Sunday, September 7, 2008

RA Scion of Common Market in Seattle Times

Photo: Tone

Check out the write-up on Common Market's RA Scion in today's Seattle Times. Common Market has an album release party and show at Neumos this Thursday at 8pm backed by the Total Experience Gospel Choir, Thee Emergency, and Feral Children. Click here to read the full article.

"The labor [on the tobacco field] serves as a metaphor for the work that needs to be done in the community," said Abeo. "Community organizations are the crops and the seeds. You can't plant seeds and leave it. It's a long process. You have to stay active in the community to reap the harvest."

The name Common Market also comes from humble roots, taken from a corner mom-and-pop store that used to be on Capitol Hill, called the European Common Market.

"Common means 'of the people,' " said Abeo. "And we compete in a marketplace."