Sunday February 6th 7:30PM | $5 donation
1985 (Seattle, WA)
Autococoon (Olympia, WA)
Repeater (Martin Freeman Solo Buffalo, NY) http://www.myspace.com/repeatertunes
Joshua Lee Almendinger Solo (Buffalo, NY)
Join us for a good old Sunday solidarity show. Our pals have been travelin the greyhound lines to visit Buffalo to treat your ears and your hearts & mind. Locals pals Repeater will drone you out and Joshua Lee Almendinger will run your imagination wild. br>
1985 (Matt Fu) and autococoon (Caitlin Payne Roberts) are heading out across america on a winter greyhound tour from Dec 27th till Feb 19th! br>
This tour is to benefit Caitlin’s efforts with the Honduras Accompaniment Project, which is comprised of international human rights witnesses who live side-by-side with Honduran activists who have been threatened for speaking out against the oppressive post-coup regime.
Find out more about HAP: http://www.friendshipamericas.org/honduras
http://masarecords.bandcamp.com/ (free songs!)
Matt Fu (of the band 1985, featuring members of iji, mega bog, sundance kids) is along with Caitlin on tour, playing his solo sets as 1985. 1985 is pronounced unifying theories and songs are of the wisdom of the universe, lux etern & bravery. Most of his songs are politically charged and tell the stories of the conflict between malicious powers and the power of the human spirit, for example, songs about the Israeli-Palestine conflict and the futility of our current government.
“Autococoon is born out of the walls of bedrooms and canyons, streams running through lava tubes, and a relentless spirit. These are songs with lyrics springing forth from our collective unconscious, and music wrought with deliberate placement, though surrendering to the songs’ intentions when called for. Autococoon is Caitlin Payne Roberts, California born but raised in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, who plays guitar, keyboard, vocals (in English, Welsh, and Spanish), and occasionally mandolin and auxiliary percussion such as the hula hoop.”
The same forces which are challenging the freedom of citizens in Latin America are the forces which United States citizens are facing. Caitlin Payne Roberts, who performs as autococoon, intends to stand with the people of Honduras against the oppression which we are all fighting against, through the Honduras Accompaniment Project. She is touring via a 60-day Greyhound Discovery Pass from her family holiday getaway in southeastern Pennsylvania out to San Francisco, where she will participate in a weeklong accompaniment training, then proceed around the periphery of the States with 1985. Caitlin is sponsored by Media Island International of Olympia, WA, and is touring to raise funds for her solidarity work, which will begin in late February.
The citizens of Honduras are electrified in dissent against 2009’s illegal coup d’êtat. In response to this steadfast rebellion, the military along with private stakeholders in neocolonialist interests are threatening and killing Hondurans who stand in opposition to the coup – with impunity. The resistance front in Honduras calls for international solidarity activists to live with organizers of the opposition. This sort of nonviolent action is known as accompaniment, and its purpose is to prevent the use of violent action against Hondurans. Caitlin, sponsored by Media Island International of Olympia, WA, and the Latin American Solidarity Organization of the Evergreen State College, will be traveling to Honduras in mid-February to work with the Honduras Accompaniment Project. She will be a member of a team providing solidarity with Honduran peace activists and will engage in media activism. The same forces which are challenging the freedom of citizens in Latin America are the forces which United States citizens are facing. Caitlin intends to stand with the people of Honduras against the oppression that we are all fighting against. The purpose of the Autococoon/1985 Winter Tour of 2010 is to raise funds for this effort.
Some stuff to read…
High Stakes for Honduras
Honduras and Washington: A Few Contradiction
Honduran Coup — Made in Washington
Obama and Latin America: The First Six Months