Oxfam Jam in Williamsburg: Local Music, Global Impact
Friday (2/7) and Saturday (2/21), you can see great music and support a noble cause. Oxfam will be hosting two nights of music in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at The Knitting Factory and Spikehill. The events are part of the larger Oxfam Jam Concert Series, which is debuting in Chicago, Minneapolis and Austin in addition to New York City in February 2014. The events are all volunteer organized to raise money for Oxfam’s humanitarian projects.
Oxfam is an international organization that works to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustices worldwide. Right now, the organization is especially focused on targeting major companies to ensure that they attain their resources and treat their farmers fairly. New York City highlights the series with both shows featuring popular local bands that are passionate about Oxfam’s causes regarding human rights and food issues.
The first of the two NYC shows is this Friday, February 7th, at Spikehill in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The show will feature Ellis Ashbrook, a contemporary experimental rock band who has a strong touring presence in New York, Boston, and Providence. The event will also feature the musical stylings of SqueezeRock, a quirky, alternative rock artist who sings and raps while playing the squeeze box (the name sort of speaks for itself). Also on the bill is Colorform, a rock band that features female vocals, guitar, cello, bass, drums and live visual art. Female pop-folk singer/songwriter Casey Dinkin will also play the event. More info on the event here.
The second NYC show in the Oxfam Jam Concert Series will feature The Attic Ends, Field Mouse, and Chamber Band, and will be held on Saturday, February 21st, at The Knitting Factory in Williamsburg. The Attic Ends are an atmospheric rock/dream pop band; some influences include Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, and Bjork. Field Mouse are a lo-fi indie rock group with an 80s vibe. Finally, describing themselves as “sounding equal parts The Decemberists and the White Stripes,” Chamber Band is a minimalist indie folk band who tell stories through their music. For more info on the event, click here.
Come check out these talented, local bands and support work targeting human rights and food issues across the globe. All proceeds from the event will go directly to benefit Oxfam’s work.
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