts, consolidated encourages 'participation' while critiquing capital, patriarchy, violence, etc. the project equally focuses on the violence of the culture industry. visualizing the revolutionary dismantling of the culture industry with sound, consolidated project possible meaning as well as a belief in 'free' music and 'freedom' in music itself." More can be found through their website at www.consolidatedmusic.org
Sumerland: Dark, integrated arrangements with good harmony. Gothic influences, very musical, attracts a broad following.
Riot Cop: political surf punk rock. Their name comes from their outspoken opposition to riot cops and police brutality. One of the singers, Alex, is gaining national attention for his politically provocative visual art and currently has a show at the Library of Congress. He will show his work about censorship and civil liberties in NYC an L.A. this year.
Oneiric: "the smiths meet the pixies"-- loud music with soft, harmonizing vocals and philosophical lyrics.