Love Speech

Love Speech

On November 1st, the New York arts community was shaken by the discovery of anti-Semitic graffiti on the walls of the Union Temple of Brooklyn, a historic synagogue in Prospect Heights. The evening's event, a progressive discussion between comedian Ilana Glazer and Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman, was canceled in concern for the safety of its attendees.

Hate speech is not welcome in New York. So Murmrr Theater, the Union Temple's music venue, is responding with an evening of unity and love. All proceeds from the evening's ticket sales, silent auction, and record raffle will go to the Southern Poverty Law Center, who monitor hate speech and fight for civil rights across America, and help pay for the temple's much-needed additional security.

Frankie Cosmos

American singer-songwriter.


Tamko is a multi-instrumentalist and a producer from New York, recording since 2014 as Vagabon.

Lee Ranaldo (of Sonic Youth)

Singer, guitarist and producer born at the 3rd of February 1956 in Glen Cove, Long Island (NY, USA). He co-founded Sonic Youth in 1981 and has been/is active in lots of different projects. He's also a writer and visual artist.

Xenia Rubinos

Music maker Xenia Rubinos uses her powerful voice to create beats and melodies from scratch. Xenia’s sound grows from a wide range of influences from r&b and hip-hop to Caribbean rhythms all delivered with a soulful punk aura. Her debut record, Magic Trix, is an ecstatic collection of songs featuring layered beats, crunchy keyboards, and driving syncopated rhythms.

US experimental band from Atlanta, Georgia.

Brian Chase (of Yeah Yeah Yeahs)

Brian Chase (born December 2, 1978) is an American drummer best known for his work with the New York rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Chase is an integral part of the Downtown NYC experimental scene.

Chase grew up in Long Island and attended Friends Academy in Locust Valley, and Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, Ohio.

Meredith Graves

Amy Goodman (of Democracy Now)

American broadcast journalist and author, born 13 April 1957 in Bay Shore, New York, USA. She is best known as the host of Pacifica Radio's Democracy Now! programme.

Ian Williams (of Battles - DJ set)

American experimental rock group, founded in 2002 in New York City.

George Clarke (of Deafheaven - DJ set)

Deafheaven is an American post-metal/shoegaze band from San Francisco.

Cornelia Murr

On her debut album Lake Tear of the Clouds, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Cornelia Murr taps into the bucolic spirit of the Hudson Valley in upper New York State. Working with producer Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Murr conjures a hazy blend of folk and cosmic soul music, her voice floating over ghostly soundscapes that bring to mind the fantasias of Broadcast, Stereolab’s most pastoral moments, and the spooky romance of Beach House.

Murr was born in London and resides in California as a dual citizen, but spent much of her childhood moving through the United States, from Colorado to Massachusetts, California to New York City and upstate New York. It’s the latter locale that most informs the spiritual geography of the album, which invokes the cyclical journey of water from the highest point in the Adirondack Mountains to the valley below and out to sea. Like that water, Murr’s voice flows with a liquid grace.



Silent auction featuring:

Signed guitars from Jeff Tweedy, Nile Rodgers, Courtney Barnett, and The Pixies
Signed items by David Lynch and John Carpenter
Pitchfork Fest VIP passes
Music and merch from Mom + Pop, Sacred Bones, Partisan, Matador, Sub Pop
Secretly Canadian, PIAS, and more

Proceeds go to:

Southern Poverty Law Center
with Union Temple Of Brooklyn

Access Auction HERE!

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