Neutral Milk Hotel frontman Jeff Mangum has been a vocal supporter of the grassroots Occupy Wall Street movement, even going so far as to make several appearances at the Occupy encampment in New York City’s Zuccotti Park last fall.
In a recent article for The Nation, Mangum’s wife, activist and filmmaker Astra Taylor, wrote about Strike Debt — a new initiative created by Occupy’s leadership to move past the physical occupation of spaces and instead transform the Occupy movement into a united front against the growing problems caused by personal debt.
To benefit the new Strike Debt branch of the Occupy group, Mangum will join forces with artists such as Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo and Fugazi’s Guy Picciotto for a fundraiser organizers are calling “The People’s Bailout.”
The self-described “telethon” will take place on Nov. 15 at NYC’s Le Poisson Rouge. Tickets for the event will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Nov. 2. Those unable to attend will be allowed to livestream the telethon and donate to the movement electronically. Check out the full People’s Bailout lineup and more information on how to contribute at Le Poisson Rouge’s website. [P4K]