Frankie Cosmos, Vagabon and Algiers to headline benefit show for Brooklyn synagogue

Union Temple, which houses the venue Murmrr, was targeted with anti-semitic graffiti earlier this month.

November 20, 2018
Frankie Cosmos, Vagabon and Algiers to headline benefit show for Brooklyn synagogue Matt Cowan / Getty Images

A new benefit concert has been announced in support of Union Temple, a Brooklyn synagogue that houses the popular venue Murmrr Theater. Earlier this month, the synagogue was targeted with anti-semitic graffiti just ahead of a Generator Collective event hosted by Broad City’s Ilana Glazer, forcing the event to be cancelled.

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Now, at the top of next month, on December 1, a host of artists will band together at the synagogue to denounce hatred. Titled Love Speech, the event is billed as an “evening of unity and love.” It’ll feature performances from the likes of Frankie Cosmos, Vagabon, John Grant, Algiers, and Meredith Graves, standup from Jaboukie Young-White and a DJ set from George Clarke of Deafheaven.

A silent auction will also be held, with signed guitars from Courtney Barnett, Nile Rodgers, Jeff Tweedy and The Pixies up for bid among other dope music merch. Proceeds will go toward the Southern Poverty Law Center and Union Temple. Check out the entire Love Speech lineup below, and grab a ticket for the event here.

Frankie Cosmos, Vagabon and Algiers to headline benefit show for Brooklyn synagogue
Frankie Cosmos, Vagabon and Algiers to headline benefit show for Brooklyn synagogue