by / September 2nd, 2009 / teams up with Love Music Hate Racism Ireland

We at State are delighted and proud to announce the start of our involvement with Love Music Hate Racism Ireland. Launched earlier this year, the LMHR campaign has the aim to promote education and understanding of other cultures through musical events. Love Music Hate Racism Ireland is a movement FOR the people, BY the people, so we need you to get involved. They want everyone to play a part in LMHR no matter how big or how small. They want to hear what you have to say, and address issues you find important. Issues that your community, neighbours, friends and family find important where you live.

For our first event together we’ll be joined by Kilkenny-based purveyors of power-pop Saving J, who have just released their debut album This City Street, produced by Martin Quinn; fast rising Dublin six piece Little Green Cars and a special acoustic set from Sweet Jane. DJ duties on the night will be handled by Susie and Jessie Love Action, the Brooklyn duo with impeccable dress sense who have played alongside musical legends such of Shaun Ryder, Terry Hall, CSS, Kevin Rowland, Mani (of Stone Roses fame) and Peter Hook.

The show takes place at the Purty Loft in Dun Laoghaire (Monkstown DART) on Friday 18th September, doors at 7pm.