Molitz, Gutwillig, Travis for Hoffman

STEAL THIS TICKET: A Musical Tribute to Abbie Hoffman
Featuring Steve Molitz (Phil Lesh & Friends, Particle), Jon Gutwillig (the Disco Biscuits),
Michael Travis and Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident, EOTO), DJ Logic

Join this all-star cast August 24 as they celebrate the anniversary of the day Abbie Hoffman and his faithful hippie following crashed the New York Stock Exchange in 1967, creating a frenzy by throwing dollar bills onto the trading room floor from the viewing deck above. The stunt disrupted the day's trade by sending brokers into a money-hungry scramble, and was also considered one of Hoffman's greatest social commentaries on America's insatiable obsession with excess.

New York City's Spiegelworld Circus Tent (located at the South Street Seaport) will host this counter culture celebration, promising a late night of music, performance art, mischief and mayhem. The festivities kick off with full sets from both EOTO and DJ Logic before Steve Molitz, Jon Gutwillig, Michael Travis, Jason Hann, DJ Logic, and very special guests close the night out. Space is limited in the all-ages tent, so be sure to visit for advance tickets to guarantee your admission to this one-time event.

For its third, expanded season, Spiegelworld will feature two performance tents: The Salon Perdu, the company's vintage Spiegeltent, and The Deluxe, marking the first time U.S. fans have seen two Belgian traveling venues side by side. Spiegelworld will also boast a version of the Bonnaroo staple the Silent Disco, known as the Headphone Disco. Other shows of note include Dresden Dolls visionary Amanda Palmer (8/11), the Yard Dogs Road Show (9/21-22), The Benevento-Russo Duo and Travis Sullivan's Bjorkestra (9/23), The Dodos (9/29), Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra (10/5), Tim Fite & Mike Relm (10/7), Nellie McKay (10/14) and The Felice Brothers (11/2).

Molitz performs next with Phil Lesh & Friends as part of their Summer Jamboree Tour. Phil & Friends dates available here.

[Published on: 6/30/08]

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Chap420 Mon 6/30/2008 12:22PM
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Sounds sick!!!

moejoerisin Mon 6/30/2008 12:43PM
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wow! sometimes i wouldn't mind still being close to new york. also, is it me or has "America's insatiable obsession with excess" gotten far, far worse since this stunt in 1967?

gmoo Mon 6/30/2008 12:49PM
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^^^ It has about as much as the pretentiousness of fascist liberalism.

adster Mon 6/30/2008 12:49PM
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far, far, worse, indeed.

Rainking04 Mon 6/30/2008 01:08PM
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lol at gmoo

this would be great, but thinking about people like abbie just makes me disappointed in the current generation's lack of any kind of real or functional counterculture...

BobbyShortcutShows starstar Mon 6/30/2008 01:11PM
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abbie would not dig a concert at all if: it wasn't free, didnt talk to the masses of common workers; who would not be able to attend anyways due to their needing to work and keep their jobs. Abbie emight not like this idea at all.

BGsteveBG Mon 6/30/2008 01:31PM
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Rainking... if there was anybody right now who planned a mass disruption of the stock exchance or anything really, they better not talk about it on the phone or internet, cuz big brother is listening, and 'turrism' is all too rampant these days.

chinacatsunflower1989 starstarstarstarstar Mon 6/30/2008 01:50PM
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Abbie Hoffman is among the most important figure heads to some out of the 1960s, and along with jerry rubin, rallied the youth more than anybody else. We need a radical leader to take charge now and do much of the same. And when it comes to the music, i think the acts playing are unbelievable! i may make the 6 hour tripp; this one is totally gunna be worth it!

Rainking04 Mon 6/30/2008 02:30PM
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def. BG... I guess anything meaningful right now is so far under ground it's not even visible. I'm fucking sick of that though, the masses don't see activism, they are so overloaded with media, but the percentage of that media that is revolutionary or at least conscious is so miniscule. it's fucking pathetic. sooooo i'm going to get all pissed off about it and type something on a message board, how's that for "counterculture" lol

gOdWesSaTaN Mon 6/30/2008 05:53PM
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R.I.P abbie we need more people like you

acomma Mon 6/30/2008 06:59PM
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I wish my generation gave a shit... I don't have neither the time nor the resources to do something myself. I revolt economically.

Death Cube K Mon 6/30/2008 08:40PM
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Death Cube K

avoid all needle drugs... the only dope worth shooting is Dan Berkowitz

rulosa01 Mon 6/30/2008 09:10PM
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apathy is back in style

rainydaywomen420 starstarstarstarstar Mon 6/30/2008 10:12PM
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this sounds fucking grate. the fact alone that abbie is being acknowleged in this way is really cool regardless. in more ways than not we are a doomed generation. this world is in desperate need of more people like abbie. anyway dj logic opening for phil and friends = The Good

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cool collaboration, for a good reason!!!

Lakai star Tue 7/1/2008 07:15AM
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one of the major problems stopping someone from becoming the hoffman of today is the lack of open forums and outlets for a young radical to speak to people. Also most people our age are so content with our lives, I guess George Carlin (RIP) put it best "we all have cell phones that make pancakes now, so no one wants to rock the boat"

Rickymullet starstarstarstarstar Tue 7/1/2008 09:27AM
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gmoo Tue 7/1/2008 10:12AM
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"one of the major problems stopping someone from becoming the hoffman of today is the lack of open forums and outlets for a young radical to speak to people."

You are kidding, right?

Rickymullet starstarstarstarstar Tue 7/1/2008 11:27AM
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Either way WSP bring on the heat!

Lakai Tue 7/1/2008 11:51AM
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gmoo, I'm not kidding at all. when was the last time u went to a political rally?

Lakai Tue 7/1/2008 11:52AM
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or even a protest where there was more than 15 people and it made any kind if impact?

gmoo Tue 7/1/2008 12:41PM
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There are rallies I attend at the University of Michigan, even though I tend to disagree with the uber-liberal ideas many of them propose. Don't blame the medium for people's lack of involvement, as their are MORE than enough ways to express one's self in today's media friendly environment. It's the job of YOU and ME to get people organized. It seems as if many individuals are complaining about our society while expecting someone else to fix their problems...much like waiting for a candidate to take office and 'change' things. And we wonder why politians are so powerful. If everyone took care of their own issues and worried less about fixing someone else then we wouldn't be in this mess to begin with. Trying to force a collectivist mindset onto a nation of 300 million people, who have just as many special interests, is impossible. The great thing about this country is that, if you truly want to, you can pull out of the 'establishment'. No one makes us go to festivals, it is our choice. Any of us right now could go to Rainbow Gathering and live communily. I tend to like things such as this computer, ipods, and audience recordings, and I also accept the fact that most individuals in this world are not fortunate enough to have them. Does that make the world an unjust place? Absolutely not.

gmoo Tue 7/1/2008 01:00PM
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apologies for spelling, there not their

Rainking04 Tue 7/1/2008 02:40PM
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"Also most people our age are so content with our lives"

That's the FUCKING PROBLEM Carlin was being sarcastic, but he was right, and he, huxley, or abbie would tell all of us we need to get off our asses and start doing something right now that's for damn sure.

“The nightmare of total organization…has emerged from the safe, remote future and is now awaiting us, just around the next corner.”

“Many young people, it is true, do not seem to value freedom. But some of us still believe that, without freedom, humans beings cannot become fully human and therefore freedom is supremely valuable. Perhaps the forces that now menace freedom are too strong to be resisted for very long. It is still our duty to do whatever we can to resist them,” Aldous Huxley

stopthepotron Fri 7/4/2008 11:44AM
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hey gmoo - way to give a voice to the apathetic and insensitive. i'm glad some other accounting major/phishhead can feel a little better about his lack of initiative and disinterest in fixing the problems of the world (problems that you say only matter to fragments of people-- give me a fucking break, pick up a book) because some self-righteous jam-guru tried his hardest to sound logical in his rant about why he'd rather not give a shit

stopthepotron Fri 7/4/2008 11:46AM
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and yes, people like you make this world a pretty fuckin unjust place