Titus Andronicus frontman, Patrick Stickles, has put together a last minute benefit show tonight at Brooklyn's Shea Stadium (20 Meadow Street, Brooklyn), which will benefit the National Lawyers Guild—NYC Chapter, who are currently fighting for the rights of Occupy Wall Street protesters. The lineup features Ted Leo, the So So Glos, and of course Titus Andronicus.

In a post announcing the show, Stickles wrote: "BECAUSE we are now at war. BECAUSE our dear Mother Earth herself screams out for justice. BECAUSE our beautiful Declaration of Independence and our sacred Constitution have been dragged through the dirt by those sworn to protect them. BECAUSE we can no longer depend upon the authorities to defend our basic human rights. BECAUSE they worship a god of greed who feeds the rich while poor people starve..." and so on. He also explains why they chose the smaller, DIY venue in Brooklyn, when the bill could fill a much larger space, saying:

Because real, sustainable change will only ever begin at home, amongst communities of people who know each other, who trust each other, and who love each other. I like the people who keep, say, the Music Hall of Williamsburg open for business—I like them very much - but I do not love them. They are friends, for sure, but real change must be made with family. Furthermore, a solitary evening at Shea Stadium demands administrative costs of zero dollars. If there was any other place in town that could maybe make a promise like that, that would be one thing, but I somehow guess that, because they are legitimate businesses (and I respect capitalism in the context of local business), there would have to be some kind of overhead. Because the times are so dire and the urgency of the situation so serious, to allow even one dollar to get mislaid is poison to our hearts.

Needless to say they won't be selling Occupy All Street t-shirts for profit anytime soon. The show is tonight at 8 p.m., and tickets are $15 (you can buy them today starting at noon, at Main Drag Bushwick Supply Annex (268 Meserole Street, Brooklyn). There will be no tickets at the door.