Saturday, October 20, 2012
Much like the onslaught of TV ads, the politically motivated concerts keep on coming. The newest -- and biggest – addition to the pre-election gig list is the Oct. 28 “Get Out the Vote Minnesota” rally at First Avenue headed up by the Twin Cities two most famous rappers, Brother Ali and Atmosphere mouthpiece Slug. U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison’s re-election campaign is hosting the event, which will also feature other outspoken rappers including Dessa, I Self Devine, Los Nativos and MaLLy.
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Organizers say the show is primarily to drive up voter registration, but you can bet there’s more to it. Both Slug and Ali were vocal at recent shows about their opposition to both the same-sex marriage ban and voter ID amendments, and First Ave itself took out a billboard calling for a “no” vote to the marriage amendment.