The indie hype band you either love or love to hate, Vampire Weekend, is in town this Saturday for a free ticketed show at CMU to rally for their favored candidate in this upcoming election thing, Barack Obama.
It's either dubbed a "voter registration concert" or "Barack the 'Burgh" or both, but regardless, the skinny is that these are bands that support the Dem and want you to get registered (before the deadline, October 6) so you can hopefully vote for him. (Why no coverage of McCain rock shows, you ask? Why the bias on the part of the elite rock media? Let's just say until Daddy Yankee comes to town, we'll likely be wanting for benefit concerts for candidate who's actually older than rock'n roll itself.)
Along with the Oxford comma dudes, locals Lohio, Life In Bed, and Dirty Faces are playing the show, so it's likely to be a good time regardless of your political views, or views on Vampire Weekend. You have to get a (free) ticket, either at the event (you'll be encouraged to register if you aren't already, and you're eligible) or at Obama HQ in Oakland (3516 Fifth Ave.) or Downtown (213 Smithfield) between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. or in front of Doherty Hall at CMU, 9-4.