Joe Hill Night! Fanning the Flames of Discontent

  • Saturday, November 19, 2011
  • 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Star E Rose Cafe  (NE 24th & Alberta)
  • Music by General Strike and I Wobble Wobble

A Benefit for The Alliance Newspaper
Suggested Donations at the Door: $5 – $20

Join General Strike and the IWW for a 30-year Portland tradition, celebrating the songs and spirit of Joe Hill and other radical song writers. Joe Hill, an organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) was framed on a murder charge and executed by a firing squad in Salt Lake City, Utah on November 19, 1915.

Joe Hill’s famous song, “The Preacher and the Slave” was first released and sung on the streets of Portland, Oregon about 1910. General Strike will sing and lead many Joe Hill songs, along with other rabble-rousing music. General Strike, along with the Portland IWW and others, have been celebrating Joe Hill Night as a Portland tradition since 1990.

General Strike has been leading songs on picket lines and social justice rallies in Portland and the Pacific Northwest since 1987.

August Music for the Working Class!

It’s time once again for the Portland IWW’s monthly Music for the Working Class!

  • When: Wednesday August 31st at 7pm
  • Where: Red and Black Cafe, SE 12th & Oak
  • Bands: Kory Quinn, I Wobble Wobble, Ryan G, and David Small

No cover charge! Drink discounts for union members and service industry workers! So come on down to Music for the Working Class and enjoy an evening of songs to fan the flames of discontent!

Music for the Working Class!

Wednesday, February 23rd, at the Red and Black Cafe, is the third installment of Music for the Working Class! Music starts at 7pm and will feature the bands: I Wobble Wobble, Kory Quinn, and Dapper Cadavers!

If you haven’t come yet, you will be in for a treat! Not only will we have some great labor songs and original works, but we will do many singalongs to Wobbly favorites, new and old!

Every Wednesday at the Red and Black, IWW members receive $1 off pints (beer and kombucha) and $3 off pitchers! So come out and have some fun!

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