Obama Using Indie Rock To Get North Carolinans To Vote Early

anthonyjmiccio | April 23, 2008 4:45 am

In order to promote North Carolina’s new One-Stop Early Voting program, which allows voters to register if they haven’t already and cast their ballots at the same time, Barack Obama’s campaign will be giving out free concert tickets in several counties during the early hours of Thursday, April 24 . The shows will feature North Carolina’s own Superchunk and everyone’s favorite Canadians, the Arcade Fire. I’m trying to imagine a politically energizing Superchunk set that doesn’t involve “Slack Motherfucker,” but I just can’t do it.

Senator Barack Obama’s campaign today announced two concerts to headline the campaign’s One-Stop Early Voting drive. Featuring Arcade Fire and Superchunk, the “Change Rocks” concerts in Carrboro and Greensboro will highlight the campaign’s effort to encourage One-Stop Early Voting at college campuses and other locations across the state.

Tickets can be picked up in Forsythe, Guilford, Randolph, Alamance, Orange, Durham, and Wake Counties during early voting hours starting Thursday April 24.

“This is a defining moment for this country,” said Win Butler of Arcade Fire. “We want to encourage people to get up, get out, and go vote.”

“People are incredibly excited about this election and this primary,” said Mac McCaughan of Superchunk. “Our music is a unique way to get people involved and participating.”

The shows are free. All you have to do is show up and vote early. One per voter, so vote often, scalpers!

Arcade Fire and Superchunk Playing Obama Early Vote Rallies in Greensboro, NC and Carrboro, NC on May 1 & 2 [Merge]