Saturday, November 1, 2008

dBs, Billy Bragg and more rally for Obama

Merge Records sponsored a get out the vote rock etravaganza at the University of North Carolina to rally support for Barack Obama. The schedule for this show was a "who's who" of North Carolina bands including Superchunk, Bowerbirds, Ivan Howard (of The Rosebuds), The dBs, Megafaun and non North Carolinian, post-folk rocker Billy Bragg among others.

The Chapel Hill show was the second time that Superchunk has rallied for Obama. The first time was during the primary with Arcade Fire. Check out the blog entry for that show here.

The Chapel Hill show was outside at Graham Terrace (adjacent to the Morehead Planetarium early voting site. The show began at 9am and ran until almost 3pm.

More about this show later for now here is the line-up and some of the photos...


The Chapel Hill, line-up:
The dBs
Superchunk (acoustic)
Ivan Rosebud
Billy Bragg
Megafaun
I Was Totally Destroying It
Bowerbirds
Greg Humphreys
Regina Hexaphone
Portastatic




I Was Totally Destroying It




Greg Humphreys




Bowerbirds





Billy Bragg

2 comments:

Jeff Hart said...

a fine day, holden. thanks for capturing it. great seeing you there as well. let's hope we'll be even more euphoric tuesday night.

ann marie said...

The kind of fabulous magic combo music and politics-wise and great you photo-documented it. Especially love the Billy Bragg foliage portrait, it's so well composed. Keeping fingers crossed for more euphoria here too.