We’re officially more than a month into Donald Trump’s presidency, and though there have definitely been plenty of challenges (terrible cabinet nominees, an uptick in deportations, an increase hate crimes across the country, you name it), the resistance continues, from small community meetings to (some of) the speeches at the Oscars. This week offers plenty of opportunities to get involved and march forth. (more…)
Head to Jalopy Theater and School of Music this Friday night to channel your Trump rage through music. Photo via Jalopy Tavern.
In these trying times in America, art, music, puppies, and more can often serve as a tonic. If you’re looking to blow off some steam-rage, Jalopy Theater and School of Music might have just the night for you: Dump Trump Night, a musical revue of satirical songs that strive to exorcise the demon that is the tiny-handed, orange-tinted, distinctly-American nightmare of Donald J. Trump.
The original premise for the night was a summertime revival of Filthy Song Night, a raunchy song and spoken word showcase Jalopy puts on in late December every year. The organizer of the event, Feral Foster, a NYC-based songwriter who hosts the free Roots and Ruckus show every Wednesday at Jalopy, says he was inspired to put this show together now to provide a much-needed musical outlet for folks to express their frustrations about our political situation today.
“We noticed not a lot of people were hosting musical events about this,” he told Brokelyn. “People need to come together and rally against the racist, xenophobic, sexist things Trump says — not only to commiserate about it, but to blow off steam, because it’s really bothering a lot of people, and they need a way to vent a little.” (more…)