February 4, 2008 18:14
OK Go, Nina Persson for 'Barack Rock' tonight in New York
Conor Oberst, Stone Gossard, Will.I.Am, Graham Nash also support Obama
The acts will join reunited comedy trio ‘Stella’ (Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter and David Wain) at Bowery Ballroom to show support for US presidential candidate Barack Obama on the eve of the Super Tuesday primary elections. The evening is also intended to urge young voters to vote tomorrow to determine the final candidates in the presidential race.
Obama is enjoying support from many musicians on his campaign, with donations from Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard, Bright Eyes’ Conor Oberst, Graham Nash of Crosby Stills Nash & Young and Nile Rogers[b] of Chic.
A video featuring William, Scarlett Johansson, Common, John Legend and Aisha Tyler appeared on youtube over the weekend to support Obama, while The Grateful Dead are playing a reunion concert in San Francisco today to raise funds for his race.
Barbara Streisand also made a donation to Obama’s campaign, and the diva also gave money to Hillary Clinton, John Edwards and Christopher Dodd.
Meanwhile, Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic made a donation to the campaign of Ron Paul.
--By our New York staff.
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