We have a new one from Steve who you’ll mostly hear from on music. In fact this is a song review that fits better in this column. We got a lot of dope shit coming this month and into 2024! C-Fish
As Israel pursues its active ongoing ethnic cleansing against Palestinians throughout Gaza, and countless children have been murdered, injured, and stripped of their homes, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and helpless- especially from half a world away.
Mike Alvarez could not stand to feel hopeless, and in the first days of the assault, sat down and put pen to paper to write about his feelings. Alvarez is one half of the creative force for ska band Holy Schnikes!, but he knew what he wrote wasn’t a ska song. Over the next couple days he recorded the aggressive punk track “Ceasefire” with fellow bandmate Jacob Guerrero, but that still didn’t feel like enough.
Together they decided that they needed to raise money to help these children that were being displaced, but time was absolutely imperative in this endeavor. They turned to the internet and asked if other bands would be interested in submitting music for the compilation. Take Today responded by sending a previously unreleased live version of So Impossible. Yours Sincerely recorded an amazing cover of Irish/ Australian protest band Cann Zù’s “There will be no Morning”. Philadelphia’s How I Became Invisible sent over a brand new original song in “regular size rudy”. To top it off, Holy Schnikes! added a second track- a cover of NoFx’s “Franco Un-American”, a song critical of the US Government’s role in global violence.
Now the final detail was to determine how to get aid to Gaza. Alvarez settled on Doctors Without Borders for their long history of providing aid in Gaza and other combat zones, the need for medical attention, and the fact that they are already on the ground in the combat zone, so any aid can see immediate dividends to the people who need it today.
Here is where you and I come in. This album is available on bandcamp for $4 and for live streaming anywhere else. 100% of the proceeds for this album, from all sources, is being donated to Doctors Without Borders. This is the chance to buy great political music and to help in both raising awareness and providing necessary medical care to the innocent victims of war.
Get your copy HERE and additional money paid over the minimum will go directly to the charity as well.
Demand Permanent Ceasefire.