Tag: bands

New Republic: Why do so many Washington, DC Wonks play in bands?

APR 29, 2013 – Michael Smith from the New Republic has a cool article out about that many Washington, DC politico wonks are musicians and play in bands on the weekends frequently. He writes about how many people who by day work in the many think tanks and government agencies in Washington, DC moonlight on the weekends in bands at local venues. One of the many musician wonks that play music on the side is Pulitzer Prize winning political cartoonist Tom Toles who plays drums in 2 different bands. Read the entire article on the New Republic website here.

Occupy This Album: More Artists Join On

JAN 23, 2012 – Occupy This Album, an album to be released this spring to help support the movement, has a growing list of musicians. Third Eye Blind, Willie Nelson and Jackson Browne were a few of the artists signing up early on, and now the list has grown to over 40 bands and musicians. JTMP was at Occupy DC and caught the band Junkyard Empire, and posted videos of the activist band's performance on our YouTube Channel HERE. They will be one of the bands contributing to the album; along with Tom Morello, the Guthrie Family, Yoko Ono, Lucinda Williams, Immortal Technique, Crosby/Nash and more. Check out the full list here.