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Vampire Weekend, Dirty Projectors, the Walkmen Unite for Occupy Sandy Benefit

Artists set to headline November 17th relief show in Brooklyn

November 14, 2012 4:05 PM ET
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Vampire Weekend and members of Dirty Projectors and the Walkmen have aligned with Occupy Sandy for a benefit show on November 17th at the Brooklyn church St. Ann and the Holy Trinity, Pitchfork reports. Real Estate, Cass McCombs and Devendra Banhart are also set to perform.

Sets will be "short and primarily acoustic," according to Pitchfork.  Tickets are available here for a minimum donation of $30 dollars each, and proceeds will help Occupy Wall Street's relief offshoot Occupy Sandy "build the infrastructure to sustain our recovery efforts across NYC," according to the event website.

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