Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Vodka Latka - Thursday, December 14th

How can you miss something called Vodka Latka?

If you don't have a tree, you don't have an excuse!

JDub Records, Progressive Jewish Alliance, and Reboot Present:Vodka Latka: Festival of Rights


December 14, 2006

Golem, The Conspiracy Of Beards, DJ Anaan, and special guests

The Independent, 628 Divisadero St, SF CAPlus High Stakes Charity Dreydl$12 in advance / $15 day of show 21+8PM Doors, Cocktails and Latkas
The night starts with Cocktails and Latkas upstairs in the Independent Balcony. Then, turn the Festival of Lights into the Festival of Rights with a unique menorah lighting by local social justice activists, during which they'll share a "right" they fight for. Past lightings have included Gordon Mar of the Chinese Progressive Association, Mike Casey of Unite Here union, and Rabbi Dorothy Richman.

Eastern European folk-punk auteurs Golem (named after the legendary Jewish Frankenstein of Prague) will take the stage with a live performance that will electrify the night and whip crowds into a singing, dancing frenzy. Golem's racked up early raves for their electrifying sophomore LP Fresh Off Boat (released August 22nd on JDub Records), a motley, multi-lingual brew of Jewish, Slavic, and Gypsy music played with the abandon of a New York punk band. "The group's sultry bounce practically insists that you dance along" -Time Out NY

The Conspiracy Of Beards, based in San Francisco, are a 30 member a cappella male choir that exclusively performs the songs of Leonard Cohen. Inspired by late artist Peter Kadyk and directed by Daryl Henline, the group performs gritty yet uplifting renditions of Cohen's songs. Started in 2003 by Henline and Patrick Kadyk, the group has performed to enthusiastic audiences around the Bay Area including SFMOMA, Café Du Nord and the NPR program West Coast Live.

Throughout the night, participants can buy chips to gamble their way through High Stakes Charity Dreydl. Prizes will be given out to the highest grossing dreydl-ers and include a night for two at the Healdsburg Hotel. Chip purchases will benefit The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, an Oakland-based non-profit that promotes alternatives to violence and incarceration through cutting-edge campaigns and initiatives.

Here is some additional information about the producers:JDub Records is a not-for-profit record and event production company building community through innovative Jewish music and cross cultural dialogue. www.jdubrecords.org

Progressive Jewish Alliance is a new model for Jewish grassroots urban activism. www.pjalliance.org

Reboot provides an open space for participants to question, explore and reclaim identity and community on their own terms, and fosters collaborations to engage their peers the larger Jewish community, and theworld, in a similar pursuit. www.rebooters.net

Noise Pop is San Francisco's premiere indie music festival, celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2007. Noise Pop recently launched an on-going series of concerts, shows and special events.

Let me know if you want to go.

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