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February 2021

Purim Punk Performances, Pre-Pandemic

The pandemic has curtailed Purim celebrations this year, so I’m taking this opportunity to remember the five Jewish punk artists I saw at three different Purim shows in Downtown Manhattan during the 2010s! 2010: CAN!!CAN, the Shondes, and Steve “Gangsta Rabbi” Lieberman The Shondes headlined a Punk Purim show organized by JDub Records, a nonprofit Jewish record label that was a big deal at the time. One second into this video for “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,” I can be seen…

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