Frankie Cosmos, Lee Ranaldo, Algiers to play “Love Speech” benefit in Brooklyn

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Love Speech benefit show

Brooklyn synagogue Union Temple was vandalized last month with anti-Semitic graffiti. In response, Union Temple—which is also a music venue called Murmrr Theatre—will hold a benefit show called “Love Speech” on December 1, with proceeds going toward the temple and Southern Poverty Law Center. The show will feature performances from Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo, Frankie Cosmos, Algiers, Vagabon, Xenia Rubinos, Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Brian Chase and Cornelia Murr. Meredith Graves and Jabouki Young-White will be doing comedy sets, and Battles’ Ian Williams and Deafheaven’s George Clarke are DJing an afterparty.

There will also be a text silent auction for guitars signed by Jeff Tweedy, Nile Rodgers, Courtney Barnett and The Pixies as well as items signed by John Carpenter and David Lynch, Pitchfork Fest VIP passes, stuff from Sacred Bones, Matador, Sub Pop and other labels, and more.

Tickets are on sale now.


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