Rock Bands to perform at the Taala Hooghan
Navajo Post Entertainment Weekly | April 2nd | By: NP-staff
Flagstaff, AZ – Radical global rock-and-roll band from New York City, Outernational (www.outernational.net), will be performing in an all ages show at Taala Hooghan Infoshop on Friday, April 13th as part of their Todos Somos Ilegales tour.
Outernational will be sharing the stage with Flagstaff punk-rock locals Day of the Dog, Tuba City Dine’ punk rockers, The Blissins (www.theblissins.com), Phoenix’s premiere political hip-hop dou Shining Soul (www.shiningsoul-music.blogspot.com), and satirical rockers from California, Bobby Joe Ebola & The Children MacNuggits (www.bobbyjoeebola.com/).
The concert is being organized to address migrant rights, border militarization, TUSD’s attack on ethnic studies and book banning. Speakers from local organizations will adress these pressing issues.
Show time is 7pm, ticket price is $5 at the door.
Taala Hooghan Infoshop is located at 1704 N. 2nd St in East Flagstaff.
More information: www.taalahooghan.org.
Bobby Joe Ebola’s mix of rock, punk, psychedelia, and folk with humor & harmonies has made them underground legends. With a nod to satirists like Lenny Bruce and musical influences ranging from Slick Rick to They Might Be Giants, they are the vaudeville routine for your personal apocalypse
Outernational’s latest album ’TODOS SOMOS ILEGALES’ features collaborations with Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Calle 13, Ceci Bastida (Tijuana No!) and Uproot Andy. Officially invited artists at SXSW 2012, Outernational is embarking on the ‘Todos Somos Ilegales’ tour this April/May. The message of the ‘Todos Somos Ilegales’ tour is: this New York band has not only made an entire album about the border and immigration, but is traveling to the ‘scene of the crime’ to unapologetically sing ‘WE ARE ALL ILLEGALS’
Straight outta occupied O’odham jewed in southern Arizona, Shining Soul is a grassroots duo based in Phoenix. Shining Soul’s unique vintage means of beat production, and down to earth, empowering rhyme delivery is reminiscent of Hip-Hop’s early days, when beats and rhymes took priority. Using Hip-Hop as a tool to get their voices out, Shining Soul pushes the margins by discussion issues that affect the communities they each originate from, while sharing and maintaining the essence of Hip-Hop culture that empowered them to take up arms via beats and rhymes.
The Scoops, what other people are saying….
“Channeling the radical stance and the disregard for stylistic parameters that were a hallmark of the Clash, New York City’s Outernational is hellbent on restoring righteous indignation to rock and roll.” -The New Yorker
“Outernational uncompromisingly tells the truth, and they paint a picture of the world the way they see it and a way that we don’t hear on the radio and television as much as people need to.” -Tom Morello
“Coupled with dynamic rhythms that somehow flow together like streams of water, their ripped-from-the-headlines lyrics of liberation struggle had the audience literally—at least in the case of one wild fan in a Mexican wrestling mask—hanging from the rafters.” -The Village Voice
“These boys are the next big thing… They are an incredible mix of hard-rock, hip-hop, and world music. They mix politics and dance music in the best way, much like “The Clash” did.” -BBC Radio
“Seeing is believing. They are down for the cause. They live it; it is no bullshit. It’s awesome and humbling and inspiring all at the same time. The new grassroots movement has Outernational for soil.” -Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
BOBBY JOE EBOLA & THE CHILDREN MACNUGGITS
“… combining punk rock with raunchy and sometimes political satire, Bobby Joe Ebola & The Children MacNuggits left me wondering if I wanted to laugh, think or dance. I chose to dance, laughing in the process, and decided to think about the lyrics later. They were just that good.” – Huffington Post (2/1/2012)
“…a rollercoaster of an album, sampling numerous styles, genres and moods. These guys are so incredibly talented, they can play anything. To anyone who hasn’t experienced this band yet, the closest comparison I can make is to WEEN. These guys were/are the WEEN that floundered in obscurity because they a little too ugly, a little too crazy and a little too out of touch with pop culture. Like FRANK ZAPPA combined with post-breakdown BRIAN WILSON, but performed by those weirdo shut-ins you see at the local comic book shop from time to time.” – MaximumRockNRoll #331 (11/2012)