*** update: album release has been delayed, but there are now two more tracks!
A SCAM FOR THE BIG IDEA is a Pittsburgh anarcho-punk compilation album benefiting The Big Idea Cooperative Bookstore & Cafe. The album & accompanying zine drops on July 23rd, the 127th anniversary of Berkman’s attempt to assassinate Frick.
Over the last 18 years, The Big Idea has become a second home for many Pittsburgh anarchists. The space’s rent got jacked up recently, and it’s likely to get raised again in the coming months. Gentrification and displacement looks different in every Pittsburgh neighborhood – here in Bloomfield, rent hikes threaten a budding inter-generational anarchist community(ies). If we lose our infoshop, we lose our neighborhood.
With that in mind, some Filler kids figured it was time we pay The Big Idea back for all the coffee and vegan goodies that we’ve nabbed over the years.
All proceeds go directly to The Big Idea Cooperative Bookstore & Cafe.
Be sure to check out the accompanying zine if you’re interested in reading more perspectives on anarchy in the East End – it’s also got art and lyrics for every track.