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Under the Radar’s Charity Protest Auction Starts Tomorrow

Bid on Autographed Protest Signs Made by Janelle Monáe, Death Cab for Cutie, Tegan and Sara, Dan Deacon, James Blake, The Drums, and others

Oct 15, 2012 Issue #42 - The Protest Issue
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Under the Radar magazine's Protest Auction starts tomorrow at 2 p.m. EST. The auction features all of the autographed protest signs created by musicians for the magazine's The Protest Issue, which is on newsstands now. All profits will go to the War Child charity.

Musicians who are taking part include Janelle Monáe, Death Cab for Cutie, Tegan and Sara, Dan Deacon, The Drums, of Montreal, DIIV, James Blake, Okkervil River, Tom Morello, Liars, Matthew Dear, Dum Dum Girls, EMA, Menomena, Amanda Palmer, Laetitia Sadier, Reggie Watts, Youth Lagoon, Zola Jesus, and many others. The complete list of artists is below.

For The Protest Issue artists were given boards and paint to make their own protest signs and were photographed holding them.

Start date of auction: Tuesday October 16, 2012 @ 2:00 p.m. EST

End date of auction: Tuesday October 23, 2012 @ 2:00 p.m. EST

Find the auction at eBay here: http://stores.ebay.com/Under-the-Radar-Protest-Auction

Here's a complete list of artists whose protest signs can be bid on (all are autographed by the musicians):

James Blake  
Body Language  
The Citizens Band (featuring Karen Elson, Nina Persson, and Zoë Kravitz) 
Cymbals Eat Guitars  
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.  
Dan Deacon  
Matthew Dear    
Death Cab for Cutie  
The Drums  
Dum Dum Girls  
Hooray for Earth  
Beth Jeans Houghton  
La Sera  
Lost in the Trees   
The Love Language  
Janelle Monáe (her sign is a one of a kind painting) 
Tom Morello (of Rage Against the Machine and The Nightwatchman)   
The Mynabirds  
Niki & The Dove  
of Montreal  
Okkervil River   
Amanda Palmer    
Poor Moon  
Porcelain Raft  
Laetitia Sadier  
JD Samson (of Le Tigre and MEN)
Shabazz Palaces    
Silversun Pickups  
Slow Club  
Summer Camp  
Taken By Trees  
Tegan and Sara   
Corin Tucker  
Reggie Watts  
Youth Lagoon  
Zola Jesus

The Protest Issue features two covers, one with Dan Deacon and another with Tegan and Sara. It includes major stories on the music of Occupy, musicians' involvement in the Obama campaign and the election, the difficulties of writing good protest songs, and gay musicians talking about current queer issues. The issue is still on newsstands and is also available to buy in the digital/iPad format—click here for details on that. Under the Radar also published Protest Issues in 2004 and 2008 and also auctioned off the protest signs for charity those years as well.

War Child is dedicated to providing urgently needed humanitarian assistance to war-affected children around the world. War Child helps generate awareness, support, and advocacy for children's rights everywhere.

More details on The Protest Issue can be found here.

More details on the auction can be found here.



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