“Call It What It Is” lyric video

From Esquire:

“As for this lyric video, which Esquire is proud to premiere, Harper says, ‘This is a problem of such profound moment, and yet it’s ancient, too. So it’s clear that we simply can’t talk about it enough. We cannot be silent. Humbly, I wanted those words—’Call It What It Is’—to be the writing on the wall. And so, for the video, we did just that. The artist is Andy Dolan. Can you imagine? He writes better with a spray can than I do with a pen. That wall is in Flatbush, Brooklyn, indoors. Andy can’t get arrested for public vandalism, or it’s trouble for him. So we just found him a nice wall to rent and render something beautiful. It’s an installation! I would imagine they painted over it, unless they have really good taste.'”

Watch it at Esquire

Video: Call It What It Is – Ben Harper LIVE at ACLU SoCal dinner for Tom Morello

Ben Harper performs live at ACLU (The American Civil Liberties Union) SoCal 2015 Bill of Rights Dinner at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel (11/8/2015).

Singer and activist Ben Harper gave a performance honoring his friend, rockstar activist and Bill of Rights award recipient Tom Morello. Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore presented the award to Morello.

Accompanied By:
C.C. White
Suzan Postel
Pebbles Phillips

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals Reunite in 2015

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals will return to the stage next March at The Fillmore in San Francisco, marking the band’s first announced shows since 2008!!!

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals will reunite on stage for four concerts at San Francisco’s famed Fillmore Auditorium. The shows take place March 25, 26, 27 and 28 of 2015, and will be the legendary band’s first live performances since disbanding in 2008. The intimate Fillmore shows also mark the IC’s first visit to San Francisco since their 2008 main-stage set at the inaugural Outside Lands Festival in Golden Gate Park. Onsale ticket information for the March Fillmore dates will be announced soon.

Said Harper of the shows, “I have always loved the Fillmore and its history. San Francisco is one of the greatest cities in the world and it felt like the right place for us to set sail.”


Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals 2015 Filmore