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Occupy: Arts & Music, East Bay Express

Continuing coverage of the local and national Occupy movement.

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Occupy Oakland Immortalized in Gay Porn

Fri, 25 Nov 2011 11:14:59 -0800


The tents may be gone from Frank Ogawa Plaza, but they'll be forever immortalized in a new gay porn flick with an extremely catchy tagline: "Police can ban the erection of tents at Occupy Wall Street, but they can't keep us from pitching a tent in our pants!"

Watch: Local Musician Shareef Ali's Occupy Anthem

Fri, 18 Nov 2011 11:53:13 -0800

Looks like Third Eye Blind wasn't the only band record an Occupy Wall Street solidarity song. Here's "Witness," Oakland-based local singer, songwriter, and activist Shareef Ali's impassioned and charmingly lo-fi take on the movement, which also gets major bonus points for putting the (ubiquitous) "mic check" motif to good use:

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Third Eye Blind Pens Occupy Wall Street Anthem

Thu, 17 Nov 2011 16:12:27 -0800

So much for the drum circles and troubadors whose sounds dominate most Occupy Wall Street encampments. Local alt-rock band Third Eye Blind penned a song that may become the definitive Occupy Wall Street album.…

Henry Rollins on McDonald's, Occupy Wall Street, and his New Book

Thu, 03 Nov 2011 16:19:00 -0700

With the publication of his new book of photos and essays, Occupantswhich aims to illuminate the United States' relationship with the developing world through photos and essays — Henry Rollins has proven himself yet again to be a fascinating cultural critic and chronicler. He kindly agreed to an e-mail interview with the Express to talk about it all.…

Occupy Oakland Becomes a Muse for Local Musicians

Fri, 28 Oct 2011 16:23:00 -0700

Michael Moore isn't the only celebrity to immerse himself in Oakland's new, burgeoning political movement. It turns out a lot of local musicians are also using Occupy Oakland as an artistic muse.…

Occupy Sesame Street in Full Force

Thu, 13 Oct 2011 13:30:00 -0700


Lest you think Boots Riley and Lupe Fiasco were the only celebrities to descend on Occupy Oakland, wait 'til you glimpse Ernie, Bert, and Cookie Monster amid the hoopla. The entertainment site Uproxx just posted a full album of photoshopped images depicting your favorite Sesame Street characters as Occupy Wall Street protesters.…

Boots Riley Playing Occupy Oakland Today

Thu, 13 Oct 2011 10:32:00 -0700

Here's a good reason to cut out of work early today: Coup frontman and all-around activist Boots Riley will be playing a free show starting at 4:45 at the Occupy Oakland site in Frank Ogawa Plaza. He'll be joined by Eddie Falcon, Gabby LaLa, Jabari, and MC Lovelle.…