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Occupy Wall Street May Day Live Footage JD Samson & MEN + LA, SF, SD and Hawaii tour

Occupy Wall Street May Day Live Footage JD Samson & MEN + LA, SF, SD and Hawaii tour

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Last Edited by: Chris MUG5 Maguire May 2nd, 2012.

JD Samson & MEN made a speech and performance of "Boom Boom Boom" and "Make Him Pay" while the Occupy Wall Street May Day crowd marches down Broadway yesterday's Occupy Wall Street May Day march on May 1, 2012.

Read more about JD Samson & MEN, her view on Occupy Wall Street and May Day March, their tour, and the band's new music in Village Voice HERE.

JD Samson's speech at the march:

We are a protest band. We are here in solidarity as feminists, queers, and part of the greater 99 percent.

We are here to support immigrant rights, workers rights, AND the occupy movement.

But this is not a day to divide, this is a day to stand as one.

We will not only protest, but make a collective promise that we will never ever back down.

That we will never weaken our intelligent force, and that we will only get stronger.

We must remain simultaneously angry yet hopeful and continue our constant support for each other.

And most importantly give gratitude to this incredible crowd.

We can not do this alone. We need this choir. We need this team.
JD Samson + MEN is LE TIGRE’s JD Samson and Michael O’Neill who focus on the energy of live performance and radical potential of dance music. The band has toured extensively all over the world, and will be through Europe this August, and U.S. in the Fall. Their music speaks of issues such as wartime economies, sexual compromise, and the demand for liberties through lyrical content and an inventive, high-energy stage show.

The group began in 2007 with the DJ/production/remix team of LE TIGRE members JD Samson and Johanna Fateman. With LE TIGRE on hiatus, when the duo began to write new songs, it made sense to merge their efforts with JD's other project HIRSUTE (Michael O'Neill, JD Samson, Emily Roysdon and Ginger Brooks Takahashi). Michael and JD now comprise the core of MEN, with Johanna Fateman and artist Emily Roysdon contributing as writers, consultants, and producers. The band enjoys changing the shape of the project and collaborating every tour with new instrumentalists and visual elements.

LISTEN // JD Samson & MEN tour dates (more European and USA dates tba):
  • 5/10– Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
  • 5/11– San Francisco, CA @ The Rickshaw Stop
  • 5/12– San Diego, CA @ Bar Pink
  • 5/17– Honolulu, HI @ Next Door (Acoustic)
  • 5/18– Honolulu, HI @ Soho
LISTEN // "Make Him Pay" (AKA JK Remix DUB)

LISTEN // "Make Him Pay" Ezekiel Remix)

WATCH // "Next"

WATCH // "I Don't Care"

WATCH // “Make Him Pay”


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