The 127 Band, one of the most original rock bands to come out of Iran in recent years, is ready to produce their second CD. But to do so they need our support.
It is not easy being an Iranian rock band. In Iran you are faced with all sorts of restrictions: most likely you will not get permission from authorities to distribute CDs and it’s almost impossible to hold concerts. Meanwhile performing in the U.S. generates very little money.
So in order to survive and produce new music we need to support these talented youngsters as much as we can. I urge you to go to their site and make a donation (you will get goodies with it, including their next CD). As soon as I feature this photo essay I will make a $100 donation. WE can make this happen.
Last year 127’s “Khal Punk” CD received great reviews [my favorite song is “Khosro-e-Khooban“] and helped them launch their U.S. tour. They performed at major music festivals as well as small clubs in several cities, including San Francisco, where I got a chance to meet two main members Sohrab Mohebbi and Salmak Khaledi. Later I hung out with them at my friend Shahrokh’s music featival in Seattle and Ahmad Kiarostami and Pardis Mahdavi’s wedding in San Diego. Enjoy the photos.