Sure, there's nothing more disappointing during a presidential race than being in "foregone conclusion" California. But while we won't get the stump speeches or ad barrage that the swing states are getting, that doesn't mean that there aren't ways to get involved. To that end, there are a number of fundraiser shows for Barack Obama this week featuring some great indie music. Check out our rundown after the jump.

Tuesday, October 14
OBAMAMANIA, featuring Chuck Prophet, Touched by a Janitor, and Virgil Shaw
Hemlock Tavern
9pm, $5-20 sliding scale
"All proceeds will be forwarded to the crucial campaign efforts in New Mexico; early vote rallies for the Campaign for Change, New Mexico."

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Chuck Prophet - "The Freckle Song"

Wednesday, October 15th
Barack 'n Roll, featuring Big Light, These United States and an "X-Tra Special" headliner
The Independent
8pm, $20
"Proceeds will benefit the Obama campaign and ObamaTravel.org."

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Big Light - "Hard Knocks"

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These United States - "Get Yourself Home (In Search of the Mistress Whose Kisses are Famous)"

Thursday, October 16th
Rock Obama, featuring Elephone, The Hundred Days, and Parker Street Cinema
Bottom of the Hill
9pm, $10+ (sliding scale)
"An SFObama.org fundraiser for Barack Obama"

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Parker Street Cinema - "These Precious Seconds"

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