Stephen Lemons posted this great video at his blog Feathered Bastard a few days ago. Wish we could have been there.
Because I was upstairs at the Cronkite School building this past Monday watching Sheriff Joe get blistered by the journalism profs, then sung off the stage by the Freddie Mercury impersonators, I missed all the action taking place on the ground floor. There, a peaceful revolt was in full swing, with the anti-Joe forces storming the lobby, led by the Phoenix punkgrass group the Haymarket Squares.
Named for the infamous Haymarket Square Riot of 1886, the folksy trio recall such politically-minded performers of yore as Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie. In this video, they have the crowd clapping and singing along with them for their song “Sheriff Joe,” which includes some pretty cool lyrics.
Read the entire post at blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/bastard.