This Machine Kills Fascists
Doors open at 8pm. Show starts promptly at 9pm.
On January 20th (the year anniversary of the inauguration) Crook & The Bluff, The Arvos and Green River Blues will throw a rock n’ roll show in protest to social injustice by performing both original and cover songs of inequality, war and revolution.
A reference to the infamous slogan emblazoned on Woody Guthrie’s guitar, TMKF is a concert inspired by previous generation’s champions of social justice, with the purpose of gathering people together for a night of entertainment, education, and engagement. TMKF will use the platform of a rock and roll concert to raise awareness of social issues, provide a space for collaboration and discourse, and to encourage people to get involved in their community. Neither political nor partisan, the show will explore a number of themes and emotions that are related, or in direct opposition to, intolerance, hatred, violence, and inequality, all through the powerful medium of musical performance. An invigorating production, TMKF will thrill and excite the listener, inspiring them to become more aware, more involved, and more confident in the positive impact that they can make in their community.
The Executive Director of the Utah Democratic Party, Alex Cragun, will be the MC for the evening. As this is a non-political, non-partisan event in nature, Alex will participating in the show as public servant, providing information on voter registration, community involvement, charitable work, etc., but not specifically as a representative of the Democratic Party. He will make announcements before the show and in between band setup/teardown. During performances, he will occupy a booth where audience members can sign petitions, mailing lists, register to vote and obtain information on how and where they can involve themselves locally.
TMKF will be donating all proceeds from the show to four charitable organization partners, League of Women Voters, Alliance for a Better Utah, Sierra CLub (Utah Chapter) and Wounded Warrior Project. Audience members will be supplied with information on each of these organizations and will have the opportunity to engage in their emboldened civic duty by donating their entrance fee (a raffle-ticket) to the charity of their choice.
Photos of This Machine Kills Fascists. © Blake Bekken