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Teapacks coming to town!

Posted by kneidalach on October 3, 2007

Teapacks groupshot 440

This was snarfed from the Israel Center. Ed.

Who are they?

Teapacks’ unique sound, best described as a Middle Eastern-rock fusion, has brought the band to the top of the charts in Israel several times over the past two decades. The band originated in thhe Qasam bombarded Sderot in the Negev. Teapacks and its leader, Kobi Oz, have made the authentic voice of the Mizrahi periphery heard, and fused it with authentic social-political protest and hip rock-pop. Recently, Teapacks gained massive international publicity for its controversial Eurovision Song Contest entry, “Push the Button,” which was covered by The New York Times and CNN.
To see it:
http://myspacetv.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=6880026

What I thought was funny, is that “Tipeks” in Hebrew means white-out, like what you would use to white out pen marks. In their English translation it’s Packs of Tea (?!?)

So, THEY’RE COMING TO TOWN!

Pre-concert Listening Party
An exciting listening party presented by Tzavta, and The Hub the Israel Center’s and JCCSF’s Young Adult Divisions, featuring music videos, rare audio tracks, translations and discussions of the band’s controversial lyrics will be held preceding the event. Discounted concert tickets and CDs for party attendees.
Tuesday, October 9, 2007 – 8:00 pm

The Cellar

685 Sutter St, San Francsico – map
www.cellarsf.com
FREE

San Francisco Concert
Opening act: Sagol 59, Y-Love, Jake Break and DJ Handler
Sunday, October 14, 2007 – 8:00 pm (doors), 9:00 pm (concert)
Ruby Skye

420 Mason St, San Francisco – map
www.rubyskye.com
(415) 512-6285
18+ (show ID at door)
Students (with ID): $10, Tzavta members: $20, General: $30
Ticket reservations: israelcenter@sfjcf.org, (415) 512-6203

Berkeley Concert
Monday, October 15, 2007 – 7:30 pm
Pauley Ballroom
King Student Union, UC Berkeley – Campus map
(415) 512-6285
All ages
Students (with ID): $5, Tzavta members: $15, General: $25
Ticket reservations: israelcenter@sfjcf.org, (415) 512-6203

More (or same) info:

http://www.israelinthebay.org/teapacks.htm (same info)
http://www.myspace.com/teapacks
http://www.teapacks.com/index.php (In Hebrew)

 

 

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