Aug 08

The Coup’s Shadowbox

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The Coup are teaming up with Jon-Paul Bail and David Szlasa for a production called, “Shadowbox” which was inspired by a surrealist Theater Artaud production Boots saw as a child.

Special guests Dead Prez,  Mortar & Pestle, Snow Angel,  Eat the Fish Presents,  Extra Action Marching Band,  W. Kamau Bell, and Classical Revolution.

The show is next Saturday at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St in SF.  Tickets available here.

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Dec 04

The Coup feat Japanther – Long Island Iced Tea

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The Coup’s video for “Long Island Iced Tea” from Sorry to Bother You.  Directed and animated by Kelly Gallagher.

Boots says:

One night, after a Coup show with Japanther, me, Ian Vanek and Matt Reilly from Japanther all went in the studio with Damion Gallegos. This is the baby we made that night. It’s probably the only song on Sorry To Bother You that’s directly related to my experiences with Occupy Oakland. The lyrics are related to the optimism generated by organizing for the General Strike in Oakland and the nights of drinking that ensued.

Two things that should be known:

1.The title is an inside joke. I would never order a Long Island Iced Tea. I like good Bourbon.
2. We stole the drum pattern from Turf Talk’s ‘It’s A Slumper’.

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Sep 20

Oakland Music Fest

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A bunch of our folks are performing at the the Oakland Music Fest tomorrow.  If you’re in the area, hope to see you there!  More info/tickets on their site.

Here’s the set times/stages:


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Jun 06

Patton Oswalt interprets The Coup’s “The Magic Clap”

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Aug 16

The Coup – Sorry to Bother You

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The Coup announce their new album, Sorry to Bother You, out Oct 30th.   Here’s a sneak peek at the cover and a message from Boots:

The album cover  was done by Imps Of Marge And Fletch. No Photoshop used.

You can check out the first song, “The Magic Clap”, here:

Also, we launched a kickstarter campaign to buy a tourbus to get this music out there and to combine our music with radical organizers in different cities.
You can pre-order the album through our kickstarter campaign as well.


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Mar 14

New Latyrx Single “Call to Arms”

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First new single from Latyrx in many moons.  Feat Boots & Karyn Paige.  Prod by Headnodic.

They’ll be at SXSW too:

Fri 3/16 – Madison House Showcase, Beauty Bar
Sat 3/17 – Madison House Afternoon Delight


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Nov 01

Boots on Occupy Oakland & General Strike

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Boots from The Coup talks to Davey D about the Occupy Oakland, police brutality and the General Strike planned for tomorrow.

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Feb 17

11 years since Mike Dream was murdered…please support this event which benefits his son, Akil (11), who recently lost his mother to breast cancer. Click on the flyers for more info.

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Dec 31


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Happy New Year’s Eve!  There are a million shows going on tonight, but if you’re in the Bay, you may want to check out:



hosted by Lyrics Born

DJ Abel Dee


The New Parish, 579 18th St, Oakland, CA  94612

doors 8:30, show 9pm

$40 adv/18+

tickets & info here.

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Sep 29

3rd Annual Life Is Living

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This weekend…free!

Also, they’re having an after party at Levende East (827 Washington St, Oakland).  It’s $10 with proceeds going to benefit Hard Knock Radio.  It’s a tribute to Michael Jackson with Spinna & Ge-Ology performing.  Hosted by Bamu, Chinaka & Rolando Brown.

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