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Just a quick note for those of you in the US who are voting on election day. We're sure you've been hearing about voter suppression efforts and cranky voting machines that are plaguing the process already.
Before you go to your polling place (here's a Google Maps mashup if you need to find your location), double check your state's ID requirements and make sure to bring proper documents. Just in case, program this number into your cell: 866-687-8683 (866-OUR-VOTE). That's the hotline number for Election Protection, a non-partisan coalition who provides voter info and advice as well as collect data on irregularities. The Spanish language hotline is 1-888-Ve-Y-Vota.
It looks like Rob the Baron will take a short break from making swords because Amebix will be touring the US in January 2009. Below are the confirmed dates so far. Please stay tuned to our Tour Dates page for any updates and changes. We recommend that you purchase your tickets in advance, as the shows will sell out. Please check with venues on ticket info--we will try to post as much info as we can find in the coming days.
Amebix US Tour
01/22/2009 Safari Sam's Los Angeles, CA
In case the video interviews from Real News Network wasn't enough Noam Chomsky to float your boat, the Daily Banter has an interview with him as well, Part 1 is up today and Part 2 will be up on Monday.
Associated Press reports that Christie's will hold an auction of "punk" memorabilia on November 24. According to a Christie's rep, "[P]eople of a certain age have a certain ability to splurge on this material."
Just passing along the news that the excellent, Oscar-nominated documentary No End in Sight about the war in Iraq is available for free, in its entirety, on Youtube here. (It's a legal copy posted by the filmmakers.) We'll embed it below if you want to check it out without going to another page.
The Real News Network has a two-part video interview with Noam Chomsky on their site. Part 1 is on the election and Part 2 is on the economy. We're embedding the interviews below for your viewing pleasure. (Alternative Tentacles doesn't endorse any candidates officially, so what Chomsky says is his own opinion, not ours.)
Plus, mailorder's super-stoked on the return of many Woven Hand titles to our already overstuffed selection of cds, lps, dvds, and shirts from the Sixteen Horsepower/Munly/Slim Cessna's Auto Club/Lilium/Theo Hakola musical millieu!
Check out Other CD/Vinyl for more from Woven Hand- as well as non-Alternative Tentacles releases from Munly, 16 Horsepower, & Slim Cessna's Auto Club. There are also rare cds from other offshoots like Theo Hakola!
Ygarr Ygarrist of Zolar X will be playing some acoustic shows. If you're in the area, drop by to forget about your earth troubles!
We just heard some great news from Vic Bondi and J Robbins of Report Suspicious Activity: RSA will be playing some shows in November! They have confirmed shows in Baltimore and Chicago. They are working on a DC date as well. The Chicago show will be extra special, with Vic and members of Pegboy playing a short set of Articles of Faith songs. Don't forget to check out RSA's new album Destroy All Evidence, and visit the RSA MySpace page for their Palin anthem "Lipstick on a Pig" which is unavailable anywhere else.
Report Suspicious Activity
11/13/2008 Fletcher's Baltimore, MD
Don't call him a poseur! This sexy, green mohawk-sporting beast is a Mary River Turtle from Australia, an endangered species. If we didn't already have the AT Bat, we so would declare him the Alternative Tentacles mascot. More photos and an article at the Daily Mail site.
Our table will be next to 924 Gilman Street's again, so stop on by! We'll have a ton of old & new AT music & spoken word, not to mention some of our ace new dvds. Dolores Park is very close to 16th/Mission BART, so there's easy access from anywhere in the Bay Area.