Eight is Enough

The right gets Sammy Hagar. The left gets Low, Dosh, POS, and a streamlined Tapes 'n Tapes. Call it an early landslide. And in the Turf Club, of all places, our very own hidey-hole, in which the disenfranchised can congregate in all their conspiratorial, beer-soaked glory. Partisan politics mix with music like cheap vodka and limeade—which is to say there's a bitter smack, but it'll do in a pinch. But this is the very best kind of benefit show—one that comes with a lineup so potent that it will make even the noblest political pretense seem like a pleasant afterthought. That the proceeds go to fund Obama's bid for the presidency is a magnificent bonus. But by the time Skoal Kodiak illuminates the stage well into the predawn hours, politics will be the last thing on anyone's mind. At the zero hour of the RNC, a little late-night forgetfulness can't hurt. With Kill the Vultures, STNNNG. 21+. (Pictured: Low)
Wed., Aug. 27, 7:30 p.m., 2008

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