Pirates anyone?

Totally pimping this anarchist kiddo gig…

Press Release for Immediate Release – Thursday 16 July 2009

A great gale of fresh air blows into Wellington: David Rovics

Riot-folk musician David Rovics is headed to Wellington on 15 August for two very different rousing, rebellious, and downright rocking shows.

Saturday 15 August will see an all ages concert featuring a selection of provocative and satirical songs from Rovics 7 albums, with support from local “finger-clicking good” favourites the Klezmer Rebs.

Meanwhile, on the afternoon of Sunday 16 August a sing-a-long pirate party will swing into action, with Rovics’ songs about penguins, pirates and punk rock babies engaging and entertaining kids of all ages.

Described as the musical voice of the US progressive movement, Rovics has spent most of his time on the road since the mid-90s, playing hundreds of shows every year throughout North America, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Japan. Regularly sharing the stage with the likes of Billy Bragg and the Indigo Girls, Rovics’ has been called “a great gale of invigorating fresh air”.

Over a hundred of his songs are available for free download via his website – http://www.davidrovics.com. There’s even something special for the ankle-biters, a full album of Rovics’ pirate songs for kids, also available for free download.

David Rovics will make you laugh, he will make you cry, and he will make the revolution irresistible. In the words of folk music legend Pete Seeger, “Listen to David Rovics.”

To top it all off the money raised will be going to a good cause. The show on August 15 is a benefit for those arrested and still facing serious charges (including a certain klezmer clarinet musician) arising from the 15 October 2007 ‘terror raids’. For more information about the raids and solidarity efforts see http://october15thsolidarity.info

For more about Wellington’s Eastern European 8-piece the Klezmer Rebs visit http://klezmer.co.nz.


Featuring The Klezmer Rebs

Saturday 15 August, doors open 8pm, show starts 8.30pm

Newtown Community & Cultural Centre, corner of Rintoul and Colombo streets

All ages

Tickets $15 on the door (cash sales only)

Strictly limited capacity – don’t miss out!


with David Rovics (USA)

Sunday 16 August, doors open 3pm, show starts 3.30pm

Newtown Community & Cultural Centre, corner of Rintoul and Colombo streets

All ages

Doorsales $5 kids, $10 adults (cash sales only)

Strictly limited capacity – don’t miss out!


Thursday 13 August – Bailies Bar, 50 Cathderal Square, Christchurch

Friday 14 August, 7.30pm – Riverside Community & Cultural Centre, Motueka

Saturday 15 August, 8pm – Newtown Community & Cultural Centre, Wellington (All Ages)

Sunday 16 August, 3pm – Newtown Community & Cultural Centre, Wellington (Kids Show!)

Tuesday 18 August – Poverty Bay Club, Gisborne

Wednesday 19 August – Mosiac Church, Newton Rd, Mt Maunganui, Tauranga

Thursday 20 August, 8pm – Wine Cellar, St. Kevins Arcade, K’rd, Auckland



For further enquiries or to arrange an interview with David Rovics or the Klezmer Rebs please contact:

Jen Bell

027 218 6539



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